A trust ontology for business collaborations

Hassan Fatemi, Marten J. van Sinderen, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    There are currently some ontologies of business collaboration that facilitate automated collaboration, such as e3value, REA, and BMO. However, these ontologies model the situation that all business actors can be trusted. This is not true in practice. To realize automated business collaboration, trust needs to be added to the business ontology. In this paper, we extend the e3value ontology with the concept of trust and show how this can be used to reason about trust on actors in a business network. We take a minimal approach, i.e. rather than adding all the nuances of the concept of trust, we provide the minimal extension that allows an actor to reason about trusting other actors in a useful way. We end the paper with a discussion of how this approach can be generalized to other approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPoEM Short Papers 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Topics in the Practice of Enterprise Modeling
    EditorsKurt Sandhuhl, Ulf Seigerroth, Janis Stirna
    Place of PublicationAachen
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
    Event5th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling, PoEM 2012 - Rostock, Germany
    Duration: 7 Nov 20128 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)1613-0073


    Conference5th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling, PoEM 2012
    Abbreviated titlePoEM


    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-22528
    • Trust
    • IR-83415
    • Business Collaboration
    • Business Network
    • METIS-293196
    • Ontology


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