The EPTS Use Case working group met on Monday in Rome before the DEBS 08 conference got underway. It was hot stuff – temperatures touched 40C or 104F, laptops overheated, but great progress was made. The new use case template should be available on the EPTS website in about four weeks. After that, work should begin on trying to produce a reference architecture. It was great to see Alex from Betfair, an end user of CEP software, with great views and great ideas. Alex had some great ideas and great views on the benefits of CEP, and it benefits everyone to have real customers describe the value the derive, and the areas they wish to see progress.
The EPTS seems to be achieving some real momentum – no small part in thanks to the tireless Opher who pushes and organises everything behind the scene. My thanks to Opher and to the DEBS 08 organisers for a great conference, but it reminds me that everybody has a part to play. Those with an interest in CEP also have a responsibility to be heard and to play a part.
“Ambition should be made of sterner stuff”