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

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: modeling rule exceptions and priority relations among rule
  • 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

Rule-based Game AI

  • Rule-based movement, decision making, strategies, behavior design
  • Rule-based environmental programming, virtual reality
  • Rules for multi-agent/character games
  • Rules for serious games
  • Rule-based agent design

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.)

Rules 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, & Compliance (GRC), e.g., rules for internal audit, SOX compliance, enterprise risk management (ERM), operational risk, etc
  • Rules and Corporate Actions

General Rule Topics

  • Rules and ontologies
  • Execution models, rule engines, and environments
  • From rules to FOL to modal logics
  • Rule-based reasoning with non-monotonic negation, modalities, deontic, temporal, priority, scoped or other rule qualification
  • Rule-based default reasoning with default logic, defeasible logic, and answer set programming
  • Graphical processing, modelling and rendering of rules
  • Rules in Semantic Web Technologies
  • Miscellaneous rule topics

Case studies, experience reports, and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.