[DL] RuleML-2008: Call for Participation

Nick Bassiliades nbassili at csd.auth.gr
Tue Aug 26 16:02:38 CEST 2008

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                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                2008 International RuleML Symposium
         on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2008)

                October 30-31, 2008, Orlando, Florida

  ***   The early registration deadline is on 19 September 2008 ***
              Register by September 19, receive $100 off.
                 Special team discounts also available  


                        Open Calls
           RuleML-2008 Challenge/Showcase Demos,
        Lightning/Highlight Talks & Fast Abstracts
             Submission deadline: September 15


We invite you to attend the 2008 International RuleML Symposium on Rule
Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2008) to be held during October 30-31,
2008 in Orlando, Florida. As this is a relatively new event, being only its
2nd year, participants can make a difference about shaping the future
direction and structure of the field, including about rule standards
supporting their own approaches and about their own possible involvement in
the organization of future events.

Co-located with the 11th International Business Rules Forum, RuleML-2008
provides a unique opportunity to exchange your ideas about practical
distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications. Meet the Web 
experts and discuss with them status and progress of the rules technology.
Discuss your recent work with colleagues in the informal atmosphere of the
symposium. You should not miss the high-quality technical presentations, the
innovative applications presented in detail and the state of the art reports
of the plenary speakers. RuleML-2008 is a must for all people active in 
technologies or entering the field.

The scope of RuleML-2008 covers all topics relevant to rule-based
technologies, rule interchange formats and rule-based applications as 
well as
discussions of lessons learned that have to be taken into account when
employing rule-based technologies in distributed, (partially) open,
heterogeneous environments.

Technical Program

The symposium will feature a strong, single-track technical program
consisting of:

* Keynote speakers:
  o Michael Kifer (State University of New York at Stony Brook), on "Rule
    Interchange Format: Not Just Syntax".
    Joint keynote between RuleML-2008 and RR2008.
  o David Luckham (Stanford University, USA) on "The Power of Events: An
    Introduction to Complex Event Processing in Distributed Enterprise
  o Paul Haley (Haley Systems, Inc) on "Event and Process Semantics will
  o Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan, Inc.) on the SILK KRR system of the
    HALO project.
* Joint Lunch Panel held in conjunction with the co-located Business Rules
  Forum on "Rules on the Web".
* Lightning talks/Highlight talks
* A RuleML-2008 Challenge with prizes to demonstrate tools, use cases, and
* Industry, demo and scientific research & development papers and
  presentations advancing and assessing the state of the art in event and
  rule-based systems selected in a peer-reviewed fashion by an
  international program committee.
* Papers will be published as a Springer LNCS proceedings. A special issue
  (IEEE TKDE pending) will be forthcoming.
* Social events to promote networking among the symposium delegates in an
  informal setting.
The full symposium program is available at:

RuleML-2008 Registration

Early Registration Deadline:   September 19, 2008
Late Registration Deadline:    after September 19, 2008
RuleML-2008 Symposium:         October 30-31, 2008

The registration page is available at:

As shown there, special discounts are available for our collaboration
partners and sponsors, as well as a group discount.

The symposium will be held at the Buena Vista Palace in Orlando,
Florida, near the Walt Disney World Resort. Information about
the symposium venue are available here:


RuleML-2008 Challenge

The new RuleML-2008 Challenge provides an excellent opportunity to
demonstrate rule-based tools, use cases, and applications (and to win a
prestigious prize). Late-breaking demos for the RuleML-2008 Challenge are
welcome. Please send title, author(s) and brief description by September,
15th to ruleml2008 at easychair.org

More detail can be found at:

