Calls for the RuleML+RR 2017 Conference

This leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning calls for high-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known high-impact RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.

RuleML+RR 2017 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.

In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2017 will host an Industry Track, a Doctoral Consortium, the DecisionCAMP, the 11th International Rule Challenge, and the 13th Reasoning Web Summer SchoolRuleML+RR 2017 will be collocated with the 32nd British International Conference on Databases (BICOD 2017).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Production rules systems
  • Logic programming engines and applications
  • Business rules engines and management systems
  • Logic-based reasoning for rules
  • Inductive and abductive logic programming
  • Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
  • Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
  • Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
  • Reaction and ECA rules
  • Constraint programming
  • Rule-based languages for intelligent information access and the Semantic Web
  • Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
  • Bridge rules in multi-context systems
  • Rule discovery, extraction and transformation
  • Rule-based data management, data integration, and data interoperability
  • Scalability and expressive power of logics for rules
  • Mapping rules for ontology-based data access
  • Rule-based dynamic data, stream, and complex event processing
  • Reasoning with incomplete, inconsistent and uncertain data
  • Non-monotonic, common-sense, and closed-world reasoning
  • Non-classical logics and the Web
  • Combining rules with knowledge extraction and information retrieval
  • Rules, agents, and norms
  • Rule-based distributed / multi-agent systems
  • Rule-based communication/dialogue
  • Argumentation models
  • Rules and human language technology
  • Rules in online market research and online marketing
  • Applications of rule technologies in healthcare and life sciences
  • Industrial applications of rules
  • Rules and business process compliance checking
  • Standards activities related to rules
  • Rules and social media


Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at as:

  • Full Paper (15 pages in the proceedings)
  • Short Paper (8 pages in the proceedings)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. They must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference / workshop with formal proceedings

The accepted papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Short papers may contain 1 extra page (max.) for which there is a charge of US$200. Long papers are allowed 2 extra pages (max.), with a charge of US$200 for EACH extra page.

The RuleML+RR 2017 best papers will be invited for fast-track publication in TPLP (Theory and Practice of Logic Programming).

Student Travel Support

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

Keynotes and speeches

.. more to follow!

RuleML+RR 2017 Important Dates

Paper Submission22 February 2017
6 March 2017 (extended)
Author feedback on initial reviews12 April - 17 April 2017
Author notification24 April 2017
Camera ready8 May 2017
Conference12-15 July 2017