Rule- and Ontology-Based Data Access and Transformation

Ontologies and rule systems, isolated and in combination, have established themselves as viable approaches to a number of pressing IT problems: giving both humans and client software (e.g. data analysis) intuitive, domain-oriented, uniform access to data; integrating multiple data sets with heterogeneous schemas; migrating data from legacy systems, etc.

This track solicits contributions on theoretical and practical aspects of rule- and ontology-based data access and transformation.

Topics (not limited to):

  • Logics and rule languages of particular interest to data access or transformation

  • Tractability and intractability results for rule- and ontology-based systems in the presence of large amounts of data

  • Interactions between rules and ontologies in the presence of large amounts of data

  • Rule- and ontology-based data integration

  • Rule and ontology-driven user interfaces for data access

  • Implementations of R&OBDA&T systems

  • Reports on applications and lessons learnt


Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at (please enter the track name as the first line in the keywords section) as:

  • Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
  • Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Selected papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The RuleML2016 special tracks will be published in the same book. Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long papers you are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200. A selection of the best papers from all tracks will be invited to be revised and extended for the post-conference publication in a Special Issue of TPLP (Theory and Practice of Logic Programming).

RuleML main track and special tracks dates:

New Extended Deadline April 4, 2016
Paper Submission: March 18, 2016
Author Notification May 4, 2016
Camera Ready May 18, 2016
Conference: 6-9 July, 2016

Program Committee:

  • Chris Baker, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Andrea CalíUniversity of London, Birkbeck College, UK
  • Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Martin GieseUniversity of Oslo, Norway
  • Peter Haase, Metaphacts GmbH, Germany
  • Manolis Koubarakis, University of Athens, Greece
  • Maurizio Lenzerini, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Marco Manna, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Özgur Özçep, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
  • Mariano Rodriguez Muro, IBM, USA
  • Andreas Pieris, TU Wien, Austria
  • Uli Sattler, University of Manchester, UK
  • Martin G. Skjæveland, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Giorgos Stoilos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • David Toman, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Michael Zakharyaschev, University of London, Birkbeck College, UK