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Thursday May 4th, 2006 - 4:30pm
Computer Laboratory > Research > Systems Research Group > NetOS > Seminars > Thursday May 4th, 2006 - 4:30pm

Using ontologies to manage services in ubiquitous environments

Edson Moreira

The success on managing large networks and the services running on them is closely related to the quality of the operational control of the net and the feedback from the customers. As these networks get complex and the services ubiquitous, there is a need for more flexible, dynamic and abstract ways to measure the quality of the services provided to customers. In this talk we introduce the idea of using ontologies to structure the management information in such a way that it would provide some key factors we understand will be of importance for managing services in the future: sharing and collaboration between providers (and users); high level common specifications; on-the-fly mapping of policies; context awareness; etc. We will spend some time demonstrating the potential use of ontologies on a similar problem: security management. The creation of two ontologies, Security Incident and Vulnerabilities, with the definition of classes, relationships and the possibilities of data correlations, will be described.