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RuleML-2010 - 4th International Rule Challenges

        RuleML-2010 - 4th International Rule Challenges
           October 21-23, 2010, Washington, DC, USA

* Call for Demos - Submission Deadline  - August 20th, 2010         *
* Additional CEUR Proceedings for the Rule Challenge demo papers    *
* Two forthcoming RuleML special journal issues                     *
*  International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS) *
*  Springer journal AI & Law                                        *
* New categories in the Challenge with prestigious prizes           *
* 15% RuleML-2010 Partner discounts - see registration page         *

Overview and Aim
The RuleML-2010 Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML-2010 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.

This year, the RuleML-2010 Challenge will have a special focus theme:
* Modelling Rules in the temporal and geospatial applications
 - temporal modelling and reasoning
 - geospatial modelling and reasoning
 - cross-linking between temporal and geospatial knowledge
 - visualization of rules with graphic models in order to support end-user

Key themes of the RuleML-2010 Challenge include the following:
* Demos related to the RuleML-2010 Track Topics:
* Extensions and implementations of W3C RIF
* Editing environments and IDEs for Web rules
* Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines
* Distributed rule bases and rule services
* Reports on industrial experience about rule systems

Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from the main focus
theme and for the all categories. All accepted demos will be presented in a
special Challenge Session.

The submission is composed of two parts:
- open-source or commercial demo
- demo papers describing research, implementation, and technical details of
your submission.

Submissions to the Rules Challenge 2010 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

Demo papers submission website:

Demo systems submission website:

Please upload all demo papers 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
the evaluation criteria above indicated.

Demo criteria
The demo as well as the descriptions of the application will be evaluated
using the following criteria:

- clear exposition of the objectives, outcomes, benefits for going beyond
the state of the art in the application domain with particular regard to
demonstrate correctness of answers; (20%)
- demo is encouraged to include modelling and reasoning on temporal or/and
geospatial rules in a domain where these parameters are relevant for the
outcomes and in any case a good level of expressivity; (20%)
- demo have to demonstrate the results with a concrete sample balancing
conciseness and completeness (20%)
- demo should demonstrate a good level of effectiveness to manage complex
rules including geospatial and temporal dimensions by statistical/finding/
benchmarking evaluations (20%)
- demo should preferably (but not necessarily) be embedded into a web-based
or distributed environment and they should pay attention to the end-user
interactions in order to provide an adequate interface following the
usability parameters in the state of the art for favouring a concrete usage
of the application (20%).

Proceedings and Post-proceedings
The peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in additional
special Challenge proceedings (will be published as CEUR proceedings) 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 invited to already
agreed upcoming journal special issues in the International Journal of
Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS), and the Springer journal AI & Law.

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 web distributed
environments. Papers must be in English.

Exhibition Room
The RuleML are now evaluating the possibility to have an exhibition space
where to present the demo live to the participants.
More information will be released with the notification of acceptance of the
demo papers and demo system.

Important date
Submission deadline for demo papers and demo systems:
August 20th, 2010

Notification of accepted demo papers and demo systems:
September 3rd, 2010

Submission deadline for demo systems only:
September 17th, 2010 (contingent on availability of demo slots)

Notification for demo systems only:
October 1st, 2010

Rule Challenge Chairs
Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna - CIRSFID, Italy
Omair Shafiq, University of Calgary, Canada 
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna - Department of Computer Science, Italy

Program Committee
Hassan Ait-Kaci, IBM Canada Ltd., Canada
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, Inc., US
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mikael Berndtsson, University of Skövde, Sweden
Antonis Bikakis, Institute of Computer Science, FO.R.T.H., Greece
Pedro Bizarro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bollen, Department of Organization & Strategy, University of  
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Jordi Cabot, INRIA-École des Mines de Nantes, France
Carlos Castro, Departamento de Informática Universidad Técnica  
Federico Santa María, Chile
Horatiu Cirstea, Loria, France
Claudia d'Amato, Computer Science Department - University of Bari, Italy
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, US
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Maribel Fernandez, King's College London, Dept. of Computer Science, UK
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Robert Golan, DBmind Technologies, US
Guido Governatori, NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory, Australia
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Minsu Jang, Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH - ITI, Greece
Ian Mackie, University of Sussex, UK
Christopher J. Matheus, Versatile Information Systems, Inc., US
Jing Mei, Versatile Information Systems, Inc., US
Jörg P. Müller, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Maher Rahmouni, Hewlett Packard Labs, UK
Dave Reynolds, Epimorphics Ltd, UK
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Italy
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Terrance Swift, CENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Leon van der Torre, ILIAS, Luxembourg
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia

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