Thanks for the responses. See
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: [saf] review of Educational powerpoint
The first six slides do not clearly differentiate SAF from (yet another)
CEP/Workflow. The remaining slides, however, do a great job of
differentiation. Would recommend starting with slide 7, and moving
the first 6 slides to the back of the deck.
good idea to start with the problem setting, but then in the cartoon slides we
use terms that haven't been defined yet (Diagnostician, Practitioner, etc). So
this is problematic...
[Vaught, Jeffrey A] I’m worried that readers will already be convinced
about SAF (that it is just another rules framework) before getting to slide 7.
Diagnostician & Practitioner terms don’t really need defining. It is
obvious from the medical analogy.
Slide 3 explains Symptom, Syndrome, Protocol, and Prescription. It
would be good to articulate that these entities are primarily envelopes for
events, rules, action templates, and actions. Thus we aren’t re-inventing BPEL, RuleML, etc.
The “cartoon” slides are great, but missing two important pieces:
The provider is likely to provide Symptoms (and thus contribute
Syndromes to the catalog). The Symptoms would generally describe service
notifications such as “service will be out for maintenance”, or “unplanned
with this as well. But then it might get bloated, no?
There is no discussion of composability. The consumer would
typically compose Syndromes from other syndromes (contributed from various
sources) and also “glue” Syndromes to Protocols. In my opinion – composability of
diverse syndromes/protocols is the key differentiator for SAF.
also interesting but very difficult to depict properly I think! Open to
[Vaught, Jeffrey A] I’ll give this an attempt. I think this is
critical to depict.
Getting nitpicky, but slide 23 is titled “Collaborations”, and I
initially thought it was describing SAF catalog collaborations.
:-) Do you
want to rewrite the title? Jeff has the pen!
[Vaught, Jeffrey A] Yes – this slide is a call for TC members.
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