Distributed Event-Based Systems

  • Gero Mühl
  • Ludger Fiege
  • Peter Pietzuch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Pages 1-10
  3. Pages 11-34
  4. Pages 149-230
  5. Pages 231-251
  6. Pages 253-303
  7. Pages 343-348
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 349-385

About this book


In today’s world, services and data are integrated in ever new constellations, requiring the easy, flexible and scalable integration of autonomous, heterogeneous components into complex systems at any time.

Event-based architectures inherently decouple system components. Event-based components are not designed to work with specific other components in a traditional request/reply mode, but separate communication from computation through asynchronous communication mechanisms via a dedicated notification service.

Mühl, Fiege, and Pietzuch provide the reader with an in-depth description of event-based systems. They cover the complete spectrum of topics, ranging from a treatment of local event matching and distributed event forwarding algorithms, through a more practical discussion of software engineering issues raised by the event-based style, to a presentation of state-of-the-art research topics in event-based systems, such as composite event detection and security. Their presentation gives researchers a comprehensive overview of the area and lots of hints for future research. In addition, they show the power of event-based architectures in modern system design, thus encouraging professionals to exploit this technique in next generation large-scale distributed applications like information dissemination, network monitoring, enterprise application integration, or mobile systems.


CORBA Routing Scala TIBCO Rendezvous algorithms communication design distributed systems event-based systems information monitor notification services security software software engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Gero Mühl
    • 1
  • Ludger Fiege
    • 2
  • Peter Pietzuch
    • 3
  1. 1.Fakultät IV Elekrotechnik und InformatikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.CT SE2Siemens AGMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Div. of Engineering and Applied SciencesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-32653-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-32651-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32653-3
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