And, once again, it is up to us to rediscover a way of being a Being - before, after, here and everywhere else -, without however being identical to itself;

a processual, polyphonic Being singularizable by infinitely complexifiable textures, according to the infinite speeds which animate its virtual compositions

Félix Guattari1

Thus it may be said that a Monad can only come into being or come to an end all at once; that is to say, it can come into being only by creation and come to an end only by annihilation, while that which is compound comes into being or comes to an end by parts.

TG. W. Leibniz2

Through this book, we hope that we have shown the importance of the notion of the ecosystem and how its application in the field of knowledge management opens up interesting avenues for research and development perspectives for intelligent technologies.

The work we have presented here reflects only a part of the research we have conducted to develop a collective intelligence platform for the development of knowledge ecosystems. Above all, they mark the boundary of the research still to be carried out, in particular, to validate the design principles that we adopt and to find new ones. This work, which remains to be done, is shared between the field of experimentation and that of theoretical research.

C.1. Experiments: digital humanities and e-Education

Although the Knowledge Garden is only a prototype, it has allowed us to experience its relevant use in the fields ...

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