The design of a new policy model to support ontology-driven reasoning for autonomic networking

Strassner, John and De Souza, José Neuman and Van Der Meer, Sven and Davy, Steven and Barrett, Keara and Raymer, David and Samudrala, Srini (2009) The design of a new policy model to support ontology-driven reasoning for autonomic networking. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 17 (1-2). pp. 5-32. ISSN 1064-7570

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The purpose of autonomic networking is to manage the business and technical complexity of networked components and systems. However, the lack of a common lingua franca makes it impossible to use vendor-specific network management data to ascertain the state of the network at any given time. Furthermore, the tools used to analyze management data, which include information and data models, ontologies, machine learning algorithms, and policy languages, are all different, and hence require different data in different formats. This paper describes a new version of the Directory Enabled Networks next generation (DEN-ng) policy model, which is part of the FOCALE autonomic network architecture. This new policy model has been built using three guiding principles: (1) the policy model is rooted in information models, so that it can govern managed entities, (2) the model is expressly constructed to facilitate the generation of ontologies, so that reasoning about policies constructed from the model may be done, and (3) the model is expressly constructed so that a policy language can be developed from it.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Acknowledgments This research activity is part of continuing joint research between Motorola Labs and WIT. We’d like to acknowledge Greg Cox, Walter Johnson from Motorola Labs and Brendan Jennings, Mícheál Ó Foghlú, and Willie Donnelly from WIT. In addition, this activity is partially co-funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Autonomic Management of Communications Networks and Services programme (grant no. 04/IN3I404C).
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