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RuleML 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

RuleML 2013

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: Feb. 19, 2013
Paper submission: Feb. 20, 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 12, 2013
Camera-ready copy due: May 3, 2013
RuleML-2013 dates: July 11-13, 2013

From the call for papers:

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is an international conference on research, applications, languages and standards for rule technologies. RuleML is the leading conference for building bridges between academia and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of the semantic technology stack. It is devoted to rule-based programming and rule-based systems including production rules systems, logic programming rule engines, and business rules engines/business rules management systems; Semantic Web rule languages and rule standards (e.g., RuleML, SWRL, RIF, PRR, SBVR); Legal RuleML; rule-based event processing languages (EPLs) and technologies; hybrid rule-based methods; and research on inference rules, transformation rules, decision rules, production rules, and ECA rules.

The 7th International Symposium on Rules and the Web (RuleML 2013) will be held on July 11-13, 2013 just prior to the AAAI conference in the Seattle Metropolitan Area, Washington. Selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


  • Rules and automated reasoning
  • Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
  • Rule-based event processing and reaction rules
  • Rules and the web
  • Fuzzy rules and uncertainty
  • Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Non-classical logics and the web (e.g modal and epistemic logics)
  • Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional random fields, PSL)
  • Rule transformation, extraction, and learning
  • 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
  • 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
  • Legal rules and legal reasoning
  • Industrial applications of rules
  • Controlled natural language for rule encoding (e.g. SBVR, ACE, CLCE)
  • Standards activities related to rules
  • General rule topics

A number of those seem quite at home in a topic maps setting.

Proceedings of the RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Proceedings of the RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge

The paper I mentioned on yesterday: Legal Rules, Text and Ontologies Over Time [The eternal “now?”] is part of these proceedings.

Which is a very good paper.

You will also find “reasoning” about complex tax transactions, such as seeking reimbursement from the government for taxes you have not paid. (What’s complex about that I cannot say. Merely reporting the description of: Missing Trader Fraud given in one of the papers. The taxes reported lost every year remind me of RIAA estimates on piracy.

And papers that fall in between.


Monday, September 3rd, 2012


From the webpage:

The OASIS LegalRuleML TC defines a rule interchange language for the legal domain. The work enables modeling and reasoning that allows implementers to structure, evaluate, and compare legal arguments constructed using the rule representation tools provided.

Legal Informatics posted a notice of a new tutorial introduction to LegalRuleML.

If you are planning IT or semantic integration projects in legal circles, worth your while to take a look at LegalRuleML.

RuleML 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

RuleML 2012: The 6th International Symposium on Rules: Research Based and Industry Focused

Important dates:

Abstract submission: March 25, 2012
Paper submission: April 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2012
Camera-ready copy due: June 10, 2012
RuleML-2012 dates: August 27-29, 2012

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. This year the RuleML Symposium will be held in conjunction with ECAI 2012, the 20th biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, in Montpellier, France, August 27-29, 2012.

RuleML-2012@ECAI 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-2012 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 environments.

We invite you to share your ideas, results, and experiences: as an industry practitioner, rule system provider, technical expert and developer, rule user or researcher, exploring foundations, developing systems and applications, or using rule-based systems.

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

Late summer, Montpellier, France, an interesting meeting, what more would you want?

RuleML 2011 – International Symposium on Rules – Conference

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

RuleML 2011 – International Symposium on Rules

From the website:

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.

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


  • 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

Rule Markup Initiative

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Rule Markup Initiative

From the website:

The RuleML Initiative is an international non-profit organization covering all aspects of Web rules and their interoperation, with a Structure and Technical Groups that center on RuleML specification, tool, and application development. Around RuleML, an open network of individuals and groups from both industry and academia has emerged, having a shared interest in modern rule topics, including the interoperation of Semantic Web rules. The RuleML Initiative has been collaborating with OASIS on Legal XML, Policy RuleML, and related efforts since 2004. The Initiative has further been interacting with the developers of ISO Common Logic (CL), which became an International Standard, First edition, in October 2007. RuleML is also a member of OMG, contributing to its Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR), which went into Version 1.0 in January 2008, and to its Production Rule Representation (PRR), which went into Version 1.0 in December 2009. Moreover, participants of the RuleML Initiative have supported the development of the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF), which attained Recommendation status in June 2010. The annual RuleML Symposium has taken the lead in bringing together delegates from industry and academia who share this interest focus in Web rules.


  1. Does the use of ISO Common Logic insure interoperability? Why/Why not? (discussion)
  2. How would you define interoperability? (3-5 pages, no citations)
  3. Can rules insure your definition of interoperability? (discussion)
  4. Are rules subject to the same semantic drift as data? Why/Why not?(3-5 pages, no citations)