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)


Event and Rule-based notification, Homeland Security


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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