7,349,945

System and method for managing event publication and subscription

Issued:  March 25, 2008

Assignee:  i2 Technologies US, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Inventors:  Whipple; Mark B. (Dallas, TX)

Abstract:  A system for publishing and subscribing in event systems is disclosed. The system comprises a logical event manager. A physical event manager communicates with the logical event manager and a first and a second event producer-consumer. The physical event manager includes a first mapper that translates between the logical event manager and the first event producer-consumer and a second mapper that translates between the logical event manager and the second event producer-consumer. A method for publishing and subscribing in event systems is disclosed. A logical event manager receives a logical event from an event producer. The logical event is communicated from the logical event manager to a physical event manager. The physical event manager uses a first mapper to translate the logical event to a first signal, and a second mapper to translate the logical event to a second signal. The first and second signals are published to first and second event consumers.