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Towards a RESTful infrastructure for Digital Ecosystems
by Alexandros Marinos; Sotiris Moschoyiannis; Paul Krause
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), Vol. 9, No. 5/6, 2011


Abstract: In this paper, we describe key design aspects of Digital Ecosystems (DEs) and how these can be realised in a web-like environment. In previous work we have framed the concept of a DE around complex interactions between interdependent agents and on important properties such as loose-coupling, no central point of control or failure, sustainability, resilience, and history. In this paper we describe an integrated set of design solutions for operationalising the key principles of DEs into a software infrastructure. The proposed reference architecture drives the construction of RESTful ecosystems that can support future internet applications.

Online publication date: Sat, 04-Feb-2012


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