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[protege-discussion] CfP RuleML 2009: 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at di.uniba.it
Wed May 20 03:40:59 PDT 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

                            http://2009.ruleml.org/


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*Latest news                                                               *
*Student grants of the value of up to $1000 plus free registration         *
*Keynote by Sandro Hawke, W3C RIF Contact -  The Future of Rule Interchange*
*Prestigious prizes and new categories in the RuleML Challenge             *
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Sponsored by
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Franz Inc
NICTA (National ICT Australia) Ltd
Corporate Semantic Web
Logic Programming Associated Ltd
Modelsystems Ltd
ruleCore
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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, Multi-Agent Systems,
Event-Driven Architectures, and Service-Oriented Applications.

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, and thus 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
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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
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Rule Transformation and Extraction
   - Transformation and extraction with rule standards, such as SBVR, RIF and
     OCL
   - 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
     rules
   - 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
     strategies

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 CEP)
   - 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(SW), Artificial Intelligence (AI),
              Business Process  Modeling (BPM), Cloud Computing (CC),
              Intelligent Agents, Model-Driven Architecture (MDA),
              Software Engineering (SE), Unified Modeling Language (UML),
              e-Learning, e-Commerce, ...
   - Miscellaneous rule topics

Case studies, experience reports, and industrial problem statements are
particularly encouraged.

RuleML-2009 Challenge
============================================================================
The RuleML-2009 Demo Challenge is one of the highlights of RuleML-2009. We
invite submissions of demos where 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. Submissions are solicited in these categories:

   - Benchmarks (test cases, suites) with evaluations of (their own, other)
     rule engines and/or rule translators, possibly drawing on our growing
     pool at http://ruleml-challenge.cs.nccu.edu.tw
   - Case studies (use cases) implemented via engines/translators employing
     rule standards such as RIF, RuleML, CLIPS, Common Logic, SBVR, and ISO
     Prolog.

We welcome all demos about tools and applications using rules such as:

   - Derivation rules, including query and integrity rules
   - ECA rules, including production rules, reaction rules, and rule-based
     CEP languages

Authors of demo are also invited to submit a Challenge demo paper for
publications in the conference proceedings, see the submission section below
for submission details.

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 and the demo site web link please
consult the RuleML-2009 Challenge website:

                     http://ruleml-challenge.cs.nccu.edu.tw


Student Grant Awards
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Two travel grants are available to students who are authors or co-authors of
papers or demos accepted for presentation at the symposium. The grants
include free registration and cover travel expenses up to 1000 dollars.


Conference Language
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The official language of the conference will be English.


Submission
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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

             http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2009

as:

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,
2009 and to upload their complete papers by June 16, 2009. 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:
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Abstract submission deadline: June 9, 2009
Paper Submission 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
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RuleML-2009 will take place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas collocated with the
Business Rules Forum.


Keynote Speakers
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- Sandro Hawke, W3C RIF Team Contact
   The Future of Rule Interchange
- TBA


Programme Committee
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General Chair
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Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Program Chairs
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Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
John Hall, Model System, UK

Liaison Chair
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Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Publicity Chair
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William Langley, NRC-IRAP, Canada


Track Chairs

Rule Transformation and Extraction
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Erik Putrycz, Canada
Mark Linehan, IBM, USA

Rules and Uncertainty
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Matthias Nickles, University of Bath, UK
Davide Sottara, University Bologna, Italy

Rules and Norms
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Thomas Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy

Rule-based Game AI
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Benjamin Craig, National Research Council, Canada
Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
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Alex Kozlenkov, Betfair Ltd., UK
Adrian Paschke, Free Univ. Berlin, Germany

Rules and Cross Industry Standards
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Tracy Bost, Valocity, USA
Robert Golan, DBMind, USA

RuleML Challenge
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Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Ching-Long Yeh, Tatung University, Taiwan
Wolfgang Laun, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions GesmbH, Austria


RuleML 2009 Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
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Franz Inc
NICTA (National ICT Australia) Ltd
Corporate Semantic Web

Bronze Sponsors
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Logic Programming Associated Ltd
Modelsystems Ltd
ruleCore


RuleML 2009 Partners
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W3C, World Wide Web Consortium
Belgian Business Rules Forum
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law
Event Processing Technical Society
BPM Forum Belgium
October Rules Fest
SKG2009 5th International Conference on Semantic, Knowledge and Grid
RR-2009 3rd International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
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