[governance] IEEE DEST-CEE 2012: Deadline Extended to April 2, 2012

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Tue Mar 13 07:54:22 EDT 2012

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      **** Paper Submission Deadline Extended: April 2, 2012 ****



                                     6th IEEE International Conference on

       Digital Ecosystems Technologies - Complex Environment Engineering

                               IEEE DEST-CEE 2012

                   18-20 June 2012 - Campione d'Italia, Italy




                                Call for Papers


In our Digital Age, strong development of digital network infrastructure has
dominated our

service delivery, economic growth and life style. Future applications in
domains such as

Healthcare/Health-Science, Energy, Social Networks and Logistics demand

that are more agile than those operated currently. Digital Ecosystems aim to
capture the

notion of such agile and adaptive infrastructures. Digital Ecosystem
Technologies encompass

the advent of the whole spectrum of Internet technologies, starting from the

web towards pervasive internet applications, from Peer-to-Peer systems to

middleware, followed by Cloud Services, Agent technologies, Sensor Networks
and Cyber-

Physical systems, which has become a major theme for business process

Digital Ecosystems inherit concepts of open, loosely coupled, demand-driven,
domain clustered,

agent-based self-organized collaborative environments where species/agents
form a

temporary coalition (or longer term) for a specific purpose or goals. Within
this environment

everyone is proactive and responsive for their own benefit or profit. The
essence of

digital ecosystems is the adoption of ecological system concepts, and
creating value by

making connections through collective intelligence and promoting
collaboration instead of

unbridled competition and ICT-based catalyst effects in a number of domains,
to produce

networked enriched communities and solutions. Today's global challenges such
as in Energy

and Sustainability, Healthcare and an Aging Society, Public Safety and
Security, or Democracy

and Participation/Involvement confront us with the most Complex


Traditional ICT-support has often increased complexity, thus making the
challenges even

more severe. The Digital Ecosystem perspective aims to address the twofold
challenge of

Complex Environment Engineering and Digital Ecosystem Technology mapping.
The complexity

of both the challenges and the technological solutions has to be


IEEE DEST-CEE is jointly conducted with IFIP 2.6 - 2.12 SIMPDA
(International Symposium

on Data Driven Process Discovery and Analysis,

This acknowledges the key role of business process data modeling,
representation and

privacy-aware analysis for Digital Ecosystems, and vice versa. Further, the
Innovation Adoption

Forum underpins the importance of public-private partnership as the key for

sustainable solutions for our Complex Living and Business Environment û and
thus our

Digital Ecosystem Habitat. Our Keynotes, Panels and Sessions will tackle the

challenges and solutions from various stakeholders’ perspectives.


This call for papers and additional information about the conference can be
found at

http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/DEST2012/. For information regarding the
conference you may

contact: fulvio.frati at unimi.it.



Submission of Full Papers EXTENDED:   2 April 2012

Notification of Acceptance:                       19 April 2012

Submission of Camera Ready Papers:   21 May 2012

Conference:                                                     18 - 20 June



- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Achim P. Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany



- Elizabeth Chang, DEBII, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

- Mark Hedges, Centre for e-Research, Kings College, UK



- Matthew Smith, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany



- Moataz A. Ahmed, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

- Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria

- Farookh Hussain, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

- Jie Liu, Fudan University, Shanghai, China



- Achim P. Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany

- O. Sinan Tumer, SAP Research, US



- Farookh Hussain, Curtin University, Perth, Australia



- Fulvio Frati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy



- Tharam Dillon, Chair IEEE TC-II



- Michael Brodie, Verizon, USA

- Armando Colombo, Schneider Electric, Germany

- Leopoldo G Franquelo, President IEEE IES

- Kouhei Ohnishi, Ex. President IEEE-IES

- Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

- Csaba A. Szabo, Budapest University, Hungary

- Sirin Teriknay, Ozyegin University, Turkey

- O.Sinan Tumer, SAP Research, Germany

- Bogdan Wilamowski, Editor-in-Chief for IEEE TIE

- Xinghuo Yu, IEEE IES AdCOM



Papers are to be original works, up to 6 pages in length, and will be peer
reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers from the international
Programme Committee. Papers submitted for this conference must be formatted
to fit on A4 paper in a two-column format. The author should use a word
processor or desktop publishing system to produce a "camera ready" paper on
A4 paper.

