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[1st CFP] 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability (RuleML-2009)

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                               Call for Papers


                                 RuleML 2009


   3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability

                  November 5-7 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA




                               co-located with


                  12th International Business Rules Forum


Sponsored by


NICTA (National ICT Australia) <http://www.nicta.com.au/> 

BMBF InnoProfile <http://www.corporate-semantic-web.de/>  Corporate Semantic

Logic Programming Associated Ltd <http://www.lpa.co.uk/> 



Overview and Aim


The International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability has

evolved from an annual series of international workshops since 2002,

international conferences in 2005 and 2006, and international symposia since

2007. This year, the 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and

Interoperability (RuleML-2009) takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA,

collocated with the 12th Business Rules Forum, the world's largest Business

Rules event. RuleML-2009 is devoted to practical distributed rule

and rule-based applications which need language standards for rules

(inter)operating in, e.g., the Semantic Web, Intelligent Multi-Agent

Event-Driven Architectures, and Service-Oriented Applications. Especially, 

this year's focus will be on the practical adoption and application of

such as W3C RIF, OMG SBVR, OMG PRR, RuleML, ISO Common Logic, OASIS

OMG BPMN++Rules, and industry standards in relation with rules such as XBRL,

MISMO, FIXatdl, FIX, FpML, HL7, Acord, etc.


The main goal of RuleML-2009 is to stimulate the cooperation and

interoperability between business and research, by bringing together rule

system providers, participants in rule standardization efforts, open source

communities, practitioners, and researchers. The concept of the symposium

also advanced continuously in the face of extremely rapid progress in

practical rule and event processing technologies. As a result, RuleML-2009

will feature hands-on demonstrations and challenges alongside a wide range

thematic tracks, thus and will be an exciting venue to exchange new ideas

experiences on all issues related to the engineering, management,

interoperation and interchange of rules in open distributed environments

as the Web.


Conference Theme


This year, we particularly welcome submissions that address applications of

Web rule technologies for business and information systems. We invite you to

share your ideas, results, and experiences: as an industry practitioner,

system provider, technical expert and developer, rule user or researcher,

exploring foundations, developing systems and applications, or using

rule-based systems. We invite high-quality submissions related to (but not

limited to) one or more of the following topics:


Track Topics



Rule Transformation and Extraction

  - Transformation and extraction with rule standards, such as SBVR, RIF and


  - Extraction of rules from code

  - Transformation and extraction in the context of frameworks such as KDM

    (Knowledge Discovery meta-model)

  - Extraction of rules from natural language

  - Transformation or rules from one dialect into another


Rules and Uncertainty

  - Languages for the formalization of uncertainty rules

  - Probabilistic, fuzzy and other rule frameworks for reasoning with

    uncertain or incomplete information

  - Handling inconsistent or disparate rules using uncertainty

  - Uncertainty extensions of event processing rules, business rules,

    rules, causal rules, derivation rules, association rules, or 

    transformation rules


Rules and Norms

  - Methodologies for modeling regulations using both ontologies and rules

  - Defeasibility: modeling rule exceptions and priority relations among

  - The relationship between rules and legal argumentation schemes

  - Rule language requirements for the "isomorphic" modeling of legislation

  - Rule based inference mechanism for legal reasoning

  - E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based declarative



Rule-based Game AI

  - Rule-based movement, decision making, strategies, behavior design

  - Rule-based environmental programming, virtual reality

  - Rules for multi-agent/character games

  - Rules for serious games

  - Rule-based agent design


Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules

  - Reaction rule languages and engines (production rules, ECA rules, logic 

    event action formalisms, vocabularies/ontologies)

  - State management approaches and frameworks

  - Concurrency control and scalability

  - Event and action definition, detection, consumption, termination, 

    lifecycle management

  - Dynamic rule-based workflows and intelligent event processing


  - Non-functional requirements, use of annotations, metadata to capture

  - Design time and execution time aspects of rule-based (Semantic) Business

    Processes Modeling and Management

  - Practical and business aspects of rule-based (Semantic) Business Process

    Management (business scenarios, case studies, use cases etc.)


Rules and Cross Industry Standards

  - Rules in Current Industry Standards, including:

    - XBRL: Extensible Business Reporting Language

    - MISMO: Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Org

    - FIXatdl: FIX Algorithmic Trading Definition Language

    - FpML: Financial products Markup Language

    - HL7: Health Level 7

    - Acord: Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development

      (Insurance Industry)

  - Rules for Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC), e.g., rules for internal

    audit, SOX compliance, enterprise risk management (ERM), operational 

    risk, etc

  - Rules and Corporate Actions


General Rule Topics

  - Rules and ontologies

  - Execution models, rule engines, and environments

  - From rules to FOL to modal logics

  - Rule-based reasoning with non-monotonic negation, modalities, deontic, 

    temporal, priority, scoped or other rule qualification

  - Rule-based default reasoning with default logic, defeasible logic, and 

    answer set programming

  - Graphical processing, modelling and rendering of rules

  - Rules in Semantic Web Technologies

  - Miscellaneous rule topics


Case studies, experience reports, and industrial problem statements are

particularly encouraged.


