KAoS: A Policy and Domain Services Framework for Grid Computing and Semantic Web Services

  • Andrzej Uszok
  • Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
  • Renia Jeffers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2995)


In this article we introduce KAoS, a policy and domain services framework based on W3C’s OWL ontology language. KAoS was developed in response to the challenges presented by emerging semantic application requirements for infrastructure, especially in the area of security and trust management. The KAoS architecture, ontologies, policy representation, management and disclosure mechanisms are described. KAoS enables the specification and enforcement of both authorization and obligation policies. The use of ontologies as a source of policy vocabulary enables its extensibility. KAoS has been adapted for use in several applications and deployment platforms. We briefly describe its integration with the Globus Grid Computing environment.


Grid Computing Description Logic Framework Architecture Domain Service Authorization Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrzej Uszok
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
    • 1
  • Renia Jeffers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)PensacolaUSA

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