POLICY 2012


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Call for Papers

Policy 2012 brings together researchers and practitioners working on policy-based systems. POLICY 2012 is the 13th in a series of successful events that have provided a forum for discussion and collaboration between researchers, developers and users of policy-based systems.

POLICY 2012 invites unpublished novel contributions on any aspect of policy-based systems. 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:

  • Formal aspects and theory
  • Models for access control, usage control, trust, privacy
  • Specifications, refinement, analysis, reasoning
  • Implementation techniques, architectures and tools
  • Policy systems for mobile, cloud and ubiquitous computing
  • Policy-based networking
  • AI approaches, machine learning, agents, natural languages
  • HCI and usability aspects
  • Organisational, ethical, legal aspects, standards
  • Case studies, real-life deployments and experiences

System demonstration submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their technical merit and novelty. Of particular interest are systems that illustrate research contributions and innovative applications of policy based technologies. Those interested in demonstrating a system/application should submit a description following the instructions in the submission information section. Commercial products are eligible, but sales and marketing activities are not appropriate.

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline: 6 January 2012
Paper submission deadline: 9 January 2012
System demonstration submission deadline:20 February 2012
Author notification: 6 March 2012
System demonstrator notification: 6 March 2012

Submission Information

Papers under review elsewhere must NOT be submitted to Policy 2012. Proceedings from the Symposium will be published by IEEE Computer Society; submissions must be in IEEE Proceedings 2-Column format (http://ieeeformats.notlong.com), and must satisfy the following page limits:

Policy 2012 invites contributions in the form of either:

  • Technical papers (max. length 8 pages).
  • Short position papers describing preliminary experimental results, experiences with deployed policy systems, new applications or new policy research challenges (max. length 4 pages)
  • System demonstration descriptions illustrating innovative applications of policy-based technologies (max length 2 pages, not including references).

We particularly encourage contributions from industry.

Organising Committee

General Chairs Reagan Moore, UNC Chapel Hill, USA
Arcot Rajasekar, UNC Chapell Hill, USA
Program Co-chairs: Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
Jeff Kephart, IBM T.J. Watson, USA