A survey of policy-based management approaches for Service Oriented Systems

Tan Phan, Jun Han, Jean-Guy Schneider, Tim Ebringer, Tony Rogers

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Policy based management in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) allows organizations to apply rules and regulations on their business processes. Policy has long been employed in the management of traditional distributed systems and many policy frameworks have been proposed. However, SOA differs in several aspects to traditional systems thus there is a unique set of requirements for an effective SOA policy system. In this paper, we evaluate five popular policy frameworks which are IETF, Ponder, KAoS, Rei and WS-Policy against a number of general and SOA-specific criteria to identify what features of these existing systems can be adopted for SOA and what are not. We then, based on their feature sets, discuss the applicability of the frameworks for SOA management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC 2008
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0769531008, 9780769531007
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Software Engineering Conference 2008 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 25 Mar 200828 Mar 2008
Conference number: 19th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/4483171/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Software Engineering Conference 2008
Abbreviated titleASWEC 2008
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