RuleML-2010 Challenge

The RuleML-2010 Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML-2010 with prestigious prizes.  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 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.

This year, the RuleML-2010 Challenge will have a special focus theme:

Modelling Rules in the Temporal and Geospatial Applications

  •  temporal modelling and reasoning
  •  geospatial modelling and reasoning
  •  cross-linking between temporal and geospatial knowledge
  •  visualization of rules with graphic models in order to support end-user interaction

Other themes of the RuleML-2010 Challenge will include the following:

  • Demos related to the RuleML-2010 Track Topics
  • Extensions and implementations of W3C RIF
  • 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

Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from the main focus theme and for the all  categories. All accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session.


The submission is composed of two parts:

  • open-source or commercial demo
  • demo papers describing research, implementation, and technical details of your submission.

Submissions to the Rules Challenge 2010 consist of a demo paper of 4-8 pages, describing  the demo show case, and a link to more information about the demo/show case, e.g. a project site, an online demonstration, a presentation about the demonstration, or a download site for the demonstration.

Demo papers submission website:

Demo systems submission website:

Please upload all demo papers submissions as PDF files in LNCS format ( ). To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on the evaluation criteria indicated below.

Demo Criteria

The demos as well as the descriptions of the application will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • clear exposition of the objectives, outcomes, benefits for going beyond the state of the art in the application domain with particular regard to demonstrate correctness of answers; (20%)
  • demo is encouraged to include modelling and reasoning on temporal or/and geospatial rules in a domain where these parameters are relevant for the outcomes and in any case a good level of expressivity; (20%)
  • demo have to demonstrate the results with a concrete sample balancing conciseness and completeness; (20%)
  • demo should demonstrate a good level of effectiveness to manage complex rules including geospatial and temporal dimensions by statistical/finding/ benchmarking evaluations; (20%)
  • demo should preferably (but not necessarily) be embedded into a web-based or distributed environment and they should pay attention to the end-user interactions in order to provide an adequate interface following the usability parameters in the state of the art for favouring a concrete usage of the application (20%).

Proceedings and Post-proceedings

The peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in additional special Challenge proceedings (will be published as CEUR proceedings) along with the online publication of your demo in the highly visible growing Rules Challenge pool. A selection of revised papers from the Challenge will be resubmitted to a special issue of a journal.

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

Important Dates

Extended submission deadline - 4th International Rule Challenge (RuleML-2010 Challenge)

  • Extended Submission deadline for demo papers and demo systems: August 27th, 2010
  • Notification of accepted demo papers and demo systems: September 10th, 2010
  • Submission deadline for demo systems only: September 17th, 2010
  • Camera-ready deadline: September 27th, 2010
  • Notification for demo systems only: October 1st, 2010
RuleML-2010 Challenge demo website:

RuleML-2010 Challenge Chairs

Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
Monica Palmirani
, University of Bologna, Italy
Omair Shafiq, University of Calgary, Canada
Fabio Vitali,
University of Bologna, Italy

RuleML-2010 Program Committee

Hassan Ait-Kaci, IBM Canada Ltd., Canada
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, Inc., US
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mikael Berndtsson, University of Skövde, Sweden
Antonis Bikakis, Institute of Computer Science, FO.R.T.H., Greece
Pedro Bizarro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bollen, Department of Organization & Strategy, University of 
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Jordi Cabot, INRIA-École des Mines de Nantes, France
Carlos Castro, Departamento de Informática Universidad Técnica 
Federico Santa María, Chile
Horatiu Cirstea, Loria, France
Claudia d'Amato, Computer Science Department - University of Bari, Italy
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, US
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Maribel Fernandez, King's College London, Dept. of Computer Science, UK
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Robert Golan, DBmind Technologies, US
Guido Governatori, NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory, Australia
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Minsu Jang, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH - ITI, Greece
Ian Mackie, University of Sussex, UK
Christopher J. Matheus, Versatile Information Systems, Inc., US
Jing Mei, Versatile Information Systems, Inc., US
Jörg P. Müller, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Maher Rahmouni, Hewlett Packard Labs, UK
Dave Reynolds, Epimorphics Ltd, UK
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Italy
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Terrance Swift, CENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Leon van der Torre, ILIAS, Luxembourg
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia