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RuleML-2012@ECAI Challenge: Call for Submissions


The International RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge is one of the highlights of the RuleML2012 conference. The challenge is dedicated to practical experiences with rule-oriented applications. In particular, submissions of benchmarks/evaluations, demos, case studies/use cases, experience reports, best practice solutions (e.g. design patterns, reference architectures, models), rule-based implementations/tools/applications, demonstrations of engineering methods, implementations of rule standards (e.g. RuleML, RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules,...), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord,...), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.
Key themes of the International RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge include (but they are NOT limited to) the following:
    * Industrial rule-based applications includiong rule-based Web applications   

    * Demos related to the RuleML2012@ECAI Topics   

    * Extensions and implementations of rule standards: W3C RIF, RuleML, SBVR,...   

    * Editing environments and IDEs for Web rules   

    * Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines   

    * Distributed rule bases and rule services   

    * Reports on industrial experience about rule systems

Previous RuleML challenge editions were:

2011 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida ( ),

2010 in Washington, DC ( ),

2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada ( ),

2008 in Orlando, Florida (  ,

2007 in Orlando, Florida (


We invite high-quality submissions related to (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:

  • Rules and Automated Reasoning

  • Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning

  • Int. Conference track on Pragmatic Web (see track description below)

  • Rule-Based Policies, Reputation and Trust

  • Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules

  • Fuzzy Rules and Uncertainty

  • Rule Transformation, Extraction and Learning

  • Vocabularies, Ontologies, and Business rules

  • Rules in online-market research and online marketing

  • Rule Markup Languages and Rule Interchange

  • General Rule Topics

Deadline for the Challenge

Paper submission: May 25, 2012, extended to June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 15, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: July 31, 2012
RuleML Challenge date: TBA