Program Committee

Asaf Adi, IBM, Israel
Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete-FORTH, Greece
Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, USA
Matteo Baldoni, University of Torino, Italy
Cristina Baroglio, University of Torino, Italy
Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs
Tim Bass, SilkRoad Inc.
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Mikael Berndtsson, University of Skovde, Sweden
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada
Pedro Bizarro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bollen, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Christian Brelage, SAP Research, Germany
Donald Chapin, Business Semantics Ltd, UK
Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jorge Cuellar, Siemens, Germany
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Stan Devitt, Agfa Healthcare, Ontario, Canada
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zeeland
Jurgen Dix, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Andreas Eberhart, fluid Operations, Germany
Opher Etzion, IBM Research Laboratory Haifa, Israel
Dieter Fensel, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Stijn Goedertier, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Robert Golan, DBmind Technologies, USA
Christine Golbreich, University of Versailles, France
Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Germany
Marek Hatala, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Elisa Kendall, Sandpiper Software, USA
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Alex Kozlenkov, Betfair Ltd., UK
Holger Lausen, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
John Lee, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Mark Linehan, IBM Research, USA    
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Watson Research, USA
Mirko Malekovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Christopher J. Matheus, Vistology, USA
Craig McKenzie, SAIC Ltd., UK
Jing Mei, IBM Research Lab China, China
Zoran Milosevic, Deontik Inc, Australia
Jang Minsu, E&T Research Institute, Korea
Leora Morgenstern, Stanford, USA
Gero Muehl, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Jorg Muller, TU Clausthal, Germany
Chieko Nakabasami, Toyo University, Japan
Ilkka Niemela, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Bart Orriens, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
Paula-Lavinia Patranjan, Skytec AG, Germany
Jon Pellant, Pega Systems Inc., USA
Jeff Pollock, Oracle, USA
Alun Preece, Cardiff University, UK
Maher Rahmouni, HP Labs
Girish Ranganathan, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Dave Reynolds, HP, England
Graham Rong, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Antonio Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Christian de Sainte Marie, ILOG, France
Marco Seirio, ruleCore, Sweden
Timos Sellis, Institute for the Management of Information Systems and 
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Michael Sintek, DFKI, Germany
Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, The Netherlands
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Giorgos Stoilos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Terrance Swift, XSB Inc., USA
Kuldar Taveter, University of Melbourne, Australia
James Taylor, Fair Isaac Corp., USA
Vagan Terziyan, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Paul Vincent, TIBCO Software, USA
George Vouros, University of the Aegean, Greece
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Mehmet Emre Yegen, Ygntec Inc., USA

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Adrian Paschke, Technical University Dresden, Germany
       adrian.paschke AT biotec.tu-dresden.de

Program Co-Chairs

Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
       nbassili AT csd.auth.gr
Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
       guido AT itee.uq.edu.au

Challenge Co-Chairs

Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
       badica_costin AT software.ucv.ro
Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
       hu AT cs.nccu.edu.tw

Panel Co-Chairs

John Hall, Model Systems, UK
       john.hall AT modelsys.com
Axel Polleres, DERI Galway, Ireland
       axel AT polleres.net

Liaison Co-Chairs

Mark Proctor, JBoss Rules, UK
       mproctor AT redhat.com
Rainer von Ammon, CITT GmbH, Germany
       vonammon AT t-online.de
Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
       Jan.Vanthienen AT econ.kuleuven.be

Publicity Co-Chairs

Matthias Nickles, University of Bath, UK
       M.L.Nickles AT cs.bath.ac.uk
Tracy Bost, Valocity, USA
       tbost AT valocity.com
(Sponsoring levels: http://2008.ruleml.org/sponsoring/)

Web Chair

Suzanne Embury, University of Manchester, UK
       Suzanne.Embury AT manchester.ac.uk

Co-located with:

         The 11th International Business Rules Forum
Sponsored by:

Gold level  : Vulcan Inc
Silver level: Model Systems
Bronze level: STI Innsbruck, ruleCore, JBoss

Sponsoring opportunities: http://2008.ruleml.org/sponsoring/
In Co-operation with:

AAAI, W3C, BPM-Forum, Business Rules Forum, ECCAI, OASIS, OMG, Dallas Rules
Group, Belgium Business Rules Forum, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Complex Event
Processing Technical Society, ACM, ACM SIGART, ACM SIGMIS, ACM SIGWEB, Open
Research Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics
Society, IEEE SMCS TC on Intelligent Internet Systems, IEEE SMCS TC on
Distributed Intelligent Systems, IEEE Computer Society TC on Autonomous and
Autonomic Systems, Event Processing Technical Society
Media Partners:
                  Springer LNCS, MoDo Marketing

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