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Today's global challenges such as in Energy and Sustainability, Healthcare and an Aging Society, Public Safety and Security, or Democracy and Participation/Involvement confront us with the most Complex Environments. Traditional ICT-support has often increased complexity, thus making the challenges even more severe. The Digital Ecosystem perspective aims to address the twofold challenge of Complex Environment Engineering and Digital Ecosystem Technology mapping. We feel that the complexity of challenges and technological solutions has to be acknowledged. Therefore, we decided to adapt the conference title in 2012 from "IEEE DEST, Digital Ecosystems and Technologies" to "IEEE DEST-CEE, Digital Ecosystem Technologies - Complex Environment Engineering." In 2012, IEEE DEST-CEE is jointly conducted with IFIP 2.6 - 2.12 SIMPDA (International Symposium on Data Driven Process Discovery and Analysis). This acknowledges the key role of business process data modeling, representation and privacy-aware analysis for Digital Ecosystems, and vice versa. Further, the Innovation Adoption Forum underpins the importance of public-private partnership as the key for delivering sustainable solutions for our Complex Living and Business Environment ????????? and thus our Digital Ecosystem Habitat. Our Keynotes, Panels and Sessions will tackle the multifaceted challenges and solutions from various stakeholders perspectives. The "Innovation Adoption Forum" (introduced at IEEE DEST 2010 in Dubai) is distinctively acknowledging these challenges. The Forum explicitly focuses on the transfer/adoption of innovation into practice or reality. The ?????????Innovation Adoption Forum????????? consists of distinguished presentations by the participants from academia, industry and public sector, followed by Panel Sessions. It aims to present the potential of the required public-private-partnerships. Acknowledging the role of the Financial and Banking Ecosystem, reflected in Global Trade and Service and - he Global Financial Crisis (GFC), IEEE DEST-CEE 2012 offers the international break-out session and an open panel on Securing the Financial and Banking Ecosystem. It is aimed at providing a forum to researchers, security practitioners and users for presenting new ideas and comparing their positions on the perspectives of security in the banking ecosystems.