Increasingly, software producing organizations and their partners are organizing around extendable platforms, forming software ecosystems, a topic that is receiving increasing attention at the moment. Unfortunately, inadequate modeling guidelines exist currently for creating theoretical and visual models of software ecosystems, hampering advancements in this area. Even though, many different tools are available, these do not provide pointers and guidelines for performing correct and insightful modeling of software ecosystems. The aim of this PhD project is to create a modeling framework, consisting of tools, guidelines, and foundations for modeling software ecosystems. With such a framework, software ecosystem researchers, policy makers, and strategic managers of software producing organizations will gain insight into their ecosystems quicker and with higher fidelity.


Software ecosystems modeling open source role classifications business modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eko Handoyo
    • 1
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  1. 1.Universiteit UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universitas DiponegoroSemarangIndonesia

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