IEEE International Symposium on Policies for 
Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY 2010)


July 21-23 2010
George Mason University, USA

The symposium brings together researchers and practitioners working on 
policy-based systems across a range of application areas including 
policy-based networking, privacy and security management, storage area 
networking, and enterprise systems.  POLICY 2010 has grown out of a 
highly successful series of workshops and this is recognized by the 
elevation of the event to an IEEE symposium.

This year's event will have a special focus on policy-driven real-life 
applications, and we encourage submissions in this area as well as the 
topics listed below. The symposium will include demonstrations of 
innovative policy-based systems, and authors are invited to submit 
demonstration descriptions, as described below.  In addition, authors of 
all accepted papers will be invited to accompany their presentation with 
an optional demonstration.

In addition to the main technical programme, POLICY 2010 will feature a 
special session devoted to the demonstrations of innovative policy based 

POLICY 2010 invites novel contributions on all aspects of policy-based 
management.  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
- Policy Models and Languages
- Policy Applications

For a complete description of the topics of interest, please see

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 System Submission Section. Commercial products are eligible, but 
sales and marketing activities are not appropriate.

Important Dates

Abstracts due:					February 8 2010
Full Paper submission deadline: 		February 15 2010
Author notification:				April 22 2010

System demonstration submission deadline:	April 1 2010
System demonstrator notification:		April 15 2010

Camera ready copy due
(for both technical papers and demos):		May 7 2010

Symposium dates:				July 21-23 2010

Paper Submission Information

Papers under review elsewhere must NOT be submitted to Policy 2010.  The 
proceedings of the symposium will be published by IEEE Computer Society 
and submissions must be in IEEE Proceedings format (see

Policy 2010 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 proposal describing the proposed demonstration 
Descriptions of accepted demonstrations will be included in the workshop 
proceedings (max. length 2 pages, not including references)

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


Marianne Winslett and Ken Moody
IEEE POLICY 2010 TPC Co-Chairs