[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)
BMBF InnoProfile Corporate Semantic Web
Logic Programming Associated Ltd

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 technologies
and rule-based applications which need language standards for rules
(inter)operating in, e.g., the Semantic Web, Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems,
Event-Driven Architectures, and Service-Oriented Applications. Especially, 
this year's focus will be on the practical adoption and application of standards
such as W3C RIF, OMG SBVR, OMG PRR, RuleML, ISO Common Logic, OASIS BPEL++Rules, 
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 has
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 of
thematic tracks, thus and will 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 open distributed environments such
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, rule
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, reactive 
    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 rule
  - 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 (rule-based 
  - Non-functional requirements, use of annotations, metadata to capture those
  - 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 the
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 least
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 submission
to the RuleML Challenge has to meet the requirement that declarative rules
explicitly play a central role in the application. Basically this means that:
Rules are explicitly represented in a declarative format and they are
decoupled from the application (rather than being compiled or hard-coded into
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 or
applications in distributed environments. Papers must be in English and may be
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 papers
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 Paper
Award will be handed over at the Symposium by a Sponsor. All submissions must
be done electronically. A selection of revised papers will be resubmitted to a
special issue of a journal.
Submissions to the RuleML Challenge 2009 consist of a demo paper of 3-5 pages,
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 of
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 the
password on to 3 PC members. The submissions should satisfy the minimal
requirements defined in the topics of interest and preferably exhibit some of
the additional desiderata. The more desiderata are met by an application, the
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)
BMBF InnoProfile Corporate Semantic Web
Logic Programming Associated Ltd

(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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