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    PDL with preferences

    Bertino, E. and Mileo, A. and Provetti, Alessandro (2005) PDL with preferences. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) 6th IEEE International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks: POLICY 2005. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 213-222. ISBN 0769522653.

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    In the context of network management, Chomicki, Lobo and Naqvi have defined the specification language Policy Description Language (PDL) and later extended it by introducing monitors: constraints on the actions that the network manager can execute simultaneously. This article proposes PPDL, an extension of PDL with preferences that allows the specification of user-defined preferences on how to apply monitors. The new language adopts Brewka's approach to preferences introducing the "/spl times/" ordered disjunction connective. We illustrate the feature of PPDL in two interesting application examples: i) the specification of "separation of duties" constraints on user/role assignments in a workflow scenario and ii) an architecture for Web services selection. Since PPDL (as well as PDL) policy specifications can be computed by means of translation into answer set programs, we are able to provide an integrated framework based on answer set programming inferential engine.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 13:27
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:51


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