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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 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)
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)
NOMADS is a mobile agent system that supports strong mobility (i.e., the ability to capture and transfer the full execution state of mobile agents) and safe Java agent execution (i.e., the ability to control resources consumed by agents, facilitating guarantees of quality of service while protecting against denial of service attacks). The NOMADS environment(More)
In this paper we apply the semantics sketched by Smith and Cohen [11] to the system of conversational policies developed for KAoS [1]. We show that the compositional nature of the speech-acts and their semantics allows us to provide a comprehensive semantics for the conversational policies ; and that we can use the generated semantics to analyze policies,(More)