Intelligent Event Processing - AAAI Spring Symposium 2009

Description |  List of Topics |  Format of the Symposium |  Organizing Committee |  Programme Committee (pending)Submission | Important Dates  | Accomodation and Location | Accepted Papers | Workshop Agenda

Description

Event-based systems are now gaining increasing momentum as witnessed by current efforts in areas including event-driven architectures, business process management and modeling, Grid computing, Web services notifications, and message-oriented middleware. They become ever important in various application domains, ranging from traditional business applications, like supply-chain management, to the entertainment industry, like on-line gaming applications.

However, the current status of development is just the tip of the iceberg compared with the impact that event processing could achieve, as already reported by market research companies. Indeed, existing approaches are dealing primarily with the syntactical (but very scalable) processing of low-level signals and primitive actions, which usually goes with an inadequate treatment of the notions of time, context or concurrency (for example, synchronization). For example, some of the current event processing products are descendents of the active database research that misses efficient (formal) handling of termination, priority ordering, and confluence in rule bases.

AI and especially symbolic (for example, logic-based) approaches provide native background for the (formal) representation of the above mentioned missing concepts, enabling evolution from event processing systems into intelligent reactive systems. The work done in temporal logic, spatial reasoning, knowledge representation, ontologies, and so on enables more declarative representation of events and actions and their semantic processing. Contextual reasoning can support complex event prediction. Transactional logic can be used for ensuring the consistency between highly dependent processes in a formal way.

On the other side, the heterogeneous and highly distributed nature of event-processing systems, especially on the web, provides new challenges for AI and logics, like the contextualized reasoning over large stream data, scalable mapping of complex structures, or distributed approximate reasoning, to name but a few.


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Topics

Topics are organized according to the life cycle of an event processing application: Modelling of events and reaction of events, Discovery of new events, reasoning about them and their reactions and applications. Possible symposium topics comprise, but are not limited to:

  • Modelling
    • Conceptual modeling in event-driven processing
    • Modeling context in event-driven processing
    • Event processing languages
    • Business rules and event-driven processing
    • Editors for complex events
    • Complex event processing in highly distributed AI applications
    • Modeling reactive systems using event-driven processing
    • Event stream processing
    • Event-driven architecture for Intelligent Event Processing
  • Discovery
    • Complex event patterns mining
    • Temporal aspects in event mining
    • Prediction of events
    • Discovery of similar events
    • Discovery of unknown events
    • Dealing with missing events
  • Reasoning/Processing
    • Complex event detection
    • The role of logic in event processing
    • Distributed reasoning for events
    • Reasoning with uncertain events
    • Reasoning under real-time constraints
    • Complexity in reasoning for Intelligent Event Processing
  • Advanced Applications
    • Distributed event processing as a basis for AI applications
    • Financial trading
    • Web / Internet of Things
    • Entertainment
    • Ubiquitous Computing/ Ambient Intelligence
    • Business Activity Monitoring
    • AI in global epidemiology monitoring systems
    • Other domains

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Format of the Symposium

Those people interested in participating should send a three-page extended abstract describing their related work and areas of interest. Submissions may discuss work in any stage of development, from concepts and future directions to finished work. PDF submissions in AAAI format should be sent to Nenad.Stojanovic@fzi.de. Based upon these abstracts, at least three Program Committee members for each applying participant will assess the relevance of his or her prior work or research goals, his or her expected contributions to the Symposium’s goals, and – altogether – his or her potential to stimulate creative discussions. By examining the abstracts and further information of accepted participants, as well as suggestions of the PC members, the Organizers will determine a number of focused discussion topics which will constitute the skeleton of the Symposium. These topics shall be selected such that the balance is guaranteed between theory and practice. For each of those focused discussion topics, few participants will be invited to prepare long presentations as initial input and for starting up the respective Symposium sessions. These presentations shall be submitted timely enough that the Symposium PC can review them with respect to their quality and expected impact on discussions. At least one week before the Symposium, all extended abstracts plus topic presentations will be distributed electronically to the participants. The Symposium proceedings will contain the same material; however, after the Symposium, taking into account the discussions and comments gathered there, and maybe collecting teams of authors working in the same direction, the Organizers will compile a post-proceedings volume with significant results of the event - to be published by AAAI or another renowned publisher.

The Symposium will start with a welcome session where each participant has exactly three slides to introduce him- or herself and their contributions / expectations for the Symposium. The welcome session will also contain a presentation and introductory discussion of the overall Symposium goals, given by the Organizers. As already mentioned above, the symposium will mainly consist of several topical sessions, each of them started by one or more invited talks. Topical sessions might correspond to the main four Symposium topics: Event modeling, discovery, reasoning and applications. The invited talks will provide an overview of challenges in the Event processing domain for which AI approaches can provide added value. Each session will mainly consist of moderated discussions, the outcome of which may range from a collection of ideas and/or technologies for addressing certain issues, up to a summary of arguments that support or contradict a research hypothesis. Moreover, we plan several breakout sessions for provocative discussions about hidden problems and non-recognized opportunities.


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Organizing Committee

Dr. Nenad Stojanovic (chair)
FZI – Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
E-Mail: Nenad.Stojanovic (- at -) fzi.de
URI: http://www.fzi.de/ipe/mitarbeiter.php?id=483

Dr. Andreas Abecker
FZI - Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
E-Mail: abecker (- at -) fzi.de

Dr. Opher Etzion (Co-Chair)
Senior Technical Staff Member, Master Inventor
Event Processing Scientific Leader
IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel
E-Mail: OPHER (- at -) il.ibm.com

Dr. Adrian Paschke
RuleML Inc., Canada and Free University Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: adrian.paschke (- at -) iotec.tu-dresden.de


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Program Committee

  • José Júlio Alferes, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rainer von Ammon, CITT, Germany
  • Darko Anicic, FZI at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Pedro Bizarro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mani Chandy, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Brian Connell, WestGlobal, Ireland
  • Alex Kozlenkov, Betfair Ltd. UK
  • Jean-Pierre Lorre, EBM Websourcing, France
  • David Luckham, Stanford University, USA
  • Gregoris Mentzas, ICCS, University of Athens, Greece
  • Jun-jang Jeng, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
  • Paul Pettersson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Anand Ranganathan, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
  • Michal Rosen-Zvi, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
  • Kay-Uwe Schmidt, SAP, Germany
  • Ljiljana Stojanovic, FZI at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Prasad Vishnubhotla, IBM Software Group, USA
  • Paul Vincent - Tibco Software, USA
  • Segev Wasserkrug - IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel

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    Submissions 

    Papers should be prepared using the two-column AAAI conference paper format. Long papers should be at most six pages; short papers at most two pages. Papers must be submitted electronically via the symposium website.

    Submissions must be in PDF using the workshop submission system for SSS09, at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sss09


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    Important Dates 

    Deadline for submissions: November 14th, 2008 (12.00 AM, GMT) 

    Notification of acceptance: December 9th, 2008  (notifications moved to December 26th)

    Camera-ready versions: January 16th, 2009 

    Symposium: March 23-25, 2009

     


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    Accommodation and Location 

    General information about accommodation in the conference area can be found on the AAAI Symposia website http://www.aaai.org/Symposia/symposia.php.

    Additionally, room fares can be compared for example by using this website: http://www.hotelscombined.com/Education_Support.

    The AAAI Spring Symposium Series will be held in the History Corner of the main quad (Building 200). Registration will be held in the foyer of Annenberg Auditorium on the lower level of the Cummings Art Building, which is across Lausen Mall from the History building. For a map of campus, please see http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/maps.html


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    Accepted Papers 

  • Gian Piero ZARRI. Representation and Processing of Complex Events
  • Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Roland Stühmer and Ljiljana Stojanovic. Gaining Reactivity for Rich Internet Applications by Introducing Client-side Complex Event Processing and Declarative Rules
  • Muath ALRAMMAL, Gaétan HAINS and Mohamed ZERGAOUI. Intelligent Ordered XPath For Processing Data Streams
  • Mani Chandy and Michael Olson. Specifications and Architectures of Federated Event-Driven Systems
  • Alexander Widder, Rainer von Ammon, Gerit Hagemann and Dirk Schönfeld. An Approach for Automatic Fraud Detection in the Insurance Domain
  • Matthias Fischer, Erich Ortner and Joachim Sternhuber. Logic-based modeling of event-oriented architectures for the development of application systems
  • Erich Ortner, Matthias Fischer and Joachim Sternhuber. Interaction in an Event-Based Context – An Architectural Concept (Draft)
  • Yiannis Verginadis, Dimitris Apostolou, Nikos Papageorgiou and Gregoris Mentzas. Collaboration Patterns in event-driven environments for Virtual Organizations
  • Darko Anicic and Nenad Stojanovic. Expressive Logical Framework for Reasoning about Complex Events and Situations
  • Sinan Sen and Jun Ma. Contextualised Event-driven Prediction with Ontology-based Similarity
  • Paul Fodor. Initial Results on Justification for the Tabled Transaction Logic
  • Marwane El Kharbili and Nenad Stojanovic. Semantic Event-Based Decision Management in Compliance Management for Business Processes
  • Arcot Rajasekar, Reagan Moore and Michael Wan. Event Processing in Policy Oriented Data Grids
  • Dan G. Tecuci and Bruce Porter. An Episodic Based Approach to Event Processing
  • Jans Aasman and Craig Norvell. Event Processing using an RDF Database
  • Sourish Dasgupta, Satish Bhat and Yugyung Lee. Event Semantics for Service Composition in Pervasive Computing
  • Leon Sterling and Kuldar Taveter. Event-based Optimization of Air-to-Air Business Processes
  • Adrian Paschke. A Semantic Design Pattern Language for Complex Event Processing

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    Agenda 

    Monday, 23.03.2009

    09:00-09:30 Arrival / Logistics / informal discussions
    09:30 Welcome and Introduction of participants.
    Every participant (or participating organization) has a possibility to present its interest/work in the context of Complex Event Processing (5 min pro participant, ca. three slides), incl. the expectation from the Symposium
    10:30 Coffee break
    11:00 Introduction of participants (continuation)
    Session 1: Modelling
    11:30 Gian Piero Zarri. Representation and Processing of Complex Events.
    12:00 Matthias Fischer, Erich Ortner and Joachim Sternhuber. Logic-based modeling of event-oriented architectures for the development of application systems.
    12:30 Lunch break
    14:00 Invited Talk, David Luckham, "Complex Event Processing: The Markets, Applications and Technology".
    15:30 Coffee Break
    16:00 Group work: Up to three clusters will be defined. Every participant will choose one group. The set of challenges/topics will be defined in advance.
    18:00 End of day 1
    18:00-19:00 Reception

    Tuesday, 24.03.2009

    09:00 Presentation of the group work results
    09:30 Short tutorial: logic-based CEP
    10:30 Coffee Break
    Session 2: Processing
    11:00 Muath Alrammal, Gaétan Hains and Mohamed Zergaoui. Intelligent Ordered XPath For Processing Data Streams.
    11:30 Erich Ortner, Matthias Fischer and Joachim Sternhuber. Interaction in an Event-Based Context – An Architectural Concept. (Draft)
    12:00 Arcot Rajasekar, Reagan Moore and Michael Wan. Event Processing in Policy Oriented Data Grids.
    12:30 Lunch break
    Session 3: Applications
    14:00 Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Roland Stühmer and Ljiljana Stojanovic. Gaining Reactivity for Rich Internet Applications by Introducing Client-side Complex Event Processing and Declarative Rules.
    14:30 Chandy and Michael Olson. Specifications and Architectures of Federated Event-Driven Systems.
    15:00 Yiannis Verginadis, Dimitris Apostolou, Nikos Papageorgiou and Gregoris Mentzas. Collaboration Patterns in event-driven environments for Virtual Organizations.
    15:30 Coffee Break
    16:00 Leon Sterling and Kuldar Taveter. Event-based Optimization of Air-to-Air Business Processes.
    16:30 Panel discussion – What is intelligent CEP and why someone would need it? Research challenges for intelligent CEP
    18:00 End of day 2
    18:00-19:00 Plenary session

    Wednesday, 25.03.2009

    09:00 Jans Aasman and Craig Norvell. Event Processing using an RDF Database.
    09:30 Sourish Dasgupta, Satish Bhat and Yugyung Lee. Event Semantics for Service Composition in Pervasive Computing.
    10:00 Dan G. Tecuci and Bruce Porter. An Episodic Based Approach to Event Processing.
    10:30 Coffee Break
    11:00 Conclusion

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