The exact formatting instructions can be found on the website. Before
submitting your paper submission, please ensure that it has been converted
to a PDF using IEEE’s requirements. The papers submission system for IEEE
DEST-CEE 2012 can be found at



All conference activities will take place in the municipal casino of
Campione d'Italia. From Milan Campione can be reached by car following the
A9 motorway MILANOCHIASSO and then the A2 motorway CHIASSO-

LUGANO, exit at Bissone Melide. A bus leaves from Garibaldi square (the
square before the Garibaldi railway station) Dep. time from Milano
15.00/20:30- Dep. from Campione 19:00/00:30/3.00.

From Malpensa Airport Campione can be reached by car or shuttle in
approximately 50 minutes.

>From Lugano Campione can be reached by boat, bus and car and although you
have to cross the Swiss-Italian border line to reach it there are no formal
border controls.

Campione is approximately 20 minutes from Lugano by road, and 15 minutes by
boat across the lake. A ferry service runs regularly from Lugano to Campione
throughout the day. Bus timetable are available on the SBB web site. More
info on: www.campioneitalia.com



* Area I: Foundations and Technologies

Area I deals with the basic ICT foundations of digital ecosystems, including
large-scale, virtualized

infrastructures, hosting ecosystem services and processes. Ecosystems
require a novel approach to

ICT technology development, closely related to the engineering of complex

Area I includes two one-day tracks that feature contributions on how the
technological support for

digital ecosystems is emerging.


Track A: Foundations of Digital Ecosystems and Complex Environment


Track co-Chairs:

- Pierpaolo Andriani, Euromed Management School, France

- Pierfranco Ferronato, Soluta.net, Italy

- Gabriele Gianini, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


Track A addresses the foundations of Digital Ecosystems in the context of
Complex Environments

Engineering. A digital ecosystem is defined as an open, loosely coupled,
demand-driven, domain

clustered, agent -based self organized environment where species/agents form
short and long-term

coalitions for specific purposes or goals, and everyone is proactive and
responsive for its own benefit

or profit. Interactions among peers in Digital Ecosystems may involve,
besides unbridled

competition, new modalities of pre-competitive and collaborative
partnerships . Digital ecosystems

are characterized by complexity – demanding radically new solutions. This
track focuses on

the theoretical foundations, that can be drawn upon form various

The focus of Track A is on, but is not limited to:

- Models for Digital Ecosystems and Complex Environments

- Economic and Value Models for Digital Ecosystems

- Techniques for Coordination, Availability and Resource Allocation

- Ontologies for service and data semantics


Track B: Technology Infrastructure for Digital Ecosystems

Track co-Chairs:

- Lionel Brunie, INSA-Lyon, France

- Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany


The ICT infrastructure underlying digital ecosystem must ensure the basis
for digital ecosystems'

economic operation. Track B will include contributions on how the ICT
infrastructure can enable

Digital Ecosystems by providing the required connectivity, mobility,
availability, and security solutions.

Typically, members of an ecosystem employ technological agents to procure
products and

access services on their behalf in order to achieve collective and
individual goals. The ICT infrastructure

needs to provide solution ensuring that the ecosystem's resources are
available as and

when they are legitimately needed, protecting confidential information from
loss and avoiding

corruption of information.

