Academic pricing for the 2018 workshop available

We could secure a massive discount for researchers for the Platform Economy Summit.

Researchers get 50 percent off the normal price, which makes 1130 € if you book before Oct 19.

I know this is a lot of money for researchers, but it is a unique opportunity to socialize with many companies.

To register, please send an email to with a proof of your affiliation like a link to your profile on the university website. 

Software AG sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Software AG sponsors an industry keynote at the European workshop on software ecosystems 2017 in Darmstadt.

Software AG will present a keynote at the workshop on the topic of " Survival of the smartest: Digitalization of mechanical engineering companies by creating a software ecosystem ".


Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, companies can better interact with their customers and bring them on new ‘digital’ journeys, promote unique value propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as analyze data and predict future events based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Digital Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has more than 4,500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €872 million in 2016.

Seeburger sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Seeburger AG, an all-in-one Central Platform for all Integration Tasks, sponsors a keynote at EWSECO 2017.

The keynote will be about the European Standard on eInvoicing EN16931. Starting in November 2018, all contracting public authorities and contracting entities in the European Union will be mandated to receive and process electronic invoices complying with the European standard. The benefits for the public and private sector and the wider economy of adopting eInvoicing are reduced risks, reduced costs and improved market.

Seeburger has more than 10,000 satisfied customers worldwide trust in SEEBURGER solutions.




Corum Group sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Corum M&A, a long time sponsor of the European workshop on software ecosystems will hold a keynote presentation at the workshop about the ecosystems in mergers and acquisitions of software companies.

Corum Group is the world leader in software mergers and acquisitions and will present an overview of hot topics and recent deals in the software ecosystem.

Call for papers European workshop on software ecosystems 2017

Call for papers FOR EWSECO 2017

We would like to invite European researchers and practitioners in the field of software ecosystem and business networks to come together in Darmstadt, Germany, on November 23th 2017, to discuss their recent (academic) research, insights or issues related to management of ecosystems, business models or technical issues including but not limited to topics like

  • "What are the business and engagement models of business networks and how are they managed?",
  • "What metrics exist for ecosystems and business networks to tell if they are healthy?" ,
  • "How do I handle intellectual property in partner ecosystems and business networks?"
  • "How can we view the Internet of Things as a software ecosystem and what properties does it have?“
  • „How can decentralized ecosystems (e.g. ecosystems without an underlying platform) be designed and what technologies drive the emergence of such ecosystems?“
  • „How can participation of an actor in several ecosystem be managed?“
  • „How do ecosystems differ in various domains?“
  • „How do platform business models distinguish from other business models and what are requirements for platform-based business models?“
  • „How can multi-sided partner relationships be managed? Are there approaches to set up such relationships?“
  • „How do ecosystems in Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning look like? What are differences and characteristics of such ecosystems?"
  • „How do ecosystems evolve e.g. based on lessons learned?"

We will invite practitioners to the workshop to ensure discussion about the practical impact of research and to give the presenters the opportunity to discuss with practitioners and researchers alike.
The workshop location at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Darmstadt (Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt), Germany, with many software and software service companies having an office nearby which eases the participation for practitioners.

Workshop style

Socialize and discuss with (academic) researchers and fellow professionals.
We value discussion as well as presentations. So a short, 15 minute presentation is followed by 15 min discussion with fellow researchers and practitioners.
The workshop will be held in English language only.

Poster session

As a new feature of the workshop, we are offering a poster session. If you are interested to present your work in progress to practitioners and fellow researchers, please submit a title and abstract as stated below, mentioning that it should be a poster session.


Propose your presentation titles or poster proposals via email (title and 100 word abstract) to
Submission deadline is October 15th 2017 6pm CET.


Proceedings contain title, abstract and slides of the presentations given at the workshop.