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First International Web Rule Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications
Start October 25 2007 (iCal)
End October 26 2007
Homepage: Homepage
City: Orlando, Florida
State: Florida
Country: USA
Important dates
Abstracts due: July 10 2007
Papers due: July 20 2007
Notification: August 6 2007
Camera ready due: August 23 2007
Event in series RuleML

RuleML2007 is the First International Web Rule Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications. It is held from October 25 2007 to October 26 2007 in Orlando, Florida, USA.


In recent years rule based technologies have enjoyed remarkable adoption in two areas: (1) Business Rules Processing and (2) Web-Centred Reasoning. The first trend is caused by the software development life cycle which needs to be accelerated at reduced cost. The second trend is related to the Semantic Web and Service-oriented technologies which aim to turn the Web into a huge repository of cross-referenced, machine-understandable data and processes. For both trends, rules can be used to extract, derive, transform, and integrate information in a platform-independent manner. While early rule engines and environments were complex, expensive to maintain, and not very user friendly, the current generation of rule technology provides enhanced usability, scalability and performance, and is less costly. A general advantage of using rules is that they are usually represented in a platform independent manner, often using XML. This fits well into today’s distributed, heterogeneous Web-based system environments. Rules represented in standardized Web formats can be discovered, interchanged and invoked at runtime within and across Web systems, and can be interpreted and executed on any platform.

Co-located with the 10th International Business Rules Forum, the International Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2007) is the first symposium devoted to work on practical distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications which need language standards for rules operating in the context of, e.g., the Semantic Web, Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems, Event-Driven Architectures and Service-Oriented Computing Applications. After a series of successful RuleML workshops and then conferences (e.g. RuleML2006), this is a new kind of event where the Web Logic community joins the established, practically oriented Forum of the Business Rules community to help cross-fertilizing between Web and Business Logic technology. The goal of RuleML-2007 is to bring together rule system providers, representatives of, and participants in, rule standardization efforts (e.g., RuleML, RIF, PRR, CL, SBVR) and open source rules communities (e.g., jBoss Rules , Jess, Prova, OO jDrew, Mandarax, XSB, XQuery), practitioners and technical experts, developers, users, and researchers. They 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 in open distributed environments such as the Web. A particular focus will be on practical issues such as technical contributions and show case demonstrations of effective, practical, deployable rule-based technologies, rule interchange formats and applications as well as discussions of lessons learned that have to be taken into account when employing rule-based technologies in distributed, (partially) open, heterogeneous environments. We also welcome theoretical contributions that help to build an effective, practical, and deployable rule standard, improve rule technology, provide better understanding of the integration and interchange of rules, and make the current generation of rule engines and rule technology more usable for advanced Web and Service Oriented Architectures.

Top.css of Interest[edit]

We invite to share their ideas, results, and experiences: industry practitioners, rule system providers, technical experts and developers, rule users, and researchers who are exploring foundations (especially in the area of system interoperability and rule interchange), are developing systems and applications, or are using rule-based systems. We invite submissions related (but not limited to) to one or more of the following top.css:

