7th International Rule Challenge

Date: July 11-13th, 2013
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.
WWW: RuleML 2013 International Rule Challenge

The RuleML 2013 Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML 2013 Conference which seeks to provide a competition among innovative rule-oriented applications, aimed at both the research and industrial side. The RuleML 2013 Challenge is a forum where new ways of the use of rule-based systems are presented and practical experiences about implementing these systems are reported. 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, W3C RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules, etc), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord, etc), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.

Key Themes
Key themes of the RuleML 2013 Challenge include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demos related to the RuleML 2013 Track Topics
  • Extensions and implementations of rule-related standards, e.g. W3C RIF, RuleML, SBVR, BPMN, BPEL, etc.
  • Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning
  • 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 particular theme for this year event will also include: Rule-based Applications for the Internet of Things. The theme may include, but it is not limited to the following fields:

  • Rule-based systems for:
    • managing connections of things (devices, sensors etc.) connected to Internet
    • integrating data from the Internet of Things
    • processing data from the Internet of Things (e.g., providing advanced reasoning services or other kinds of advanced data analytics for the Internet of Things applications)
  • Rule-based Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Knowledge Modelling and Reasoning services for embedded devices
  • Rule-based Event Management in the Internet of Things
  • Real cases and practical experiences


The length of the submissions may vary between 2-15 pages in PDF format following the LNCS format. Shorter submissions (but not shorter than 2 pages) should ensure that they reference online materials where reviewers can find more details about the system to be demonstrated. Irrespective of the length of the submission (but not exceeding 15 pages) it is recommended that the following points are addressed in the submissions:

  • clearly explain the objectives, outcomes, benefits as you are going beyond the state of the art in technology, the application domain, etc.
  • demonstrate a good level of effectiveness in managing/processing rule sets of increasing complexity according to (statistical/analytical/benchmarking) evaluations
  • 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
  • present end-user interactions, providing an adequate and usable interface that favours 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

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members.

Demo papers submission website.

Proceedings and Post-proceedings

The peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in additional special Challenge proceedings (possibly published as CEUR proceedings, but other venues are currently under consideration) along with the online publication of your demo in the highly visible growing Rules Challenge pool. A selection of revised papers from the Challenge will be invited to a special issue of a journal (exact venue to be decided).

Important Dates

Submission deadline - RuleML 2013 Challenge

  • Submission deadline for demo papers and demo systems: May 24th, 2013
  • Notification of accepted demo papers and demo systems: June 7th, 2013
  • Camera-ready deadline: June 21st, 2013

RuleML 2013 Challenge Chairs

  • Dumitru Roman, SINTEF / University of Oslo, Norway
  • Darko Anicic, FZI / KIT, Germany
  • Adam Wyner, the University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Paul Fodor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

RuleML 2013 Challenge Program Committee (confirmed, to be extended)

  • Mike Dean, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA
  • Guido Governatori, the NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory, Australia
  • Grzegorz Nalepa, Institute of Automatics, AGH UST, Poland
  • Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Yuh-Jong Hu, The National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Dumitru Roman, SINTEF / University of Oslo, Norway
  • Darko Anicic, FZI / KIT, Germany
  • Adam Wyner, the University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Paul Fodor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  • Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
  • Peter Haase, fluid Operations, Germany
  • Alina-Dia Miron, Babes Bolyai University, Romania
  • Brahmananda Sapkota, the University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck, Austria
  • Emanuele Della Valle, DEI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Oscar Corch, Universidad Polit√©cnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Alejandro Llaves, University of M√ľnster, Germany
  • Michael Pantazoglou, NKUA, Greece
  • Kyung-Il Lee, Saltlux Inc., Korea
  • Ahmet Soylu, University of Oslo, Norway

Collocated Events

The RuleML2013 Conference is also hosting: