********************************************************************** * Latest News * * 3rd Int. Rules Challenge - Open Call for Submissions *
* ------------------ * * * * Keynotes and special talks by *
* Sandro Hawke (W3C) about W3C RIF * * Donald Chapin (OMG BMI) about OMG SBVR * * Paul Vincent (TIBCO) about CEP and Rules *
* Jans Aasman (FranzInc. CEO) * * Tutorials by * * Christian Saint Marie (ILog/IBM) - W3C RIF Tutorial *
* Larry Goldberg and Babara von Halle - Decision Management * * Mark Proctor (Drools) - Drools Tutorial * * Guido Governatori (NICTA) - Business Process Compliance *
* RuleML in the top venues for scientific impact factor in CiteSeerX * * Forthcoming RuleML special journal issue * * Additional CEUR Proceedings for Rules Challenge papers *
* New categories in the Challenge with prestigious prizes * * W3C Rule Interchange Format workshop (more information below) * * OMG and industrial standards sessions, lunch panel on Web Rules *
* Student grants of the value of up to $1000 plus free registration * * 20% RuleML-2009 Partner discounts - see registration page * * *
* Super Early Bird Registration Deadline ends soon! * * * **********************************************************************
Open Call for Submissions to the 2009 Rules Challenge ============================================================================
The Rules Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML-2009 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.
The participants of the Challenge have the opportunity to understand the most current trend of rule technology and standard development through
highly interactive with the experts in this field.
Submission ============================================================================ In addition to your demo/hands-on/report/.. it is possible to submit
Challenge demo papers describing research, implementation, and technical details of your submission. The peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in additional special Challenge proceedings (CEURS proceedings are
requested) 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 distributed environments. Papers must be in English.
Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). 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.
Submissions to the Rules Challenge 2009 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. 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.
Important Date ------------------ September 4th - submission deadline for demo papers and demo systems September 15th - notification of accepted demo papers and demo systems
October 29th - submission deadline for demo systems only
W3C RIF Workshop at RuleML-2009 ============================================================================ The W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group (www.w3.org/2005/rules/)
has recently published 6 specifications for the W3C Rule Interchange Format standard which includes a W3C RIF Production Rules Dialect (RIF-PRD) and a W3C Basic Logic Dialect (RIF-BLD).
The mission of the Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group is to produce
W3C recommendations for rules interchange languages. Next step will be the call for implementations of RIF which might be demonstrated at the RuleML-2009 W3C RIF Workshop. Upcoming future RIF dialects might address a
reaction rules dialect for rule-based complex event processing (CEP).
The new RIF standard is featured at the RuleML 2009 Conference in a W3C RIF workshop in November 2009 (see http://2009.ruleml.org) with a keynote from
Sandro Hawke (W3C staff representative on the RIF WG) and a tutorial from Christian de Sainte Marie (ILOG/IBM, co-chair of the RIF WG). There will be also keynote by Paul Vincent (TIBCO CTO for Business Rules and CEP, EPTS-RA
WG Co-Chair) about "Why Rules Matter in Complex Event Processing... and vice versa" and a keynote by Donald Chapin (co-chair of the OMG Business Modeling & Integration Domain Task Force, co-chair OMG SBVR) about "Terminology: The
Semantic Foundation for an Organization's Executable Rules".
About RuleML-2009 ============================================================================ This year, the 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and
Interoperability (RuleML-2009) takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, collocated with the 12th Business Rules Forum, the world's largest Business Rules event. RuleML-2009 is devoted to practical distributed rule
technologies and rule-based applications. The International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability has evolved from an annual series of international workshops since 2002, international conferences in 2005 and
2006, and international symposia since 2007, and is now in the top 100 venues for scientific impact factor in CiteseerX (http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/stats/venues).
Supported by =================================================================== W3C, OMG, ACM, AAAI, ECCAI, IAAIL, ACM, Belgian Business Rules Forum MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, EPTS, BPM Forum Belgium
Sponsored by =================================================================== Franz Inc NICTA (National ICT Australia) Ltd Corporate Semantic Web Logic Programming Associated Ltd ruleCore JBoss