Strategic Research Area 2012–2016

Open and Autonomous Digital Ecosystems (OADE)

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What is a Digital ecosystem? A digital ecosystem encompasses both ICT services and digital infrastructures, and their interactions with its surroundings. Prime technological challenges in such systems are the lack of coordinated engineering and management.

OADE aim for a holistic view on services and infrastructures, focusing on the relationships and dependencies between communication networks, data storage, service provisioning and development, and management of services and infrastructure.

Learn more about OADE.


Coordinator John Krogstie
John Krogstie


We will disseminate our research results through scientific publications, seminars, and magazines.

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Pekka Abrahamsson Dirk Ahlers Shang Gao Michail Giannakos Jon Atle Gulla Poul Heegaard Bjarne Helvik Peter Herrmann Letizia Jaccheri Magnus Korpås John Krogstie Eric Monteiro Kjetil Nørvåg Guttorm Sindre Harald Øverby

OADE People


OADE's ongoing projects.

  • CLIMBER - Cross-Layer Investigation and Integration of Computing and Networking Aspects of Mobile Social Networks
  • Doil - Digital Oil 
  • SmartGrid - The next generation control centres for Smart Grids

OADE Projects

Strategic Research Area

OADE is a joint initiative by the Department of Computer and Information ScienceDepartment of Telematics, and the Department of Electrical Power Engineering

This strategic research area is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.


OADE collaborates with both leading companies and universities, at the national and international level.

Main Industry Collaborators

  • Accenture
  • Aker Solutions
  • Statoil
  • Telenor

Main Research Partners

  • Bergen University
  • Chalmers
  • Stavanger University

OADE partners and collaborators