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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   RuleML-2008: Call for Lightning/Highlight Talks & Fast Abstracts
Email:   nbassili_(on)_csd.auth.gr
Date received:   20 Jun 2008
Deadline:   13 Aug 2008
Start date:   30 Oct 2008

[ our apologies should you receive this message more than one time ] ===================================================================== Due to a number of requests we have decided to extend the submission deadline for challenge/demo papers by 2 weeks. NEW deadline for challenge/demo paper submission: July 2 Accepted demo papers are published in Springer LNCS Proceedings. ===================================================================== 2008 International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2008) October 30-31, 2008, Orlando, Florida http://2008.ruleml.org =================================================== Call for Lightning/Highlight Talks & Fast Abstracts =================================================== Lightning Talks --------------- A lightning talk is a five-minute presentation on any topic of interest to the RuleML community; it can be a new idea, a technology, an evaluation, an observation, a complaint, an explanation, a suggestion, a report of success or failure, a call to action, a description of a technique, or a lament. In general, it is supposed to be a short visionary talk which should initiate discussion. If you are a rule developer working on an exciting project and you do not have the time to submit a full paper, Lightning talks are a great way to interact with the RuleML community and receive feedback on your ideas. Lightning talks are presented back-to-back with a strictly enforced five minute limit, so make sure that you can fit your presentation within this time span. People interested at giving a lightning talk during RuleML-2008 should show their their interest by sending an email to ruleml2008_(at)_easychair.org by August 13, 2008, including a title and a 250-word abstract of their intended talk. Decisions will be notified by September 1st. Highlight Talks --------------- We invite the submission of outstanding full papers that have been published between 2007 and the submission deadline (August 13,2008). Publications that are "in press" and already linked on the journal web site are also welcome. A group of experts will select the papers to be presented at the meeting considering the impact of the work on the field, the likelihood that the work makes a good presentation, and the relevance for the topics of RuleML-2008, in general. Submissions should be sent directly to the RuleML-2008 chairs at ruleml2008_(at)_easychair.org by August 13, 2008, and must include the following: * Name/affiliation/email of submitter (assumed to be the presenter; note that the presenter cannot change because the identity and ability to present of that person will be an essential selection criterion). * Names/affiliations/email of ALL coauthors (note: any name appearing on a published paper has to be added here). Note that all co-authors have to agree to the submission and that it is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co- author email addresses are correct (email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors). * Additional contact information (for presenter). * A 250-word abstract-like argument that explains how the submitted paper(s) suit the goal of presenting highlights that impacted the field. * Sources of original publication(s) (Year, Journal, Vol., pages). * PDF with paper(s) (note: in case of the submission of 2 papers, both have to be merged into one single PDF; all reviews will be based on the content of this PDF). * Optional: link to Google Video demonstrating presentation skills of presenter. * Note that we will need PDF submissions; the system will neither be able to handle ASCII, nor Word, nor LaTeX, nor anything other than standard PDF. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows). * Each presenter can submit a maximum of one application to present a highlight. The maximal number of submissions per author/co-author is 5. All submissions will be evaluated by a group of reviewers. Reviewers will consider the following criteria: * Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to RuleML-2008 attendees, * Impact of the paper(s) on rules (while the impact of papers on science is not fully reflected by ISI/Google-like impact factors or high number of downloads, high values in such factors will clearly stand as a strong argument for acceptance), * "Presentability" of the work to a large, diverse audience, * Quality of oral presentations by the submitter (if none). These "soft" criteria attempt to capture the underlying concept, namely the presentation of exciting and thought-provoking seminars that will both contribute to the success and attraction-value of RuleML-2008 and to the impact the meeting has on advancing rule interchange and applications. The criterion of "presentability" accounts for the fact that some papers that will completely change the field, or will become citation records may not translate to exciting seminars. The selected Highlights will be presented in a special track during the RuleML-2008 Symposium. All presentations will have to be completed within 20 minutes and will be followed by 5-minute discussions. While presenters are expected to focus mostly on the chosen paper(s), short infusions of more recent data are welcome. Decisions will be notified by September 1st. Fast Abstracts -------------- Fast Abstracts at RuleML-2008 are short presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or radical opinions that can address any issue relevant to RuleML-2008. Fast Abstracts provide an opportunity to receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers, but seek an opportunity to engage with the RuleML community. Fast Abstracts should be 4-pages long, and must be formatted in LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The submission deadline is August 13, 2008. Submissions should be sent directly by email to ruleml2008_(at)_easychair.org, and they will be refereed on the relevance to RuleML 2008, but also on their novelty of idea and/oor on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be published in electronic form (at the Symposium's Web site and on CD), and an author will deliver a short talk in the Fast Abstracts track at the conference. Decisions will be notified by September 1st. Authors of accepted fast abstracts must provide the camera ready version by September 15. At least one author of each accepted Fast Abstract is expected to register to the conference before or on September 15. