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Semantic-based policy engineering for autonomic systems

Lewis, David and Feeney, Kevin and Carey, Kevin and Tiropanis, Thanassis and Courtenage, Simon (2005) Semantic-based policy engineering for autonomic systems. In: Smirnov, Michael, (ed.) Autonomic Communication: First International IFIP Workshop, WAC 2004, Berlin, Germany, October 18-19, 2004: revised selected papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3457). Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 152-164. ISBN 9783540274179

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11520184_12

Abstract

This paper presents some important directions in the use of ontology-based 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
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:957
Deposited On:01 Dec 2005
Last Modified:19 Oct 2009 14:38

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