Digital Business Ecosystem Framework for the Agro-Food Industry

  • Luiza-Elena Cojocaru
  • Joao Sarraipa
  • Ricardo Jardim-Golcalves
  • Aurelian Mihai Stanescu
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 7)


The paper introduces concepts concerning Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE), its involved actors and their roles. It presents a framework to establish guidelines in a composition of a DBE. In additional, an ontology about its domain knowledge is proposed, which is accomplished with concepts, properties and rules related to the DBE actors. Finally, a branch of fruit and vegetables, with typical situations that have been identified in Romania was chosen as a case study to exemplify the usefulness of various IT solutions, performing an instantiation of the proposed framework main functions to which the members of the DBEs can benefit.


Digital business ecosystem Agro-food Ontology 



This article results has been developed within the EXPERT POSDRU/107/1.5/S/76903 ( and FITMAN Nº 604674 ( projects, that has been funded respectively from the European Social Fund and EC 7th Framework Programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiza-Elena Cojocaru
    • 1
  • Joao Sarraipa
    • 2
  • Ricardo Jardim-Golcalves
    • 2
  • Aurelian Mihai Stanescu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer ScienceUniversity “Politehnica” of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.CTS, UNINOVA, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCTUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

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