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[protege-discussion] RuleML 2009 Call for Participation and Rules Challenge Extended Submission Deadline

Yuh-Jong Hu hu at
Fri Sep 4 07:31:47 PDT 2009

[Our apologies if you receive duplicates of this posting]

                3rd International Rule Challenge @ RuleML 2009
              (Extended Submission Deadline, September 11 2009)
                   co-located with the Business Rules Forum

                  November 5-7 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Call for Participation
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. 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, and is now in the top 100 venues for scientific impact
factor in CiteseerX (

Deadline for early-bird registration: 18 September 2009
RuleML-2009 registration page:

3rd International Rule Challenge
Due to numerous requests we have decided to extend the submission
deadline to Friday, September 11 2009.

For further submission details see:


Keynote Speakers
  - Sandro Hawke (W3C at MIT):
    Bringing Order to Chaos: RIF as the New Standard for Rule Interchange
  - Paul Vincent (TIBCO Software):
    Why Rules Matter in Complex Event Processing... and vice versa
  - Donald Chapin (Business Semantics):
    Terminology: the Semantic Foundation for an Organization’s Executable

Joint Boxed Lunch Panel on "Rules on the Web" held in conjunction with the
co-located Business Rules Forum.

Joint Session on Rule Standards in conjunction with the co-located Business
Rules Forum.

3rd International Rules Challenge with prizes to demonstrate tools, use cases,
and applications.

  - Christian de Sainte Marie (IBM/ILog): RIF Tutorial
  - Mark Proctor (Red Hat): Drools Tutorials
  - Larry Goldberg (KPI): The Decision Model Tutorial

Industry, demo, scientific research & development papers and presentations
advancing and assessing the state of the art in event and rule-based systems
selected in a peer-reviewed fashion by an international program committee.

Social events to promote networking among the symposium delegates in an
informal setting.

You will be offered an exciting venue to exchange new ideas, practical
developments and experiences on issues related to the engineering, management,
integration, interoperation and interchange of rules and events in open
distributed environments such as Enterprise Architectures, the Web,
Event-Driven and Service Oriented Architectures etc.

Preliminary Program

Day 1: Thursday, November 5 2009
8:30  Keynote: Bringing Order to Chaos: RIF as the New Standard for Rule
      Interchange. Sandro Hawke, World Wide Web Consortium
9:30  RIF Tutorial. Christian de Sainte Marie, IBM/ILOG
11:00 Break
11:20 Standards for Business Rules (joint with BR Forum). John Hall, Model
12:20 Boxed Lunch & Panel Discussion: "Rules on the Web" (joint with BR Forum)
      Moderator: John Hall, Model Systems

Rule Systems on the Web
13:45 Challenges for Rule Systems on the Web. Yuh-Jong Hu, Ching-Long Yeh and
      Wolfgang Laun
14:00 A modest proposal to enable RIF dialects with limited forward
      compatibility. Christiane de Sainte Marie
14:15 RIF RuleML Rosetta Ring: Round-Tripping the Dlex Subset of Datalog
      RuleML and RIF-Core. Harold Boley
14:30	WellnessRules: A Web 3.0 Case Study in RuleML-Based Prolog-N3 Profile
      Interoperation. Harold Boley, Taylor Osmun, and Benjamin Craig

RuleML Challenge and Demos
14:45 RuleML Challenge and Demos
16:00 Break
16:30 RuleML Challenge and Demos

RuleML 2009 Conference Dinner

Day 2: Friday, November 6 2009
8:30  Keynote: Why Rules Matter in Complex Event Processing... and vice versa
      Paul Vincent, TIBCO

Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
9:30  Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules. Adrian Paschke and
      Alexander Kozlenkov
9:45  Correlating Business Events for Event-Triggered Rules. Josef Schiefer,
      Hannes Obweger and Martin Suntinger
10:00 Semantic Rule-Based Complex Event Processing. Kia Teymourian and Adrian
10:15 Break

