Distinguishing Intent, Policy, and Service Models

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Authors Alexander Clemm  , Laurent Ciavaglia  , Lisandro Granville 
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This document presents existing definitions of the Intent, Policy, and Service Models concepts, analyses their differences and commonalities, and how the concepts relate to one another. The document is intended to clarify the different concepts and converge towards a common and shared understanding, and then use this foundation to guide further definition of valid research and engineering problems and their solutions.


Alexander Clemm (ludwig@clemm.org)
Laurent Ciavaglia (Laurent.Ciavaglia@nokia.com)
Lisandro Granville (granville@inf.ufrgs.br)

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