A policy authoring process and DEN-ng model extension for federation governance

Jason Barron, Steven Davy, Brendan Jennings, John Strassner

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Abstract

To support rapidly evolving business models, communications network management systems are increasingly being federated to provide more flexible, end-to-end service management. In the future, such federation will need to be achieved dynamically, thus management systems will need to incorporate capabilities supporting negotiation of federations and management of their lifecycle. We discuss how federations can be governed via negotiated federation-level policies, that should be consistent with the relevant local policies of individual federation members. We describe a policy authoring process, outlining the steps to be taken when local or federation-level policies are created, modified or withdrawn. As this process depends on the presence of a rich system model for policy analysis we describe an extension to DEN-ng that models governance of federated domains. Finally, we outline a case study relating to inter-organisation XMPP federations to illustrate the policy authoring process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModelling Autonomic Communication Environments - 5th IEEE International Workshop, MACE 2010, Proceedings
Pages73-86
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Workshop on Modeling Autonomic Communication Environments, MACE 2010 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 28 Oct 201028 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6473 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Modeling Autonomic Communication Environments, MACE 2010
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period28/10/201028/10/2010

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