The design of a novel context-aware policy model to support machine-based learning and reasoning

Strassner, John and de Souza, José Neuman and Raymer, David and Samudrala, Srini and Davy, Steven and Barrett, Keara (2009) The design of a novel context-aware policy model to support machine-based learning and reasoning. Cluster Computing, 12 (1). pp. 17-43. ISSN 1386-7857

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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 are all different, and hence require different data in different formats. This complicates the construction of context from diverse information sources. This paper describes a new version of the DEN-ng context-aware policy model, which is part of the FOCALE autonomic network architecture. This model has been built using three guiding principles: (1) both the context model and the policy model are rooted in information models, so that they can govern managed entities, (2) each 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 that supports machine-based reasoning and learning can be developed from it.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Acknowledgements This research activity is part of continuing joint research between Motorola Labs and WIT. We’d like to acknowledge Sven van der Meer, Brendan Jennings, Claire Fahy, 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). Funding Information: Our context-aware policy model is also being considered by the European research project, Autonomic Internet [1]. Within this project, we are creating a communication resource overlay with autonomic characteristics for the purposes of fast and guaranteed service delivery. The overlay will be self-managed based on the system’s business goals which drive the service specifications, the subsequent changes in these goals (service context) and changes in the resource environment (resource context). In achieving this goal, the information and context model will be used to realize an autonomic service-driven resource overlay. Hence, we would also like to acknowledge the support of Part of the European Commission under the EU IST FP7 project, Autonomic Internet (Grant agreement number 216404).
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