Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Touring the universe again; current destination: Costa Rica

In a few hours we are planned to start the long journey to Costa Rica, the chosen destination of our next Family vacation,  during the holiday period (here in Israel).     Will be out of touch for the next couple of weeks.

Monday, October 3, 2011

More on Internet of Things and event processing for personal systems

This illustration is taken from a recent Blog posting by Phil Windley, the CTO of Kynetx, whom I met in DEBS'11.   Phil writes about IoT as a source of personal event processing, and about "personal event bus", in which any consumer can subscribe to events and process them individually.

I have provided some background about IoT recently and about its potential to be game changer;  the personal systems is an interesting aspect.   Event processing models and systems of the first generation have been developed in mind of business oriented systems. However, I have stated before that I see the big potential of event processing outside the traditional corporate IT, and provided robotics and biological computing as some areas of interest.  Consumer applications is definitely an area with a lot of potential, however the challenges to do it is beyond collecting and subscribing to events, it is the ability to compose event processing application by consumers, which requires progress in the abstraction level of composing such applications.  This is definitely and avenue to pursue.