The focus of Track B is on, but not limited to:

- Knowledge representation and management in Digital Ecosystems

- Secure Information Exchange in Digital Ecosystems

- Models and Technologies for Human-Space Computing

- Processes and Services in Cyber-Physical Systems

- Collaborative Systems


* Area II: Sustainable Domain Solutions


Area II presents contributions in various application domains, organized in


Just as the development of Smart Grids required the convergence of energy
and information

system infrastructures, radically new approaches to the design, convergence,

adoption of systems are required for future solutions in a variety of
domains. Radically

increasing the involvement of stakeholders with complex environments is one

route for providing solutions in these domains, for example in energy
systems or

healthcare. In the longer term, approaches for enabling collaborative
ecosystems may

lead to high-impact solutions for today´s most pressing challenges.

The “Sustainable Domain Solutions” tracks will identify domain requirements,

challenges and systems solutions with respect to the concept of Digital
Ecosystems and

Complex Environment Engineering, as outlined in the background and
objectives of IEEE

DEST 2012:

Digital Ecosystems inherit concepts of open, loosely coupled, demand-driven,
domain clustered, 

agent-based, self-organized, collaborative environments, where species/

agents form a temporary (or longer-term) coalition for a specific purpose or


Within this context, the tracks will focus on, but not be limited to, the
following issues:

- Scalability and availability, with respect to large infrastructure

- Evolvability, with respect to the introduction and life-cycle of service

- Usability, with respect to human factors and user benefits


Track C: Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Track co-Chairs:

- Neil Brown, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), De
Montfort University, UK

- Rupert Gammon, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) , De
Montfort University, UK

- Peter Palensky, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

- Martin Anda, Environmental Technology Center , Murdoch University,


Cyber-Physical Energy Systems address the merging of IT and energy
infrastructures, with

the aim of achieving more energy-efficient and sustainable lifestyles. The
coordination of

the various stakeholders involved in the future energy market raises many
challenges, for

example the data-intensive and complex event processing required.

An example is provided by research driven by the need to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions,

increase the use of new and renewable energy technologies, and provide a
high quality,

comfortable, safe and efficient built environment. Such applied research
aims to

exploit the potential of information technology to boost energy efficiency
and minimize

our environmental footprint, while preserving or improving the quality of
life for every

individual in every nation.

We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and

-term challenges for cyber-physical energy systems, and indicate/demonstrate



Track D: Healthcare and Sustainable Living

Track co-Chairs:

- Rémi Bastide, ISIS-University Centre for Health Informatics, Carmaux,

- Matthew Smith, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany


eHealth, Telemedicine, and Bio-System Research Systems all describe
approaches to

improving the capacity of healthcare systems through fundamental and applied

technology, and services. Researchers and companies are, for example,
exploring the use

of sensor devices, human-system interfaces, and medical record systems in
order to

provide radically new solutions for helping patients.

These advances require structural changes as well as technological
development. Societies

are facing an increase in chronic degenerative diseases that require
monitoring and

long-term patient management, the growing desire of patients to be treated
in a family

environment in order to protect their social ties, and, finally, a need to
reduce costs.

These factors necessitate a new strategic orientation in services offered by

systems, in particular the transfer of a large portion of care activities
from the hospital to

the patient’s residence.

We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and

-term challenges for healthcare and sustainable living, and
indicate/demonstrate potential



Track E: Digital Humanities

Track co-Chairs:

- Tobias Blanke, King’s College London, UK

- Stuart Dunn, King’s College London, UK


The digital humanities form a bridge between the traditional practices of
scholarship and

the opportunities afforded by advances in technology, enabling researchers
to reconsider

old problems in new ways, and providing the methods, tools and frameworks to

them in developing new modes of enquiry. On the one hand, the humanities are

with ever greater volumes of complex data and digital resources, for example
from the

increasing mass digitisation of historical records. On the other hand,
research in the

humanities is moving away from the model of individual scholars to one in
which international

and inter-disciplinary teams of researchers collaborate actively within a

ecosystem of digital resources, tools, and services, not forgetting of
course the users

themselves – the rapid evolution of Web technologies continues to privilege
the human

as a key agent, both as provider and consumer of content, and this in turn
is investing

humanities scholarship with an increasing awareness of vast new audiences
and potential


We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and

-term challenges for digital humanities, and indicate/demonstrate potential


Track F: Collaborative Platforms for Sustainable Logistics and

Track co-Chairs:

- Frederick Benaben, Ecole de Mines d'Albi-Carmaux, France

- Amadou Sienou, Abamix Research, Germany

- Hervé Pingaud, University JF Champollion, France


Across application domains, organizations and enterprises (such as
Small-Medium Enterprises)

gain their strengths from flexible market orientation, agile value chains
and cluster

-based innovation capacity. The changing global (business) environment
challenges all

organizations to aim for agility and performance-driven management through
process focused

thinking. These challenges reach far beyond the business world, affecting

example the formation and coordination of emergency teams in case of


For the effective collaboration of all the partners in such scenarios, the
agility aspect of

the Digital Ecosystem paradigm demands explicit support for risk management

collaboration. Agility implies the continuous improvement and reengineering
of the

business processes involved. However, the outcome of such process management

is risky because of the lack of operational information about future
processes, so risk

management is a key component. Similarly, collaboration support is required
to allow

real-time information sharing and interaction of the parties involved, for
example in case

of deviation from the agreed-upon target process.

We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and

-term challenges for collaboration in the domain of logistics, including

scenarios (e.g. after the occurrence of an environmental disaster), and that

demonstrate potential solutions.


Track G: Platforms for Social and Community Involvement/Engagement

Track co-Chairs:

- Francois Grey, Tsinghua University, China

- Margaret Tan, Singapore Internet Research Center, Singapore


The internet, together with other advances in ICT such as the increased
take-up of smart

mobile devices, is enabling a new era of community engagement. In science,
the application

of volunteer computing is providing examples of engagement in which members

the public can contribute to scientific advances of social importance.
Examples include

modelling climate change (ClimatePrediction.net), developing drugs for AIDS

(FightAids at home), or simulating the spread of malaria (MalariaControl.net).
The participatory

ecosystem is becoming still wider with projects such as GalaxyZoo, in which

contribute their “thinking” rather than their computers, and global
initiatives to

broaden take-up such as Africa at home and Asia at home.

On the social side, we are seeing substantial evidence of the role that
digital technologies,

especially the “Social Web” such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and video
sharing sites, can

play in community activism. The Social Web is in some quarters becoming the

method for connecting people, sharing information, and influencing

particularly in areas where traditional modes of communication operate less

effectively. This is reflected in a number of recent geopolitical events
that have been

referred to as “Twitter Revolutions”, and these technologies have played an

role in such events as the “Arab Spring” and humanitarian crises such as the
2010 Haiti

earthquake. The use of these technologies has however led to debates
concerning the

extent to which such digital technologies genuinely promote more democratic

action, and the extent to which they can be exploited by the powerful to

their positions.

We are looking for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and

-term challenges for social involvement/engagement, and indicate/demonstrate



Track H: Cyber-Physical Ecosystems in Robotics and Telematics

Track Co-Chairs:

- Michaela Huhn, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

- Jörg P. Müller, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

- Bernardo Wagner, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany


Cyber-Physical Systems are a synergetic composition of computational control
and physical

actors. They aim to achieve an enhanced functionality that relies on both,
the interaction

with and coordination in between the physical and the virtual components.

Cyber-Physical Ecosystems are built as agile networks of cooperating,

developed subsystems. Cyber-Physical Ecosystems are emerging at the
interface between

robotics, sensor networks, systems of systems engineering, and multi-agent

Research on theories, architectures, models, methods, and tools are required
to form a

uniform and integrated perspective to systems engineering for this class of

systems. They need to be validated and verified in key applications such as
micro grids,

multi-robot systems, or autonomous traffic. The domain focus of this track
will be accordingly

on robotics and telematics, but is open to adjacent domains as well. We are

for papers that address medium-scale/large-scale and medium-term/long-term


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