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Digital Ecosystems

Third International Conference, OPAALS 2010, Aracuju, Sergipe, Brazil, March 22-23, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

  • Fernando Antonio Basile Colugnati
  • Lia Carrari Rodrigues Lopes
  • Saulo Faria Almeida Barretto
Conference proceedings OPAALS 2010

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Lorraine Morgan, Kieran Conboy
    Pages 20-30
  3. Frauke Zeller, Jayanta Chatterjee, Marco Bräuer, Ingmar Steinicke, Oxana Lapteva
    Pages 62-75
  4. Francesco Botto, Antonella Passani, Yedugundla Venkata Kiran
    Pages 76-91
  5. Lia Carrari R. Lopes, Saulo Barretto, Paulo Siqueira, Larissa Barros, Michelle Lopes, Isabel Miranda
    Pages 100-108
  6. Fernando A. Basile Colugnati, Lia Carrari R. Lopes
    Pages 109-117
  7. Renata Piazzalunga, Fernando A. Basile Colugnati
    Pages 118-130
  8. Thomas Kurz, Raimund Eder, Thomas Heistracher
    Pages 131-145
  9. Jaakko Salonen, Jukka Huhtamäki
    Pages 146-160
  10. Paul Malone, Jimmy McGibney, Dmitri Botvich, Mark McLaughlin
    Pages 178-191
  11. Rodrigo Arthur de Souza Pereira Lopes, Lia Carrari R. Lopes, Pollyana Notargiacomo Mustaro
    Pages 192-198
  12. Gerard Briscoe, Paolo Dini
    Pages 199-212
  13. Amir Reza Razavi, Paulo R. C. Siqueira, Fabio K. Serra, Paul J. Krause
    Pages 213-223
  14. Paolo Dini, Daniel Schreckling
    Pages 224-244
  15. Attila Egri-Nagy, Paolo Dini, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Maria J. Schilstra
    Pages 245-265

About these proceedings


1 The Third International OPAALS Conference was an opportunity to explore and discuss digital ecosystem research issues as well as emerging and future trends in the field. The conference was organized by IPTI – Instituto de Pesquisas em Tecnologia e Inovação (www. ipti. org. br). IPTI is a member of the OPAALS Framework P- gramme 7 Network of Excellence, which is led by the London School of Economics and Political Science. OPAALS is a multi-disciplinary research network of excellence for developing the science and technology behind digital ecosystems. The conference was held within the scope of a broader EU–Brazil bilateral workshop hosted by IPTI in cooperation with the Brazilian government and the European Commission and designed to foster EU support of information and communications technologies (ICT) enablement and socio-economic development in Brazil. The event was held in the city of Aracajú, Sergipe, in the northeast of Brazil, during March 22–23, 2010. Aracajú is the capital of the state of Sergipe and is located on the coast, a tropical region with lush vegetation, rivers and mangroves and an e- nomic landscape dominated by fisheries, tourism and the challenges associated with fostering local economic development in the presence of low ICT penetration. Digital ecosystems (DEs) in some ways represent the next generation of ICT and Internet usage. Applicable to many contexts, they will perhaps have the greatest effect in enabling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to compete on the global stage.


OPAALS autopoietic computing biotechnology computer science digital ecosystems knowledge management knowledge transf knowledge transfer knwoledge management social networks value networks visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Antonio Basile Colugnati
    • 1
  • Lia Carrari Rodrigues Lopes
    • 1
  • Saulo Faria Almeida Barretto
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Pesquisas em Tecnologia e Inovacao (IPTI)Sao PauloBrazil

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