This year’s symposium featured four invited
keynote and tutorial talks. Keynote speaker Richard
Waldinger of SRI International presented Natural
Language Access to Data: It Needs Reasoning.
Keynote speaker Bruce Silver of Bruce Silver Associates spoke on DMN as a Decision Modeling Language. Tutorial speaker Neng-Fa Zhou, of City University of New York, presented Programming in Picat,
while tutorial speakers Michael Kifer, Theresa Swift,
and Benjamin Grosof of Coherent Knowledge Systems presented Practical Knowledge Representation
and Reasoning in Ergo.
As a novelty this year, there was a highly successful colocation between RuleML 2016 and DecisionCAMP 2016, facilitated by Jacob Feldman and colleagues. A total number of 132 participants attended
both conferences and the affiliated subevents. The
colocation was a great opportunity for the rule-based
community and the industrial decision-modeling
community to mingle at one of the several joint
events, including the joint reception on Tuesday July
6 and the Thursday July 8 conference dinner at the
Hilton Garden Hotel. Other joint events included the
joint keynote by Bruce Silver; the joint tutorial by
Neng-Fa Zhou; and the RuleML industry session on
Friday, July 9.
The RuleML 2016 Best Paper Awards were presented to Iliano Cervesato, Edmund Soon Lee Lam, and
Ali Elgazar for their paper Choreographic Compilation of Decentralized Comprehension Patterns and
ro Ho-Pun Lam, Mustafa Hashmi, and Brendan
Scofield for their paper Enabling Reasoning with
The 10th International Rule Challenge Awards
went to Ingmar Dasseville, Laurent Janssens, Gerda
Janssens, Jan Vanthienen, and Marc Denecker, for
their paper Combining DMN and the Knowledge
Base Paradigm for Flexible Decision Enactment, and
Jacob Feldman for his paper What-If Analyzer for
DMN-based Decision Models.
As in previous years, RuleML 2016 was also a place
for presentations and face-to-face meetings about
rule technology standardizations, which this year
covered RuleML 1.02 (System of Families of Languages and Knowledge-Interoperation Hub) and
DMN 1. 1 (OMG DMN RTF).
Details about the RuleML and DecisionCAMP 2016
programs can be found at the Rule ML website. 1, 2, 3
The proceedings are available from Springer. Workshop proceedings have been uploaded to the CEUR
proceedings site. The RuleML videos are available
from Youtube. 4
We would like to thank our sponsors, whose contributions allowed us to cover the costs of student
participants and invited/keynote speakers. We would
also like to thank all the people who have contributed to the success of this year’s special RuleML
2016 and colocated events, including the organization chairs, PC members, authors, speakers, and participants.
The RuleML community will join forces with the
RR (Web Reasoning and Rule Systems) community
for a joint conference in 2017, which will be held in
London, UK. RuleML+RR 2017: International Joint
Conference on Rules and Reasoning is being organized under the leadership of Fariba Sadri and Roman
Paul Foder was general chair of RuleML. He is a research
assistant professor at Stony Brook University in New York.
Guido Governatori was a program cochair of Rule ML. He
is a senior principal researcher and leads the research activities on business processes and legal informatics at data61
and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation in Australia.
José Júlio Alfers served as a program cochair of Rule ML.
He is a professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Leopoldo Bertossi served as program cochair of RuleML. He
is a a professor at Carleton University, Canada.
Mark Your Calendars!
2017 Fall Symposium Series
November 9-11, 2017
The 2017 AAAI Fall Symposium Series will be held Thursday through Saturday, November 9-11, at the Westin
Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia, adjacent to
Washington, DC. Proposals are due April 21, and accepted
symposia will be announced in late May. Submissions will
be due July 21, 2017. For more information, please see the
2017 Fall Symposium Series website.