Semantic Web and Firewall Alignment

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Simon N. Foley, William F. Fitzgerald
Semantic Web and Firewall Alignment
24th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2008 – SSW Workshop)
IEEE Computer Society
Secure Semantic Web applications, particularly those involving access control, are typically focused at the application-domain only, rather than taking a more holistic approach to also include the underlying infrastructure (for example, firewalls). As a result, infrastructure configurations may unintentionally hinder and prohibit the normal operation of the Semantic Web. This paper, discusses an approach involving Description Logic and the Semantic Web Rule Language to provide synergy and alignment between firewall configurations and semantic-aware application configurations.