1st East European Workshop on Rule-Based Applications (RuleApps2007)

Venue: Timisoara

Location: Timisoara, Romania

Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007
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East European Workshop on Rule-Based Applications -

collocated with SYNASC

September 26-29, 2007, Timisoara, Romania

Workshop Description

Rules are becoming increasingly important in business modeling
and requirements engineering, and as a high level programming
paradigm especially in the engineering of e-business applications
and of Semantic Web applications. In each of these the fields
different rule languages and tools are being used.

Rules are used in applications to model and manage some parts
of the application business logic. They are best used in
applications with a dynamic business logic i.e. applications
where changes in the business logic are frequently and they need
to be immediately reflected in the application behavior.

Applications in domains such as insurance (for
example, insurance rating), financial services
(loans, claims routing and management,
fraud detection), government (tax
), telecom customer (care and
billing), e-commerce (personalizing the
user's experience
, recommender systems,
auctions), and so on benefit greatly from using rule

During the last ten years the business rules community has a
large growth. Today we have:

  • Business rules research groups such as href="http://www.businessrulesgroup.org">www.businessrulesgroup.org
    and www.brcommunity.com

  • Various rule engines vendors such as href="http://www.ilog.com">ILOG, href="http://www.fairisaac.com">Fair Isaac, href="http://www.oracle.com/appserver/rules.html">Oracle Business

  • Open source rule engines such as href="http://labs.jboss.com/portal/jbossrules/docs">JBoss Rule

  • Networks of excellence such as REWERSE.

Since a business rule is the same rule no matter in which
language it is formalized, it is also important to support the
interchange of rules between different systems and tools.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
initiated a rule interchange working group, href="http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/">RIF as well as the EU network
of excellence REWERSE
initiated href="http://oxygen.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/rewerse-i1/?q=R2ML">R2ML.

Topics of Interest

  • Applications and Use Cases using languages for Enterprise
    Rules such as JBoss Rules and Oracle Business Rules (including
    Rule-based Auctions, Classification rules, Fuzzy Rules,
    Association Rules in Data Mining)

  • Artificial Intelligence Rules and Rule Systems ( such as
    F-Logic and Jess)

  • Best Practices in Business Rules Applications

  • Combining rules and ontologies

  • Implemented tools and systems

  • Languages for Rule Interchange (such as RIF and R2ML)

  • Modeling of Business Rules (including Production Rules and
    ECA Rules)

  • Rule base Visualization, Verbalization, Validation,
    Verification and Exception Handling.

  • Rule-based modeling of mechanisms, policies, strategies and

  • Rule Engines Architecture

  • Rules and Web Services Integration

  • Transformation rules (such as XSLT, ATL)

  • Web Rules and Semantic Web Applications

Invited Speaker

To be announced.

Important Dates and Submission Guidelines

Papers submission: June 15, 2007

Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2007

Final paper and registration: September 1,

Workshop date: TO BE ANNOUNCED (inside September
26-29, 2007)

Revised papers for post-proceedings: October 30,

The maximal length of a paper is 8 pages in href="http://synasc07.info.uvt.ro/SYNASC07/resolveUid/d23ffb6ab61daac086b7bc331b368e7b">
IEEE conference style (approximately 5000 words) and include
the author's name, affiliation and contact details. The revised
versions of accepted papers will appear in SYNASC
post-proceedings (IEEE Computer Society Press). Any questions
regarding submission of papers must be submitted by email (please
put [RuleApps'2007] in the subject) to href="http://www.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/%7Eagiurca/">Adrian

The submission web site is href="http://www.easychair.org/RuleApp2007/">http://www.easychair.org/RuleApp2007/.

Program Commitee

  • Costin
    , University of Craiova, Romania

  • Vladan
    , University of Belgrade, Serbia

  • Dragan Gasevic,
    Athabasca University, Canada

  • Adrian
    , Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,

  • href="http://www.math.uvt.ro/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=19&lang=romanian&profid=4">
    Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania

  • Mark
    , JBoss Rules, Redhat

  • href="http://rewerse.net/members/spreeuwenberg_silvie/index.html">Silvie
    Spreeuwenberg, LibRT,
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Kuldar Taveter,
    University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Laurentiu
    Alexandru Vasiliu
    , DERI Galway, Ireland

  • Gerd
    , Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,

Adrian Giurca, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus,

Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania

Local Organization Commitee

  • Cosmin
    , West University of Timisoara, Romania, <cbonchis
    at info.uvt.ro>

  • Cornel Izbasa,
    Institute E-Austria, Romania, <cornel at ieat.ro>

All questions regarding local organization i.e. href="http://synasc07.info.uvt.ro/SYNASC07/venue">location,
must be addressed to the local organizers.


Additional Information

All registration arrangements are done by SYNASC.

Broadly the registration fees are:

  • 250 Euro (it covers refreshments during breaks, welcome cocktail, symposium dinner and post-proceedings)
  • Students and participants from Eastern Europe may apply for reduced participation fee: 175 Euro (including post-proceedings)

See the SYNASC2007 web page for more details.

For all questions please contact the local organizers.