[ln] Appel: LOAIT Workshop, Bologna, Italy

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 11 16:48:55 UTC 2005

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:21:19 +0100
From: "Jos Lehmann" <jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it>
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LOAIT Workshop
Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques

June 6, 2005
Bologna, Italy

held in conjunction with ICAIL-05

== LOAIT Description

In the last few years Legal Informatics (the study of methods for
automating the treatment of legal information) has been significantly
influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches. For instance,
Machine Learning techniques have successfully been applied to problems
of legal documents classification, legal information retrieval, legal
knowledge discovery and extraction.
As the use of these techniques becomes more widespread it also becomes
clearer how to enhance their performances. One way of doing this is to
employ structured (domain) knowledge in order to reduce complexity and
support correct reasoning. Legal Ontologies are playing a crucial role
in providing such knowledge at various levels of specificity and

The LOAIT workshop aims at offering an overview of theories and
well-founded applications that combine Legal Ontologies and AI
techniques. Similarly to past events organized in conjunction with
ICAIL-97, Jurix 2001 and ICAIL-03 the LOAIT workshop will constitute a
valuable opportunity for researchers and practitioners in AI, AI&Law,
Legal Ontologies and related fields to discuss problems, exchange
information and compare perspectives.
Authors are invited to submit papers describing original completed
work, work in progress, interesting problems, case studies or research
trends related to one or more of the topics of interest listed
below. Submitted papers will be refereed by two experts based on
originality, significance and technical soundness.


== LOAIT Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

Legal Ontologies  and Natural Language Processing

Legal Ontologies and Machine Learning for classification tasks

Legal Ontologies for text categorization

Legal Ontologies and the Semantic Web

Legal knowledge discovery and organization by AI approaches

Ontologies and legal standard modelling languages

Ontologies of property rights, persons and organizations, legal
procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc.

Ontological views on models of legal reasoning (e.g. regulatory
compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.)

Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies

Engineering of regulatory ontologies (e.g. conceptual analysis,
representation, modularization and layering, reusability, evolution
and dynamics, etc.)

Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory
ontologies (e.g. legal knowledge based systems, legal information
retrieval systems, e-government or e-commerce applications)

Modeling legal norms, concepts, rules, cases, principles, values and
procedures, methods for managing organizational change when
introducing legal knowledge systems

== LOAIT Important Dates

March 25, 2005: Paper submission

April 25, 2005: Notification of acceptance

May 10, 2005: Camera-ready paper

June 6, 2005: Workshop

== LOAIT Submission & Registration Details

Paper length: max. 14 pages

Paper electronic submission: manuscript must be submitted in PS or PDF
format at http://vortex.uvt.nl/icail05ws/ (create your account, select
"Submit Paper" and choose "LOAIT Workshop")

Paper camera ready format: instructions for camera ready papers to be
announced on http://www.ittig.cnr.it/loait/loait.html#top

Registration details on


== LOAIT Organizers

Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Rome, Italy
Jos Lehmann jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it

Institute of Legal Information Theories and Techniques (ITTIG-CNR)
Florence, Italy
Maria Angela Biasiotti biasiotti at ittig.cnr.it
Enrico Francesconi francesconi at ittig.cnr.it
Maria Teresa Sagri sagri at ittig.cnr.it

== LOAIT Program Committee

Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Richard Benjamins, ISOCO, Spain

Guido Boella, Universita' di Torino, Italy

Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris, France

Joost Breuker, Leibniz Center for Law (UvA), The Netherlands

Pompeu Casanovas, Department of Political Science, Autonomous
University of Barcelona, Spain

Jaime Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy

Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Guiraude Lame, Responsable des systèmes d'information juridique,
Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne & Ecole CERSA, Université Paris
2, France

Laurens Mommers, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna, Italy

Daniela Tiscornia, Institute of Legal Information Theories and
Techniques (ITTIG-CNR), Italy

André Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, United States of America

Radboud Winkels, Leibniz Center for Law (UvA), The Netherlands


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