Today, the Dagstuhl publication service published the "Event Processing Manifesto" which is the result of the work started in the Event Processing Dagstuhl seminar that took place in May 2010 (after long pregnancy).
This 60 pages document is a seminal work that is a result of the collaborative work of the 45 participants seen in the picture below, and quite a lot of editorial work that I have done with the help of Sharon Geva and Chani Sacharen, from our local technical editing department. The document has six chapters (five original workgroups, one of them decided to generate two chapters). The chapters deal with: why use event processing, what is the functionality of event processing, how is event processing related to other disciplines, what is the current related standards and what should be the future roadmap, what is the grand challenge in the entire industry level, and what are the shorter term research issues that will promote the area. I'll dedicate a posting to each of these chapters in the next few days. The EPTS virtual symposium, planned for March 24, will provide an opportunity to get perspectives on each chapter from the person who lead the construction of this chapter.