Author Obliged to Submit Paper before 4 July: Policies in an Enterprise Specification

  • James Cole
  • John Derrick
  • Zoran Milosevic
  • Kerry Raymond
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1995)


Specifying policies doesn’t occur in splendid isolation but as part of refining an enterprise specification. The roles, the tasks, and the business processes of an ODP community provide the basic alphabet over which we write our policies. We illustrate this through exploring a conference programme committee case study. We discuss how we might formulate policies and show how policies are refined alongside the refinement of the overall system specification, developing notions of sufficiency and necessity. Policy delegation is also discussed and we categorise different forms of delegating an obligation.


ODP enterprise viewpoint enterprise policies formalising and refining policies delegation case study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Cole
    • 1
  • John Derrick
    • 2
  • Zoran Milosevic
    • 1
  • Kerry Raymond
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Cooperative Research Centre for Distributed Systems Technology (DSTC)University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of Kent at CanterburyKentUK
  3. 3.CiTR Pty LtdMiltonAustralia

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