MEDES '20: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems
Nowadays, we live in a world, in which independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software, and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them, are strongly connected. This situation gives rise to an intelligent environment namely «digital ecosystem». This latter includes different producers of data (the Web, Internet of Things, Sensors, etc.), consumers of data (end users, applications, systems, etc.), networking capabilities to ensure data transfer and sharing, data-enabled services, processes (including AI and Big Data), deployment infrastructures (e.g., Cloud computing), processing capabilities, visualization and reporting facilities. The services related to such an eco-system have to support new self-* properties such as self-management, self-healing, and self-configuration and at the same time satisfy non-functional requirements such as performance, security, data privacy, etc. During the past years, the International Conference on ManagEment of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) has become one of the most important international scientific events to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss latest research issues and experiences in developing solutions to design, deploy, exploit and tune emerging ecosystems.
This year, the 12th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'20) was supposed to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE but was finally held from November 2nd - 4th, 2020 in virtual mode due to COVID-19 virus. It aimed at developing and bring together in virtual mode a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to web technologies and resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end.