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May 23, 2016 1:04 PM
10th International Rule Challenge 2016, part of the 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2016), Stony Brook University, New York, USA, July 8-9, 2016 Paper submission: June 1st, 2016
As in previous editions, RuleML Inc. will offer a cash prize:
RuleML Challenge Award for the Best Demo Application - 500 USD

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: June 1st, 2016
  • Notification: June 13th, 2016
  • Camera ready: June 19th, 2016
  • Rule Challenge 2016: July 8-9, 2016
This year, the challenge presents seven main themes to inspire participant submissions (of course, submissions on other themes are welcome as well).

Rules in Retail

  • When a customer enters the store and an "offer of the day" is available, then push only one welcome notification and display the offer of the day.
  • When a customer watches a specific product, then push related photos and information, including social media reactions, directly to their device.

Rules in Tourism

  • Deliver a welcome message to POI visitors as they arrive nearby.
  • When a visitor leaves a room in the museum, then push notifications regarding the next recommended room, based on visitors' preferences and previous visit history.
  • When a visitor completes the tour, then push goodbye messages and notify on upcoming/partner exhibitions.

Rules in Transportation

  • When arriving at car parking, then push a notification on available places.
  • When selecting destination and inside a bus station, then display bus data (arrival time, notices).
  • When bus nears destination, then push notification on time to arrival and suggest accommodations.

Rules in Geography

  • A region X is part of a region Y if and only if all regions that connect to X also connect to Y
  • Two regions X and Y are overlapped if and only if there exists a region Z such that Z is part of X and Z is part of Y

Rules in Location-Based Search

  • If less than or equal to k POIs of type X (e.g., Restaurants) are found, then zoom in/out on the map to the axis-aligned minimum bounding box of all POIs.
  • If more than k POIs of type X are found, then zoom in/out on the map to the axis-aligned minimum bounding box of the k-nearest POIs.
  • If the POIs searched for are of type X then suggest to the user subtypes of X (e.g., Italian, Greek) for a subsequent (i.e., refined) search.

Rules in Insurance Regulation

  • If an item is perishable and is delivered more than 10 days after the scheduled delivery date, then it may be rejected.
  • Each tax schedule must have electronic signatures from two managers.
  • If an inspector believes a vehicle is repairable then process the claim as a repair; otherwise process the claim as a total loss.

Rules in Medicine

  • If a Type II diabetes patient's current level of HbA1c is high, then the patient's current treatment is ineffective.
  • Issue medical alerts to patients (e.g., on a mobile device), based on health trend analysis and personalizable health value limits.
  • If patient has low back pain without radicular pain or neurologic findings, then consider urine drug screening and repeat neurologic test.

Rules in Ecosystem Research

  • If a plot in a monitoring network satisfies a number of prespecified requirements, such as being a long distance off from any other plot, then it is eligible for statistical analysis.
  • If the percentage of a target species on a plot exceeds a certain threshold, then the plot is treated differently in statistical analysis than plots where the target species is less abundant.
  • The percentage of a target species on a plot must not vary throughout the analysis.