One of the nice things about Business Rules Forum is that the Rule Markup Conference (RuleML08) is co-located with it. So some of us change rooms today to discuss progress on rule standards, with TIBCO presenting OMG PRR, Ilog presenting W3C RIF, and IBM presenting SBVR’s date-time vocabulary. Is this relevant to Complex Event Processing? Well, later David Luckham presents on CEP aspects. And one of the slides shows the huge overlap between rules and, say, the TIBCO BusinessEvents CEP solution.
Apart from the PRR metamodel we also added some background slides on:
- the relationship between business rules, decision models and rules,
- the RuleML classification of executable rule types, extended with state transition rules, and
- a graphic of the various standards versus other rule representations.
Some of these topics were a cause of confusion for the BRForum folks earlier in this week, and these graphics are subject to change and feedback…