Date Added: Jun 2011
Trust is a vast and subjective field that has been researched in areas such as spam, peer-to-peer networks and web services. However, very little research has been done into web service collaboration and how trust related metrics are propagated down to the component layers. Trust has the same core requirements; its representation, exchange, establishment and enforcement, as well as a unified way of measuring it through reliability, decision and reputation based mechanisms. This paper will look at describing what efforts have been made in service collaboration, as well as describing the proposed framework to resolve the weaknesses highlighted in the paper.