RuleML+RR 2020

4th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning

29 June - 1 July 2020, Virtual

Declarative AI 2020 goes virtual by keeping the planned dates and extending the submission deadlines!

The registration is free of charge.

RuleML + RR 2020

Doctoral Consortium


Declarative AI 2020 goes virtual by keeping the planned dates and extending the submission deadlines!

The registration is free of charge.

The RuleML+RR Doctoral Consortium 2020 is an initiative of the RuleML+RR community to attract and promote student research in Artificial Intelligence, especially research on rule-based formalism and reasoning. It offers students a close contact with leading experts in the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting. This DC is organized as part of Declarative AI 2020: Rules, Reasoning, Decisions, and Explanations (24 June - 1 July 2020).

We invite PhD students at an early or intermediate stage of their PhD studies as well as exceptional Master’s students who are interested in pursuing a PhD to submit papers describing their research on any of the topics of interest of RuleML+RR 2020.

Important Dates

Paper submission: May 22, 2020 (updated on March 25, 2020)

Author notification: June 1, 2020

Camera-ready submission: June 15, 2020

RuleML+RR 2020 conference: 29 June - 1 July 2020, Online on Zoom

Note: For each of these deadlines, a cut-off point of 23:59 AOE (anywhere on earth) applies.


The submissions should cover the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the research question and the motivation.
  • 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 and its positioning in the field.
  • A description of the student 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.
  • A research plan and the potential achievements.

The accepted DC papers will be presented to an interested audience and will be discussed with a panel of senior researchers from academia and the industry. Students will present their work through brief oral presentations during a dedicated session of RuleML+RR, and also in the form of posters.


Accepted papers will be published online as part of Proceedings, which are broadly indexed, e.g., by SCOPUS and listed in standard bibliographic databases such as DBLP.

Submission Guidelines

DC papers are limited to 8 pages written in English following the LNCS format and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 2 pages CV. Please submit your paper and the above required documents via:

under the Doctoral Consortium track. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please sign up at

Since Easychair only accepts one file for the submission, applicants can put all the above required documents in one PDF file. If the paper gets accepted, then the applicant will only submit the paper for publication in the proceedings.

Registration & Student Travel Support

Registration information is available at the main web site .

Reduced registration fees are offered to all student participants.

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