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Calls for the RuleML+RR 2018 Conference


RuleML+RR welcomes original research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning. Topics of particular interest include:
  • Rule-based languages for intelligent information access and for the semantic web
  • Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
  • Ontology-based data access
  • Data management, and data interoperability for web data
  • Distributed agent-based systems for the web
  • Scalability and expressive power of logics for the semantic web
  • Reasoning with incomplete, inconsistent and uncertain data
  • Non-monotonic, common-sense, and closed-world reasoning for web data
  • Non-classical logics and the Web
  • Constraint programming
  • Logic programming
  • Production & business rules systems
  • Streaming data and complex event processing
  • Rules for machine learning, knowledge extraction and information retrieval
  • Rule-based approaches to natural language processing
  • Rule discovery, extraction and transformation
  • Rules and ontology learning
  • Deep Learning for rules and ontologies
  • Neural Networks and logic rules
  • Neural Networks and ontologies
  • Rule-based approaches to agents
  • Higher-order and modal rules
  • Rules for knowledge graphs
  • Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference/rule execution
  • Big data reasoning with rules
  • Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
  • Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
  • Scalability and expressive power of logics for rules
  • System descriptions, applications and experiences
  • Rules and human language technology
  • Rules in online market research and online marketing
  • Applications of rule technologies in health-care and life sciences
  • Applications of rule technologies in law, regulation and finance
  • Industrial applications of rules
  • Rules and social media
  • Rules of ethics, laws, policies, and regulations
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 accept the following submission formats for papers:
  • Full papers (up to 15 pages in LNCS style)
  • Technical Communications (up to 8 pages in LNCS style)
Submitted full papers should present original and significant research results. 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. Double submission to a workshop with informal proceedings is allowed. Technical communications are intended for promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions (which may be accompanied by a demo).
  • Submissions: via EasyChair
  • The RuleML+RR 2018 best papers will be invited for fast-track publication in the Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP).
In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2018 will host an Industry Track, a Doctoral Consortium, the 12th International Rule Challenge.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS). All submissions must be prepared in Springer's LaTeX style llncs.

Important Dates (preliminary)

Title and Abstract submission
20 Apr 2018
Full papers submission
27 Apr 2018
Notification of acceptance
1 June 2018
Camera-ready submission
15 June 2018
18-21 Sept 2018

For each of these deadlines, a cut-off point of 23:59 AOE (anywhere on earth) applies.
Industry track
Doctoral consortium
12th International Rule Challenge
14th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018)