Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Texas October Rules Fest and Drools Team Meeting

The Texas Rules User Group is organising a 3 day conference for Expert Systems starting October the 22nd - the October Rules Fest (ORF) . It's a non-profit event costing only $150 for the three days. This is a "No Fluff, Just Stuff" conference and the idea is to keep it technical so people can actually learn. The sessions are listed here, the speakers bios here and the agenda here. The sessions and speakers are still fluid at the moment, but I've been sent a more up to date version, which I've pasted at the end of this blog. There is also a promotion PDF here. I know the organisers are still searching for sponsors, to help justify the low cost for the event, so if you can help please do.

The Drools team will arrive a week earlier on the 15th of October and will be doing a 7 day team meeting at the Best Western Hotel. This meeting is open to the public, so if you want some hard core hands on coding do try and come down and join in with the coding fest :) This is a great opportunity to learn Drools at an indepth level and contribute back to the project, we can also assist helping you to solve any Drools extensions you are doing for your job - a great opportunity for you to get your managers time and budget approval :) The Best Western is currently only $89 per night, so very affordable.

The current tentative agenda for ORF is pasted below:

Wednesday AMTutorials

8:00 - 8:15Pete CarapetynData FundamentalsWelcome
8:15 - 9:15Dr. KapplemanNorth Texas Univ.Rules: Essential But Only Part of the Puzzle
9:30 - 10:20Rolando HernandezBizRules.ComIntroduction to Business Rules Architecture and Rulebase Technology
10:30 - 11:20Larry TerrilEBDXDeclarative vs Procedural Programming
11:30 - 12:30Greg BartonGreg StuffIntroduction to Evolvable Rules
12:30 - 2:00Lunch

Wednesday PMConference Begins

2:00 - 3:15Jason MorrisMorris Technical Solutions (Jess)The Ontology of Rulebased Systems
3:30 - 4:45Edson TirelliDroolsCEP - Complex Event Procesing Based on Rete
5:00 - 6:15Michael NealeDrools"Guvnor" - A BRMS for Drools and Managing Other Asset Types
6:15 - 8:00Pub Night 1

Thursday AMVendor's Day

8:00 - 9:00Dr. LevineUnit Texas ArlingtonKeynote 2: Brain mechanisms for Making, Breaking and Changing Rules
9:00 - 10:00Art TorteloroVisual RulesConstraints and Integration of Methodology With Automation
10:15 - 11:15Carlos Seranno-Morales and Carole Ann Berliotz-MatignonFair IsaacTBD
11:30 - 12:30Dr. FeldmanOpen RulesUsing Constraing Programming in Business Rules Environment
12:30 - 2:00Lunch

Thursday PM

2:00 - 3:15??InformavoresTBD
3:30 - 4:45??Haley SystemsTBD
5:00 - 6:15Daniel SelmanILOGSequential Rules and Their Applications
6:15 - 8:00Pub Night 2

Friday AMThe Future

8:00 - 9:00??CountrywideKeynote 3: Guest speaker
9:00 - 10:00Dr. HicksTexas A&M, EZ-XpertVerification of Propositional Logic Systems and it's Implications
10:15 - 11:15Gary RileyCLIPSRE-architecting CLIPS: recent Changes to Improve Performance, Integration and Internationalization
11:30 - 12:30Mark ProctorDroolsDeclarative Programming with Rules, Processes and CEP
12:30 - 2:00Lunch

Friday PMParallel and Conference Wrapup

2:00 - 3:15Dr. ForgyPST, Rete, Rete 2Parallel Rulebase Technology (jco) - Parallel OPSJ, Rete, Rete 2, New Developments in Rulebase Theory
3:30 - 5:30EveryoneEveryoneConference Review
5:15 - 8:00Pub Night 3Party TimeBilly Bob's in Fort Worth