Conference Theme

This year, we particularly welcome submissions that address applications of Web rule technologies for business and information systems. 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:

Track Topics

Rules, Semantic Technology, and Cross-Industry Standards
Rules in Current Industry Standards, including:
  • XBRL: Extensible Business Reporting Language
  • MISMO: Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Org
  • FIXatdl: FIX Algorithmic Trading Definition Language
  • FpML: Financial products Markup Language
  • HL7: Health Level 7
  • Acord: Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (Insurance Industry)
  • Rules for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), e.g., rules for internal audit, SOX compliance, enterprise risk management (ERM), operational risk, etc
  • Rules and Corporate Actions

Rule Transformation and Extraction

  • Transformation and extraction with rule standards, such as SBVR, RIF and OCL
  • Extraction of rules from code
  • Transformation and extraction in the context of frameworks such as KDM (Knowledge Discovery meta-model)
  • Extraction of rules from natural language
  • Transformation or rules from one dialect into another

Rules and Uncertainty
  • Languages for the formalization of uncertainty rules
  • Probabilistic, fuzzy and other rule frameworks for reasoning with uncertain or incomplete information
  • Handling inconsistent or disparate rules using uncertainty
  • Uncertainty extensions of event processing rules, business rules, reactive rules, causal rules, derivation rules, association rules, or transformation rules

Rules and Norms

  • Methodologies for modeling regulations using both ontologies and rules
  • Defeasibility and norms: modeling rule exceptions and priority relations among rules
  • The relationship between rules and legal argumentation schemes
  • Rule language requirements for the "isomorphic" modeling of legislation
  • Rule based inference mechanism for legal reasoning
  • E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based declarative strategies

Rules and Inferencing
  • From rules to FOL to modal logics
  • Rule-based non-monotonic reasoning
  • Rule-based reasoning with modalities
  • Deontic rule-based reasoning
  • Temporal rule-based reasoning
  • Priorities handling in rule-based systems
  • Defeasible reasoning
  • Rule-based reasoning about context and its use in smart environments
  • Combination of rules and ontologies
  • Modularity

Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
  • Reaction rule languages and engines (production rules, ECA rules, logic event action formalisms, vocabularies/ontologies)
  • State management approaches and frameworks
  • Concurrency control and scalability
  • Event and action definition, detection, consumption, termination, lifecycle management
  • Dynamic rule-based workflows and intelligent event processing (rule-based CEP)
  • Non-functional requirements, use of annotations, metadata to capture those
  • Design time and execution time aspects of rule-based (Semantic) Business Processes Modeling and Management
  • Practical and business aspects of rule-based (Semantic) Business Process Management (business scenarios, case studies, use cases etc.)

Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
  • rule-based specification and verification of distributed and multi-agent system
  • rule-based distributed reasoning and problem solving
  • rule-based agent architectures
  • rules and ontologies for semantic agents
  • rule-based interaction protocols for multi-agent systems
  • rules for service-oriented computing (discovery, composition, etc.)
  • rule-based cooperation, coordination and argumentation in multi-agent systems
  • rule-based e-contracting and negotiation strategies in multi-agent systems
  • rule interchange and reasoning interoperation in heterogeneous Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems

Other Topics

We also welcome submissions on miscellaneous rule topics, such as

  • Rules and ontologies
  • Execution models, rule engines, and environments
  • Graphical processing, modeling and rendering of rules.