Call for Papers 

Policy-based systems continue to be the subject of a wide range of activities in universities, standardization bodies and within industry. They have a wide spectrum of applicability ranging from systems management, to quality of service adaptation, to security and enterprise modeling. POLICY 2003 is the fourth in a successful series of workshops, which since 1999, has brought together leading researchers and industry experts to discuss problems, solutions and experiences in developing policy-based systems. Last year, we co-located POLICY 2002 with SACMAT 2002 in order to encourage greater interaction with other communities. This turned out to be a resounding success and both communities agreed to do the same in 2003. Thus, once again, attendees will have the opportunity to register for both conferences.

POLICY 2003 invites contributions on all aspects of policy-based computing. Papers must describe original work and must not have been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be evaluated for technical contribution, originality, and significance. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Policy Definition and Models:

  • abstractions and languages for policy specification

  • processes, methodologies, and tools for discovering, specifying, reasoning about, and refining policy 

  • extensions and refinements to policy standards 

  • relationships between policies, e.g. hierarchies

Policy Mechanisms

  • implementation and enforcement techniques

  • integrating policies into existing systems and environments

  • policy management in the large: peer-to-peer, grid and

  • web-based services, interoperability

Policy Applications

  • policy models for access-control, systems management, QoS adaptation, intrusion detection, privacy

  • policy based networking, including active networks, mobile systems, e-commerce

  • business rules and organizational modeling

  • trust models and trust management

  • policies for electronic persistence presence and pervasive presence of computing and networking capabilities

  • case studies of applying policy-based technologies

Submission Information

Last updated 19 March, 2003