Business models for insurance of business web services

Wenyin Liu, An Liu, Qing Li, Liusheng Huang

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A new business-insurance on business Web services-is proposed. As more and more Web services will be developed to fulfill the ever increasing needs of e-Business, the e-marketplace for Web services will soon be established. However, the qualities of these business Web services are unknown without real experiences and users can hardly make decisions on service selection. We propose that insurance can help build trust in the market of Web services. In this chapter, we propose three insurance models for business Web services and enabling technologies, including quality description, reputation scheme, transaction analysis, etc. We believe that the insurance of business Web services will help service competition and hence boost the development of more and more business Web services, and the software industry at large.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Intelligence and Service Science
Subtitle of host publicationEvolutionary Technologies and Challenges
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781615208197
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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