In recognition of my early work in event-driven architecture, Elemental Links was invited to join the Event Processing Technical Society as a founding member. EPTS officially launched in June 2008. As stated in the press release, EPTS has five initial goals:
- Document usage scenarios where event processing brings business benefits
- Develop a common event processing glossary for its members and the community-at-large to use when dealing with event processing;
- Accelerate the development and dissemination of best practices for event processing;
- Encourage academic research, help in establishment of event processing as a research discipline, and help in collaboration between the research community and the industry, by encouraging the funding of such applied research;
- Work with existing standards development organizations such as OMG, OASIS and W3C to disseminate and where necessary incubate a set of consistent; standards in the areas of: event formats, event processing interoperability, event processing (meta) modeling and (meta) languages; EPTS does not plan to develop standards itself.
I’m happy to participate in this important work. No surprise, my particular interests are raising awareness on business scenarios for event processing and sharing event processing best practices. For more information on the EPTS, please visit the website.
My active participation begins on September 17, at the 4th Event Processing Technical Symposium in Stamford CT. I’ll be part of a panel discussion on the event processing market — Is Event Processing hype, or the best invention since sliced bread. Scheduled co-panelists are Larry Fulton, Forrester, Raman Marzabani, Event Zero, Stephanie McReynolds, Oracle and Mark Palmer, Streambase. Alan Lundberg of Tibco will moderate the panel.
If you plan to attend the Event Processing Technical Symposium, or the co-located Gartner Event Processing Summit, please look me up – email, Twitter etc.