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Semantic-based policy engineering for autonomic systems

By David Lewis, Kevin Feeney, Kevin Carey, Thanassis Tiropanis and Simon Courtenage


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

Topics: QA75
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2005
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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