RuleML: Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web



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Event When Where Deadline
RuleML 2016 10th International Web Rule Symposium
Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 8, 2016 Stony Brook University, New York, USA Mar 18, 2016 (Mar 11, 2016)
RuleML 2015 The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML)
Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 5, 2015 Berlin, Germany Mar 4, 2015 (Feb 25, 2015)
RuleML 2014 8th International Web Rule Symposium
Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 20, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Apr 22, 2014 (Apr 8, 2014)
RuleML 2013 7th International Web Rule Symposium
Jul 11, 2013 - Jul 13, 2013 Seattle, Washington, USA Feb 28, 2013 (Feb 21, 2013)
RuleML 2012 The 6th International Symposium on Rules
Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012 Montpellier, France Apr 5, 2012
RuleML 2010 RuleML-2010 - 4th International Web Rule Symposium: Research Based and Industry Focused
Oct 21, 2010 - Oct 23, 2010 Washington, DC, USA Jun 1, 2010 (May 25, 2010)
RuleML 2008 The International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications
Oct 30, 2008 - Oct 31, 2008 Orlando, FL, USA Jun 2, 2008

Present CFP : 2016

The 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) 2016

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2016, the tenth event in this series, will be held at Stony Brook University, USA. RuleML is the leading conference to build bridges between academia and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of the semantic technology stack. It is devoted to rule-based programming and rule-based systems including production rules systems, logic programming rule engines, and business rules engines/business rules management systems; Semantic Web rule languages and rule standards (e.g., RuleML, SWRL, RIF, PRR, SBVR, DMN, CL, Prolog); rule-based event processing languages (EPLs) and technologies; and research on inference rules, transformation rules, decision rules, production rules, and ECA rules.

RuleML 2016 will host multiple special tracks, as well as hosting the 10th International Rule Challenge, and the 6th RuleML Doctoral Consortium. Special topic tracks: Smart Contracts, Blockchain and Rules Track, Constraint Handling Rules Track, Event Driven Architectures and Active Database Systems Track, Legal Rules and Reasoning Track, Rule- and Ontology-Based Data Access and Transformation Track, and Rule Induction and Learning Track.


RuleML 2016 will bring together practitioners, interested in the theory and applications of rules in academic research, industry, engineering, business and other diverse application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating co-operation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research and development of rule-based systems.

The symposium's areas of research and development have helped drive rapid progress in technologies for practical rule and event processing in distributed enterprise, intranets, and open distributed environments. Industry practitioners, rule-system providers, users of rules, technical experts and developers, and researchers who are exploring foundational issues, developing systems and applications, or using rule-based systems are invited to share ideas, results, and experiences.

Industry Track

The RuleML 2016 Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing, exploring, and learning about the use of rules and rule technologies for solving real life business problems.

General Topics (not limited to):
* Rules and automated reasoning
* Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
* Reaction rules
* Rules and the Web
* Rule discovery from data
* Fuzzy rules and uncertainty
* Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning
* Non-classical logics and the Web (e.g modal, especially deontic and epistemic, logics)
* Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional random fields, Probabilistic Soft Logic)
* Rule transformation and extraction
* Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
* Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
* Rule-based distributed/multi-agent systems
* Rules, agents, and norms
* Rule-based communication, dialogue, and argumentation models
* Rule-based data integration
* Vocabularies and ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts and deontic primitives)
* Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
* Rules in online market research and online marketing
* Applications of rule technologies in health care and life sciences
* Rules and Human Language Technology
* Industrial applications of rules
* Rules and business process compliance checking
* Standards activities related to rules
* Rules and social media
* General rule topics

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at as:

Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Please enter the track name as the first line in the keywords section. To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The RuleML2016 special tracks will be published in the same book. Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long papers you are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200. A selection of the best papers from all tracks will be invited to be revised and extended for the post-conference publication in a Special Issue of TPLP (Theory and Practice of Logic Programming).

Student Travel Support

Some financial support is available to enable student authors to travel to the Symposium.
These are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration.

RuleML main track and special tracks dates (not including Industry Track):

• Register Title and Abstract in Easychair : March 11, 2016
• Paper Submission: March 18, 2016
•Author Notification :May 4, 2016
•Camera Ready May 18, 2016
•Conference:5-8 July, 2016

With kind regards,

RuleML-2016 Program Co-Chairs
Jose Julio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia

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