RuleML+RR 2019

3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

16-19 September 2019 - Bolzano, Italy

13th International Rule Challenge

Call for Papers


High-quality submissions presenting demos on rule-based tools and applications, related to the RuleML+RR 2019 track topics.

Important Dates

Paper submission (updated)15 August 2019
Author notification (updated)25 August 2019
Camera-ready submission (updated)5 September 2019
Challenge18 September 2019

The Challenge

The RuleML+RR Challenge is one of the highlights of the conference and seeks to provide competition among innovative rule-oriented applications, aimed at both the research and industrial side. Submissions may present demos related to the RuleML+RR 2019 track topics, supply benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines, illustrate rule- and model-driven engineering, report on industrial experiences, present real cases and practical experiences, and realize mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning.


Key themes of the RuleML+RR 2019 Challenge include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning
  • Business Rules Modeling
  • Graph-Relational Data and Knowledge systems
  • Higher-Order-Logic and Modal-Logic systems
  • Rule and Ontology combinations
  • Modular Rule systems
  • Distributed Rule systems
  • Ontology-Based Data Access (OBDA) systems
  • Answer Set Programming (ASP) systems
  • Constraint Logic Programming (CLP) systems
  • Blockchain Rule systems
  • Defeasible, Argumentation, and Legal systems
  • (Controlled) Natural language interfaces
  • Benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines
  • Distributed rule bases and rule services
  • Rules and model-driven engineering
  • Reports on industrial experience about rule systems
  • Real cases and practical experiences
  • Rules in online market research and online marketing
  • Rule-based distributed / multi-agent systems
  • Combining rules with knowledge extraction and information retrieval
  • Rules and social media
  • Rule-based automation for asset trading
  • Rule-based machine learning tools and techniques
  • Rule-based approaches for intelligent systems


The challenge seeks high quality, original papers, potentially referencing online material, and ranging between 5-15 pages (in LNCS style). Submitted papers must be original contributions written in English.

Submissions: via EasyChair
Remember to choose the "Challenge" track.

To ensure high quality, submissions will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on clarity and significance of objectives and demonstration of results.

Submissions should address the following, where applicable:

  • Explain the objectives, outcomes, benefits as you are going beyond the state of the art in technology, the application domain, etc.
  • Demonstrate the results with a concrete example balancing conciseness and completeness.
  • Preferably (but not necessarily) embed the tool in a web-based or distributed environment or a mobile environment.
  • Present end-user interactions, providing an adequate and usable interface that favors a concrete usage of the application.
  • Mention the availability of the software and data, data interchange, and possible tool extensions.
  • Provide a web-link to the project site, online demonstration, or download site.


Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. International Rule Challenge 2019 proceedings will be published as CEUR Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.


Sotiris Moschoyiannis (University of Surrey, UK)
Ahmet Soylu (Norwegian University of Science and Technology / SINTEF, Norway)

Program Committee

Evgeny Kharlamov (Bosh AI Center, Germany)
Antonis Bikakis (University College London, UK)
George Konstantinidis (University of Southampton, UK)
Martin Giese (University of Oslo, Norway)
Juliana Bowles (University of St Andrews, UK)
Anna Kobusinska (University of Poznan, Poland)
Alireza Tammadoni (University of Surrey, UK)
Stefano Bragaglia (Context Scout, VP Data Architecture)
Ryszard Janicki (McMaster University, Canada)
Ryan Urbanowicz (Penn University, USA)
Djamila Ouelhadj (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Martin G. Skjæveland (University of Oslo, Norway)
Fariba Sadri (Imperial College London, UK)
Barış Sertkaya (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Past CEUR-WS Proceedings