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RuleML 2016 : The 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) 2016


When Jul 6, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016
Where Stony Brook University, USA
Abstract Registration Due Mar 11, 2016
Submission Deadline Mar 18, 2016
Notification Due May 4, 2016
Final Version Due May 18, 2016
Categories    semantic web   rule discovery from data   legal rules and reasoning   rules and the web

Call For Papers

The 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) 2016 Call for Papers

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 DecisionCAMP 2016 (, 10th International Rule Challenge (, and the 6th RuleML Doctoral Consortium (


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.

Main 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 (
* Rule Induction and Learning Track (

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.

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:

* 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: 6-9 July, 2016

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