Date Added: Apr 2010
Dynamic interactions in complex service-oriented systems increasingly demand for automated adaptation techniques to optimize resource discovery and selection. The authors describe a science collaboration scenario that applies mechanisms for adaptive information sharing, and introduce an adaptation approach that accounts for emerging trust relations based on varying interaction behavior of collaboration partners. This behavioral trust provides an intuitive grounding for customization and optimization of member compositions and sharing policies. As people prove their reliable and dependable behavior in jointly performed activities, they become increasingly considered as invaluable partners.