Ideas about use cases for CEP respectively edBPM
There was a good hint from Tim Bass regarding a CEP use case from CERN.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN could really be an appropriate, high-end challenge for the CEP-technology. We should introduce the CERN-ideas in the CEP-community in more extent.
Event processing at CERN means:
- 600 millions events per second
- a lot of sensors for different event types
- event filtering
- event enrichment
- event processing as cloud computing by more than 100.000 computers
- at present: C++ coded
- goal: find the Higgs boson
Questions to be discussed could be:
- strategy for the detection of Higgs boson
- can be solved by a CEP approach?
- which kind of EPL would be appropriate?
- is there a need for a flexible and fast changing EP-logic?
Actually, since David Luckham said in his slide about the forecast of CEP that we are only still at the end of Simple Complex Event Processing, I’m considering to suggest a special working group at EP-TS about “Philosophical Questions in CEP” or a similar title…
Actually I’m a bit astonished for already some years now as long as I’m in the scene of CEP that we did not also relate to the concepts of the unus mundus, synchronicity etc. when we talk about what an event is.
If we read books like Biology of Beliefs by Bruce H. Lipton, a former cell biology professor from Stanford, we see that we are really still at the beginning of Complex Event Processing.
Looking for appropriate use cases
At present, we are looking for appropriate use cases for a project proposal for the 7th European Framework Programme about Future Internet of Things and Services, based on Complex Event Processing or Event-Driven (Business) Process Management (I don’t like the term “Business” in this connection because the idea is not restricted to “Business”).
We can submit such a project proposal in different kinds, as a smaller STREP (Specific Targeted Research Project) or a larger IP (Integrated Project). Our potential consortium believes that the proposal is comprehensive enough to get submitted as an IP although we have learned from some events of the European Commission that “… an IP must change the world”.
So, presently all is going to be replaced from “e” like eHealth, eBanking to “Smart” like SmartHospital, SmartBank and so on. Also IBM is promoting the new paradigm of “The SmartPlanet”. Actually, I don’t believe that such projects will change the world and I don’t believe that we will change the world at all. But we could perhaps try to help understanding how reality gets reality.
CEP, Epigenetics and Brain Research
Two or three recently emerging disciplines yield to a similar paradigm in order to explain how the environment, actually the universe of global event clouds and their processing by sensors respectively receptors and the activation of effectors drive our daily life, but also the whole evolutionary process of life on our earth since the Big Bang.
The discipline of the New Biology or The Epigentics has detected - on the basis of the nanotechnology, microbiology and cell biology – within the last years that the life of cells is determined by its physical and energetic environment and not by theirs genes. Genes are only the molecular “blue print”, the design pattern, on which the structure or architecture of cells, tissue and organs is based. But the environment as a global cloud of signals, energies or so called events are at the end responsible for the way of life of a cell. In each single cell the mechanisms of life are triggered by the processing of the “events” of its environment and not by its genes.
Since “quantum physics” and the “Heisenberg uncertainty relation” we know today that such events are at last energies as eddy of quarks and photons, but we can define different types of events, also on the physical level. Around 3,5 billions of years ago the first monads as bacilli and algae lived on the earth, 650 millions of years ago the multicellular organisms as trees and other plants were created as a more complex and more intelligent life and since around only 100.000 years the today’s human is a united cell structure of 50 trillions of single cells where each cell is doing event processing on the base of its receptors of its cell membrane. So, a human being can allegedly process 120.000 events per second unconsciously (by the right side of the brain), but logically a human can only process around (I guess) 7 or a few information units at the same time (by the left side of the brain).
Against this background CEP is based on a very similar model. EPA’s are actually cells where event adaptors are the receptors of a cell membrane and the event processing logic based on an EPL are the effectors of a cell. EPN’s are actually a united multicellular structure and so on.
The Epigenetics explains how the environmental signals (events) control the activity of the genes. The primacy of the DNA is no longer valid, and the new found information flow is now called the “primacy of the environment”. Recent experiments of The Epigeneitcs have proved that our beliefs and thinking is energy in the sense of environmental signals. The Epigenetics found that all these kinds of environmental signals influence the regulating proteins which control the activity of the genes and that the global event cloud as environmental signals influences and changes the DNS (so called reverse transcriptase).
What is an individual?
According to the Epigenetics an individual is determined by the sum of its receptors in the cell membrane of all its 50 trillions of (specialized) cells. Each individual is unique because it is controlled or driven by the protein machines of its cells as a result of the received events (signals) of the global event cloud of the universe. The global event cloud does always exist and each event is an undestroyable energy which exists always and forever (see Unus Mundus and space-time continuum).
The Epigenetics explains an individual as an analogy of a broadcasting of television programs where the adjustment buttons are the receptors of the cell membranes which determine which program we receive in which manner. If we add or switch off receptors, we receive a different program or we see the same program differently. This can be understood as the incarnation of an individual. On the basis of such a model we can explain phenonemas like reincarnation or time travel as well.
Results of the recent Brain Research
On the basis of recent experiments of the Brain Research, researchers like Wolf Singer, Gerhard Roth et al. claim that a free will does not exist. They believe that their experiments have proven that the brain region which is responsible for a deliberate decision is only later activated when a signal or event is received while the protein machinery as the activity activator was already started “long” before. This cognition that there is no free will could be supported by the Epigenetics and the functionality of a cell membrane and its receptors and effectors/event adaptors and EPA's as the basis of the whole protein machinery and as the motor of life.
“If you think you think you only think you think” versus “Cogito ergo sum” (Descartes)
The 2nd Event Processing Dagstuhl seminar 2010
Mani Chandy, Opher Etzion and I are organizing the 2nd Dagstuhl seminar about CEP (see also some pictures from the first seminar). So, perhaps we could think about use cases there next year and could also invite - as an interdisciplinary event - some of the mentioned people like Bruce Lipton, Gerhard Roth, Wolf Singer, perhaps also some members of the CERN and bring them together with David Luckham and the research community of CEP. But it is only an idea...
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