IEEE International Symposium on Policies for
Distributed Systems and Networks (POLICY 2009)


20-22 July 2009
Imperial College London, UK


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 2009 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, in addition to the latest research results from the 
communities working in any area of policy-based management and 
computing, we encourage contributions on policy-based techniques in 
support of privacy and security management, including the policy 
life-cycle, detection and resolution of inconsistency, refining policies 
from users' requirements, and usability issues.

In addition to the main technical programme, POLICY 2009 will feature a 
special session devoted to the demonstrations of innovative policy based 

POLICY 2009 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
Paper Registration deadline: 23 February 2009
Paper submission deadline: 02 March 2009
Author notification: 11 May 2009

System demonstration submission deadline: 06 April 2009
System demonstrator notification: 11 May 2009

Camera ready copy due
(for both technical papers and demos): 08 June 2009

Workshop dates: 20-22 July 2009

Paper Submission Information
Papers under review elsewhere must NOT be submitted to Policy 2009. The 
proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society 
and submissions must be in IEEE Proceedings format (see 

Policy 2009 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.


Arosha Bandara and Ritu Chadha
IEEE POLICY 2009 TPC Co-Chairs