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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: RuleML 2011: 5th Symposium on Rules: Research Based, Industry Oriented



                              RuleML 2011@IJCAI
   5th International Symposium on Rules: Research Based, Industry Oriented

                      Barcelona, Spain, 19-21 July 2011


About RuleML 2011 Symposia

The International Symposium on Rules, RuleML, has evolved from an annual series
of international workshops since 2002, international conferences in 2005 and
2006, and international symposia since 2007. In 2011 two instalments of the
RuleML Symposium will take place. The first one will be held in conjunction with
IJCAI 2011 (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) in
Barcelona in July, and the second will be co-located with the Business Rule
Forum to be held in late October-early November in North America including
Challenge Award that this year will be dedicate to Rules and Ontologies.

For RuleML-2011@IJCAI a selection of the best papers will be presented during a
joint session with IJCAI, and the authors of such papers will be invited to
submit a revised version of their papers for inclusion in the IJCAI proceedings.

RuleML-2011@IJCAI 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-2011 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

As in the previous years the Symposium will be organized in tracks, specifically
for RuleML-2011@IJCAI the focus will be on the following areas:

- Rules and Automated Reasoning
- Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
- Rules, Workflows and Business Processes
- 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 and Extraction
- Vocabularies, Ontologies, and Business rules

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance
and technical rigor in the field, experience reports and show case/use case
demonstrations of effective, practical, deployable rule-based technologies or
applications in distributed environments. Papers must be in English and may be
submitted at



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

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). 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.

The selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their
papers for inclusion in the IJCAI 2011 Proceedings.

Important Dates
Abstract submission: February 25, 2011 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
Paper submission: March 4, 2011 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 31, 2011
Camera-ready copy due: April 15, 2011
RuleML-2011 dates: July 19-21, 2011

Other Activities
Apart from the rigorous scientific paper sessions, few other collocated
activities are planned, such as workshops focused on rule-specific areas, a PhD
student workshop, and a poster-demo session, where researchers can demonstrate
hands-on experience about solving real-world problems with rule-based
applications. Optionally, demos can also be considered for the RuleML Challenge
that will take place at the RuleML at BRF.

Stay tuned on the symposium site for future announcements about these

Program Committee
General Chairs
Georg Gottlob, University of Oxford, UK
Juergen Dix, TU Clausthal, Germany

Program Chairs
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Organization Chairs
Luis Polo, CITIC, Spain
Gines Moreno, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Steering Chairs
John Hall, Model Systems, UK
Christian Saint Marie, IBM ILog, France