Event Condition Expectation (ECE-) rules for monitoring observable systems

Stefano Bragaglia, Federico Chesani, Emory Fry, Paola Mello, Marco Montali, Davide Sottara

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Abstract

The standardization and broad adoption of Service Oriented Architectures, Web Services, and Cloud Computing is raising the complexity of ICT systems. Hence, assuring correct system behavior with regard to established design and business constraints is of the utmost importance. Run-time monitoring, where the outcomes of an observed system are continuously checked against what is expected of it, is one possible approach to providing the required oversight. In this paper, we discuss this notion of rule expectations, their violation and/or fulfillment, and use these concepts to define the concept of an Event-Condition-Expectation (ECE-) rule, a variation of the traditional Event-Condition-Action rule pattern. To demonstrate these concepts, we present extensions to the syntax used by the production rule engine, Drools, and describe their use in a medical case study. The clinical decision support system being developed monitors rule evaluations and expectations, detects constraint violations and is able to take recovery/ compensation actions as appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRule-Based Modeling and Computing on the Semantic Web - 5th International Symposium, RuleML 2011 - America, Proceedings
Pages267-281
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2011
Event5th International Symposium on Rules: Research-Based and Industry-Focused, RuleML 2011, Collocated with the International Business Rules Forum, BRF - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2011Nov 5 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7018 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Rules: Research-Based and Industry-Focused, RuleML 2011, Collocated with the International Business Rules Forum, BRF
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale, FL
Period11/3/1111/5/11

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Bragaglia, S., Chesani, F., Fry, E., Mello, P., Montali, M., & Sottara, D. (2011). Event Condition Expectation (ECE-) rules for monitoring observable systems. In Rule-Based Modeling and Computing on the Semantic Web - 5th International Symposium, RuleML 2011 - America, Proceedings (pp. 267-281). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7018 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-24908-2_28