Expressive security policy rules using layered conceptual graphs

Croitoru, Madalina, Xiao, Liang , Dupplaw , David and Lewis, Paul (2008) Expressive security policy rules using layered conceptual graphs. [in special issue: The 27th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence] Knowledge-Based Systems, 21, (3), 209-216. (doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2007.11.006).


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A method must be provided to support the analysis of security policy rules interdependencies in a (possibly distributed) environment. We propose a Conceptual Graphs based language that will allow us to represent the structure of information and to employ reasoning for consistency checking. We motivate our choice of language by the gained expressivity, the potential for depicting policy associations rigourously and by associated reasoning capabilities. We explain our approach in the context of security requirements for medical systems. We evaluate our work theoretically, by means of an example of a real world policy rule.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.knosys.2007.11.006
ISSNs: 0950-7051 (print)
Keywords: conceptual graphs, layered conceptual graphs, policy rules
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 265637
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
April 2008Published
23 November 2007Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008 15:37
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:11
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