The 3rd International OPAALS (Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems) Conference on Digital Ecosystems is a public workshop that has established itself as an opportunity to explore and discuss Digital Ecosystems Research issues as well as emerging and future trends in the field.
Digital Ecosystems is an approach inspired by natural ecosystems to study emerging complex open socio-technical systems. This field has been used recently for economic dynamics and business modelling pertaining to local development of SMEs and interaction between them stimulating multidisciplinary innovative research in natural, computer and social sciences among others.
The conference is organized by IPTI - Instituto de Pesquisas em Tecnologia e Inovação. IPTI is currently a member of OPAALS Network of Excellence. The workshop will be held in the city of Aracaju, Sergipe, located in the northeast part of Brazil on 22nd and 23rd of March 2010. Aracaju is the capital of Sergipe located on the coast, presenting tropical vegetation, rivers and specially mangroves. The weather is tropical as well, with high temperatures and humidity all through the year. The city offers several beautiful sceneries and tourism services. Learn more at location and accommodation.
Any project concerning any Digital Ecosystems theme is invited to attend to the conference, including research, academic and private-sector institutions. The purpose of OPAALS 2010 conference is to cover topics such as Digital Ecosystems adoption, technologies, theoretical research and models, among others. Authors are encouraged to submit multidisciplinary papers, pertaining to multiple areas and topics.