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RuleML 2011 Doctoral Consortium

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The RuleML 2011 doctoral consortium is a new initiative of the International Symposium on Rules, RuleML, to attract and promote Ph.D. research in the area of Rules and Markup Languages. The doctoral symposium offers to 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. The accepted thesis descriptions will be presented to an interested audience and subject to discussion with a panel of senior researchers, and we expect submissions on any of this year's RuleML topics:

- Rules and Automated Reasoning
- Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning
- Rules, Agents and Norms
- Rule-Based Distributed/Multi-Agent Systems
- Rule-Based Policies, Reputation and Trust
- Rule-based Event Processing and Reaction Rules
- Fuzzy Rules and Uncertainty
- Rule Transformation and Extraction
- Vocabularies, Ontologies, and Business rules

Accepted submissions will be published in internal proceedings and later on published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings volume of RuleML.


Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:

• A clear formulation of the research question.
• 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.
• A description of the Ph.D. 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.

Thesis descriptions are limited to 8 pages in English using LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html)
and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 5 page CV.

Please submit to:

Important Dates

- Paper submission: May 2, 2011 (11:59PM, UTC-12) (extended deadline)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 23rd, 2011
- Camera-ready copy due: June 17th, 2011


- Carlos Damásio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
- Alun Preece, Cardiff University
- Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR

Program Committee

The program committee of RuleML 2011 doctoral consortium coincides with the one of RuleML 2011 @ IJCAI
to promote reviewing and feedback from the leading experts on rules and semantic technology.