CfP: RuleML+RR 2017: International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

October 20, 2016 at 7:09 PM
This leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning calls for high-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules. The event will take place on 12-15 July 2017 in London.

Stemming from the synergy between the well-known high-impact RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.

RuleML+RR 2017 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.

In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2017 will host the 11th International Rule Challenge, a Doctoral Consortium, an Industry Track, and the 13th Reasoning Web Summer School. Please note that separate submission guidelines apply for these additional events; they will be made available on a later date at the conference web site.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  Production rules systems
  •  Logic programming engines and applications
  •  Business rules engines and management systems
  •  Logic-based reasoning for rules
  •  Inductive and abductive logic programming
  •  Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
  •  Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
  •  Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
  •  Reaction and ECA rules
  •  Constraint programming
  •  Rule-based languages for intelligent information access and the Semantic Web
  •  Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
  •  Bridge rules in multi-context systems
  •  Rule discovery, extraction and transformation
  •  Rule-based data management, data integration, and data interoperability
  •  Scalability and expressive power of logics for rules
  •  Mapping rules for ontology-based data access
  •  Rule-based dynamic data, stream, and complex event processing
  •  Reasoning with incomplete, inconsistent and uncertain data
  •  Non-monotonic, common-sense, and closed-world reasoning
  •  Non-classical logics and the Web
  •  Combining rules with knowledge extraction and information retrieval
  •  Rules, agents, and norms
  •  Rule-based distributed / multi-agent systems
  •  Rule-based communication/dialogue
  •  Argumentation models
  •  Rules and human language technology
  •  Rules in online market research and online marketing
  •  Applications of rule technologies in healthcare and life sciences
  •  Industrial applications of rules
  •  Rules and business process compliance checking
  •  Standards activities related to rules
  •  Rules and social media



Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at as:


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


Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. They must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference / workshop with formal proceedings

The accepted papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Short papers may contain 1 extra page (max.) for which there is a charge of US$200. Long papers are allowed 2 extra pages (max.), with a charge of US$200 for EACH extra page.


Student Travel Support

Some financial support will be available to enable student authors to travel to the conference. These will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration.


Important dates




Title and abstract registration:

15 February 2017


Paper submission:

22 February 2017


Author feedback on initial reviews:

30 March - 3 April 2017


Author notification:

10 April 2017


Camera ready:

24 April 2017



12-15 July 2017


11th International Rule Challenge

The RuleML+RR 2017 Challenge is one of the highlights of the conference, and seeks to provide competition among innovative rule-oriented applications, aimed at both the research and industrial side. Submissions may present demos related to the RR+RuleML 2017 track topics (see below), supply benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines, illustrate rule- and model-driven engineering, report on industrial experience, present real cases and practical experiences, and realize mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning.


Doctoral Consortium

We welcome submissions from PhD students whose research activity is closely related to rule and reasoning systems. The Doctoral Consortium is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with leading experts in the field, and to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting.


Industry Track

The Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing, exploring, and learning about the use of rule technologies for solving real-life business problems, for instance in the field of logistics, planning, domotics, healthcare, big data and high- scalability reasoning, and financial applications including high-frequency trading.


13th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2017)

The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent advances on reasoning techniques which are of particular interest to Semantic Web, Linked Data, Ontologies, Rules, Logic, and Knowledge Graph applications. It is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdoctoral researchers, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to learn about Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues.

The Reasoning Web series of annual Summer Schools was started in 2005 by the European Network of Excellence REWERSE.




With kind regards,


RuleML+RR 2017 Program Chairs

Stefania Costantini, University of L’Aquila, Italy

Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada


RuleML+RR 2017 General Chairs

Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Fariba Sadri, Imperial College London, UK