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Representing management policy using contract objects

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Lindsay MarshallORCiD


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The management of computer systems for an organisation depends heavily on the policies of that organisation and requires proper computer-based support. This paper presents a way of representing policies in a machine usable form based around the idea of contracts between various parties. Also described is how the Tobias system, a system administrator's workbench, uses this representation to provide a safer environment for management

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Author(s): Marshall LF

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE First International Workshop on Systems Management

Year of Conference: 1993

Pages: 27-30

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press


DOI: 10.1109/IWSM.1993.315297

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ISBN: 0818638206