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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. Springer pp. 152-164. (Autonomic Communication, 3457/2).

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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.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: ISSN 0302-9743
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:30

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Author: David Lewis
Author: Kevin Feeney
Author: Kevin Carey
Author: Simon Courtenage

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