Saturday, October 2, 2010

DEBS 2011 calls are finalized

DEBS 2011 calls have been now finalized and can be found on the DEBS 2011 website.  The calls are for the traditional tracks -- research track, industrial track, tutorials, demos, PhD workshop (still TBD).
The new tracks in DEBS 2011 are:

  • DEBS challenge:   this will consist of an event processing application with a call for demonstration of its implementation in various approaches; this is targeted to commercial and non commercial implementations, the non commercial implementations will be able to participate in a competition where the major criterion will be ease of use.
  • Gong show:  participants will have 5 minutes to present new ideas - both research idea, and interesting kind of usage in event-based systems and technologies.  The audience will vote the best idea.
  • The industrial track will have an "experience reports" sub-track, that will not require submission of papers, but abstracts only. 
Note that there are four committed keynote speakers.     I'll follow the progress of DEBS 2011 in this blog. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New review for the EPIA book

It is holiday again, and tomorrow I am leaving for a short (2 days) vacation here in Israel with my family, and then in Sunday night, travelling to the USA for a short (4 days) business trip, where the highlight will be participation in the event processing - capital markets conference of OMG EP CoP;  here is the conference's program. I have been travelling too much recently, hope that after this trip I'll have a break in travelling.

Today I've noticed a new review of the EPIA book posted by Tushar Jain, a person I have not been familiar with so far.   Good to see that people like the book.   The reviewer is right that the conceptual model we described in the book still need to obtain acceptance like UML and BPMN,  well -- the next step is to try and work on standard proposal for event processing modeling language, and I'll take advantage of my coming trip to USA to try and kickoff this activity.
One comment -- I don't see the other books mentioned as competitive.  The book of Mani Chandy and Roy Schulte is a business oriented book, and our book is a technical oriented book, so the intersection is fairly limited, furthermore, we mention in the book that we don't deal thoroughly with the business perspective, and recommend Chandy and Schulte's book as a complimentary for those who would like to get deeper understanding of the business perspective.      Later in October I'll start teaching again a course in the Technion based on the EPIA book (first one since the book is out, though I have used the book's draft for previous course).