On Requirements for Event Processing Network Models Using Business Event Modeling Notation

  • Arne KoschelEmail author
  • Irina Astrova
  • Sebastian Kobert
  • Jan Naumann
  • Tobias Ruhe
  • Oleg Starodubtsev
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 858)


This paper is driven primarily by the lack of standardization in the area of event processing. The paper identifies general requirements for Event Processing Network (EPN) models. These requirements encompass the possibility to describe events in the real world, to establish temporal and causal relationships among the events, to aggregate the events, to organize the events into a hierarchy, to categorize the events into simple and complex, to create a model in an easy and simple way and to use that model on-the-fly. Finally, the paper assesses how existing EPN models fulfil the identified requirements on the example of the Business Event Modeling Notation (BEMN) model.


Event processing network (EPN) Event processing network model Business event modeling notation (BEMN) Mini-block power plant 



Irina Astrova’s work was supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research institutional research grant IUT33-13.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Koschel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irina Astrova
    • 2
  • Sebastian Kobert
    • 1
  • Jan Naumann
    • 1
  • Tobias Ruhe
    • 1
  • Oleg Starodubtsev
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty IV, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Applied Sciences and ArtsHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of Software Science, School of ITTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

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