Policy 2005
         6th IEEE International Workshop on Policies
            for Distributed Systems and Networks

                       6-8 June 2005
                     Stockholm, Sweden

The policy workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners 
working on policy-based systems across a wide range of application areas 
including policy-based networking, security management, storage area 
networking, and enterprise systems. Policy 2005 is the 6th in a series 
of successful workshops which since 1999 have provided a forum for 
discussion and collaboration between researchers, developers and users 
of policy-based systems. This year, in addition to the latest research 
results from the communities working in the areas mentioned above, we 
encourage contributions on policy-based techniques in support of: 
On-demand computing/Utility Computing, SLA/Contract based Management, 
Virtualization and Policy-based collaboration.

As in the previous three years the policy workshop will be co-located 
with SACMAT 2005.

POLICY 2005 invites contributions on all aspects of policy-based 
computing. 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:

Policy Definition and Models:

- abstractions and languages for policy specification processes,
- methodologies, and tools for discovering, specifying, reasoning about, 
  and refining policy,
- extensions and refinements of policy standards
- relationships between policies, e.g. hierarchies

Policy Mechanisms

- implementation and enforcement techniques
- integrating policies into existing systems and environments
- policy management in the large: peer-to-peer, grid and web-based services,
  utility environments
- interoperability

Policy Applications

- policy models for access-control, resource allocation, systems 
  management, QoS adaptation, intrusion detection and privacy
- policy based networking, including active networks, mobile systems and 
- business rules and organizational modelling
- trust models and trust management policies
- policies for pervasive computing
- case studies of applying policy-based technologies
- policy-based autonomic computing
- policy-based  utility computing
- SLA/contract based Management
- policy based collaboration


Paper submission deadline: 10 December 2004
Author notification:       21 February 2005
Camera ready copy due:     21 March 2005
Workshop dates:            6-8 June 2005

Submission Information

Papers under review elsewhere must NOT be submitted to Policy 2005.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer 
Society and submissions must be in IEEE Proceedings format 

Policy 2005 invites contributions in the form of either:
- Technical papers (max. length 10 pages).
- Short position papers describing preliminary experimental results, 
  experiences with deployed policy systems, new applications or new 
  policy research challenges (max. length 4 pages)

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

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:  Babak Sadighi Firozabadi (Swedish Institute of Computer
Program Chairs:  William Winsborough (Center for Secure Information System, 
                 George Mason University) 
                 and Akhil Sahai (HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA)
Finance Chair:   Charlotta Jorsater  (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)

Web Chair:       Tomas Olsson (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)

Publicity Chair: Arosha Bandara (Imperial College London)

Program Committee

To be announced.