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Digital Business Models & Ecosystems – Call for Contributions

New digital business models and ecosystems will affect not only our way of work and doing business, but our daily life as well. dotmagazine’s Call for Contributions on how business models and ecoystems enable innovation and revolutionize society and the economy. 

Digital Business Models & Ecosystems – Call for Contributions-web

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New digital business models and ecosystems will affect not only our way of work and doing business, but our daily life as well, bringing a whole new range of innovative services into our lives. ICT technologies, like cloud, artificial intelligence, IoT and 5G mobile communications are recognized as enablers of digital business models and ecosystems, contributing to a circular economy, a more sustainable society, and a smarter use of resources. Finding the right partners and pooling resources enables a more level playing field in which small and large companies alike can thrive.

For the dotmagazine issue on “Digital Business Models & Ecosystems” in March/April 2024, we welcome articles from members, partners, and customers of the eco Association/DE-CIX Group that showcase how digital business enables innovation and is revolutionizing society and the economy.


Submissions date for Part 1: 21 February 2024 (to be published on 20 March)

Submissions date for Part 2: 27 March 2024 (to be published on 24 April)


Contributions can take the form of:

  • Opinion articles
  • “How-to” articles
  • Research-based articles
  • Business story articles on a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) (see template)
  • Case studies (see template)
  • Interviews


Topic areas

We’d welcome stories looking at supporting business from perspectives such as:

Drivers of innovative digital business models & ecosystems, e.g.

  • Cross-functional teams
  • Connectivity & 5G
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Industrial IoT
  • Data analytics & data management
  • Sustainability
  • Supporting brands
  • Other

Tools to support digital transformation & ecosystems, e.g.

  • Digital infrastructures
  • Cloud & Cloud Native
  • Gaia-X
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Smart value chains
  • Communication tools
  • Other

Innovations exemplified in use cases, e.g.

  • Enterprises: Automotive, Finance, Health, etc.
  • Digital infrastructures
  • Social projects
  • Other


You have a related burning topic that doesn’t fit into the categories above? Talk to us! dotmagazine@eco.de

Please note: your contribution should not be too technical – the focus should be more on the strategic level.

  • For information on dotmagazine style requirements, please see the Guidelines and Legal Conditions for Contributors to dotmagazine. By submitting a contribution to dotmagazine, you agree to these guidelines and also provide us with the requested author and company form.
  • For the purposes of planning, please contact dotmagazine@eco.de before submitting a contribution.
  • Given that the goal of the eco Association – as publisher of dotmagazine – is the responsible shaping of the Internet, promoting diversity is in our deepest interest. To boost the profile of women in the Internet industry, we are particularly keen to have the voices of women heard in our industry insights. We therefore especially welcome articles, quotes, and case studies which are (co-)written by, feature, or quote Women in Tech.
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