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RuleML2011@BRF Challenge 2011 : 5th International Rule Challenge


When Nov 4, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011
Where Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 16, 2011
Notification Due Sep 30, 2011
Final Version Due Oct 7, 2011
Categories    rules   ontologies   challenge   demo

Call For Papers

* RuleML2011@BRF - 5th International Rule Challenge *
* Nov 4th *
* Westin Diplomat, Ft Lauderdale, Florida *
* *
* Call for Demos - EXTENDED Deadline - Sept. 16th, 2011 *
* New categories in the Challenge with prestigious prizes *
* Demo papers published as CEUR proceedings *
* 15% special discount code for OASIS, OMG, W3C, ACM, ECCAI, EPTS, *
* SemWeb and WSWM members *
* see *

Overview and Aim
The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML2011@BRF Conference. The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is dedicated to practical experiences with rule-oriented applications. In particular, submissions of benchmarks/evaluations, demos, case studies/use cases, experience reports, best practice solutions (e.g. design patterns, reference architectures, models), rule-based implementations/tools/applications, demonstrations of engineering methods, implementations of rule standards (e.g. RuleML, RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules, etc.), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord, etc.), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.

A dedicated track of RuleML2011@BRF Challenge will be focused on the theme:
**Combining Rules, Objects, and Ontologies: Implementations and Applications**
- Loose/tight integrations of rules and knowledge bases
- Knowledge Modelling and Reasoning
- Real cases and practical experiences

Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from the main focus theme and for the all categories. All accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session.

Important dates and submission guides
The updated important dates for the Challenge event are as follows:
* Sept. 16th, 2011 - Submission deadline for demo papers (EXTENDED)
* Sept. 23th, 2011 - Submission deadline for demo systems (EXTENDED)
* Sept. 30th, 2011 - Notification of accepted demo papers and systems
* Oct. 7th, 2011 - Camera ready papers

Submissions are composed of an open-source or commercial demo, and a paper
describing the research, implementation and technical details behind it.
Both paper and demo have to be submitted to this website:

Please notice that to better disseminate your work all demos should also be
uploaded here:

Accepted papers will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
More details on the paper format, upload procedure and evaluation criteria can
be found on the Challenge section of the main symposium site:

Invited Speakers
RuleML-2011@BRF aims to emphasize the synergy between high-quality research
and industries in rule modeling, markup and reasoning, with particular focus
on rule usability in the Web environment. RuleML2011@BRF has already committed
a rich assembly of speakers from academia, industry and standards organizations:
- Keynotes: Christian de Sainte Marie (IBM ILOG), Marcus Spies (Ludwig-Maximilians
University, Munich), Paul Vincent, (CTO Business Rules & CEP, TIBCO
Software) and Jan Vanthienen (KU Leuven, World Authority on Decision
- An OMG presentation will be given by Said Tabet (EMC) and one from
NIEM and OASIS by David Webber (Oracle Corporation).
- Special invited demos will be presented by Jans Aasman (Franz Inc.)
and by Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan Inc.).

RuleML2011@BRF Challenge Chairs
Stefano Bragaglia, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Montali, KRDB, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Charles Petrie, Stanford University, USA
Mark Proctor, Red Hat, UK

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