Andrzej Uszok

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In this paper, we describe our initial implementation of the KAoS policy and domain services. While initially oriented to the dynamic and complex requirements of software agent applications, the services are also being adapted to general-purpose grid computing and web services environments as well. The KAoS services rely on a DAML description-logic-based(More)
Web Services power through explicit representations of Web resources underlying semantics and the development of an intelligent Web infrastructure that can fully exploit them. Semantic Web languages, such as OWL, extend RDF to let users specify ontologies comprising taxonomies of classes and inference rules. Both people and software agents can effectively(More)
Policies are being increasingly used for automated system management and controlling the behavior of complex systems, allowing administrators to modify system behavior without changing source code or requiring the consent or cooperation of the components being governed. Past approaches to policy representation have been restrictive in many ways. By way of(More)
To increase the assurance with which agents can be deployed in operational settings, we have been developing the KAoS policy and domain services. In conjunction with Nomads strong mobility and safe execution features, KAoS services and tools allow for the specification, management, conflict resolution, and enforcement of DAML-based policies within the(More)
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,(More)
Several research groups have grappled with the problem of characterizing and developing practical approaches for implementing adjustable autonomy and mixed-initiative interaction in deployed systems. However, each group takes a little different approach and uses variations of the same terminology in a somewhat different fashion. In this chapter, we will(More)
The KAoS policy management framework pioneered the use of semantically-rich ontological representation and reasoning to specify, analyze, deconflict, and enforce policies [9, 10]. The framework has continued to evolve over the last five years, inspired by both technological advances and the practical needs of its varied applications. In this paper, we(More)
This paper summarizes our efforts to develop capabilities for policy and contract management for Semantic Web Services applications. KAoS services and tools allow for the specification, management, analyzes, disclosure and enforcement of policies represented in OWL. We discuss three current Semantic Web Services applications as examples of the kinds of(More)
This paper outlines a preliminary perspective on teamwork and adjustable autonomy in groups involving a mix of humans and autonomous agents. Unlike other approaches to agent teamwork, a humancentered perspective to human-agent interaction is used. The paper describes how we are integrating the Brahms and KAoS agent frameworks in order to model and simulate(More)