Editorial - Special Issue DEBEST


  • Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
  • Professor Ernesto Damiani
  • Professor Martin Anda
  • Sinan Tumer


The DEBEST International Conference on Digital Ecosystems, Blockchain Evolution, and Sustainable Transformation (DEBEST2023 (https://debest.tech/2023/) took place in the beautiful ecosystem of Villa La Collina at Lago di Como from 18-23 Oct 2023, Cadenabbia, opposite the historic paradise island Bellagio at the Lago di Como Lake, Italy. The modern conference facility used to be the summer residence of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of Germany.

The DEBEST2023 has drawn on the tradition of the IEEE DEST (Digital Ecosystems, Science and Technology) conference, which was established in 2007, and sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society which was emerged at the same time as the European Union 6th Framework Initiative in 2006 on Digital Business Ecosystems. In the last 15 years, this conference series has extended the concepts and expanded the studies across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. It was the first technical conference on Digital Ecosystems in the world and was one of the highest-cited conferences in IEEE IES society publications. The future DEBEST conference will be continuously embraced by IEEE as a technically sponsored conference. This conference attracts a wide range of participants, including ICT leaders, network engineers, AI experts, gig workers, knowledge consultants, educators, governors, and policy makers from across the world.