15th International Rule Challenge @ RuleML+RR 2021
The Rule Challenge is one of the highlights of the RuleML+RR conference and creates friendly competition among innovative rule-oriented tools, prototypes and applications, aimed at research, industry and government.
A prize of 500 euro will be awarded for the best Rule Challenge paper/demo. The assessment criteria include originality, creativity together with feasibility.
Submissions may supply benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines, rule-based machine learning techniques, illustrate rule- and model-driven engineering, report on case studies and industrial experiences, and realize mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning.
Rule Challenge 2021 Chair
- Alireza Tamaddoni Nezhad, University of Surrey, UK (email@example.com)
- Ahmet Soylu, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nikolay Nikolov (SINTEF)
- Martin Giese (University of Oslo)
- Barış Sertkaya (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences)
- Roman Bauer (University of Surrey)
- Paul Krause (University of Surrey)
- Ryan Urbanowicz (University of Pennsylvania)
- Juliana Küster Filipe Bowles (University of St Andrews)
- Gong Cheng (Nanjing University)
- Faruk Hasić (KU Leuven)
- Antonis Bikakis (University College London)
The challenge seeks high quality, original papers, potentially referencing online material, and ranging between 5-25 pages (in LNCS style). Submitted papers must be original contributions written in English.
Key themes of the Rule Challenge include, but are not limited to the following:
- Rule-based machine learning tools and techniques
- Rule-based approaches for intelligent systems
- Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning
- Business Rules Modelling
- Rule standardization forresearch, industry and government
- Graph-Relational Data and Knowledge systems
- Higher-Order-Logic and Modal-Logic systems
- Rule and Ontology combinations
- Modular Rule systems
- Distributed Rule systems / multi-agent systems
- Ontology-Based Data Access (OBDA) systems
- Answer Set Programming (ASP) systems
- Constraint Logic Programming (CLP) systems
- Blockchain Rule systems
- Defeasible, Argumentation, and Legal systems
- (Controlled) Natural language interfaces
- Distributed rule bases and rule services
- Rules and model-driven engineering
- Reports on industrial experience about rule systems
- Combining rules with knowledge extraction and information retrieval
- Rules and social media
Submissions: via EasyChair
Remember to choose the "Challenge" track.
Please upload all submissions in LNCS format.
To ensure high quality, submissions will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members as well as external reviewers.
Submissions should address the following, where possible:
- Explain the objectives, outcomes, benefits as you are going beyond the state of the art in technology, the application domain, etc.
- Demonstrate the results with a concrete example balancing conciseness and completeness.
- Preferably (but not necessarily) embed the tool in a web-based or distributed environment or a mobile environment.
- Present end-user interactions, providing an adequate and usable interface that favors a concrete usage of the application.
- Mention the availability of the software and data, data interchange, and possible tool extensions.
- Provide a web-link to the project site, online demonstration, or download site.
- Paper submission: July 30, 2021
- Author notification: August 14, 2021
- Camera-ready submission Challenge & Industry: September 6, 2021
- Rule Challenge: September 13 – 15, 2021
For each of these deadlines, a cut-off point of 23:59 AOE applies.
The Rule Challenge 2021 proceedings will be published as CEUR Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.