Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Food Line
Keith showing the fruits of his pillaging
Edson piles on the plate, worried there won't be anything left for second time round
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Europeans, including myself, where not able to be there due to the volcano, so we gave our presentations remotely. After some initial audio problems I've been told the rest of the remote presentations have been fine. The on site presentations have also been excellent, with a good mix of topics, see here.
Monday, April 19, 2010
|9:00:00 AM||General Introductions|
|9:15:00 AM||Mark Proctor||Introduction To Drools|
|10:15:00 AM||Emory Fry begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Requirements For Real-Time CDS: The KMR Project|
|11:00:00 AM||Mark Proctor||Rule Authoring Techniques|
|12:00:00 PM||Requirements Discussion|
|2:00:00 PM||Edson Tirelli||Complex Event Processing|
|3:00:00 PM||Tom Munnecke||Historic Vista / CHS|
|3:30:00 PM||Kris Verlaenen begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Building Domain Specific Workflows|
|4:30:00 PM||Joe White||Healthcare EDI Processing|
|5:00:00 PM||Alejandro Osornio||Rule-Based validations applied to Healthcare Ontology|
|5:30:00 PM||Requirements Discussion|
|9:00:00 AM||Geoffrey De Smet||Nurse rostering and hospital bed planning with Drools Planner|
|9:45:00 AM||Ken Kawamoto||CDS With HL7 & Drools|
|10:45:00 AM||Davide Sottara begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Using Drools in Hybrid Systems:|
From "Semantic" Rules to Soft Computing
|11:45:00 AM||Requirements Discussion|
|2:00:00 PM||Emory Fry begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Distributed Knowledge Management Management Requirements|
|3:00:00 PM||Davide Sottara begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Rule Uncertainty And Vagueness|
|4:00:00 PM||Emory Fry begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Rule Authoring: Workbench Requirements|
|5:00:00 PM||Requirements Discussion|
|9:00:00 AM||James Taylor begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Smarter systems for uncertain times|
|10:00:00 AM||John Hall begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR)|
|11:00:00 AM||Salatino Mauricio||Spring, Camel, Grid and other Community work|
|12:00:00 PM||Requirements Recap|
|2:00:00 PM||Ray Ploski begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||JBoss Integration|
|3:00:00 PM||Diego Nay / Gustavo Aguirre||Drools within a corporate IT architecture|
|4:00:00 PM||Kris Verlaenen begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Dynamic Fragments For Non-Linear Adaptive Processes|
|5:00:00 PM||Kostas Stathatos||Predictive Analytics|
|5:30:00 PM||Requirements Discussion|
|9:00:00 AM||Mark Proctor||Introduction To Drools|
|10:15:00 AM||Kris Verlaenen begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting||Building Domain Specific Workflows|
|11:30:00 AM||Mark Proctor||Rule Authoring Techniques|
|2:00:00 PM||Edson Tirelli||Complex Event Processing|
|3:15:00 PM||Labs - Getting environment setup and working through examples|
|9:00:00 AM||Hands on Day/One to One time|
Friday, April 16, 2010
jBPM5 will be based on the combined experience of jBPM and Drools Flow (and related projects like RiftSaw and Overlord), and will bring together the benefits of both solutions (and much more). As part of this process, we would like to ask you, our community, for feedback and assistance on this.
The architecture of jBPM5 builds on the experience that was built up over the past few years based on our customer feedback as well as strong community involvement. It will continue the vision of all of the constituent projects, so large parts of the architecture that is presented here will probably not come as a surprise to you, either because it already exists in a current project or because it has been on the roadmap for quite some time (e.g. BPMN2).
Nevertheless, wide feedback is very important to us, and we have therefore constructed a “Request for Comments” document which describes (what we believe could be) the new architecture of jBPM5. Now is the time for the community that has helped shape these projects so well in the past to do so again.
This not only includes an overview of the most important components, but also some of the key characteristics. Based on this architecture (and the feedback we receive), we will roll out a roadmap for jBPM5.
We would like to welcome any feedback feedback on this proposal, using the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, or in private by sending your comments to your JBoss contact. If you want to subscribe to the jbpm-dev mailing list or browse the archive, use:
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A special hotel rate of $110 per night is available under the booking reference "Drools", but hurry as space is limited and we have not done any block reservations. The event itself is free of charge. Breakfast will be provided each morning, as part of the conference, and coffee will be available throughout the day. If anyone would like to sponsor lunch, let me know :) mproctor at codehaus d0t org.
Details of the conference can be found at the registration page here:
The meeting is really shaping up with many top names attending:
JBoss, OSDE (Argentinian Healthcare), AT&T, SAIC, Kaiser, VA, Naval Health Research Center, Clinica, Decision Management Solutions, University of Utah / VA, Intermountain Healthcare, termMed IT, Versatile Systems, GE Healthcare, Open Health Data, Pharmacy OneSource, Wake Forest University Health Science, Recondo Technology, Zementis, University of Maryland, University of Bologna, Duke University.
