RuleML-2005

International Conference on

Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web

and OWL Workshop

Galway, Ireland
10-12 November 2005

Call for Participation

Register Here: https://eurwebsite.com/mlrules/register.asp

Preliminary Program Available

Summary

 

Rules are widely recognized to be a major part of the frontier of the Semantic Web, and critical to the early adoption and applications of knowledge-based techniques in e-business, especially enterprise integration and B2B e-commerce. This includes knowledge representation (KR) theory and algorithms; markup languages based on such KR; engines, translators, and other tools; relationships to standardization efforts; and, not least, applications.  Interest and activity in the area of Rules for the Semantic Web has grown rapidly over the last five years. The RuleML-2005 Conference is aimed to be this year’s premiere scientific conference on the topic.  It continues in topic, leadership, and collaboration with the previous series of three highly successful annual international workshops (last year’s was  RuleML-2004).  RuleML-2005 is colocated with the International Semantic Web Conference (http://iswc2005.semanticweb.org/) which meets in Galway 6-10 November 2005.

This theme for RuleML 2005 is rule languages for reactive and proactive rules, complex event processing, and event-driven rules, for applications on the Semantic Web.  The conference will also include an OWL Workshop, hosted by Peter Patel-Schneider.

Our keynote speaker is Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who will speak on the topic of “Web of Rules”.  The talk will discuss whether knowledge can be represented in a web-like way using rules, so as to derive serendipitous benefit from the unplanned reuse of such knowledge.  Dr. Opher Etzion from IBM is also an invited speaker, who will discuss an architecture for event driven applications.  Dr. Susie Stephens from Oracle will give a talk on the use of Semantic Web technologies and rules in life sciences.

 

Workshop Goals

 

The goal of RuleML 2005 is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and providers to exchange information about requirements, applications, technology solutions, and the latest research on rule languages and standards, with the ultimate goal of advancing a standard framework for Semantic Web rules.

 

Deliverables

The conference will result in the following deliverables.

  • Conference proceedings
  • Conference presentations
  • Conference minutes
  • Recommendations on the way ahead

 

Background

 

Rules complement and extend ontologies on the Semantic Web.  Rules can be used in combination with ontologies, or as a means to specify ontologies.  In particular, simple rules and axioms can be applied via ontology languages, either in conjunction with or as an alternative to description logics. Rules can also be applied over ontologies, so as to draw inferences, express constraints, specify policies, react to events/changes, discover new knowledge, transform data, etc. Rule markup languages enrich web ontologies so as to extend definitions of derived concepts, and supporting publishing rules on the Web, exchange rules between different systems and tools, share guidelines and policies, merge and maintain rulebases, and more.

 

Topics of Interest

 

Topics of interest include the following.

  • Rule-based policies:  their specification, execution, and management
  • Combining rules with ontologies
  • Reaction rules for the Semantic Web
  • Complex event processing
  • Rules for event correlation
  • Event-driven/action rule languages and models
  • Semantic Rule Management
  • Resolving conflicts in triggered action sets
  • Extraction of rules from unstructured data sources
  • Languages, including standards (RuleML, SWRL, Jess, N3, F-logic/FLORA-2, etc.)
  • Execution models, rule engines, and environments
  • Implemented tools and systems for active rules on the Semantic Web
  • Combining active rules and ontologies
  • Integrating active rules and description logics
  • Applying active rules for Semantic Web Services
  • Modeling of business rules and event-driven/active rules
  • Rule-based software agents and the Semantic Web
  • E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based declarative strategies
  • Connecting event-driven and reactive rules to legacy knowledge bases
  • Integrating rule bases and distributed fact bases
  • Rule base validation, verification and exception handling on the Semantic Web
  • XSL transformations of event-driven and reactive rules

Venue

 

A limited number of rooms have been held for delegates in The Radisson SAS, Galway at a special online rate of €135 for a single and €160 for a double or twin.  The above rates quoted include breakfast. Reservation requests are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you wish us to reserve your accommodation, please indicate your requirements at the RuleML 2005 Registration Page.

Important Dates

  • 11 July 2005 -- Deadline for paper submissions.
  • 10 August 2005-- Notification of acceptance.
  • 2 September 2005 -- Final version of paper (camera-ready) due.
  • 14 October 2005 -- Early registration deadline.
  • 10-12 November 2005 – RuleML 2005

Conference Program Co-Chairs

  • Asaf Adi, IBM, Israel
  • Suzette Stoutenburg, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative and Macgregor Inc., USA

Conference General Co-Chairs

  • Harold Boley, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Benjamin Grosof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Steering Committee

  • Asaf Adi, IBM, Israel
  • Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, FORTH, Greece
  • Harold Boley, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Benjamin Grosof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
  • Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Steve Ross-Talbot, Pi4 Technologies, USA
  • Suzette Stoutenburg, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative and Macgregor Inc., USA
  • Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany

Program Committee  

  • Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, FORTH, Greece
  • Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Harold Boley, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
  • Andreas Eberhart, International University, Germany
  • Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Ilia Goldfarb
  • Benjamin Grosof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Guido Governatori, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Sandy Liu, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Jan Maluszynski, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Massimo Marchiori, W3C, MIT, USA and University of Venice, Italy
  • Donald Nute, University of Georgia, USA
  • Royi Ronen, Technion, Israel
  • Michael Sintek, DFKI, Germany
  • Bruce Spencer, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative and Macgregor Inc., USA
  • Dmitry Tsarkov, University of Manchester, UK
  • Carlos Viegas Damasio
  • Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
  • Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia