IEEE 7th International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and
                             June 5-7, 2006
                   The University of Western Ontario 
                         London, Ontario CANADA
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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 2006 is the 7th in a series
of successful workshops that 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.

POLICY 2006 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
      * Analyzing policies
      * Mapping from policies to management services

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 e-commerce
      * Business rules and organizational modeling
      * 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 2005
Author notification: 21 February 2006
Camera ready copy due: 21 March 2006
Workshop dates: 5-7 June 2006