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A policy based management architecture for large scale active communication systems

Marshall, Ian W. and McKee, Paul (2001) A policy based management architecture for large scale active communication systems. In: Sloman, Morris and Lobo, Jorge and Lupu, Emil C., eds. Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks International Workshop. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 202-213. ISBN 978-3-540-41610-4. E-ISBN 978-3-540-44569-2. (doi:10.1007/3-540-44569-2_13) (KAR id:13496)


An initial design for a policy based management system combining conventional hierarchical control and significant local autonomy is described. A critical part of the design is a scheme of partial guarantees for policy distribution and execution. This scheme renders explicit the non-determinism that is implicit in policy based control schemes that include conflict resolution, and to some extent replaces the need for conflict resolution. Some preliminary implementations of the design are described, and implications for further work are discussed.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-44569-2_13
Additional information: Proceedings paper
Uncontrolled keywords: Policy, Autonomy, Guarantees, Store, Management requirements
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:51 UTC
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