Title: Towards a RESTful infrastructure for Digital Ecosystems

Authors: Alexandros Marinos; Sotiris Moschoyiannis; Paul Krause

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. ' Department of Computing University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. ' Department of Computing University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK

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.

Keywords: digital ecosystems; REST; representational state transfer; complex systems; architecture; software infrastructure; internet; web application.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2011.045288

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2011 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.484 - 498

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 04 Feb 2012 *

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