Call for Papers: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015)


December 18, 2014 12:35 PM
The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2015, the ninth event in this series, will be held in Berlin, Germany, August 3-5 in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), the Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) and the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW).
RuleML 2015 will host multiple tracks on Complex Event Processing, Existential Rules and Datalog+/-, Industry, Legal Rules and Reasoning and Rule Learning, as well as hosting the 9th International Rule Challenge and the 5th RuleML Doctoral Consortium.
  • Co-located with:
    CADE 2015 RR 2015 Reasoning Web 2015 FOMI 2015
  • Sponsored by:
  • In cooperation with:
    TCSEM CSW Group Berlin

Objectives

RuleML 2015 welcomes practitioners, interested in the theory and applications of rules in academic research, industry, engineering, business and other diverse application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating co-operation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research and development of rule-based systems.
The symposium's areas of research and development have helped drive rapid progress in technologies for practical rule and event processing in distributed enterprise, intranets, and open distributed environments. Industry practitioners, rule-system providers, users of rules, technical experts and developers, and researchers who are exploring foundational issues, developing systems and applications, or using rule-based systems are invited to share ideas, results, and experiences.

Topics

The conference has 5 special tracks, as well as general sessions. The tracks are:

  • Complex Event Processing
  • Existential Rules and Datalog+/
  • Legal Rules and Reasoning
  • Rule Learning
  • Industry

We invite high-quality submissions related (but not limited) to the special tracks and within the general theme of the conference.

Track Topics

Complex Event Processing (Main theme: Uncertainty Handling in Complex Event Processing)

  • Scalable CEP under uncertainty
  • Visual analytics for CEP systems
  • Distributed CEP under uncertainty
  • Real-world applications of CEP
  • Event forecasting under uncertainty
  • Privacy issues in CEP
  • Multi-scale temporal aggregation of events
  • Benchmarks and testbeds for CEP
  • Machine learning for event processing and forecasting

Existential Rules and Datalog+/

  • Decidability paradigms for existential rules
  • Consistent query answering
  • Reasoning and querying
  • Query Rewriting
  • Nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Query Optimization
  • Probabilistic reasoning
  • Ontology Languages
  • Data and knowledge integration and exchange
  • Ontology-based Data Access System
  • Conceptual modeling
  • Descriptions and applications
  • Semi-structured data, graph databases and (Semantic) Web data

Legal Rules and Reasoning

  • Learning from legal texts
  • Modeling normative rules
  • Reguratory compliance by rules
  • Modeling legislation
  • XML, standards for legal documents
  • Legal ontology
  • Semantic Web in Legal Domain
  • Legal Open Data and Rules
  • Reasoning about normative rules
  • Normative rules extraction by natural language processing

Rule Learning

  • Inductive rule learning
  • Classification rules
  • Association rules
  • Learning rules for the semantic web
  • Preference rules
  • Rule-based recommender systems
  • Relational learning
  • Learning business rules
  • Descriptive rule learning
  • Predictive rule learning

Industry Track

The RuleML 2015 Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing, exploring, and learning about the use of rules and rule technologies for solving real life business problems. For further information about the Industry Track topics and submission see: http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html

General Topics (not limited to)

  • Rules and automated reasoning
  • Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
  • Reaction rules
  • Rules and the Web
  • Rule discovery from data
  • Fuzzy rules and uncertainty
  • Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Non-classical logics and the Web (e.g modal, especially deontic and epistemic, logics)
  • Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional random fields, Probabilistic Soft Logic)
  • Rule transformation and extraction
  • Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
  • Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
  • Rule-based distributed/multi-agent systems
  • Rules, agents, and norms
  • Rule-based communication, dialogue, and argumentation models
  • Rule-based data integration
  • Vocabularies and ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts and deontic primitives)
  • Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
  • Rules in online market research and online marketing
  • Applications of rule technologies in health care and life sciences
  • Rules and Human Language Technology
  • Industrial applications of rules
  • Rules and business process compliance checking
  • Standards activities related to rules
  • Rules and social media
  • General rule topics

Student Travel Support

Student Travel Support of EUR 500 will be provided for the two best student (first author) submissions. For a paper to be considered, its first author must be a student. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration. More detailed information on how to apply will be sent to authors of accepted papers through Easychair.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission February 25, 2015
  • Paper Submission March 4, 2015
  • Notification May 4, 2015
  • Camera Ready May 18, 2015
  • Symposium Dates August 3-5, 2015

Submission guidelines

(except for the Industry Track - the guidelines for the Industry Track can be found at http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html)

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2015) as:

For all Tracks and general topics:

  • Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
  • Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

For submission to a particular track please select that particular track/category. To submit under the general topics simply select the "General RuleML track" category.

All papers must have at least three keywords identifying the main topics of the paper.

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). 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. Selected papers, including those accepted for the special tracks will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-0-0-0).

Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long papers you are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200.