32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2013)
Hong Kong

Modeling in the event-driven world

Opher Etzion, IBM Haifa Research Lab

Barbara von Halle, Knowledge Partners International


Contemporary trends like “big data”, “Internet of Things”, “real-time analytics” and “context aware computing” are all based on the ability to detect, process and derive events. The modeling of event based computing is fundamentally different from the modeling of the traditional process oriented computing, and thus less understood by practitioners. The proposed tutorial is aimed to shed light on event-driven thinking and on two levels of modeling of event-driven systems: the PIM (platform independent model) which models the implementation primitives across current existing products, and CIM (computational independent model) which models the user’s view of event-driven application. The tutorial will also discuss a methodology and method to get from the CIM model automatically mapped to the PIM model, and the PIM model automatically mapped into code generation.

Duration: 3 hours

Ambient Assistance and Modeling

Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Judith Michael, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria


Ambient Assistance is a challenging field for computer scientists and information technicians in both, research and application, with lots of exciting questions to answer and technical solutions to find. The tutorial introduces into the aims of Ambient Assistance and gives an overview on the most recent state of the art including current projects. The modeling concepts and modeling techniques that are used in the various branches of Ambient Assistance will be the guiding thread of that 3h tutorial.

Duration: 3 hours