"SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM"
When developing modern IT-systems the term DIGITAL ECOLOGY refers to the software and system developers desire to take into account the nature and the society's limited resources!
The Principle of Digital Ecology can be summarized in the following seven points:
( Source EPR-forum )
Defenition of Digital Ecosystem:
"Digital Ecosystems inherit concepts of open, loosely coupled, demand-driven, domain clustered, agent-based self-organized collaborative environment where species/agents form a temporary coalition (or longer term) for specific purposes or goals. Within this environment every agent is proactive and responsive for their own benefit or profit.
The essence of Digital Ecosystems is inspired by ecological and biological system concepts, and creating value by making connections through collective intelligence and promoting collaboration instead of unbridled competition and IT-based catalyst effects in a number of domains, to produce networked enriched communities, humanities and societies." ( Source IEEE-DEST )
See also IEEE-DEST workshop 2013:
EPR-forum research contribution paper : eHealth - The future service model for home and community health care