With the increasing adoption of an event-based perspective in many organizations, the demands for automatic processing of events are becoming more sophisticated. Although complex event processing systems can process events in near real-time, these systems rely heavily upon human domain experts. This becomes an issue in application areas that are rich in specialized domain knowledge and background information, such as clinical environments. We utilize a framework of four techniques to enhance complex event processing with domain knowledge from ontologies to address this issue. We realize this framework in our novel approach of ontologysupported complex event processing, which stands in contrast to related approaches and emphasizes the strengths of current advances in the individual fields of complex event processing and ontologies. Experimental results from the implementation of our approach based on a state-of-the-art system show its feasibility and indicate the direction for future research.

Presented at Conferences

  • Fifth Balkan Conference in Informatics BCI 2012 (2012)

    Novi Sad, Serbia