CFP: RuleML+RR 2018: International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning


RuleML+RR 2018: International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

Part of Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit (LuxLogAI,

The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR), the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning, calls for high-quality papers covering theoretical advances, novel technologies, and innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules. 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, industry and government.

RuleML+RR 2018 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 will provide 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 2018 will take place in Luxembourg on September 18th-21th 2018 and will be part of the Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit (LuxLogAI) “Methods and Tools for Responsible AI”, bringing together RuleML+RR 2018, DecisionCAMP 2018, the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018), and the Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2018).



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 healthcare 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 rapid 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 (



Title and Abstract submission: 20 Apr 2018

Full papers submission: 27 Apr 2018

Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2018

Camera-ready submission: 15 June 2018

Conference: 18-21 Sept 2018

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



Summit Chairs (LuxLogAI):

  • Leon van der Torre, Martin Theobald (U Luxembourg)

General Chair (RuleML+RR):

  • Xavier Parent (U Luxembourg)

Program Chairs:

  • Christoph Benzmüller (U Luxembourg & FU Berlin)
  • Francesco Ricca (U Calabria)

Proceedings Chair:

  • Dumitru Roman (SINTEF/U Oslo)

Industry Track Chair:

  • Silvie Spreeuwenberg (LibRT Amsterdam)

Int’l Rule Challenge Chairs:

  • Giovanni De Gasperis (U L’Aquila)
  • Adrian Giurca (BTU Cottbus- Senftenberg)

Reasoning Web (RW) Summer School

  • to be announced

Publicity Chairs:

  • Frank Olken, Frank Olken Consulting



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