Date Added: Jun 2010
Single professionals and small companies come together and form virtual communities to compete with global players. In these collaboration networks, the actual business partners are discovered and alliances formed on demand. However, it is impossible for single members to keep track of the dynamics in large-scale networks. With the wide adoption of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), interactions between partners have become observable. Monitoring collaborations enables the inference of social relations and the identification of successful partner compositions.