SPECIAL ISSUE: Management of Digital Ecosystems
Guest Editors:
- Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Pays Adour, France
- Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Khouloud Salameh, American University of Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Aims and Scope of the Special Issue
In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid increase and exponential use of digital components lead to the emergence of intelligent environments, namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software, and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. With computational intelligence help, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing, and self-configuration) environments. Thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components," resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding of how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent, and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies can understand how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices, and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models, and methodologies for big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services, and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure 
- Ecosystem-Oriented Models and Architectures 
- Data & Knowledge Management 
- Computational and Collective Intelligence 
- Semantic Computing 
- Software Ecosystems for Software Engineering 
- Big Data 
- Services 
- Ethics, Trust, Security & Privacy 
- Internet of Things and Intelligent Web 
- Machine Learning as a Service 
- Cyber Physical Systems 
- Social and Collaborative Platforms 
- Human-Computer Interaction 
- Open Source 
- Applications (Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Environment, Smart Homes/Cities and Communities, Digital Humanities, Education, Transportation, Industry, Robotics, etc.) 
- Complex and Adaptive Systems and Networks

Important dates
- Manuscripts submission due: 15th of February 2021
- 1st Review Notification to authors due: 1st of April 2021
- Revised Manuscript due: 1st of May 2021
- 2nd Review Notification to authors due: 1st of June 2021
- Final notification due: 15th of June 2021

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