RulesFest 2011 in Burlingame - Day1
First Published Wednesday, 26th October 2011 02:27 pm from TIBCO Software : Paul Vincent
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target="_blank">RulesFest moved to Burlingame (still
Bay Area, CA USA) where arrivees on Sunday (like myself)
initially had the minor shock of finding themselves in a tatoo
artist conference (complete with anti-gang police presence,
apparently!). Luckily they had moved on by Monday, avoiding
potentially embarrassing delegate mix-ups…
A few CEP-related sessions today:
- IBM's Daniel Selman looked at the various
target="_blank">technology combination patterns of
"Executing Processes, Taking Decisions and Detecting
Situations". Daniel discussed the stateful (short-term)
CEP versus stateful (long-term) BPM versus stateless decisions,
which is an interesting (if over simplistic IMHO) viewpoint that
aligns, funnily enough, with IBM product division demarcation!
- Paul Haley gave a keynote on the
"Roadmap for Rules, Semantics and Business"
covering the future of knowledge processing, with honorable
mentions to the Japanese 5th Gen computer project (highlight of
the AI era), IBM's Watson (text processing engine), and
his own work with Paul Allen 's Vulcan
company's Project Halo and the "Scalable
Inference for Large Knowledge" engine ( title="[PDF] on Ben Grosof's SILK"
target="_blank">SILK). Paul also commented on the
need for rule standards to avoid the mantra that as soon as
knowledge is encoded it becomes "code" and
therefore only manipulatable by "coders" - an
interesting point as languages like OWL are not at all business
friendly. He also viewed OMG SBVR as being more important as a
logic formalism for this reason. [Also reported on title="Sparkling Logic on Paul Haley's RulesFest talk"
- Fred McClimans presented on Rules and Human
Behavior - and specifically on the causality of human events.
This is the other dimension of event analysis, in this case
supporting information flows across communities / tribes /
crowds. Modeling information flows in human systems was somewhat
scuppered by what Fred described as "pervasive
hyperconnectivity" - the fact that communities
communicate across conventional boundaries (for example using
Salatino presented on "Emergency Services - Processes
Rules and Events" where he had used Drools (and a nifty
simulation UI reminding me of a computer game) to provide an
emergency response system. [Also reported on title="Sparkling Logic on Mauricio's RulesFest talk"
My presentation simply re-iterated some of the results
from customers' use of TIBCO CEP technologies as
presented at TIBCO's user group (TUCON) as previously
blogged. The main points were:
corporations. [For the TLA challenged, you can view
this as the growth of EDD to support EDA (Event Driven Decisions
and Architecture respectively)].
required (proprietary repository etc) - some customers
exploit tools like Sharepoint and exploiting events to pass rules
around (Event-based Rules Management).
"classic" business rule users like title="Previous post on TUCON11 AllState, Oct11"
target="_self"> insurance companies are also finding value in
[Also reported on title="Sparkling Logic on Paul Vincent's RulesFest talk"
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