Monday, August 01, 2011

Call for Demos: RuleML2011 - 5th InternationalRule Challenge

RuleML is just around the corner and will be in Fort Lauderdale this time.

The RuleML Challenge sessions are always interesting and fun and a great way to show case your work and get noticed. So hurry up and submit now :)

If you aren't sure that your work it suitable to submit, just email me and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

Mark

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Overview and Aim
The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML2011@BRF Conference.The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is dedicated to practical experiences with rule-oriented applications. In particular, submissions of benchmarks / evaluations, demos, case studies / use cases, experience reports, best practice solutions (e.g. design patterns, reference architectures, models), rule-based implementations / tools / applications, demonstrations of engineering methods, implementations of rule standards (e.g. RuleML, RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules, ...), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord, ...), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.

Key themes of the RuleML2011@BRF Challenge include the following:
  • Demos related to the RuleML2011@BRF Track Topics
  • Extensions and implementations of rule standards: W3C RIF, RuleML SBVR, ...
  • Editing environments and IDEs for Web rules
  • Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines
  • Distributed rule bases and rule services
  • Reports on industrial experience about rule systems
A dedicated track of RuleML2011@BRF Challenge will be focused on the theme:
**Combining Rules, Objects, and Ontologies: Implementations and Applications**
  • Loose/tight integrations of rules and knowledge bases
  • Knowledge Modelling and Reasoning
  • Real cases and practical experiences
Ideally, demos submitted to the Challenge track should tackle knowledge-rich domain problems. The proposed solution should address such problem using a combination of rule-based modelling and semantic knowledge-based modelling. Solutions ranging from loosely coupled hybrid systems (i.e. where different frameworks are put together), to unified homogeneous architectures (i.e. where a unified model / semantics, within a single framework, is proposed) will be of great interest for the special track.

Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from the main focus theme and for the all categories. All accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session.

Submission
The submission is composed of two parts:
  • open-source or commercial demo
  • demo papers describing research, implementation, and technical details of your submission.
Submissions to the Rules Challenge 2011 consist of a demo paper of 4-8 pages, describing the demo show case, and a link to the demo/show case, e.g. a project site, an online demonstration, a presentation about the demonstration, or a download site for the demonstration.

Demo and papers submission website:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2011challenge

Please upload all demo papers submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed according to the evaluation criteria indicated below.

To better disseminate your work, please also udpate your demo in the systems submission website with a brief abstract presentation:

http://2011.ruleml.org/america/?page_id=184

Challenge Evaluation Criteria
Submissions to the RuleML2011@BRF Challenge general Track will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • clear exposition of the objectives, outcomes, benefits for going beyond the state of the art in the application domain (25%)
  • demos should demonstrate a good level of effectiveness to manage complex rules according to statistical/analytical/benchmarking evaluations (25%)
  • demos have to demonstrate the results with a concrete example balancing conciseness and completeness (25%)
  • demos should preferably (but not necessarily) be embedded into a web-based or distributed environment (15%)
  • demos should pay attention to end-user interactions, providing an adequate and usable interface that favors a concrete usage of the application (10%).
Submissions focused on this year's special theme (Knowledge-Based Applicationscombining Rules and Ontologies) should show the potential and benefits of combining rule-based reasoning and taxonomic/frame/description-logic reasoning in a realistic application. Demos submitted to the Special Theme will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • papers should clearly expose the objectives, outcomes, benefits for going beyond the state of the art in the application domain (20%)
  • demos should demonstrate a good level of integration or interaction between rules and ontologies (40%)
  • demos should demonstrate their results with a simple but meaningful case study, balancing conciseness and completeness (20%)
  • demos should preferably be deployed in a web-based or distributed environment where multiple nodes exchange information (10%)
  • demos should pay attention to end-user interactions, providing an adequate and usable interface that favors a concrete usage of the application (10%).
Proceedings
Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevanceand technical rigor in the field, benchmarks, evaluations, experience reportsand show/use case demonstrations of effective, practical, deployablerule-based technologies or applications in web-distributed environments. Papers must be in English. Accepted papers will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Exhibition Room
The RuleML2011@BRF Chairs are currently evaluating the possibility to have an exhibition space where to present the demo live to the participants throughout the Symposium.

More information will be released with the notification of acceptance of the demo papers and demo systems.

Important Dates
Submission deadline for demo papers and demo systems: Sept. 2nd, 2011
Notification of accepted demo papers and demo systems: Sept. 23rd, 2011
Camera ready papers: Sept. 30th, 2011

RuleML2011@BRF Challenge Chairs
Stefano Bragaglia, University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Montali, KRDB, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Charles Petrie, Stanford University, USA
Mark Proctor, Red Hat, UK

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking about posting the emergency service app. For that date I should get BC and Planner working. WDYT?

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