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FoBuR 2010 : 1st Workshop on Aided Formalization of Business Rules and Policies


When Oct 11, 2010 - Oct 15, 2010
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jul 11, 2010
Notification Due Aug 8, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 27, 2010
Categories    business rules   rif   sbvr   NLP

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
1st Workshop on
Aided Formalization of Business Rules and Policies
co-located with EKAW 2010

11th - 15th October, Lisbon, Portugal

In the Business Rules community and for the management of policies, many tools and methodologies are developed in order to assist the business users (e.g. Domain Experts, Business Analysts) in rules and policies formalization. The goal of this workshop is to draw the attention of the EKAW scientific community to this emerging research problem of which the business world is already aware. We will focus on two kinds of tools and methodologies aim at helping users in the formalization task:
1. Tools and methodologies for the acquisition of rules and models: some of these tools focus on (semi-)automatically identifying/extracting rules and models from textual policy documents but other sources of information can be exploited. In any case, it is of crucial importance to explicit the way acquisition is performed and to relate that methodology to the type of source that is exploited. It is also important to evaluate the proposed methodology.
2. Easy to use rules editors, that allow business users to edit and possibly update executable rules. Some of these tools rely on (controlled) natural language, which is an interesting option to consider.
This workshop aim to bring together researchers from the Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition community and experts of Business Rules and Policies.

Important dates

11 July 2010 - Submission deadline
8 August 2010 - Notification to authors
27 August 2010 - Camera ready version

Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Bridging the gap between Business Users and Formalization methodologies
Detection and extraction of Business Rules
Natural Language Processing for Business Models acquisition
Natural Language Tools for Rules and Ontologies authoring and formalization
Use of rules standards by Business Users
Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules
Rule Interchange Format

We welcome three types of papers:

full papers - up to 10 pages.
short papers - up to 5 pages.
demo description - up to 2 pages.
Formatting should follow the LNCS guidelines. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair

Further information

Further information is available on the workshop website at or by emailing the workshop organizers.

Workshop organizers
Adil El Ghali, IBM - ILOG Research Projects, Paris, France
Patrick Albert, IBM - ILOG Research Projects, Paris, France
Adeline Nazarenko, LIPN - University Paris 13, Villetaneuse, France
Diego Berrueta, CTIC Foundation, Gijon, Spain
Luis Polo Paredes, CTIC Foundation, Gijon, Spain

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