[ecoop-info] [RuleML-2010] 1st Call for Papers

Antonino Rotolo antonino.rotolo at unibo.it
Thu Mar 18 18:52:51 CET 2010

[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 environments.

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 topics:

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 Award
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 (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 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

Internet: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DCAAHHF-Hilton-Alexandria-Mark-Center-Virginia/index.do

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

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