• The 13th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'21) November 2021, Hammamet - Tunisia (Virtual Event)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 16th, 2021 (CLOSED)

  • Author Notification: August 16th, 2021 (SENT)

  • Hammamet, Tunisia (VIRTUAL EVENT)

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The 13th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'21)
In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6


November 1-3, 2021

Hammamet, Tunisia


This edition is dedicated to commemorate the memory of Prof. William Grosky, a Founding Member of MEDES series of meetings




Description and Objectives

In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid growth and exponential use of digital components leads to the emergence of intelligent environments namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and 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. With the help of the computational intelligence, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing and self-configuration) environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources. The International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES), previously named "The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems", aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. MEDES 2021 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of Emergent Digital EcoSystems. At the same time, the conference calls for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration.



MEDES seeks contributions in the following areas:

  • Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure 
  • Data & Knowledge Management 
  • Computational and Collective Intelligence 
  • Semantic Computing
  • Software ecosystems for software engineering 
  • Big Data 
  • Services 
  • Trust, Security & Privacy 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Internet of Things and Intelligent Web 
  • Cyber Physical Systems 
  • Social and Collaborative Platforms 
  • Human-Computer Interaction 
  • Open Source 
  • Applications (Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Environment, Smart Cities, Digital Humanities, Robotics, etc.) 
  • Complex Systems and Networks


Paper Submission

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP. Kindly submit your papers by clicking https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=medes2021.


Special Issue

Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to appear in well-established journals:

  • Journal on Data Semantics (Springer)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS Consortium)
  • Digital an Open Access Journal (MDPI)

More information is available on the following link: https://medes.sigappfr.org/21/special-issues


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: June 30th July 16th, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 30th August 16th, 2021
  • Camera Ready: September 5th, 2021
  • Paper Registration: September 5th, 2021
  • Conference Dates: November 1-3, 2021


Program Committee

  • Adel Ati, University of Setif, Algeria
  • Amel Benna, CERIST, Algeria
  • Anna Formica, IASI-CNR, Italy
  • Anne Laurent, University of Montpellier, France
  • Anthony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, USA
  • Antonio Corral, University of Almeria, Spain
  • Benkrid Soumia, National Computer science Engineering School (ESI), Algeria
  • Caetano Traina, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, European Commission, Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
  • Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Hassan Badir, ENSA of Tangier, Morocco
  • Imad Saleh, University of Paris 8, France
  • Kenji Hatano, Doshisha University, Japan
  • Khalid Benali, University of Lorraine, France
  • Khouloud Salameh, American University of Ras AL Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
  • Maciej Kusy, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
  • Marco Viviani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Maria Luisa Sapino, University of Torino, Italy
  • Miriam Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Nora Faci, University of Lyon 1, France
  • Peter Peinl, Fulda University of Applied Science, Germany
  • Philippe Roose, University of Pau and Pay Adour, France
  • Qiang Zhu, University of Michigan at Dearborn, USA
  • Ramon Hermoso, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Rodrigo Santos, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Roumiana Tsankova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Sergio Ilalri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Sylvain Lefebvre, Toyota, TMC, France
  • Wookey Lee, Inha University, Korea
  • Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Download CFP by clicking on the following link: TXT

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