RuleML 2010 First Call for Papers

[Apologies for multiple postings]
1st Call for Papers
4th International Web Rule Symposium:
Research Based and Industry Focused
October 21-23, 2010, Washington, DC, USA
Co-located with the 13th Business Rules Forum
Overview and Aim
The International Web Rule Symposium 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 4th
International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML-2010) will be held near
Washington, DC, USA, co-located with the 13th Business Rules Forum, the
world's largest Business Rules event. RuleML-2010 is devoted to
practical distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications,
which need language standards for rules (inter)operating in, e.g., the
Semantic Web, Enterprise Systems, Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems,
Event-Driven Architectures, and Service-Oriented Applications.
RuleML-2010 is a research-based, industry-focused symposium: its main
goal is to build a bridge between academia and industry in the field of
rules and semantic technology, and so 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 has also advanced continuously in the face of extremely
rapid progress in practical rule and event processing technologies. As a
result, RuleML-2010 will feature hands-on demonstrations and challenges
alongside a wide range of thematic tracks. It will thus be an exciting
venue to exchange new ideas and experiences on all issues related to the
engineering, management, integration, interoperation, and interchange of
rules in distributed enterprise intranets and open distributed
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, rule system provider, technical expert, 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
Track Topics
Rules, Semantic Technology, and Cross-Industry Standards
Rule Transformation and Extraction
Rules and Uncertainty
Rules and Norms
Rules and Inferencing
Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
We also welcome submissions on miscellaneous rule topics, such as
  - Rules and ontologies
  - Execution models, rule engines, and environments
  - Graphical processing, modeling and rendering of rules
Case studies, experience reports, and industrial problem statements are
particularly encouraged.
RuleML-2010 Challenge
The RuleML-2010 Challenge is one of the highlights of RuleML-2010. 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 the behavioral logic of an application. The Challenge
offers participants the chance to demonstrate their commercial and open
source tools, use cases, and applications.
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/use case demonstrations of effective and practical rule-based
technologies, or applications deployed in distributed environments.
RuleML-2010 Submission Guidelines, Springer Proceedings, Best Paper
Papers must be in English and may be submitted at
Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
( 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 May 25, 2010 and to upload their complete papers by June
1, 2010. The selected papers will be published in book form in the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The best paper
from all submissions will be determined by the PC and a Best Paper Award
will be presented at the Symposium. All submissions must be made
electronically. A selection of revised papers will be resubmitted to a
special issue of a journal.
RuleML-2010 Challenge Submission Guidelines
To be announced
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: May 25, 2010
Paper Submission deadline: June 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: July 7, 2010
Camera ready due: July 28, 2010
Symposium dates: October 21-23, 2010
Conference Venue
RuleML-2010 will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, which is located 5 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The symposium is co-located with the 13th Business Rules Forum.
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, United States 22311
Program Committee
General Chairs
Mike Dean, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative, USA
Program Chairs
John Hall, Model Systems, UK
Antonino Rotolo, University of Bologna, Italy
Liaison Chair
Mark Proctor, Red Hat, UK
Track Chairs
Rules, Semantic Technology, and Cross-Industry Standards
Tracy Bost, Valocity, USA
Robert Golan, DBMind, USA
Rule Transformation and Extraction
Mark Linehan, IBM, USA
Rules and Uncertainty
Davide Sottara, University Bologna, Italy
Rules and Norms
Thomas Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Rules and Inferencing
Grigoris Antoniou, Information Systems Laboratory, FORTH, Greece
Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
Alex Kozlenkov, Betfair Ltd., UK
Adrian Paschke, Free Univ. Berlin, Germany
Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
RuleML-2010 Challenge Chairs
Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy

Received on Monday, 29 March 2010 14:42:15 UTC