Doctoral Consortium

The 6th RuleML Doctoral Consortium

The RuleML 2016 Doctoral Consortium is an initiative of the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML), to attract and promote Ph.D. research.

The doctoral symposium offers to students a close contact with leading experts on the field, as well as the opportunity to present and discuss their ideas in a dynamic and friendly setting.

The accepted Phd thesis descriptions will be presented to an interested audience and subject to discussion with a panel of senior researchers. This year the accepted Phd papers will be discussed by the author with senior researchers during the RuleML Doctoral consortium mentoring lunch. The author is also expected to present her/his theses in the form of a poster, during the combined poster session.

Both the RuleML 2016 DC mentoring lunch and the poster session will take place on Thursday, July the 7th 2016.

We expect submissions on any (but not limited to) of this year's RuleML2016 topics. Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the research question.
  • 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.
  • A description of the Ph.D. 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.

Submission guidelines

Phd papers are limited to 8 pages in English using LNCS ( format and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 5 page CV.

Please submit to (in the Doctorial Consortium track).
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The RuleML 2016 Doctoral Consortium proceedings will be published as CEUR Proceedings, broadly listed, e.g. in DBLP and indexed by SCOPUS.

Student Travel support

Financial support is available to enable student authors to travel to the Symposium. These are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration.

Doctoral Consortium dates:

Extended Paper Submission: 
June 5th, 2016
Paper Submission:
June 1st, 2016
Author Notification June 13th, 2016
Camera Ready Version June 19th, 2016
Conference: 6-9 July, 2016