RuleML+RR 2019

3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

16-19 September 2019 - Bolzano, Italy

RuleML+RR+GCAI Doctoral Consortium

Call For Papers


The RuleML+RR+GCAI Doctoral Consortium 2019 is an initiative of the RuleML, RR, and GCAI communities to attract and promote student research in Artificial Intelligence, especially research on rule-based formalisms and reasoning. It offers students a close contact with leading experts in the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting. This DC is organized as part of BRAIN 2019 (Bolzano Rules and Artificial INtelligence Summit, 16-24 September 2019, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy).

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 2019 and GCAI 2019.

Important Dates

Paper submission (updated)2 August 2019
Author notification (updated)23 August 2019
Camera-ready submission (updated)1 September 2019

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


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 joint session of RuleML+RR and GCAI, and also in the form of posters.


Accepted papers will be published online as part of Proceedings, which are broadly indexed, e.g., by SCOPUS and listed in standard bibliographic databases such as DBLP.

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:

under the Doctoral Consortium track. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please sign up at

Registration & Student Travel Support

Registration information is available at the main web site

Reduced registration fees are offered to all student participants.

Program Committee

Guido Governatori (Data61, Australia)
Mantas Simkus (TU Wien, Austria)

PC members

Grigoris Antoniou (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Nick Bassiliades (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Meghyn Bienvenu (CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France)
Aidan Hogan (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Grzegorz J. Nalepa (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Magdalena Ortiz (TU Wien, Austria)
Francesco Ricca (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Calabria, Italy)
Sebastian Rudolph (TU Dresden, Germany)
Michaël Thomazo (Inria, DIENS, ENS, CNRS, PSL University, France)
Joost Vennekens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

Other Collocated Events

The event is part of BRAIN 2019 (Bolzano Rules and Artificial INtelligence Summit). Visit for information about the summit and all its events.

We would also like to invite students to the collocated 15th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2019), which will take place at the same venue. For more information visit Registration information will become available at the main conference web site. Reduced registration fees will be offered to all student participants of the conference.