RuleML 2014 Report

December 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Rules and Rule Learning were popular topics at the main European AI event in 2014.

Rules have been widely used, from Rule-Based Data Access to Complex Event Processing. RuleML acts as an interoperation bridge, where RuleML rules can be characterized along multiple dimensions. The specification of Deliberation RuleML permits the MYNG configuration of customized language schemas.

The RuleML 2014 Symposium, in conjunction with ECAI 2014, brought together international delegates in Prague, Czech Republic. Our photo selection of the RuleML 2014 Keynote and Tutorial Speakers, here, gives an impression of five event highlights. The Rules on the Web Springer proceedings, edited by Antonis Bikakis, Paul Fodor, and Dumitru Roman, are available in print and online. This year's International Rule Challenge included the RuleML 2014 Rulebase Competition, requiring Deliberation RuleML 1.01 validation. The Rule Challenge and Doctoral Consortium CEUR proceedings, edited by Theodore Patkos, Adam Wyner, and Adrian Giurca, are freely available online.

RuleML 2014 was a full success according to the verbal and email feedback obtained during and after the event. Most presentations are now uploaded from the schedule page. Inspiring discussions in sessions with more than 60 participants extended into the breaks and evenings, including with ECAI participants who joined in from parallel sessions. Many new contacts were made within RuleML as well as with the Czech and the international ECAI community. RuleML Technical Groups found broad interest, also amongst AI colleagues, especially the Reaction RuleML TG and the Uncertainty Reasoning TG. The single most popular topic was probably Rule Learning, covered by a keynote, a tutorial, papers, and demos. Stay tuned for more to come in RuleML 2015.