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Proceedings Fourth International Enterprise Distributed Objects Computing Conference. EDOC2000 (2000)
Makuhari, Japan
Sept. 25, 2000 to Sept. 28, 2000
ISBN: 0-7695-0865-0
pp: 66
E. Lupu , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
M. Sloman , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
N. Dulay , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
N. Damianou , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
ABSTRACT
This paper introduces the Ponder language for specifying distributed object enterprise concepts. Ponder, is a declarative language, which permits the specification of policies in terms of obligations, permissions and prohibitions and provides the means for defining roles, relationships and their configurations in nested communities. Ponder provides a concrete representation of most of the concepts of the Enterprise Viewpoint. The design of the language incorporates lessons drawn from several years of research on policy for security and distributed systems management as well as policy conflict analysis. The various language constructs are presented through a scenario for the operation, administration and maintenance of a mobile telecommunication network.
INDEX TERMS
business communication; distributed object enterprise concepts; enterprise viewpoint concepts; Ponder language; declarative language; specification; obligations; permissions; prohibitions; nested communities; language constructs; mobile telecommunication network
CITATION

M. Sloman, N. Dulay, E. Lupu and N. Damianou, "Ponder: Realising Enterprise Viewpoint Concepts," Proceedings Fourth International Enterprise Distributed Objects Computing Conference. EDOC2000(EDOC), Makuhari, Japan, 2000, pp. 66.
doi:10.1109/EDOC.2000.882345
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