Projekt "Project "event[s]"

Event-Driven Architecture for Laboratory Logistics with RFID


Efficient business processes in logistics can only be realized with efficient enterprise information systems. Current software architectures do not target event-based systems, because they are based on a process-oriented control flow, which is not sufficient for event-driven systems such as logistics applications. In recent years, Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) has been proposed as a new architectural paradigm for event-based applications. The main idea lies in the processing of events as the central architectural concept.

The objective of the project eventS (Event-Driven Architecture for Laboratory Logistics with RFID) is the development of a reference architecture for event-driven RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) applications. The key concept of the approach is to employ complex event processing (CEP) as the model for processing and managing of event-driven information systems. Event streams generated by RFID contain a large volume of different events, which must be transformed, classified, aggregated, evaluated, and appropriate actions must be initiated. Upper-level business processes can interpret the resulting complex events and react on them. The reference architecture enables the seamless integration of RFID event streams in upper-level business processes in real-time. Event-driven architectures can be seen as a dynamic complement to service-oriented architectures (SOA).

The usefulness of the reference architecture is investigates by means of a case study. We selected the tracking and localization of samples in large research laboratories using RFID as the domain of investigation

Technologie Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), Complex Event Processing (CEP), Event Stream Processing (ESP), Java Rules Engines, RFID, Semantic Web, Multi Agent Systems
Projektleitung Prof. Dr. R. Bruns
Prof. Dr. J. Dunkel
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter Oliver Pawlowski, MSc
Johannes Westhuis, BSc
Dominique Bellenger, BSc
Kooperationspartner dialog EDV Systementwicklung GmbH (Hannover)
Förderung Supported by the European Community (European Regional Development Fund - ERDF) under Research Grant ERDF No. 2-221-2007-0042 and by the industrial partner.
Laufzeit 2008 - 2010