• LuxLogAI 2018

    Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit

    17-26 September 2018


Calls for the RuleML+RR 2018 Conference


RuleML+RR welcomes original research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning. Topics of particular interest include:
  • Rule-based languages for intelligent information access and 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
  • 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 processing
  • 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
  • Rule-based approaches to agents
  • Higher-order and modal rules
  • Rules for knowledge graphs
  • Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference/rule 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 rule technologies in health-care and life sciences
  • Applications of rule technologies 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 of the LuxLogAI Summit: Methods and Tools for Responsible AI.


We accept the following submission formats for papers:
  • Full papers (up to 15 pages in LNCS style)
  • Technical Communications (up to 8 pages in LNCS style)
Submitted full papers should present original and significant research results. They 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. Technical communications are intended for promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions (which may be accompanied by a demo).
  • Submissions: via EasyChair
  • The RuleML+RR 2018 best papers will be invited for fast-track publication in the Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming (TPLP).
In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2018 will host an Industry Track, a Doctoral Consortium, the 12th International Rule Challenge.

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 llncs.

Important Dates (extended)

Title and Abstract submission
20 Apr 2018 4 May 2018
Full papers submission
27 Apr 2018 11 May 2018
Notification of acceptance
1 June 2018 15 June 2018
Camera-ready submission
15 June 2018 29 June 2018
18-21 Sept 2018

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

The RuleML+RR Doctoral Consortium 2018 is an initiative of the RuleML and RR communities to attract and promote student research in rules and reasoning. It offers students a close contact with leading experts on the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting.

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 2018, available at here.

Particularly encouraged are submissions that combine one or several of the above topics with the overall focus theme of the LuxLogAI Summit:Methods and Tools for Responsible AI

We would also like to invite students to the collocated 14th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018) “Semantic Interoperability on the Web”, which will take place at the same venue on 22-26 Sep 2018.


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 session of the RuleML+RR main track, but also in the form of posters.


Accepted papers will be published online as part of CEUR-WS Proceedings, which are broadly indexed, e.g., by SCOPUS and listed in standard bibliographic databases such as DBLP. This year, a selection of the best Doctoral Consortium papers will also be included as short papers in the main track Springer LNCS proceedings.


Registration information will soon become available at the main conference web site. Reduced registration fees will be offered to all student participants of the conference.

Important dates

Paper submission
1 June 2018
20 June 2018
Camera-ready submission
10 July 2018
18-21 Sept 2018

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

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 easychair. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please sign up here.

Program Committee


  • Kia Teymourian (Boston University)
  • Paul Fodor (Stony Brook University)


  • Paul Fodor
  • Jean-Paul Calbimonte
  • Kia Teymourian
  • Alexandru Todor
  • Eugene Pinsky

Call for Papers: 12th International Rule Challenge 2018


The RuleML+RR 2018 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 2018 track topics, supply benchmarks and comparison results for rule engines, illustrate rule- and model-driven engineering, report on industrial experience, present real cases and practical experiences, and realize mobile deployment of rule-based reasoning.

Key themes of the RuleML 2018 Challenge include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Rule-based Event Processing and Stream Reasoning
  • Business Rules Modeling
  • 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

Past CEUR-WS Proceedings

Important Dates

Paper submission: May 25, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
Camera-ready submission: August 31, 2018
Challenge: September 18-19, 2018


The challenge seeks high quality, original papers, potentially referencing online material, and ranging between 5-15 pages. Papers must be original contributions written in English and will be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rulemlrr2018.

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

The paper shall address the following:

  • Explain the objectives, outcomes, benefits as you are going beyond the state of the art in technology, the application domain, etc.
  • Proof 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 favours a concrete usage of the application
  • Mention the availability of the software and data, data interchange, and possible tool extensions
  • If it is the case, provide a web-link to the project site, online demonstration, or download site

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Rule Challenge 2018 proceedings will be published as CEUR Proceedings and indexed by SCOPUS.


Registration information will soon become available at the main conference web site. Reduced registration fees will be offered to all student participants of the conference.