RuleML-2009 Challenge 



       ****    MAKE RULEML-2009 YOUR WEB RULES SHOWCASE!   ****


The RuleML-2009 Challenge is one of the highlights of RuleML-2009. Rules are

used in interesting and practically relevant ways to, e.g., derive useful

information, transform knowledge, provide decision support and provide

automated rule-based monitoring, enforcement, validation or management of

behavioural logic of the application. The Challenge offers participants the

chance to demonstrate their commercial and open source tools, use cases, and

applications. The recommended categories for the Challenge submissions are:


  - derivation rules and constructive views over data, 

  - production rules and (complex) event processing reaction rules, 

  - benchmark for evaluation of rule engines, and 

  - use cases / case studies (possibly using rule standards). 


We strongly suggest participants declare their submissions related to at

one of the above categories.


Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from each category. All

accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session. A

to the RuleML Challenge has to meet the requirement that declarative rules

explicitly play a central role in the application. Basically this means

Rules are explicitly represented in a declarative format and they are

decoupled from the application (rather than being compiled or hard-coded

the application logic). The demo should preferably (but not necessarily) be

embedded into a web-based or distributed environment so that there will be a

need for features related to the RuleML conference topics, as listed in the

call for papers. For more details please consult the RuleML-2009 Challenge






Conference Language


The official language of the conference will be English.





Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance

and technical rigor in the field, experience reports and show case/use case

demonstrations of effective, practical, deployable rule-based technologies

applications in distributed environments. Papers must be in English and may

submitted at






Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)

Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

RuleML-2009 Challenge Demo Paper + Show Cases (3-5 pages in the proceedings)


Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format

(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). 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.

Authors are requested to upload the abstracts of their papers before June 9,

2008 and to upload their complete papers by June 16, 2008. The selected

will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer

Science (LNCS) series along with a CD with demo software and documents. The

best paper from all submissions will be determined by the PC and a Best

Award will be handed over at the Symposium by a Sponsor. All submissions

be done electronically. A selection of revised papers will be resubmitted to

special issue of a journal.


Submissions to the RuleML Challenge 2009 consist of a demo paper of 3-5

describing the demo show case, and a link to more information about the

demo/show case, e.g. a project site, an online demonstration, a presentation

about the demonstration, or a download site for the demonstration. In case

product demos, the link can be password-protected: please submit a password

for anonymous login from any Web browser, giving us the permission to pass

password on to 3 PC members. The submissions should satisfy the minimal

requirements defined in the topics of interest and preferably exhibit some

the additional desiderata. The more desiderata are met by an application,

higher the score will be. The demos will be evaluated by the RuleML-2009

Program Committee and prizes will be awarded to the two best applications,

sponsored by the RuleML Inc. non-profit organization.



Review Process


The submitted papers will pass the blind review process. At least three

members of the Program Committee will review each submission.



Important Dates:


Abstract submission deadline: June 9, 2009

Paper Ssbmission deadline:    June 16, 2009

Notification of acceptance:   July 18, 2009

Camera ready due:             August 9, 2009

Symposium dates:              November 5-7, 2009

RuleML Challenge:             November 5, 2009



Conference Venue


RuleML-2009 will take place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas collocated with the

Business Rules Forum.



Programme Committee



General Chair


Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany


Program Chairs


Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia

John Hall, Model System, UK


Liaison Chair


Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Track Chairs


Rule Transformation and Extraction


Erik Putrycz, Canada

Mark Linehan, IBM, USA


Rules and Uncertainty


Matthias Nickles, Univ. of Bath, UK 

Davide Sottara, University Bologna, Italy


Rules and Norms


Thomas Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany 

Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy


Rule-based Game AI


Benjamin Craig, National Research Council, Canada 

Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada


Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rule


Alex Kozlenkov, Betfair Ltd., UK 

Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany


Rules and Cross Industry Standards


Tracy Bost, Valocity, USA 

Robert Golan, DBMind, USA


RuleML Challenge


Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan 

Ching-Long Yeh, Tatung University, Taiwan 

Wolfgang Laun, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions GmbH, Austria




RuleML 2009 Sponsors


NICTA (National ICT Australia) <http://www.nicta.com.au/> 

BMBF InnoProfile <http://www.corporate-semantic-web.de/>  Corporate Semantic

Logic Programming Associated Ltd <http://www.lpa.co.uk/> 


(sponsoring opportunities - http://2009.ruleml.org/sponsors)



RuleML 2009 Partners


Belgian Business Rules Forum

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

SKG2009 5th International Conference on Semantic, Knowledge and Grid

RR-2009 3rd International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems




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