• 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Starting Position: Trust in eCommerce
  • 1.2 Objectives of this Study
  • 1.3 Conduct of this Study
  • 2 Interactions in Application Layer Networks
  • 2.1 Depicting the Environment.
  • 2.2 Coordination in Application Layer Networks
  • 2.3 Software Agents in Multi Agent Systems
  • 2.4 The Object of Interaction: Trading Goods
  • 2.5 Differentiation through Reputation
  • 2.6 Decision Making
  • 3 Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • 3.1 Classification of MCDM Methods
  • 3.2 On Data and Weights
  • 3.3 Multiple Attribute Decision Making
  • 3.4 Multiple Objective Decision Making
  • 3.5 Decision Aids
  • 4 Application of the Extended TOPSIS to the Scenario
  • 4.1 Structure
  • 4.2 A Synthesis of ALN and MCDM
  • 4.3 Scenario Specifications
  • 4.4 The Extended TOPSIS
  • 4.5 Findings from the Scenario Application
  • 5 Conclusion
  • 5.1 Results
  • 5.2 Suggestions for Research and some Critical Annotations
  • References
  • Appendix
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B: Case Study