RuleML2011@BRF Challenge

co-located with the 5th International Rule Symposium RuleML2011@BRF
Nov. 4th, 2011 – Westin Diplomat, Ft Lauderdale, Florida (

Call for Demos – Submission Deadline Extended
Challenge-2011 Demo Award: Late-Breaking Demos until 7th Oct.
New categories in the Challenge with prestigious prizes
Demo papers published as CEUR proceedings
15% RuleML2011@BRF Partner discounts – see registration pages

Overview and Aim

The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is one of the highlights at RuleML2011@BRF Conference.The RuleML2011@BRF Challenge is dedicated to practical experiences with rule-oriented applications. 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, RIF, SBVR, PRR, rule-based Event Processing languages, BPMN+rules, BPEL+rules, …), rules + industrial standards (e.g. XBRL, MISMO, Accord, …), and industrial problem statements are particularly encouraged.

Key themes of the RuleML2011@BRF Challenge include the following:

  • Demos related to the RuleML2011@BRF Track Topics
  • Extensions and implementations of rule standards: W3C RIF, RuleML, SBVR, …
  • 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 dedicated track of RuleML2011@BRF Challenge will be focused on the theme:

Combining Rules, Objects, and Ontologies: Implementations and Applications

  • Loose/tight integrations of rules and knowledge bases
  • Knowledge Modelling and Reasoning
  • Real cases and practical experiences

Ideally, demos submitted to the Challenge track should tackle knowledge-rich domain problems. The proposed solution should address such problem using a combination of rule-based modelling and semantic knowledge-based modelling.

Solutions ranging from loosely coupled hybrid systems (i.e. where different frameworks are put together), to unified homogeneous architectures (i.e. where a unified model/semantics, within a single framework, is proposed) will be of great interest for the special track.

Prizes will be awarded to the two best applications from the main focus theme and for the all categories. All accepted demos will be presented in a special Challenge Session.

Invited Speakers

The RuleML2011@BRF will host a rich panel of invited speakers coming from academic, industry and standard organizations:

  • Christian de Sainte Marie (IBM ILOG), Marcus Spies (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich), Paul Vincent, (CTO Business Rules & CEP, TIBCO Software) and Jan Van Thienen (KU Leuven, World Authority on Decision Tables).
  • an OMG presentation by John Hall (Model Systems) and one from NIEM and OASIS by David Webber (Oracle Corporation).
  • finally special invited demos will be presented by Jans Aasman (Franz Inc.) and from Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan Inc.).

(More details on the Invited Speakers page of this site.)

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