We have the most excellent James Taylor key noting on Wednesday, with many other interesting talks planned:
|James Taylor (Decision Management Solutions)||Wed 9am Key Note : Smarter systems for uncertain times|
|Mark Proctor (JBoss)||Intro to Drools 5|
|Mark Proctor (JBoss)||Rule Authoring Techniques|
|Mark Proctor (JBoss)||Spring, Camel and OSGi integration|
Kris Verlaenen (JBoss)
|Building Domain Specific Workflows for Clinical Decision Support|
|Kris Verlaenen (JBoss)||Dynamic Fragments for Non-Linear Execution of Adaptive Processes|
|Edson Tirelli (JBoss)||Applying Complex Event Processing|
|Davide Sottara (University of Bologna)||Enhancing Rules with Uncertainty and Vagueness|
|Davide Sottara (University of Bologna)||Using Drools in Hybrid Systems: from "Semantic" Rules to Soft Computing|
|Ken Kawamoto (Duke University)||Clinical Decision Support with HL7 and Drools|
|Emory Fry (NHRC)||Delivering Real-Time Clinical Decision Support|
|Emory Fry (NHRC)||Rule Workbench Requirements|
|Emory Fry (NHRC)||Distributed Clinical Knowledge Mangement Repositories|
|Joe White (Recondo Techology)||Healthcare EDI Processing Using Drools|
|Kostas Stathatos (Zementis)||Drools & Predictive Analytics: Follow Your Rules and Listen to Your Data|
|Diego Naya (OSDE)|
Changing the developer mindset to leverage rules, processes and events
|Tom Munnecke (HealthWave)||Historical perspective of VistA and CHCS as foundations for workflow|
Monday and Tuesday are focused on the medical/healthcare industries, but Wednesday onwards are open to all.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
|Company:||JDM Systems Consultants|
|Location:||3117 Hamilton Court Suite 200 |
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
University type environment with a group of 10-20 development staff. Need help with implementing the JBoss Rules Engine (Drools) to implement thousands of health related rules. The project will be to implement a reference rules implementation starting with some set of rules and provide a Beta implementation in a 3-4 month timeframe. Some prior experience with Rules Engines.
Able to have Drools 5 running on a laptop Demonstrate executing a simple rule, publishing a new rule, and changing an existing rule. Need Guvnor running on a JBoss instance. Present a load/performance test plan with execution results with a tool such as JMeter. Demonstrate using SOAPUI to call a web service. Demonstrating creating a (Drools/jBPM) Flow using JBoss Eclipse JDE. Present business process flow design using BPMN 2.0.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
We will be talking about Drools Expert, Drools Planner, Drools Flow, Drools Fusion and more.
Here's a preview of the Drools Expert chapter, in which I 'll show a phone call billing use case. I 'll compare a pure Java, an SQL and a Drools implementation as the billing rules become more complicated.
Hope you to see you there!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Rule Dependency Meta-Rule Language
When a terminal node is matched instead of adding the Activation to the agenda it inserts it into the WorkingMemory. We have a special builder that allows easy access to the contents.
All declarations are typed fields for the Activation fact, based on the "name" field. So the name field is mandatory. All FactHandles are available via an array accessor, which has type inference for the element being used. We also all bindings on the Activation fact to work this way too. Act is used for compactness, we'll allow that to be optionally user defined:
act1 : Act( someDeclaration == X, fact == Y )
act2 : Act( someDeclaration.value > act1.someDeclaration.value )
Normal facts can also be matched. The RHS of the rule is side effect free, you cannot modify or insert facts; this allows the RHS to execute as soon as it's matched. What you can do is setup rule dependencies - where one rule blocks another:
act1.blockedBy( act2 ).until( Fired )
act1.blockedBy( act2 ).until( IsFalse )
We can even allow facts to block:
act1.blockedBy( someFact )
This means the act1 activation is blocked until a rule executes:
act1.unblockedBy( someFact )
We can probably add an override, something like:
Only when an Activation is no longer blocked will it be placed on the Agenda as normal.
If an activation on the agenda has not yet fired and something attempts to block it, it will be removed from the agenda until it is no longer blocked.
For this to be effective, especially for large systems, it will need to be combined with design time authoring help.
This work will be eventually be combined with further enhancements to help with parallel execution, in resulting conflicts, see the "Parellel Meta-Rule Language" heading.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Software Engineer IV
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA
STS (Services Technology Solutions) as part of Customer Advocacy is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to lead s/w development for Cisco Knowledge Management and Service Automation products/tools. These products/tools are strategic foundational applications architected and developed in Java, J2EE, XML, Cisco Networking and Open Source technologies.
We are looking for strong technical leader with deep and wide technical experience, clear oral and written communicator, clear and a logical thinker who is able to break problems into solvable pieces quickly. You will be involved in evolving Industry standards on Information Modeling and Knowledge Management technologies.
Software Engineer IV position requires following core skills:
* Strong background in systems Architecture, Design and Implementation using J2EE. In this role, you will exhibit superior technical leadership and acts as single point of contact for project team, and be seen as a technology expert by development, QA, support or external organizations with in and outside Cisco.
* Knowledge of Canonical Models & XML schema
* Demonstration of a high degree of originality and innovation in defining product architecture and module design.
* Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture concepts and Software Modularity
* Development experience to develop large portions of software independently and rapidly.
* Drive for cross-functional development and quality focus working with other project development teams in Engineering team or across Cisco.
* Demonstration of leadership in mentoring junior team members.
* Participation in technical communities with in and outside Cisco is desired.
* Knowledge of Network Management & Enterprise Management tools is considered a plus.
Typically requires MSEE/CS combined with 5-7 years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 7-10+ yrs related experience.
*** This position is based in San Jose, CA ***