Imperial College London

Professor Emil Lupu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computer Systems



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564Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Cullen, A and Williams, B and Bertino, E and Arunkumar, S and Karafili, E and Lupu, E},
doi = {10.1145/3086439.3086444},
pages = {7--12},
title = {Mission support for drones: A policy based approach},
url = {},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). We examine the impact of increasing autonomy on the use of airborne drones in joint operations by collaborative parties. As the degree of automation employed increases towards the level implied by the term 'autonomous', it becomes apparent that existing control mechanisms are insufficiently flexible. Using an architecture introduced by Bertino et al. in [1] and Verma et al. in [2], we consider the use of dynamic policy modification as a means to adjust to rapidly evolving scenarios. We show mechanisms which allow this approach to improve the effectiveness of operations without compromise to security or safety.
AU - Cullen,A
AU - Williams,B
AU - Bertino,E
AU - Arunkumar,S
AU - Karafili,E
AU - Lupu,E
DO - 10.1145/3086439.3086444
EP - 12
PY - 2017///
SP - 7
TI - Mission support for drones: A policy based approach
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ER -