6th International Web Rule Symposium
|Start||2012/08/27 12:00:00 AM (iCal)|
|End||2012/08/29 12:00:00 AM|
|Camera ready due:||2012/06/10|
Event in series RuleML
RuleML2012 is the 6th International Web Rule Symposium.
The International Web Rule Symposium, RuleML, has evolved from an annual series of international workshops since 2002, international conferences in 2005 and 2006, and International Web Rule Symposia since 2007. This year the RuleML Symposium will be held from August 27, 2012 to August 29, 2012 in Montpellier, France co-located with ECAI2012.
RuleML-2012@ECAI 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-2012 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.
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:
- Rules and Automated Reasoning
- Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
- Rules, Agents and Norms
- Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
- Rule-Based Policies, Reputation and Trust
- Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
- Fuzzy Rules and Uncertainty
- Rule Transformation, Extraction and Learning
- Vocabularies, Ontologies, and Business rules
- Rules in online-market research and online marketing
- General Rule Topics
 Submission Guidelines
Papers must be in English and must be submitted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2012 as:
- Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
- Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
Please upload all submissions as PDF files based on the LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html ).
The selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
 Important Dates
Paper submission: April 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 27, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: June 10, 2012
RuleML-2012 dates: August 27-29, 2012
 Organizing Committee
 General Chairs
 Program Chairs
 Local Chairs
to be added
 Program Committee
- Andreas Eberhart, Fluid Operations, Germany
- Alun Preece, Cardiff University, UK
- Aldo Gangemi, Semantic Technology Lab ISTC-CNR, Italy
- Alexander Artikis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
- Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy
- Axel Polleres, Siemens
- Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
- Carlos Viegas Damásio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Celia da Costa Pereira, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Chieko Nakabasami, Toyo University, Japan
- Ching Long Yeh, Tatung University, Taiwan
- Christian de Sainte Marie, IBM ILOG
- Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
- Christophe Gravier, Université de Saint-Etienne, France
- Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
- Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
- Darko Anicic, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
- Dave Reynolds, Epimorphics, UK
- Davide Sottara, University of Bologna, Italy
- Domenico Lembo, La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
- Ebrahim Bagheri, Athabasca University, Canada
- Emiliano Lorini, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
- Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
- Eric Jui-Yi Kao, Stanford University, USA
- Fabio Porto, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Federico Chesani, University of Bologna, Italy
- Francesca A. Lisi, Università di Bari, Italy
- Frank Olken, Frank Olken Consulting
- Fred Freitas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
- George Vouros, University of the Aegean, Greece
- Georgios Paliouras, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
- Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Giorgos Stoilos, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
- Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna, Italy
- Grigoris Antoniou, Information Systems Laboratory, FORTH, Greece
- Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
- Guido Boella, University of Turin, Italy
- Guy Sharon, IBM Haifa, Israel
- Hassan Ait-Kaci, IBM, Canada
- Horatiu Cirstea, Loria, France
- Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
- Jan Broersen, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Jenny Eriksson Lundström, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Jose Ignacio Panach, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
- Juergen Dix, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany
- Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway, UK
- Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Lars Braubach, University of Hamburg, Germany
- Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg
- Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Martin Atzmueller, University of Kassel, DE
- Matteo Baldoni, University of Torino
- Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy
- Michael Fink, TU Wien, Austria
- Michael Maher, NICTA
- Mike Dean, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
- Minsu Jang, E & T Research Institute, Korea
- Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID-University of Bologna, Italy
- Nenad Stojanovic, FZI, Germany
- Nicoletta Fornara, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
- Opher Etzion, IBM Haifa Research Lab
- Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA
- Patrick Albert, IBM CAS France
- Paul Fodor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
- Paul Krause, Surrey
- Pedro Bizarro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, IT
- Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
- Renata Wasserman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Said Tabet, RuleML initiative USA
- Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Stijn Heymans, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
- Terrance Swift, XSB Inc., USA
- Thomas Lukasiewicz, University of Oxford, UK
- Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy
- Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
- Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Wolfgang Laun, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions GesmbH, Austria
- Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
 Other Events
The RuleML2012 Conference is also hosting
- The 7th AIS SigPrag International Conference Track on Pragmatic Web, http://www.pragmaticweb.info/
- The RuleML2012 Doctoral Consortium and poster session: http://2012.ruleml.org/phdconsortium
- The 6th International Rule Challenge: http://2012.ruleml.org/rulechallenge
 Int. Conference on Pragmatic Web (ICPW 2012)
The conference track on PRAGMATIC WEB is part of RuleML-2012 and centred around the study of "pragmatics" in the Semantic Web. That is, it draws attention to how communicative actions are performed by agents via Web media and illuminates how mutual understanding and commitments to actions can evolve in (agent) conversations. This year the Pragmatic Web conference track has a special focus on the applications of rule-based technologies and AI agent technologies for the Pragmatic Web. Topics of Interest include one or more of the following topics (but are not limited to):
- Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
- Rules, Agents and Norms
- Rule-Based Communication, Dialogue and Argumentation Models
- Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts, deontic primitives)
- Pragmatic Web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
For further information about the Pragmatic Web see http://www.pragmaticweb.info/
 RuleML2012 Doctoral Consortium
The RuleML 2012 Doctoral Consortium is an initiative of the International Symposium on Rules, RuleML, to attract and promote Ph.D. research in the area of Rules and Markup Languages. The doctoral symposium offers to students a close contact with leading experts on the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting. The accepted thesis descriptions will be presented to an interested audience and subject to discussion with a panel of senior researchers, and we expect submissions on any (but not limited to) of this year's RuleML2012@ECAI topics.
Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:
- A clear formulation of the research question.
- An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
- An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
- A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
- A sketch of the applied research methodology.
- A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the problem solution.
- A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.
Accepted submissions will be published in internal proceedings and later on published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://www.ceur-ws.org) volume of RuleML.
- Paper submission: June 25, 2012
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 16, 2012
- Camera-ready copy due: July 30, 2012
- Doctoral Consortium date: August 27, 2012
Thesis descriptions are limited to 8 pages in English using LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 5 page CV.
Please submit to: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2012consortium
If you have no EasyChair account, then you should sign up for an account at https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=ruleml2012consortium
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakaw, Poland
Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID-University of Bologna, Italy
 6th International Rule Challenge
The International RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge is one of the highlights of the RuleML2012 conference. The challenge is dedicated to practical experiences with rule-oriented applications. In particular, submissions of benchmarks/evaluations, demos, case studies/use cases, experience reports, best practice solutions (e.g. design patterns, reference architectures, models), rule-based implementations/tools/applications, demonstrations of engineering methods, implementations of rule standards (e.g. RuleML, RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules,...), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord,...), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.
Key themes of the International RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge include (but they are NOT limited to) the following:
- Industrial rule-based applications includiong rule-based Web applications
- Demos related to the RuleML2012@ECAI Topics
- Extensions and implementations of rule standards: W3C RIF, RuleML, SBVR,...
- Editing environments and IDEs for Web rules
- Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines
- Distributed rule bases and rule services
- Reports on industrial experience about rule systems
Previous challenge editions were in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (http://2011.ruleml.org/america/challenge ), in Washington, DC (http://2010.ruleml.org/ruleml-2010-challenge.html ), in Las Vegas, Nevada (http://2009.ruleml.org/challenge ) and Orlando, Florida (http://2008.ruleml.org/challenge.php and http://2007.ruleml.org/index-Dateien/Page787.htm).
RuleML2012Challenge is the first edition taking place in Europe.
- Paper submission: June 25, 2012
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 15, 2012
- Camera-ready copy due: July 15, 2012
- RuleML Challenge date: TBA
Submissions to the International RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge consist of:
- An early 1 page abstract announcing the application.
- An open-source or commercial demo
- A demo paper, using LNCS format, describing research, implementation, and technical details of your submission.
Submit both the demo and the paper to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2012challenge. Would you have an online demo please indicate in the description paper an URL were it can be tested and evaluated.
If you have no EasyChair account, then you should sign up for an account at https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi?conf=ruleml2012challenge
Hassan Ait Kaci, Yuh-Jong Hu and Dumitru Roman