October Rules Festival 2009

Just a reminder that Edson and myself will be at ORF09 in Dallas again this year. This conference has grown and is now a 5 day event, with a lot of big names. I’ve reproduced the full agenda below:

October Rules Fest 2009
Agenda

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2"><tbody><tr>     <td width="110"><strong>Monday </strong></td>     <td width="12"><br /></td>     <td width="475"><strong>October 26, Tutorials, Day One Conference</strong></td>     <td width="130"><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">12:00 - 14:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Registration</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">13:00 - 14:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Introduction to Rule Harvesting and Knowledge Acquisition</em></strong>,<br />Rolando Hernandez: ORF Founder &amp; BIZRULES<br />Manny Gandarillas: Bank of America</td>     <td valign="top">Tutorial</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>       <td valign="top"><div align="right">14:00 - 15:00</div></td>       <td><br /></td>       <td><em><strong>Introduction to Inference Engines</strong></em><strong></strong><br />Lawrence Terrill: EBDX</td>       <td valign="top">Tutorial</td>     </tr>     <tr>      <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>      <td><br /></td>      <td><br /></td>      <td><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>       <td valign="top"><div align="right">15:00 - 15:30</div></td>       <td><br /></td>       <td><strong><em>Q&amp;A and Bio Break</em></strong></td>       <td valign="top"><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>      <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>      <td><br /></td>      <td><br /></td>      <td><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">15:30 - 16:30 </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><em><strong>Introuction to the Rete Algorithm</strong></em><strong></strong><br />Lawrence Terrill: EBDX</td>     <td valign="top">Tutorial</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>       <td valign="top"><div align="right">16:30 - 17:30</div></td>       <td><br /></td>       <td><strong><em>Rule Testing Techniques: White Box, Gray Box, Black Box and<br />    Crazy Box Testing</em></strong><br />Greg Barton: ORF Founder &amp; Southwest Airlines</td>       <td valign="top">Tutorial</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><div align="right">17:30 - 18:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Tutorial Wrapup / Q&amp;A</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><strong>Tuesday </strong></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong>October 27, Day Two Conference</strong></td>     <td><strong>Subject</strong></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">7:00 - 11:00 </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Registration</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>       <td valign="top"><div align="right">7:45 - 8:00</div></td>       <td><br /></td>       <td><strong><em>Welcome and Introductions</em></strong><br />    James Owen, ORF Founder &amp; KBSC</td>       <td valign="top"><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">8:00 - 8:50<br />  </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>A Model-Driven approach for validating rules, documenting requirements, defining system specifications and replacing useless cases</em></strong><br />  Rolando Hernandez: ORF Founder &amp; BIZRULES<br /></td>     <td valign="top">Knowledge Acquisition</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">9:00 - 9:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Truth versus Useful Lies</em></strong><br />    Dr. Daniel Lavine: University of Texas - Arlington</td>     <td>Rule Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">10:00 - 10:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Enterprise Architecture 201-A: Creating the Information Age Enterprise</em></strong><br />    John Zachman: Zachman International</td>     <td valign="top">Architecture</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">11:00 - 11:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Enterprise Architecture 201-B: Creating the Information Age Enterprise</em></strong><br />     Dr. Leon Kappelman, North Texas University </td>     <td valign="top">Architecture</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">12:00 - 13:30</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Lunch</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">13:30 - 14:20 </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>SINFERS: The Implementation of a Practical and Modern<br />    Rule-Based Expert System</em></strong><br />  Jason Morris: Morris Technical Solutions, LLC</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased App</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>       <td valign="top"><div align="right">14:30 - 15:20</div></td>       <td><br /></td>       <td><strong><em>Graph-Based Knowledgebases &amp; Rules</em></strong><br />Luke Voss, Mindview Labs</td>       <td valign="top">Rulebased Theory</td>     </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">15:30 - 16:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Early Alert System at Southwest Airlines</em></strong><br />    Greg Barton, ORF Founder &amp; Southwest Airlines<br />    Mark Sturdivant, Southwest Airlines</td>     <td valign="top">CEP/Rulesbased App</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">16:30 - 17:20 </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Automated Verification Testing for Propositional Logic Systems</em></strong><br />    Dr. Rick Hicks: EZ-Xpert</td>     <td valign="top">Testing</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">17:30 - 18:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Q&amp;A -<br />  </em></strong>Rolando Hernandez, Dr. Daniel Lavin, John Zachman, Dr. Leon Kappelman, Jason Morris, Luke Voss, Greg Barton, Dr. Rick Hicks</td></tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">19:00 - 21:00</div></td>     <td width="12"><br /></td>     <td width="475"><strong><em>Pub Night, Location - Walt Garrison Bar</em></strong></td>     <td width="130"><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><strong>Wednesday </strong></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong>October 28, Day Three Conference </strong></td>     <td><strong>Subject</strong></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">7:00 - 11:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Registration</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">8:00 - 8:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Agile Business Rule Development: a tautology or an oxymoron?