The Digital Ecosystems Research Vision: 2010 and Beyond


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This paper suggests a set of research problems to be undertaken in the coming Framework Programmes (ICT in CIP, ICT in FP7, …) and their operationalisation. The intent of the paper is to contribute to the definition of the ICT research priorities needed to arrive at a European concept of digital ecosystems that support SMEs and regional development. Recent studies converge towards a research framework that will integrate social science and natural science questions and concerns within an advanced programme of research in computer science and software engineering. The objective of the advanced research programme outlined is to develop an integrated ICT development and ICT adoption strategy that will find its natural expression in the different regions of Europe, advancing them toward the Lisbon Strategy on the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy.