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A scale-free business network for digital ecosystems

Razavi, AR, Moschoyiannis, SK and Krause, PJ (2008) A scale-free business network for digital ecosystems Proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies. 241 - 246.

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The aim of this paper is to facilitate e-business transactions between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in a way that respects their local autonomy, within a digital ecosystem. For this purpose, we distinguish transactions from services (and service providers) by considering Virtual Private Transaction Networks (VPTNs) and Virtual Service Networks (VSNs). These two virtual levels are optimised individually and in respect to each other. The effect of one on the other, can supply us with stability, failure resistance and small-world characteristics on one hand and durability, consistency and sustainability on the other hand. The proposed network design has a dynamic topology that adapts itself to changes in business models and availability of SMEs, and reflects the highly dynamic nature of a digital ecosystem.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
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Date : 2008
Identification Number : 10.1109/DEST.2008.4635166
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 16 Sep 2010 10:01
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:36

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