  • Representation and meta-annotation of rules and rule sets (modules) for publication and interchange purposes
  • Collaborative authoring, modeling and engineering of rule specifications and rule repositories
  • Heterogeneous and homogenous information integration of external data and domain knowledge into rules including object-oriented data representations, databases, Web resources, meta-data repositories and Semantic Web ontologies
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous integration of rules and ontologies
  • Rules in Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
  • Rules in Semantic Web Technologies
  • Rules in Web Intelligence Research
  • Hybrid rule systems combining, e.g. declarative rules and object-oriented programming or forward-reasoning production rules and backward-reasoning derivation rules
  • Management and maintenance of distributed rule bases and rule repositories during their lifecycle
  • Interchange and refactoring of rule bases in heterogeneous execution environments
  • Verification and validation of interchanged rule bases in heterogeneous execution environments
  • Contributions on effective, practical, and deployable Web standards on rules as well as special purpose, vertical domain rule languages
  • Communication between rule based systems using interchange formats and processing / communication middleware such as Event Processing Networks (EPN), and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Event Driven Architectures (EDA)
  • Applications, products, research, and development in rule-based, distributed complex event processing (CEP), event communication and reaction rules (e.g., ECA rules, production rules, trigger rules)
  • Event-driven/action rule languages and models
  • Practical solutions tackling the real-world Software Engineering requirements of rule-based systems in open, distributed environments such as the Web
  • Modeling of executable rule specifications and tool support (e.g. development environments, editors, compilers, interpreters, translators/transformations, rule code generators) · Execution models, rule engines, and environments
  • Compilation vs. interpretation approaches of rules
  • Rule interchange standards and related industry interchange formats, e.g. SBVR, PRR, XBRL,FIX/FPL, FpML, MISMO, ACORD, RuleML, RIF, SWRL, etc.
  • Applications and integration of rules in web standards, e.g., semantic web services (SWS), WS-standards, BPEL, security (e.g. XRML), meta data processing (e.g. personal information management DC, vCard, FOAF, vCalendar etc.)
  • Rule-based software agents and (web) services
  • Applications of rules in the Semantic Web and Pragmatic Web (e.g. negotiation of ontology meaning or communication within a pragmatic context)
  • Comparing and advancing the state of current business rules engines (BRE) and business rules management system (BRMS) tools
  • Practical interoperation between different rule formats such as business rules, decision tables, decision trees, reactive rules, derivation rules, logical formulas, constraints, association rules, transformation rules and ontological domain conceptualization including meaning negotiation and practical use of agreed rules and vocabularies
  • Applications based on (Semantic) Web rule standardization or standards-proposing efforts
  • Translation of interchangeable and domain-independent rule formats and rule models into executable technical rule specifications
  • Extraction and reengineering of platform-independent, interchangeable rules and rule models from existing platform-specific resources and information
  • Natural-language processing of rules
  • Graphical processing, modelling and rendering of rules
  • Incorporation of rules technology into distributed enterprise application architectures such as such as Real-Time Enterprise (RTE), Business Activity Management (BAM), Business Performance Management (BPM), Business Process Management, Enterprise Workflow Systems, Database Management Systems or Supply Chain Management Solutions and related areas such as Service-based Architectures (Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) / Service Oriented Computing (SOC) / Service Component Architectures (SCA) ), Semantic Web Services (SWS), IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Service Level Management (IT SLM) , and Policy solutions
  • Rule-based policies and electronic contracts: their specification, execution, and management
  • Languages for exchanging and processing information through the web, e.g. common base event, WS-standards, ebXML etc.
  • E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based declarative strategies
  • Applications of rules in e.g. legal reasoning, compliance rules, security, IT government, security, risk management, trust and proof reasoning, etc.
  • Rule-based (multi-valued) reasoning with and representing uncertain and fuzzy information
  • Rule-based reasoning with non-monotonic negation, modalities, deontic, temporal, priority, scoped or other rule qualifications

Int. Rule Challenge[edit]

To place emphasis on the practical use of rule technologies in distributed Web-based environments there will be a RuleML-2007 Challenge with a focus on rule engines and rule technologies, interoperation and interchange. The challenge offers participants the chance to demonstrate their commercial and open source tools, use cases, and applications. Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications. All accepted demos will be presented in a highly publicized Challenge Session, first sequentially for the RuleML-2007 plenary, and then in more detail on demand. The two award-winning ones will be presented in special time slots.

Important Dates[edit]

  • Abstract Submission before July 10, 2007
  • Paper Submissions due July 20, 2007
  • Notification of acceptance August 6, 2007
  • Final submissions due August 23, 2007
  • Symposium date October 25-26, 2007
  • RuleML Challenge October 25, 2007

Proceedings and Journal Special Issue[edit]

The RuleML-2007 proceedings have been published as Springer LNCS proceedings:

  • Adrian Paschke, Yevgen Biletskiy: Advances in Rule Interchange and Applications, International Symposium, RuleML 2007, Orlando, Florida, October 25-26, 2007, Proceedings Springer 2007 [1]

The 1st International Rule Challenge papers an demos have been published online:

An additional journal special issue has been published:

  • Nick Bassiliades, Guido Governatori, Adrian Paschke, Jürgen Dix: Guest Editors' Introduction: Rule Representation, Interchange, and Reasoning in Distributed, Heterogeneous Environments. IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 22(11): 1489-1491 (2010) [2]

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