Handbook of Research on Advanced Distributed Event-Based Systems, Publish/Subscribe and Message Filtering Technologies
A book edited by Annika Hinze and Alejandro Buchmann


The event-based paradigm is a burgeoning technology that receives attention in research as well as in industry. Event-based interaction is the key paradigm used in monitoring and (re)active applications, also called push-based or publish/subscribe systems. The information is actively delivered to the user once it is available without the user having to repeatedly ask for it. A wide variety of applications benefit from the event-based paradigm that is found in fields ranging from sensor networks and stream processing to business monitoring, logistics, health care, and ubiquitous computing.
via email to hinze@cs.waikato.ac.nz
Annika Hinze
Alex Buchmann
Important Dates
Chapter proposals: continuing
review version: 1 September 2008
final version: 25 November 2008
Editorial Advisory Board
Jean Bacon, Cambridge, UK
Sharma Chakravarthy, Texas, USA
Mani Chandi, Caltech, USA
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Isreal
Calton Pu, Georgia Tech, USA
chapter organisation guidelines
book wiki

Objective of the Book

This book aims to showcase event-based systems in real-world applications; it provides a multi-disciplinary approach, an overview of relevant terminology, and content that is approachable for readers from a variety of backgrounds. We explicitly call for chapters that present and explore event-based techniques in an application context.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be professionals, researchers and students - consumers and designers of event-based systems. The book is designed to be an explorer, interpreter and multi-disciplinary mediator. It aims to present concepts and application examples from the various communities and areas developing and applying techniques of the event-based paradigm. The book targets areas with domain-specific topics of event-based computing. It additionally aims to present areas with enterprise-related topics. Event-based applications and techniques are being developed in different domains and by communities with diverse concepts and foundations. The book’s collection of concepts and applications will present the richness of existing event-based concepts and applications from a wide basis of contributors. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the scope of the proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by the end of August. Each chapter should be between 8,000-10,000 words; submission is in word format. Please follow the chapter organisation guidelines. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind basis.

The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Dr. Annika Hinze Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, hinze [at] cs.waikato.ac.nz