| Louis Perrochon, Stephane
Kasriel, David C. Luckham. Computer Systems Laboratory,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305,
Stanford University Computer Systems Lab Technical Report
Keywords: Complex Event Processing (CEP), Event Processing
This technical report presents Complex Event Processing.
CEP is a fundamental new technology that will enable the next
generation of middleware based distributed applications. CEP
gains information on distributed systems and uses this knowledge
for monitoring, failure analysis or prediction of activities.
A very promising route in CEP research is that of Event Processing
Networks, which is one of the main areas of research of the
Program and Analysyis Group at Stanford University. Event
Processing Networks are one way of describing and building
CEP, by successively filtering meaningful information and
aggregating the corresponding events into higher levels of
This reports describes in detail the foundations and aims
of Complex Event Processing. Then we will introduce the concept
of Event Processing Networks and describe their use in the
context of Complex Event Processing. Finally, we will describe
the architecture of the CEP system.
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