Call for Papers

The symposium brings together researchers and practitioners working on policy-based systems across a wide range of application domains including policy-based networking, privacy, trust and security management, autonomic computing, pervasive systems and enterprise systems. POLICY 2011 is the 12th in a series of successful events, which have provided a forum for discussion and collaboration between researchers, developers and users of policy-based systems. In addition to the areas mentioned above, we specifically encourage this year contributions on policy-based techniques in support of Cloud computing and Enterprise Service Oriented applications as well as the use of reasoning, verification and learning techniques in policy based systems.

POLICY 2011 invites unpublished novel contributions on all aspects of policy-based systems. Papers must describe original work and must not have been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be evaluated for technical contribution, originality, and significance. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Privacy and Security

  • Frameworks and tools for managing the privacy and the security policy life-cycle
  • Architectures for deployment and enforcement of privacy and security policies
  • Refinement of high-level privacy/security requirements into policies
  • Detection and resolution of inconsistencies in privacy and security policies
  • Usability of policy-based privacy and security management tools

Policy Models and Languages:

  • Abstract models and languages for policy specification
  • Semantic Web rule languages for policy reasoning
  • Policy standards, their extensions and refinements
  • Formal semantics of policies
  • NLP and policy specification
  • Methodologies and tools for specifying, analyzing, refining, and evaluating policies
  • Detection and resolution of policy conflicts
  • Policy negotiation models and techniques
  • Representation of belief, trust, and risk and their use in conjunction with policy-based systems
  • Systems and tools for the management of policies
  • Policy visualization
  • Usability of policy languages and representations

Policy Applications:

  • Federated policy management in heterogeneous organisational contexts and control domains
  • Case studies of applying policy-based management in different application domains
  • Application of policies for resource allocation, autonomic computing, systems management, QoS adaptation and security
  • Policy-based systems for cloud computing, and service oriented applications
  • Policy based networking, including collaborative security, pervasive computing, and mobile systems
  • Policy based Semantic Web applications
  • Business rules and organizational modelling
  • Policy Metrics: evaluation of the effectiveness of policies
  • Policy applications in on-demand, utility based computing
  • Resource virtualization and policy-based collaboration
  • Cross-domain policy coordination and negotiation
  • Scalability of policy-based management
  • Architectures of policy-based management systems
  • Policy Learning and automated policy generation

System demonstration submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their technical merit and novelty. Of particular interest are systems that illustrate research contributions and innovative applications of policy based technologies. Those interested in demonstrating a system/application should submit a description following the instructions in the submission information section. Commercial products are eligible, but sales and marketing activities are not appropriate.

Important Dates

Paper Registration deadline: closed
Paper submission deadline: closed
System demonstration submission deadline:27 January 2011 (EXTENDED)
Author notification: 18 February 2011
System demonstrator notification: 18 February 2011
Camera ready copy due: 18 March 2011 (both papers and system demonstrations)

Submission Information

Papers under review elsewhere must NOT be submitted to Policy 2011. Proceedings from the Symposium will be published by IEEE Computer Society; submissions must be in IEEE Proceedings 2-Column format (, and must satisfy the following page limits:

Policy 2011 invites contributions in the form of either:

  • Technical papers (max. length 8 pages).
  • Short position papers describing preliminary experimental results, experiences with deployed policy systems, new applications or new policy research challenges (max. length 4 pages)
  • System demonstration descriptions illustrating innovative applications of policy-based technologies (max length 2 pages, not including references).

We particularly encourage contributions from industry in the form of long or short papers.

Organising Committee

General Chair: Fabio Martinelli, National Research Council, C.N.R., Italy
Program Co-chairs: Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica R&D, Spain
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, UK