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TrustCoM: A trust and Contract Management framework enabling secure collaborative business processing in on-demand created, self-managed, scalable, and highly dynamic Virtual Organisations

Project ID: 001945
Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

This document comprises the final report on the IST Integrated Project TrustCoM - "A trust and contract management framework enabling secure collaborative business processing in on-demand created, self-managed, scalable, and highly dynamic virtual organisations".
The TrustCoM project has developed a framework for trust, security, and contract management for secure, collaborative business processing and resource sharing in dynamically-evolving virtual organisations. The framework incorporates the conceptual models required to understand the issues involved, an architecture to manage the risks that arise from business collaborations, and profiles of standards defining the subsets which interoperate, and proposing extensions where required. Legal analyses of the issues relating to contracts for virtual organizations, and the management of the business throughout its lifecycle have been incorporated into the framework along with social science and economic analysis of the trust judgments of the actors involved, and the best practice in supplier qualification analysis to select the collaborating partners. The service oriented architecture implemented as web services incorporating recent standards for security and trust has been produced in a reference implementation.
Two demonstrators have been implemented and evaluated to show the user and business benefits to the supply chain management of large organisations operating their own collaboration infrastructure, and to consortia of small organisations hosted by a trusted third party network service provider.
Many of the project results are available as open source software, some are already available in commercial products, while consortium member organizations plan to exploit others in future products and services which will have a significant impact on the ability of European companies to collaborate to provide the large value propositions that they need to compete in the global marketplace.

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Record Number: 8967 / Last updated on: 2008-02-15
Category: PROJ
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