- The Gartner analysts came with new slides, but very little new insights relative to their past messages.
- Mani Chandy had interesting talk, saying that EDA is a natural continuation of SOA and not a paradigm shift (good topic to discuss). Also said that one of the big benefits of EP is - saving time for people by filtering and aggregation of flowing information.
- David Luckham has talked about "holistic event processing" as the future -- which from technology point of view means - dynamic big event processing networks. Also talked about the need to have formally defined clear semantics of event processing language (well - that is what we are trying to do in EPDL).
- Marc Adler has a great talk (in my opinion, the best one) - about his experience in developing CEP application, which seems to be a success story. He talked about criteria to select a vednor, difficulties in the development itself, and shortages in the state-of-the-art. One of his insights is that unlike what the "stream SQL" fans are saying that since people know SQL anyway, it is a good basis, he claims that while the syntax looks like SQL, it is a totally different type of thinking, and the knowledge of SQL does not help on getting it.
- Richard Brown had a talk about collecting events from text - news, blogs etc... I think that getting events from unstructured data has a lot of potential, I also talked with somebody who told me about start-up that extracts events from video cameras - the scenario of tracing behavior of people that fit the shop-lifting pattern (was discussed recently in Blogs) - may become reality soon, it seems that the technology is getting there.
That is all my time permits me to write today -- more later.