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ========================= The RuleML-2008 Symposium ========================= Collocated with the 11th International Business Rules Forum, the 2008 International Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2008) is the second symposium (after last year's highly successful RuleML-2007 - http://2007.ruleml.org/) devoted to work on practical distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications which need language standards for rules operating in the context of, e.g., the Semantic Web, Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems, Event-Driven Architectures and Service-Oriented Computing Applications. The RuleML symposium is a new kind of event where the Web Rules and Logic community joins the established, practically oriented Forum of the Business Rules community ( http://www.businessrulesforum.com) to help cross- fertilizing between Web and Business Logic technology. The goal of RuleML-2008 is to bring together rule system providers, representatives of, and participants in, rule standardization efforts (e.g., SBVR, RuleML, RIF, PRR, CL) and open source rules communities (e.g., jBoss Rules, CLIPS/Jess, Prova, OO jDrew, Mandarax, XSB, XQuery), practitioners and technical experts, developers, users, and researchers. They will be offered an exciting venue to exchange new ideas, practical developments and experiences on issues pertinent to the interchange and application of rules in open distributed environments such as the Web. The Symposium gives emphasis on practical issues such as technical contributions and show case demonstrations of effective, practical, deployable rule-based technologies, rule interchange formats and applications as well as discussions of lessons learned that have to be taken into account when employing rule-based technologies in distributed, (partially) open, heterogeneous environments. We also welcome groundwork that helps to build an effective, practical, and deployable rule standard, improve rule technology, provide better understanding of the integration and interchange of rules, and make the current generation of rule engines and rule technology more usable for advanced Web and Service Oriented Architectures. -------------------------------------------------------------------- RuleML-2008 Highlights * Keynote speakers: o Michael Kifer (State University of New York at Stony Brook), on WC3's Rule Interchange Format (RIF). Joint keynote between RuleML-2008 and RR2008. o David Luckham (Stanford University, USA) on complex event processing. o Paul Haley (Haley Systems, Inc) on business rules. o Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan, Inc.) on the SILK KRR system of the HALO project. * Joint Lunch Panel held in conjunction with the co-located Business Rules Forum on "Rules on the Web". * Lightning talks/Highlight talks * A RuleML-2008 Challenge with prizes to demonstrate tools, use cases, and applications. * Industry, demo and scientific research & development papers and presentations advancing and assessing the state of the art in event and rule-based systems selected in a peer-reviewed fashion by an international program committee. * Papers will be published as a Springer LNCS proceedings. A special issue (IEEE TKDE pending) will be forthcoming. * Social events to promote networking among the symposium delegates in an informal setting. -------------------------------------------------------------------- RuleML-2008 Challenge The RuleML-2008 Challenge is one of the highlights of RuleML-2008. It addresses the system demonstration for practical use of rule technologies in distributed and/or Web-based environments. The focus of the challenge is on rule technologies (including rule languages and engines), interoperation and interchange. The challenge offers participants the chance to demonstrate their commercial and open source tools, use cases, and applications. Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications. All accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session. Submissions to the RuleML Challenge 2008 consist of a demo paper (up to 8 pages), describing the demo show case, and a link to more information about the demo/show case, e.g. a project site, an online demonstration, a presentation, or a download site. Demo papers should contain a substantial presentation of the system to enable a proper evaluation of the techniques used. The content of papers should be sufficiently substantial for publication in the conference proceedings. The demo paper should be submitted through EasyChair, while the demo link should be submitted through the Challenge Website, after which it will be publicly available immediately. NEW deadline for challenge/demo paper submission: July 2 More details in: http://2008.ruleml.org/challenge.php -------------------------------------------------------------------- ===================================================================== Co-located with: The 11th International Business Rules Forum http://www.businessrulesforum.com ===================================================================== Sponsored by: Gold level : Vulcan Inc Silver level: Model Systems Bronze level: STI Innsbruck, ruleCore, JBoss Sponsoring opportunities: http://2008.ruleml.org/sponsoring/ ===================================================================== In Co-operation with: AAAI, W3C, BPM-Forum, Business Rules Forum , ECCAI, OASIS, OMG, Dallas Rules Group, Belgium Business Rules Forum, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, ACM, ACM SIGART, ACM SIGMIS, ACM SIGWEB, Open Research Society, IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society IEEE SMCS TC on Intelligent Internet Systems IEEE SMCS TC on Distributed Intelligent Systems IEEE Computer Society TC on Autonomous and Autonomic Systems ===================================================================== Media Partners: Springer LNCS, MoDo Marketing ===================================================================== _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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