The upcoming international symposium on rule-based technologies (RuleML-2008) comes up with many highlights

  • The international symposium on rule-based technologies (RuleML-2008) will take place very soon in Orlando, Florida in October 30/31, 2008.
  • The symposium will feature a variety of exiting highlight events, such as four keynotes presented by internationally renowned rule technology experts, a Joint Lunch Panel together with the co-located Business Rules Forum, the RuleML-2008 Challenge prize award, invited sessions on rule standards and software demonstrations, and presentations of industry, demo and scientific research and development papers.
  • Online registration and booking of discounted hotel rooms is still possible!

London, October 20, 2008 -- The International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications, (RuleML-2008) is just around the corner! It will be held in October 30/31, 2008 in the Buena Vista Palace in sunny Orlando (Florida), bringing together leading thinkers, innovators, developers, engineers, and practitioners working to apply rules technologies to Web platforms and to leverage rule technologies in practical environments in order to gain competitive advantage and efficiencies for their organizations.

Participants will be offered an exciting venue to exchange new ideas, practical developments and experiences on issues related to the engineering, management, integration, interoperation and interchange of rules and events in open distributed environments such as Enterprise Architectures, the World Wide Web, Event-Driven and Service-Oriented Architectures, etc.

The conference, which will be collocated with The Business Rules Forum (BRF), will feature a strong technical program with several highlight events:

Keynotes presented by internationally renowned experts will cover hot topics in state-of-the-art rule technology:

  • Michael Kifer (State University of New York at Stony Brook) on "Rule Interchange Format: The Framework" (a joint keynote together with RR2008)
  • David Luckham (Stanford University, USA) on "The Power of Events: An Introduction to Complex Event Processing in Distributed Enterprise Systems"
  • Paul Haley (Haley Systems, Inc) on "Event and Process Semantics will Rule"
  • Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan, Inc.) on "Hyper Logic Programs in SILK: Redefining the KR Playing Field for Business and VLKB"

A Joint Lunch Panel on "Rules on the Web" will be held in conjunction with the co-located Business Rules Forum.

The RuleML-2008 Challenge will award prizes for groundbreaking rule-based tools, use cases, and applications.

Special Invited Sessions will comprise software demonstrations and a lively environment for discussing rule standards and next generation rules technologies.

Industry, demo and scientific research & development papers and presentations, selected in a peer-reviewed fashion by an international program committee, advance and assess the state-of-the-art in event and rule-based systems.

Social events will promote networking among the symposium delegates in an informal setting.

Papers accepted for RuleML-2008 will be published as a Springer LNCS proceedings. A related journal special issue (IEEE TKDE) on "Rule Representation, Interchange and Reasoning in Distributed, Heterogeneous Environments", open to all, has been scheduled.

The full program of RuleML-2008 can be found at

So if your business is governed by rules, or if you work with rules in an academic or production setting, you won’t want to miss this event!

Register now for RuleML-2008 and book one of the remaining discounted hotel rooms at

RuleML-2008 is organized by the RuleML Initiative with support from for the following partners:
AAAI, W3C, BPM-Forum, Business Rules Forum, ECCAI, OASIS, OMG,  Dallas Rules Group, Corporate Semantic Web, Belgium Business Rules Forum, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Event Processing Technical Society, ACM, ACM SIGART, ACM SIGMIS,

ACM SIGWEB, Open Research Society, IEEE Computer 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, Autonomic Systems, Springer LNCS, and MoDo Marketing.

RuleML-2008 is sponsored by Vulcan Inc., Model Systems, STI Innsbruck, ruleCore, and  JBOSS.

About the RuleML initiative:

The RuleML initiative is organized by representatives from academia, industry and government for the promotion of the modern and future generations of rule technology, which provides enhanced usability, scalability, and performance. The goal of RuleML is to be a general and open intermediary between various "specialized" rule vendors, applications, industrial and research working groups and research working groups, and standardization efforts.

Contact Information:

Matthias Nickles, University of Bath, Dept. of Computer Science,m.l.nickles AT cs DOT bath DOT ac DOT uk, Tel. +44-1225-38-3934, Fax +44 1225 38 3493, Bath BA2 7AY, UK.    
Tracy Bost, Valocity, LLC., tbost AT valocity DOT com,Tel. +1-901-758-8644, Fax. +1-901-624-6462, 7700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 204, Germantown, TN 38138, USA

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