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Droosl & jBPM <at> ICAART 2012 is now confirmed, and myself (Mark
Proctor) and Dr Davide Sottara will be there. If you have any
interesting research on or with Drools & jBPM that you would
like to present on the day, let us konw.
6-8 Febuary 2012
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugalhttp://www.icaart.org/tutorials.asp
The day is a tutorial day aimed at all levels. It will start with
general introductions to the technology but will slant off to more
of our research based projects such as Drools Semantics and Chance,
as it's part of an academic conference. We would also like to give
an opportunity for the people to present their own research, slots
can be anything from 20minutes to 60 - contact me if you are
interested mproctor at codehaus d0t org.
There will also be plenty of time for discussions and help with your
Drools is the leading open source, industry focused, rule engine.
While Drools started life as a Rete based forward chaining engine,
it has since transcended. It's ongoing mission is to explore
declarative paradigms from a practical and industrial perspective,
to boldly go where no engine has gone before.
The tutorial will start with a gentle introduction, suitable for
all level of expertise, covering the core language and
functionality slowly expanding into more complex areas. The topics
covered include, but are not limited to:
- Patterns, Constraints and Unification
- Data Driven and Goal Oriented Inference using Forward Chaining
and (Opportunistic) Backward Chaining
- Truth Maintenance
- Temporal Reasoning and Complex Event Processing
- Functional Programming
- Traits and Declarative Models
- Decision Tables
- Rule and Workflow Integration
- Hybrid Rule-Based Systems
- Agents and Services
- Unified Testing
Brief biography of Mark Proctor
Mark Proctor received his B.Eng in Engineer Science and Technology
and then his M.Sc. in Business and Information Systems; both from
Brunel University, West London. His M.Sc. thesis was in the field
of Genetic Algorithms; which is where he discovered his interest
for anything AI related.
Mark became involved in the Drools expert system project at an
early stage and soon became its project lead. Mark then joined
JBoss (later acquired by Red Hat) as an employee when the Drools
project was federated into the JBoss middleware stack.
Mark now leads the effort at Red Hat for a unified platform for
declarative technologies; with a focus on rules, event processing,
workflow, semantics, distributed agents and governance.
Brief biography of Davide Sottara
Davide Sottara received his Ms. Degree in Computer Science(2006)
and his Ph.D (2010) in Computer Science, Electronics and
Telecommunications from the University of Bologna.
His research and development interests include Artificial
Intelligence in general and Decision Support Systems in
particular, focusing on hybrid systems combining predictive models
and rule-based systems.
Since 2006, he has been working on the development of
intelligent DSSs in the environmental and medical field. He is a
member of the Drools open source Community, leading a sub-project
on the extension of production rule engines to support hybrid and
uncertain reasoning, and he's also involved in the RuleML rule
language standardization initiative. He is currently working on
remote health-care systems enhanced with AI-based predictive,
diagnostic and planning features.
e-mail: icaart.secretariat <at> insticc.org