</em></strong><br />  Dr. Hafedh Milir, University of Montréal Québec</td>     <td valign="top">Rule Architecture</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">9:00 - 9:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Rule Classification First</em></strong><br />  Eric Charpentier: Primatek</td>     <td valign="top">Rule Architecture</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">10:00 - 10:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Introduction to Rulebased Forecasting: Updating an Earlier Concept<u><br />  </u></em></strong>James Owen: ORF Founder &amp; KnowledgeBased System Corporation</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased App</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">11:00 - 11:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Playing With the Rules:  Participatory Modeling and Network Gaming<br />    Through a Rules Engine</em></strong><br />  Andrew Waterman, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased App</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">12:00 - 13:30</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Lunch</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">13:30 - 14:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Production Rule Systems - Where do we go from here?</em></strong><br />  Mark Proctor, Drools</td>     <td valign="top">Rule Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">14:30 - 15:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Measuring Your Rules' KPIs</em></strong><br />  Carole Ann Berlioz-Matignon: FICO</td>     <td valign="top">Architecture &amp;<br />    Performance</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">15:30 - 16:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Designing a System of Rulebased Agents</em></strong><br />    Luke Voss: Mindview Labs</td>     <td valign="top">Rule Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">16:30 - 17:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Extending General Purpose Engines with Domain Specific Resources</em></strong><br />  Edson Tirelli: Drools</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebase Design</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">17:30 - 18:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Q&amp;A -<br />  </em></strong>Dr. Hafedh Milir, Eric Charpentier, James Owen, Andrew Waterman, Mark Proctor, Carole Ann Berlioz-Matignon, Luke Voss, Edson Tirelli</td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">19:00 - 21:00 </div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Pub Night, Location - Walt Garrison Bar</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><strong>Thursday </strong></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong>October 29, Day Four Conference</strong></td>     <td><strong>Subject</strong></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">7:00 - 11:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Registration</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">8:00 - 8:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Programming Rules Using a Constraints-Embedded Spreadsheet Interface</em></strong><br />Dr. Gopal Gupta, University of Texas Dallas</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">9:00 - 9:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Rules Violations and Over-Constrained Problems</em></strong><br />Dr Jacob Feldman: Open Rules</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Design</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">10:00 - 11:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Business Rules in the Cloud</em></strong><br />  Carlos Serrano-Morales: FICO</td>     <td valign="top">Architeture</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">11:00 - 11:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Rule Patterns and Features in Modern Forward Chaining Engines:<br />    Rules Beyond Business Rules</em></strong><br />  David Holz: HRSI</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">12:00 - 13:30</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Lunch</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">13:30 - 14:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Generating Rules from UML</em></strong><br />    Daniel Brookshier: No Magic</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Tools</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">14:30 - 15:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Temporal Reasoning: A Requirement for Complex Event Processing</em></strong><br />  Edson Tirelli: Drools</td>     <td valign="top">CEP</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">15:30 - 16:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Building Domain-Specific Languages for Rulebased Systems</em></strong><br />  Luke Voss, Mindview Labs</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Design</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">16:30 - 17:20</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>What's Different About Rules in CEP?</em></strong><br />Paul Vincent: Tibco, CTO Business Rules and CEP</td>     <td valign="top">CEP</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">17:30 - 18:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Q&amp;A -<br />  </em></strong>Dr. Gopal Gupta, Dr Jacob Feldman, Carlos Seranno-Morales, David Holz, Daniel Brookshier, Edson Tirelli, Luke Voss, Paul Vincent</td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">19:00 - 21:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Pub Night, Walt Garrison Bar</em></strong></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><strong>Friday </strong></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong>October 30, Day Five Conference </strong></td>     <td><strong>Subject</strong></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">8:00 - 8:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>The CLIPS Implementation of the Rete Pattern Matching Algorithm<br />  </em></strong>Gary Riley: Gary Riley Consulting</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">9:00 - 9:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>A Survey of Complex-Event Processing Models</em></strong><br />  Charles Young: Solid Soft</td>     <td valign="top">CEP Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">10:00 - 10:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td> <em><strong>Distributed Programming with Rule Engines</strong></em><strong></strong><br />    Mark Proctor: Drools</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased App</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">11:00 - 11:50</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Closely Coupled Parallel Rulesbases</em></strong><br />Dr. Charles Forgy: Production Systems Technology,<br />Founder/ Inventor of Rete Algorithm</td>     <td valign="top">Rulebased Theory</td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><img src="https://octoberrulesfest.org/images/spacer.gif" height="1" width="25" /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>     <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">12:00 - 13:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><strong><em>Q&amp;A -<br />  </em></strong>All Speakers</td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><br /></td>   </tr>   <tr>     <td valign="top"><div align="right">13:00 - 14:00</div></td>     <td><br /></td>     <td><em><strong>Lunch / Depart Conference</strong></em></td></tr></tbody></table>

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