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Rule Challenge 2016: 1st Call for Papers

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Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2016

Call for Papers

10th International Rule Challenge 2016
        part of the 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2016) 

Location: Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Dates: Wednesday, July 6 – Saturday, July 9, 2016
URL: http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge

co-located with (in New York state):

- The Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2016 (July 16-19, 2016)

About Rule Challenge 2016
The RuleML 2016 Challenge is one of the highlights at the RuleML 2016 Conference, and seeks 
to provide a competition among innovative rule-oriented applications, aimed at both the 
research and industrial side.

Key themes of the RuleML 2016 Challenge include, but are not limited to the following:
- Demos related to the RuleML 2016 Track Topics
- Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning
- Business Rules Modeling
- Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines
- Distributed rule bases and rule services
- Rules and model driven engineering
- Reports on industrial experience about rule systems
- Real cases and practical experiences
- (new) Mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning, including (but not limited to):
        o Use cases of mobile rule-based reasoning
        o Fine-tuning reasoning techniques to cope with mobile hardware limitations
        o Realizing efficient crowd-sourced, voting-based, ... processing, by taking advantage 
          of distributed mobile peer-to-peer opportunities
        o Benchmarking mobile rule system performances, and comparing it to desktop/server 

This year, the challenge presents seven main themes to inspire participant submissions (of 
course, submissions on other themes are welcome as well).

Rules in Retail
- When a customer enters the store and an "offer of the day" is available, then push only 
  one welcome notification and display the offer of the day.
- When a customer watches a specific product, then push related photos and information, 
  including social media reactions, directly to their device.

Rules in Tourism
- Deliver a welcome message to POI visitors as they arrive nearby.
- When a visitor leaves a room in the museum, then push notifications regarding the next 
  recommended room, based on visitors' preferences and previous visit history.
- When a visitor completes the tour, then push goodbye messages and notify on upcoming/partner 

Rules in Transportation
- When arriving at car parking, then push a notification on available places.
- When selecting destination and inside a bus station, then display bus data (arrival time, 
- When bus nears destination, then push notification on time to arrival and suggest 

Rules in Medicine
- Suggest medical treatments, based on Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) encoded as rules 
  in a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS).
- Issue medical alerts to patients (e.g., on a mobile device), based on health trend analysis 
  and personalizable health data limits.
- Aid physicians in diagnosing patients, by continuously encoding & updating medical knowledge 
  and experience inside a rule base.

Rules in Geography
- A region X is part of a region Y if and only if all regions that connect to X also connect 
  to Y.
- Two regions X and Y are overlapped if and only if there exists a region Z such that Z is 
  part of X and Z is part of Y.

Rules in Ecosystem Research
- If a plot in a monitoring network satisfies a number of prespecified requirements, such as 
  being a long distance off from any other plot, then it is eligible for statistical analysis.
- If the percentage of a target species on a plot exceeds a certain threshold, then the plot 
  is treated differently in statistical analysis than plots where the target species is less 
- The percentage of a target species on a plot must not vary throughout the analysis.

Rules in Location-Based Search
- If less than or equal to k POIs of type X (e.g., Restaurants) are found, then zoom in/out 
  on the map to the axis-aligned minimum bounding box of all POIs.
- If more than k POIs of type X are found, then zoom in/out on the map to the axis-aligned 
  minimum bounding box of the k-nearest POIs.
- If the POIs searched for are of type X then suggest to the user subtypes of X 
  (e.g., Italian, Greek) for a subsequent (i.e., refined) search.

As in previous editions, RuleML Inc. will offer two prizes:
- RuleML Challenge Award
- RuleML Challenge Runner-up Award
(more details on these awards to be announced soon!)

Important Dates
Paper submission: June 1st, 2016
Notification: June 13th, 2016
Camera ready: June 19th, 2016
Rule Challenge 2016: July 6-9, 2016

Submission Guidelines
High quality, original papers, potentially referencing online material, and ranging between 
5-15 pages can be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2016 
("10th International Rule Challenge" track).

All submissions must conform with the 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 
clarity and significance of objectives and demonstration of results.

Website: http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge
Twitter hashtag: #ruleml2016
Blog: http://blog.ruleml.org
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