Application of an Event-Trigger-Rule System to Agricultural Homeland Security

S. Degwekar, S.Y.W. Su, H. Beck, C. Harmon, and G. Wisler (USA)

Keywords

Event and Rulebased notification, Homeland Security

Abstract

This paper discusses the detection and management of a soybean rust outbreak in the context of agricultural homeland security. An Event-Trigger-Rule system is used for event registration, filtering and notification, and for process coordination and enforcement of agencies' policies, constraints, regulations and data integrity/security/privacy. A `Response and Action Plan' for combating the disease proposed by one of the 12 member states of the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network is used in a prototype implementation to demonstrate the utility of the system.

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