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September 2008

AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Event Processing

2008-09-29 19:51

AAAI Spring Symposium Wednesday, March 23–25, 2009 at Stanford University

Intelligent Event Processing

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.

Possible symposium topics comprise, but are not limited to:


  • Conceptual modelling 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


  • Complex event patterns mining
  • Temporal aspects in event mining
  • Prediction of events
  • Evolution of existing models


  • The role of logic in event processing
  • Distributed reasoning for events
  • Reasoning with uncertain events
  • Reasoning under real-time constraints

Advanced Applications


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.

Organizing Committee

Adrian Paschke (Corporate Semantic Web, Free University Berlin and RuleML Inc, Canada), Nenad Stojanovic, chair, (FZI - Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany), Andreas Abecker (FZI, Germany), Opher Etzion (IBM Research Lab, Haifa, Israel),

For More Information

For more information about the symposium, see the supplementary symposium web site.


Invited talk by Robert Tolksdorf at AST 2008, September 9th

2008-09-18 11:41

Invited talk by Adrian Paschke at EDOC 2008, September 15th

2008-09-15 23:15

Paschke, A.: "Semantic Web Rules", Keynote at EDOC 2008 Workshop: Standardization and Implementation of Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise, 15-19 September 2008, München, Germany.

Slides of the invited talk by Adrian Paschke at EDOC 2008, September 15th (pdf)

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This work has been partially supported by the  InnoProfile-Corporate Semantic Web project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the BMBF Innovation Initiative for the New German Länder - Entrepreneurial Regions.
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