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

Industry Track


The RuleML+RR industry track welcomes original work from all areas of Rules and Reasoning based technologies specifically for solving real industry problems. We are interested on experiences from practitioners when applying rules to industries such as engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, energy, media, financials, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, government, smart cities, and cultural heritage. In addition to the 2020 theme, “explainable algorithmic decision-making”, we will encourage submissions on the following topics:

  • Uses of rules and reasoning in data processing and management (including data access, interpretation, transformation, curation, integration, validation, versioning and distribution) on industry applications
  • Using rules and reasoning for data processing and management approaches and tools specifically used for building, extending and maintaining industrial knowledge graphs and ontologies
  • Natural language processing and conversational AI for automating communication with customers, suppliers and service providers

Incentives for industry participation in this track include:

  • Present own results / solutions for use of rule technologies in business settings
  • Learn about new trends in rule technologies, and how they can be used to address business problems
  • Exchange experiences about business cases and use of rules

Important Dates:

Paper submission: May 22, 2020

Author notification: June 1, 2020

Camera-ready submission: June 15, 2020

Industry Track: 29 June - 1 July 2020

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

Submission Types

Abstracts and Position Papers

  • Needs for research and development
  • Proposals for joint (industry/academe) efforts

Progress Reports

  • Progress in research & development
  • Lessons learned (unsuccessful efforts that still provide insight)

Research Contributions and Demos

  • Original contributions in rule-related fields

For any of the above submission types, we recommend the inclusion of information related to:

  • Business case – explain the business case and the value proposition
  • Technological challenges – explaining why the business case is difficult to be solved by using traditional technologies
  • Rule-based solution – technical details, esp. the usage of rules
  • Status/Results – the status/benefits of the approach/solution
  • Importance and impact – describe the importance of the solution for business/technology


Selected 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.


Industry track papers are limited to 12 pages written in English following the LNCS format and submitted electronically in PDF format. Please submit your paper via: under the Industry track. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please sign up at


Track Chairs

Program Committee

  • Ling Shi (Statsbygg, Norway)
  • Artem Revenko (Semantic Web Company GmbH)
  • Kevin Angele (Semantic Technology Institute)
  • Stephan Grimm (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology)
  • Thomas Hubauer (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology)
  • Boris Motik (University of Oxford)
  • Evgeny Kharlamov (University of Oslo)
  • Graham Moore (Sesam)
  • Peter Haase (metaphacts)
  • Dirk Walther (DNV GL)
  • Mariana Damova (Mozaika)
  • Jürgen Umbrich (Onlim GmbH)
  • Jürgen Angele (adesso AG)

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