Topic 2: Event processing functions: present and future, common and additional functions.
Topic 3: Event processing and the rest of the IT world: relationships of event processing with other areas (databases, rules, BPM, analytics, cloud computing, social computing…).
Topic 4: Event processing standards: What standards should be done and when, what should be the starting point and roadmap in each standard.
Topic 5: Event processing grand challenge: What we would like to achieve if we can get a considerable worldwide research investment? What are the research goals? What are the means to achieve? What will be the end result of this research (e.g. what scenarios will be able to be dealt with?)