RuleML+RR 2018
2nd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning
18-21 Sep 2018, Luxembourg
Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018)
22-26 Sep 2018, Luxembourg

Call for the Doctoral Consortium


The RuleML+RR Doctoral Consortium 2018 is an initiative of the RuleML and RR communities to attract and promote student research in rules and reasoning. It offers students a close contact with leading experts on the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting.

We invite PhD students at an early or intermediate stage of their PhD studies as well as exceptional Master's students who are interested in pursuing a PhD to submit papers describing their research on any of the topics of interest of RuleML+RR 2018, available at here.

Particularly encouraged are submissions that combine one or several of the above topics with the overall focus theme of the LuxLogAI Summit: Methods and Tools for Responsible AI.

We would also like to invite students to the collocated 14th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018) "Semantic Interoperability on the Web", which will take place at the same venue on 22-26 Sep 2018.


The submissions should cover the following aspects:
  • A clear formulation of the research question and the motivation.
  • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
  • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
  • A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
  • A sketch of the applied research methodology and its positioning in the field.
  • A description of the student project's contribution to the problem solution.
  • A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.
  • A research plan and the potential achievements.
The accepted DC papers will be presented to an interested audience and will be discussed with a panel of senior researchers from academia and the industry. Students will present their work through brief oral presentations during a dedicated session of the RuleML+RR main track, but also in the form of posters.


Accepted papers will be published online as part of CEUR-WS Proceedings, which are broadly indexed, e.g., by SCOPUS and listed in standard bibliographic databases such as DBLP. This year, a selection of the best Doctoral Consortium papers will also be included as short papers in the main track Springer LNCS proceedings.


Registration information will soon become available at the main conference web site. Reduced registration fees will be offered to all student participants of the conference.

Important dates

Paper submission
1 June 2018 10 June 2018
20 June 2018
Camera-ready submission
10 July 2018
18-21 Sept 2018

For each of these deadlines, a cut-off point of 23:59 AOE (anywhere on earth) applies.

Submission guidelines

DC papers are limited to 8 pages written in English following the LNCS format and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 2 pages CV. Please submit your paper and CV via EasyChair under the Doctoral Consortium track. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please sign up here.

Program Committee

  • Kia Teymourian (Boston University)
  • Paul Fodor (Stony Brook University)
  • Paul Fodor
  • Jean-Paul Calbimonte
  • Kia Teymourian
  • Alexandru Todor
  • Eugene Pinsky