Economic Participation in the Age of Networking: Digital Ecosystems of Knowledge, Business and Services. Bruxelles, November 7th, 2007 | Achievements of the first 3 years and future perspectives of the Collaborative EU research and deployment of Digital Business Ecosystems.

Programme (here in pdf)

  • (08:30 - 09:00) Registration

Opening

  • (09:00 - 09:05) Gérald Santucci, European Commission, "Welcome and Opening"

Keynote Talks

  • (9:05 - 10:05) Bruce Perens, Sourcelabs, "Open Source infrastructures for economic development"
  • (10:05 - 10:20) Q&A session to the Keynotes speakers, including on-line audience (questions from the crowd - on-line)

Research on Digital Ecosystems and Web Science

  • (10:20 - 10:40) Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh "The Web Science Research Initiative in USA and the European Web 2.0: Centralization or Decentralization?"
EU Research on Ecosystems: Achievements in FP6 and perspectives
  • (10:40 - 10:50) Andrea Nicolai, T6, DBE and OPAALS projects, "The Digital Business Ecosystem": the vision, the strategy and its results"
  • (10:50 - 11:00) Paolo Dini, London School of Economics, OPAALS project, "How fundamental science contributes to the vision of Digital Ecosystems"
  • (11:00 - 11:15) Coffee Break

Transfer of Results : Adoption Awards

  • (11:15)
  • SME Digital Ecosystem adoption awards: the first three awarded SMEs will present their De-based services and experience of DE adoption
    - 1st prize
    - 2nd prize
    - 3rd prize
  • Regional Digital Business Ecosystem deployment award : the awarded region present its experience
    - awarded regional business ecosystem

Round Table - Networks and Ecosystems of Innovation supporting SMEs and regional development: Perspectives from EU research

Chairperson and rapporteur: Henry Ryan

  • (11:45 - 12:15) Round table speakers' introductory speeches, panel composed of Members of the European Parliament (ITRE Committee)
    - David Hammerstein (Greens)
    - Patrizia Toia (ALDE)
    - Umberto Guidoni (GUE/NGL)
  • (12:15 - 12:45) Panel and floor discussion, including on-line audience
  • (12:45 - 14:00) Lunch Break

Science - Talks on Future perspectives of research

  • (14:00 - 14:20) Francis Heylighen, Free University of Brussels, Dpt. of Philosophy, Centre Leo Apostel "Stigmergy: a fundamental paradigm for digital ecosystems?"

Deployment - Keynote Talks

Chairperson: Gérald Santucci, DG INFSO
  • (14:20 - 14:40) Olga Memedovic, UNIDO, Private Sector Development Branch "DE and regional innovation systems as public goods for economic development"
  • (14:40 - 15:00) Johannes Keizer, FAO, Information and Knowledge Management "Digital Ecosystem of Knowledge for Development in Agriculture, DEAL, the Indian case"
  • (15:00 - 15:20) Q&A session to the Keynotes speakers, including on-line audience (questions from the crowd - on-line).

Deployment : Achievements and perspectives. Success stories of technological transfer and adoption: regional digital business ecosystems

  • (15:20 - 15:35) Fernando A. Beltrán, Aragón Region
  • (15:35 - 15:45) Paul Nash, West Midlands Region

Perspectives on regional development and community building

  • (15:45 - 15:55) Javier Val and Silvano De Iesu, Presentation of REDEN: Regions for Digital Ecosystems Network
  • (15:55 - 16:15) Q&A session (questions from the crowd - on-line).
  • (16:15 - 16:30) Coffee Break

Round Table - Digital Business Ecosystems as an instrument for supporting SMEs and local development

  • (16:30 - 17:10) Panel composed by representatives of Regional Governmentes and Development Agencies and Innovation Agencies and experts
  • Chairperson and rapporteur: Henry Ryan
  • - Pierre Paradinas, INRIA
    - Simon Lavin, Welsh Assembly Government
    - Catriona Ward, Enterprise Ireland
    - Carolina Marco Bellver, Generalitat Valenciana
  • (17:10 - 17:30) Panel and floor discussion, including on-line audience.
  • (17:30) End of Conference

The conference were recorded and interpreted in 5 languages;
The video of the speeches will be available for download in 5 languages by end of November.

The programme can be downloaded in pdf here