General Rule Topics
10:45 Generation of Rules from Ontologies for High-Level Scene Interpretation.
      Wilfried Bohlken and Bernd Neumann
11:15 RBDT-1: a New Rule-based Decision Tree Generation Technique. Amany
      Abdelhalim, Issa Traore and Bassam Sayed
11:45 Process Materialization using Templates and Rules to Design Flexible
      Process Models. Akhil Kumar and Wen Yao
12:15 Lunch

14:00 Keynote: Terminology: the Semantic Foundation for an Organization’s
      Executable Rules. Donald Chapin, Business Semantics

Rule Transformation and Extraction
15:00 Introduction to "Rule Transformation and Extraction" Track. Mark H.
      Linehan and Eric Putrycz
15:15 An SBVR Framework for RESTful Web Applications. Alexandros Marinos and
      Paul Krause
15:45 Towards an improvement of Software Development Processes through
      Standard Business Rules. José L. Martínez-Fernández, Paloma Martínez and
      José C. González-Cristóbal
16:00 Break
16:30 A Rule-Based System Implementing a Method for Translating FOL Formulas
      into NL Sentences. Aikaterini Mpagouli and Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis
17:00 An Empirical Study of Unsupervised Rule Set Extraction of Clustered
      Categorical Data using a Simulated Bee Colony Algorithm. James D.
      McCaffrey and Howard Dierking
17:30 Transformation of Graphical ECA Policies into Executable PonderTalk
      Code. Raphael Romeikat, Markus Sinsel and Bernhard Bauer

RuleML Steering Committee (closed)

Day 3: Saturday, November 7 2009
8:30  Drools Tutorial. Mark Proctor, Red Hat
      The Decision Model. Larry Goldberg, KPI
10:30 Break

Process and Data
11:00 A Rule-Based Approach to Match Structural Patterns with Business Process
      Models. Jens Müller
11:30 Usage of the Jess engine, rules and ontology to query a relational
      database. Jaroslaw Bak, Czeslaw Jedrzejek and Maciej Falkowski
12:00 An XML-Based Manipulation and Query Language for Rule-based Information.
      Essam Mansour and Hagen Höpfner

12:30 Lunch
Best Paper Award, RuleML-2009 Challenge Winner Award, RuleML-2009 Challenge
Runner-up Award

14:00 Exploration of SWRL Rule Bases through Visualization, Paraphrasing, and
      Categorization of Rules. Saeed Hassanpour, Martin J. O’Connor
      and Amar K. Das
14:30 TomML: A Rule Language For Structured Data. Horatiu Cirstea,
      Pierre-Etienne Moreau and Amar Reilles
14:45 Geospatial-Enabled RuleML in a Study
on Querying Respiratory Disease
      Information. Sheng Gao, Harold Boley, Darka Mioc, Francois Anton and
      Xiaolun Yi

Rules and Norms
15:00 Rules and Norms: Requirements for Rule Interchange Languages in the
      Legal Domain. Thomas F. Gordon, Guido Governatori and Antonino Rotolo
15:15 A Java Implementation of Temporal Defeasible Logic. Rossella Rubino and
      Antonino Rotolo
15:30 Fill the Gap in the Legal Knowledge Modelling.  Monica Palmirani,
      Giuseppe Contissa and Rossella Rubino
15:45 The Making of SPINdle. Ho-Pun Lam and Guido Governatori
16:00 Break

Rules and Uncertainty
16:30 Approaches to Uncertain or Imprecise Rules - A Survey. Matthias Nickles
      and Davide Sottara
16:45 Fuzzy Reasoning with a Rete-OO Rule Engine. Nikolaus Wulff and Davide
17:00 Towards Modelling Defeasible Reasoning with Imperfection in Production
      Rule Systems. Davide Sottara, Paola Mello and Mark Proctor

17:15	Close

                       Supported by
W3C, OMG, ACM, AAAI, ECCAI, IAAIL, ACM, Belgian Business Rules Forum MIT
Sloan CIO Symposium, EPTS, BPM Forum Belgium

                       Sponsored by
BBN Technologies
Franz Inc
NICTA (National ICT Australia) Ltd
Corporate Semantic Web
Logic Programming Associated Ltd
Modelsystems Ltd

(Sponsoring opportunities:
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