Call for Papers


**** Open Calls *****
9th International Rule Challenge, 5th Doctoral Consortium, Industry Track, Tutorial Day
, 11th Reasoning Web Summer School, 7th FOMI 2015, RuleML Competition, RecSysRules 2015


RuleML 2015 Call for Papers (PDF Version, RuleML 2015 Flyer)


The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2015, the ninth event in this series, will be held at Freie Universitaet Berlin in Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), the Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR), and the 11th Reasoning Web Summer School.

RuleML 2015 will host multiple tracks on Complex Event Processing, Existential Rules and Datalog+/, Industry, Legal Rules and Reasoning and Rule Learning, as well as hosting  , the RuleML Tutorial Day, the 9th International Rule Challenge, the 5th RuleML Doctoral Consortium, and the 7th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meets Industry (FOMI 2015).


RuleML 2015 will bring together practitioners, interested in the theory and applications of rules in academic research, industry, engineering, business and other diverse application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating co-operation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research and development of rule-based systems.

The symposium's areas of research and development have helped drive rapid progress in technologies for practical rule and event processing in distributed enterprise, intranets, and open distributed environments. Industry practitioners, rule-system providers, users of rules, technical experts and developers, and researchers who are exploring foundational issues, developing systems and applications, or using rule-based systems are invited to share ideas, results, and experiences.


The conference will have 5 special tracks, as well as general sessions. 
The tracks are:
  • Complex Event Processing
  • Existential Rules and Datalog+/-
  • Legal Rules and Reasoning
  • Rule Learning
  • Industry

We invite high-quality submissions related (but not limited) to the special tracks and within the general theme of the conference. 

Track Topics  

Complex Event Processing (Main theme: Uncertainty Handling in Complex Event Processing)

Scalable CEP under uncertainty
Visual analytics for CEP systems
Distributed CEP under uncertainty
Real-world applications of CEP
Event forecasting under uncertainty
Privacy issues in CEP
Multi-scale temporal aggregation of events
Benchmarks and testbeds for CEP
Machine learning for event processing and forecasting

Existential Rules and Datalog+/-
Decidability paradigms for existential rules
Consistent query answering
Reasoning and querying
Query Rewriting
Nonmonotonic reasoning
Query Optimization
Probabilistic reasoning
Ontology Languages
Data and knowledge integration and exchange
Ontology-based Data Access System
Conceptual modeling
Descriptions and applications
Semi-structured data, graph databases and (Semantic) Web data

Legal Rules and Reasoning:

Learning from legal texts 
Modeling normative rules
Reguratory compliance by rules
Modeling legislation
XML, standards for legal documents 
Legal ontology
Semantic Web in Legal Domain 
Legal Open Data and Rules
Reasoning about normative rules
Normative rules extraction by natural language processing

Rule Learning

Inductive rule learning
Classification rules
Association rules
Learning rules for the semantic web
Preference rules
Rule-based recommender systems
Relational learning
Learning business rules
Descriptive rule learning
Predictive rule learning
The RuleML 2015 Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing, exploring, and learning about the use of rules and rule technologies for solving real life business problems. For further information about the Industry Track topics and submission see:
Generel Topics (not limited to):
Rules and automated reasoning
Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
Reaction rules
Rules and the Web
Rule discovery from data
Fuzzy rules and uncertainty
Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning
Non-classical logics and the Web (e.g modal, especially deontic and epistemic, logics)
Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional random fields, Probabilistic Soft Logic)
Rule transformation and extraction
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
Rule-based data integration
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
Rules and Human Language Technology
Industrial applications of rules
Rules and business process compliance checking
Standards activities related to rules
Rules and social media
General rule topics


see submission guidelines

Student Travel Support

Some financial support is available to enable student authors to travel to the Symposium.
These are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration.

The RuleML 2015 student awards have been given to:

  • Mostafa Milani, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Gen Zou, University of New Brunswick, Canada

RuleML main track and special tracks dates:

Register Title and Abstract in Easychair March 11, 2015
Paper Submission (extended): March 18, 2015
Author Notification May 4, 2015
New Author Notification Date May 8, 2015
Camera Ready May 18, 2015
New Camera Ready Deadline May 21, 2015
Conference: 2-5 Aug , 2015