WS 02:

Digital Business Ecosystems: Technologies, Markets, Business Models, Management and Societal Challenges

Workshop Date:

Feb. 23, 2022 (half-day)

Workshop Description

A Digital Business Ecosystem is a network of organizations such as producers, suppliers, distributors, customers, competitors, government agencies, etc. that together design, deliver, and use a particular product or service in an (at least partially) digital environment. In analogy to biological ecosystems, the term business ecosystem thereby describes that the actors are interdependent and the system is constantly changing due to the entry and exit of actors. Actors influence each other by both cooperating to achieve common goals and competing for scarce resources.

Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to present and discuss current research results as well as innovative concepts from practice on Digital Business Ecosystems. Interdisciplinary aspects (including computer science, management & economics, engineering) are especially important. This interdisciplinary approach adequately captures Digital Business Ecosystems with their complex structure, processes and societal challenges from different perspectives.

Target Audience

The workshop brings together researchers, practitioners, and interested conference participants who want to learn about and exchange ideas on the current state of and new projects relating to Digital Business Ecosystems.

Format and procedure of the workshop

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate networking among the participants and to have a constructive exchange between practice and science around the topic of „Digital Business Ecosystems“. The workshop will take place on February 23, 2022 for half a day and will include a combination of keynote presentations and interactive discussions in small groups. In particular, current projects and also project ideas will be presented and reflected upon.

Submission of Contributions

The organizer invites researchers and practitioners to submit contributions that can initiate a discussion on Digital Business Ecosystems. Interdisciplinary contributions on technologies, markets, business models, management and societal challenges as well as interesting practical problems are especially welcome.

  • Scholarly Contributions: Extended Abstract (max. 1,000 words core text (excluding figures and literature sources).
  • Practice contributions: Brief outline of the company and the project (max. 500 words).

German or English

Deadlines & Dates:
  • Submission deadline: December 31, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2022

The submission should be sent by e-mail to  with the subjectline: WI2022 + title of the contribution.

Note: At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.


Prof. Dr. Sabine Baumann

OFFIS Institute for Information Technology/Jade University of Applied Sciences