ResearchSelected PapersPolicies in Enterprise Specification

Author Obliged to Submit Paper before 4 July: Policies in an Enterprise Specification

James B. Cole, John Derrick, Zoran Milosevic, Kerry Raymond

Proceedings Policy01 workshop

Abstract

Specifying policies doesn’t occur in splendid isolation but as part of refining an enterprise specification. The roles, the tasks, and the business processes of an ODP community provide the basic alphabet over which we write our policies. We illustrate this through exploring a conference programme committee case study. We discuss how we might formulate policies and show how policies are refined alongside the refinement of the overall system specification, developing notions of sufficiency and necessity. Policy delegation is also discussed and we categorise different forms of delegating an obligation.