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From: Ralph Schäfermeier <schaef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:06:00 +0100
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Dear Colleagues,
I would like to encourage you to consider submitting your research in this area to RuleML 2015 (http://2015.ruleml.org), which is an excellent opportunity for submitting in a high impact conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuleML_Symposium; e.g., RuleML is in the top 100 venues for impact factor in CiteSeerX  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/stats/venues). 
Also note the additional collocated events, e.g., Recommender Systems for the Web of Data (http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html), the Doctoral Consortium (http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html), the 9th Rules Challenge with competitive prizes for the best RuleML rule base, the Reasoning Web Summer School and the FOMI workshop (http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de/fomi2015/).
We will also have a Berlin Semantic Web Meetup during RuleML on August 4th. Details will follow soon on the Meetup website: 
And further interesting things will happen at RuleML 2015, such as an ISO Common Logic, an OMG API4KB and OntoIOP, and an OASIS LegalRuleML face-to-face meeting.  We will also have a Berlin Semantic Web Meetup during RuleML on August 4th.  Details will follow soon on the Meetup website: 
Please help to distribute the below CfP to your students and colleagues.
Thank you and hope to see you in Berlin, Germany in August,
Adrian Paschke
(General Chair RuleML 2015)
Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke
AG Corporate Semantic Web
Freie Universitaet Berlin
**** DEADLINE - Abstract Deadline Feb. 25th / Paper Submission March 4th ****
Call for Papers: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015)
August 2-5, 2015, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany
++++++++++++ News ++++++++++++++++
- Keynotes by Michael Genesereth on FOL Herbrand Semantics
  and Thom Fruewirth on Constraint Handling Rules
- Tutorial Day http://2015.ruleml.org/tutorials.html
- Industry Track http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html
- 9th International Rule Challenge http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html
- with challenge track "Rule-based Recommender Systems for the Web of Data" http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html
- and RuleML Rulebase Competition Award and Demo Award http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html
- 5th Doctoral Consortium http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html
- Student Travel support http://2015.ruleml.org/student-travel-support.html
- Co-located with: CADE 2015, RR 2015, Reasoning Web 2015, FOMIS 2015 and further CADE workshops
- Sponsors and Partners: ECCAI, AAAI, W3C, OMG, OASIS LegalXML, Association for Logic Programming, 
  IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, IFCoLog, Signavio, Model Systems, Coherent Knowledge, Binarypark, 
ShareLatex, Corporate Semantic Web, Springer LNCS, Athan Services
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 in Berlin, Germany, 
August 3-5 in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), the Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry 
(FOMI), the Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) and the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW). 
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 9th International Rule 
Challenge, the 5th RuleML Doctoral Consortium, the RuleML tutorial day, and the 7th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meets 
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 
Industry Track
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: http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html
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 
Student Travel Support 
Student Travel Support of EUR 500 will be provided for the two best student (first author) submissions. 
For a paper to be considered, its first author must be a student. Proof of studentship will be required at 
time of registration. More detailed information on how to apply will be sent to authors of accepted papers 
through Easychair. 
Important Dates 
Abstract Submission February 25, 2015 
Paper Submission March 4, 2015 
Notification May 4, 2015 
Camera Ready May 18, 2015 
Symposium Dates August 3-5, 2015 
Submission guidelines 
(except for the Industry Track - the guidelines for the Industry Track can be found at 
Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at EasyChair 
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2015) as: 
For all Tracks and general topics: 
# Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings) 
# Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings) 
For submission to a particular track please select that particular track/category. To submit under the 
general topics simply select the "General RuleML track" category. 
All papers must have at least three keywords identifying the main topics of the paper. 
Please upload all submissions in LNCS format 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). 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. Selected papers, including those accepted for the special 
tracks will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series 
Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long 
papers you are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200. 
More information 
Website: http://2015.ruleml.org
Twitter hashtag: #ruleml2015 (https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23ruleml2015) 
Blog: http://blog.ruleml.org
Call for papers: http://2015.ruleml.org/calls.html
Sponsoring: http://2015.ruleml.org/sponsorship.html

Ralph Schäfermeier

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
Königin-Luise-Str. 24/26, room 116
14195 Berlin

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