8th IFIP International Conference on Data Ecosystems and Big Data Science and Smart Technologies

IFIP DEBST 2018 focuses on the future of our Data Ecosystems and Bigdata Science and Technologies from a complementing science and engineering, business and innovation adoption, and governance and societal perspective. The resulting potential for the domain challenges we witness globally are focused at DEBST 2018 to the domain contexts of the Digital Enterprise/Organization, and Governmental/Security/Civil Society Digital Ecosystems. Building resilient systems and infrastructure and thus yielding to sustainable solutions for society, business, and government/security, will be an emphasis at DEBST 2018. Only then, the complement of security and trust, and agility and robustness can be delivered by the complement of Data Ecosystems and Smart Technologies.

DEBST 2018 takes place in the tradition of the Digital Ecosystems and Smart Technologies conference series and research. The newly positioned Data Ecosystems focus is based on the concepts of open, loosely coupled, demand-driven, domain clustered, andagent-based self-organized collaborative environments. With respect to radically new forms of coordination and collaboration, agents form a temporary coalition (or longer term) for a specific purpose or goal. The essence of Data 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. This produces networked enriched advancement in the above outlined domain contexts.

It is a joint IFIP/IEEE conference. The International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering International and International Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems publishes special sessions for this conference.

General Chairs

  • Elizabeth Chang, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Achim P. Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST), Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technical Programme Chairs

  • Leila Ismail, UAE University
  • Edy Portmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Paper Submission

Papers are to be original works up to 6 pages in length. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Papers submitted for this conference must be formatted to fit on A4 paper in a two column format. The author should use a word processor or desktop publishing system to produce a ‘camera ready’ paper on A4 paper. All manuscripts submitted for this conference must be in IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF format. To assist authors in meeting this requirement, IFIP has established a web based service called PDF Xpress. Complete information on the papers submission system for IFIP DEBST 2018 will be made available on