RuleML+RR 2019

3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

16-19 September 2019 - Bolzano, Italy

Call for Papers

RuleML+RR 2019: 3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

16-19 September 2019 - Bolzano, Italy

Part of the Bolzano Rules and Artificial Intelligence Summit (BRAIN 2019,


High-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules are solicited.

Important dates

Title and Abstract submission (updated)24 May 2019
Full papers submission (updated)31 May 2019
Notification of acceptance (updated)15 July 2019
Camera-ready submission (updated)22 July 2019
Conference16-19 Sept 2019

The conference

The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR) is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.

RuleML+RR 2019 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.

RuleML+RR 2019 is part of BRAIN 2019, the Bolzano Rules and Artificial Intelligence Summit. With its special focus theme on "Beneficial AI", BRAIN 2019 brings together RuleML+RR 2019, DecisionCAMP 2019, the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2019), and the Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2019).


RuleML+RR welcomes original research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • Rule-based approaches for intelligent systems and intelligent information access
  • Rule-based languages 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
  • Rule-based approaches to agents
  • 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 processingv
  • 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
  • Higher-order and modal rules
  • Rules for knowledge graphs
  • Web reasoning and distributed rule inference and 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 ontologies and rules in environmental protection
  • Applications in climate change monitoring, mitigation & adaptation
  • Applications in healthcare and life sciences
  • Applications in peace and conflict studies
  • Applications in equity and social welfare
  • Applications 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 on "Beneficial AI" of the BRAIN 2019 Summit.


We accept the following submission formats for papers:

  • Long papers (up to 15 pages in LNCS style)
  • Short papers (up to 8 pages in LNCS style)

Long papers should present original and significant research and/or development results.

Short papers should concisely describe general results or specific applications, systems, or position statements.

Submitted papers 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. Papers put on arXiv are also allowed as long as they are not refereed (i.e., formally reviewed by peers).

Submissions: via EasyChair

The RuleML+RR 2019 best papers will be invited for rapid publication in a prestigious journal. In previous years this was the Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP). Contacts are also being made this year.

In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2019 will host an Industry Track together with the DecisionCAMP 2019, the 13th International Rule Challenge, and a joint Doctoral Consortium with the Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2019).


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 LNCS (