Trust issues in Web service mash–ups, by Kevin Lee, Nicolas Kaufmann and Georg Buss. First Monday, Volume 16, Number 8 - 1 August 2011


With the emergence of Web service mash–ups (Web applications that integrate different data sources), online data integration and aggregation is increasingly becoming the online norm for both commercial and non–commercial users. With such widespread adoption of data integration from discrete sources, the question emerges as to whether the resultant mash–up can be considered as trustworthy. This paper explores the concepts behind Web service mash–ups to determine the factors influencing their trustworthiness. The focus is on examining data quality and data assurance issues for both data providers and mash–up consumers.