A Model of Events based on a Foundational Ontology

The lack of a formal event model hinders interoperability in
distributed event-based systems. Consequently, we developed a formal
model of events, called F. The model bases on an upper-level ontology
and provides comprehensive support for all aspects of events such as
time and space, objects and persons involved, as well as the structural
aspects, namely mereological, causal, and correlational relationships.
The event model ßrovides a flexible means for event composition,
modeling of event causality and correlation, and allows for
representing different interpretations of the same event. The
foundational event model F is developed in a pattern-oriented approach,
modularized in different ontologies, and can be easily extended by
domain specific ontologies.

Seventh Framework Programme