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Bucharest Romania
Event: Declarative AI
Categories: Science, Engineering
Event Date: 2024-09-16 to 2024-09-18 Abstract Due: 2024-06-01

******** Call for Papers ********

The 8th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2024)
16-18 September 2024, Bucharest Romania

RuleML+RR 2024 is the leading international joint conference in the field of
rule-based reasoning. One of the main goals of RuleML+RR is to build bridges
between academia and industry in the area of semantic reasoning.

RuleML+RR 2024 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive
practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and
reasoning. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and
cross-fertilization between different communities focused on the research,
development, and applications of rule-based systems. We are looking for
high-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and
artificial intelligence applications that involve rule-based representation and

The RuleML+RR 2024 conference is part of the event “Declarative AI: Rules,
Reasoning, Decisions, and Explanations” (https://2024.declarativeai.net) and
is co-located with DecisionCAMP 2024 and the Reasoning Web Summer School.
Apart from the main track, it features

the Rule Challenge

a Doctoral Consortium

an Industry Track

and a Project Networking Session

as associated events.

[ Topics ]

RuleML+RR welcomes research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning. The topics
of the conference include, but are not limited to:

* Ontology/Semantic Web

Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
Ontology-based mediated query answering
Rules for knowledge graphs creation and interoperation
Rules for knowledge graph embeddings and ontology learning
Rule-based data integration
Data management and data interoperability for web data
Distributed agent-based systems for the web

* Rules for AI and AI for Rules

Rule-based approaches to natural language processing
Applications of rule technologies with explainable AI (xAI) elements
Machine learning approaches involving rules
Explainable AI approaches based on rules
FAIRness approaches based on rules
Rule-based approaches for intelligent systems and intelligent information

* Rules and Reasoning / Logics

Non-classical logics and the web
Description Logics, existential rules
Higher-order and modal rules
Constraint programming
Logic programming, ASP, and datalog
Rule based argumentation
Rule-based approaches to agents and multi-agent systems
Reasoning with incomplete, inconsistent and uncertain data
Non-monotonic, common-sense, and closed-world reasoning
Inconsistency-tolerant rule reasoning

* Technical Aspects of Rule Systems / Rule Technology

Streaming data and complex event processing
Web reasoning and distributed rule inference and execution
Scalability and expressive power of logics for the Semantic Web
Scalability and expressive power of logics for rules
Data quality and benchmarks

* Rules and Interoperability

Rule markup languages, rule interchange formats, and rule standards
Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
Rules and human language technology

* System Descriptions, Applications and Experiences of Ontologies and Rules in

Climate change monitoring, mitigation & adaptation
Environmental protection
Agriculture and agri-food
Healthcare and life sciences
Equity and social welfare
Law, regulation, and finance
Digital Twins
Industrial contexts
Production & business rule systems

[ Submission and Publication ]

High-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and
artificial intelligence applications concerning explainable algorithmic
decision-making that involve rule-based representation and reasoning are

We accept the following submission formats for papers:

- Long papers (up to 15 pages in LNCS style including references)
- Short papers (up to 8 pages in LNCS style including references)

Long papers should present original and significant research and/or development
results. Short papers should concisely describe general results or specific
applications, systems, or position statements. All submissions must be prepared
in Springer's LNCS style (http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/authors.html).

Submitted papers 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. Papers put on arXiv are also allowed as
long as they are not refereed (i.e., formally reviewed by peers).

Submissions to the RuleML+RR conference

- have the page limit of 15 (/8) pages including references
- are not anonymous
- can have additional material included as an external report (appendices to
the submission are not permitted and a paper should be self-contained)

Papers should be written in English can be submitted using EasyChair:


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series (LNCS) after the conference. Proceedings of the
associated events will be published by CEUR. The best papers will be
considered for special issues of the Theory and Practice of Logic Programming
or the Transactions on Graph Data and Knowledge journals.

The main track best paper will be awarded the RuleML+RR Harold Boley
Distinguished Paper Award 2024 and best student paper will be awarded the
RuleML+RR Best Student Paper Award 2024.

The best RuleML Challenge paper will be awarded the RuleML+RR Best Rule
Challenge Paper Award 2024. The best Doctoral Consortium paper will be awarded
the RuleML+RR Best Doctoral Consortium Paper Award 2024.

[ Important Dates ]

Main track

- June 1st, 2024: Title and abstract submission
- June 7th, 2024: Paper submission deadline
- July 19th, 2024: Notification of acceptance
- September 16th-18th, 2024: Conference

Associated events (Rule Challenge, Doctoral Consortium, Industry Track, and Project
Networking Session)

- July 21st, 2024: Paper submission deadline
- August 4th, 2024: Notification of acceptance
- September 16th-18th, 2024: events take place (exact date TBA)

For each of these deadlines, a cut-off point of 23:59 AOE applies.

[ Chairs ]

Main track

Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Mantas Simkus, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Rule Challenge

Anisa Rula, University of Brescia, Italy
Emanuel Sallinger, TU Wien, Austria

Doctoral Consortium

Ognjen Savkovic, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Ioana Georgiana Ciuciu, Babe?-Bolyai University, Romania

Industry Track

Ioan Toma, Onlim, Austria
Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens, Austria

Project Networking Session

Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Hui Song, SINTEF AS, Norway



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