Title: Policy conflict detection and resolution in goal policy-driven management

Authors: Yan Ni

Addresses: Medical Information Engineering College, Jining Medical University, Shangdong Province, China

Abstract: Facing the growing scale and complexity of today's large distributed systems, especially when they are boosted up by wireless and mobile technologies, the policy-driven approach has become an appealing way for system management, which enables administrators to express their management intentions and constraints in the form of policies, and then authorise the policy-driven modules to perform some management tasks autonomously, according to these pre-designed policies. However, many problems need to be resolved before the implementation of the policy-driven approach, one of them is policy conflict management. Actually, there have been several discussions on action policy conflict, but barely any about goal policy conflict. In this paper, we introduce the topic of policy conflict in the entire life cycle of policies in the goal policy-driven management, make some initial moves towards goal policy conflict detection and resolution, propose and analyse a novel method to detection goal policy conflict.

Keywords: policy-driven management; goal policies; policy conflict management; conflict detection; conflict resolution; distributed systems; system management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.064830

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.5, pp.495 - 499

Received: 31 May 2014
Accepted: 17 Jun 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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