Conf: Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies : NEW DEADLINE

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***** Apologies for cross posting,

The paper submission deadline has been extended to JuLy 4.
Abstracts are due June 30.

Invited Speaker:
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy

====================  CALL FOR PAPERS     =======================

                    The 2nd Workshop on
                   Regulatory Ontologies

  Part of the International Federated Conferences (OTM '04)
       **Proceedings published by Springer LNCS **
           October 25-29 2004 , Larnaca, Cyprus

In many application areas (such as e-commerce, e-governments, content
standardizations, legal information systems etc.), the modeling of
regulatory and legal knowledge is a critical. Modeling and deploying
regulatory knowledge has some specifics that differentiate it out from
other kinds of knowledge modeling: reasoning methods and application
scenarios, the legal weight (/order) of regulations, parsing legal
texts requires special semantic patterns, the sensitivity in
cross-boarder regulations, etc. This workshop aims at bringing
together academics, researchers, professionals and industrial
practitioners to discuss issues involved in modeling regulatory
ontologies. Regulatory ontologies typically involve the description of
rules and regulations within the social world. In particular, we seek
original contributions on the following issues of interest, but not
limited to:

-Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis,
  modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc;

-Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies;

-Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory
  compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.

-Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations;

-Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML,

-Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations,
  legal procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc;

-Task models for socially regulated activities;

-Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory
  ontologies in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval,

  e-governments, e-commerce;

-Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.

Invited Speaker:
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
   <Title and abstract: To be announced...>

We invite papers of no more than 14 pages length (Springer style format)
describing original completed work, work in progress, interesting
or use cases, or trends in this research area. Submitted papers will be
fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas
presented as well as on technical aspects. Accepted papers will be
published by Springer-Verlag as a part of Proceedings of the ?On The
Move Federated Conferences 2004?. Authors can submit their abstracts &
papers via the following link: WORM Submit-Page.

Important dates:
  - Jun. 30, 2004 : Deadline for submission of Abstracts
  - Jul.  4, 2004 : Deadline for submission of papers
  - Aug.  4, 2004 : Notification to paper authors
  - Aug. 20, 2004 : Final version of accepted papers
  - Oct. 28, 2004 : Workshop

Organizers and program chairs
  - Mustafa Jarrar (Contact), STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  - Aldo Gangemi (Contact), Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome

Program Committee
  * Abdul Paliwala, University of Warwick, UK
  * Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
  * Andr? Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA
  * Andrew Stranieri, JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia
  * Bart Verheij, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
  * Benjamin Grosof, MIT, USA
  * Cecilia Magnusson Sj?berg, Stockholm University, Sweden
  * Carole Hafner, Northeastern University, USA
  * Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  * Guiraude Lame, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, France
  * Jaime Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  * Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rh?ne-Alpes, France
  * Joost Breuker, LRI-UVA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  * Leonardo Lesmo, Universita' di Torino, Italy
  * Karl Best, OASIS, USA
  * Marc Wilikens, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
  * Mariano Fernandez Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  * Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  * Nicklas Lundblad, Viktoria Institute/Framkom, Sweden
  * Richard Benjamins, ISOCO, Spain
  * Rita Temmerman, Erasmushogeschool Brussels, Belgium
  * Robert Meersman, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  * Said Tabet, The RuleML Initiative, Boston, USA
  * Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
  * Youssef Amghar, Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Syst?mes
d'Information, INSA de Lyon, France

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