Date Added: Aug 2009
The current trend towards dynamic and highly scalable service provisioning fosters the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms and so called Compute Clouds. The on-demand provisioning of services gains more and more influence. For offering enriched services that are capable of performing complex tasks, the dynamic composition of such services becomes important. In order to enable the collaboration between different service providers, technical and economic preliminaries have to be made. This paper will cover economic considerations from the viewpoint of a service provider. Therefore, the concept of Service Value Networks is presented and an agreement network as underlying legal structure is illustrated.