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 as:

  • Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
  • Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
  • RuleML-2009 Challenge Demo Paper + Show Cases (3-5 pages in the proceedings)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format ( To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Authors are requested to upload the abstracts of their papers before June 9, 2009 and to upload their complete papers by June 16, 2009 June 28, 2009. The selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series along with a CD with demo software and documents. The best paper from all submissions will be determined by the PC and a Best Paper Award will be handed over at the Symposium by a Sponsor. All submissions must be done electronically. A selection of revised papers will be resubmitted to a special issue of a journal.

Submissions to the RuleML Challenge 2009 consist of a demo paper of 3-5 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. In case of product demos, the link can be password-protected: please submit a password for anonymous login from any Web browser, giving us the permission to pass the password on to 3 PC members. The submissions should satisfy the minimal requirements defined in the topics of interest and preferably exhibit some of the additional desiderata. The more desiderata are met by an application, the higher the score will be. The demos will be evaluated by the RuleML-2009 Program Committee and prizes will be awarded to the first two best applications, sponsored by the RuleML Inc. non-profit organization.

Review Process

The submitted papers will pass the blind review process. At least three members of the Program Committee will review each submission. Review will be handled electronically through the RuleML-2009 Easychair system.

Conference Language

The official language of the conference will be English.