Semantic-based policy engineering for autonomic systems

Lewis, David, Feeney, Kevin, Carey, Kevin, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Courtenage, Simon (2005) Semantic-based policy engineering for autonomic systems. In, Autonomic Communication. 1st International IFIP Workshop, WAC 2004 Berlin, Germany, Springer, 152-164. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3457/2005). (doi:10.1007/11520184_12).


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This paper presents some important directions in the use of ontologybased semantics in achieving the vision of Autonomic Communications. We examine the requirements of Autonomic Communication with a focus on the demanding needs of ubiquitous computing environments, with an emphasis on the requirements shared with Autonomic Computing. We observe that ontologies provide a strong mechanism for addressing the heterogeneity in user task requirements, managed resources, services and context. We then present two complimentary approaches that exploit ontology-based knowledge in support of autonomic communications: service-oriented models for policy engineering and dynamic semantic queries using content-based networks. The paper concludes with a discussion of the major research challenges such approaches raise.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISSN 0302-9743
ISBNs: 9783540274179 (hardback)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science > Learning Technology Group
ePrint ID: 50040
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:33
Publisher: Springer

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