Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Event processing academic course at the university of Potsdam

I am following academic courses on event processing, and today came across a graduate seminar entitled "event processing technology"  given by Mathias Weske, who is known for his work on business process management,  given in the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam.

It is interesting to note the topics covered in this seminar: 
  1. Scalability: complex event processing solutions for high performance and low latency 
  2. Aggregation concepts: event processing approaches to extract business information from raw events
  3. Correlation: combining BPM and CEP
  4. Uncertainty: handling of noise in data streams
  5. Prediction: predict future events
  6. Heterogeneity: Processing heterogeneous events

All of them are active research topics in event processing.    Some of them are citing our work on uncertainty and proactive event processing.   It will be interesting to collect information about event processing academic courses worldwide and lesson learned from them.  Academic courses are enablers of making a technology part of main stream computing.   


Rainer von Ammon said...

hmm, a gigantic number of supervisors for a lot of topics. It seems, it's not the course of Mathias Weske but from Jan Mendling http://bpt.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/pub/Public/BPT-Masterseminar-SS2013/Event-Processing-Technologies-SS13.pdf. Could a student learn all this in 1 semester? What's the learning objective of this course? To write a paper as a team? And present the paper at the end of the course? All papers seem to be related to running projects of HPI what might be nice. What are the required qualifications and foreknowledge?

Or must she learn all from your EPIA book which is referenced: What's an event? event pattern? aggreation? correlation? enriching? event hierarching? event abstracting? ...? uncertainty? What is edBPM what is not in your book?:-) What is an appropriate taxonomy of combining CEP with BPM as edBPM? etc. Perhaps a bit overloaded and more a conference style than a seminar?

Anne Baumgrass said...

Dear Opher, dear Rainer, it’s really nice to see that we not only interest our students but also other people around the world. Actually, we do not expect the students to do the impossible. Each student picked one topic and thus focuses on some for them interesting part of CEP. We expect the students to understand the approach given in one or two papers (and they actually do), use their great knowledge on BPM, and then adapt and apply the approach to the logistic processes as they appear in our current research project “Get Services - European Wide Service Platform for Green European Transportation”. Together, we aim to identify some challenges, approaches, and ideas to process events (on a technical level) and provide them as information to the planner for green logistics. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can provide you with more information about the course or its results.