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

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri May 21 21:14:37 UTC 2010

Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 11:03:13 +0200
From: Adil El Ghali2 <adil.elghali at>
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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

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
Detection and extraction of Business Rules
Natural Language Processing for Business Models acquisition
Natural Language Tools for Rules and Ontologies authoring and 
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

Best regards,
FoBuR'2010 Organizers

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