Several legal informatics papers will be presented at HICSS-45: The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, to be held 4-7 January 2012 in Maui, Hawaii, USA. (Click here for the conference program.) Here are the legal informatics papers to be presented at the conference, which I’ve been able to identify, with abstracts and links to full text where available (If you know of other legal informatics papers to be presented at the conference, please feel free to list them in the comments. For abstracts or full text of papers where those are not provided, please contact the authors):
Jörg Becker, Mathias Eggert, Marcel Heddier, Ralf Knackstedt: Merging Conceptual Modeling and Law for Legally Compliant Information Systems Design – A Framework-Based Research Agenda.
Yannis Charalabidis, Fenareti Lampathaki, Gianluca Misuraca, David Osimo: ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling: Research Challenges and Future Prospects in Europe.
Business to Government (BtG) Reporting is a much-regarded research field, even more so since the collapse of the world economy. The topic attracts heightened attention from many financial service companies because they are forced to comply with an increasing number of reporting regulations. In particular, methods to design compliant BtG reporting systems are currently considered inadequate in IS research. This paper presents a way of supporting the management of legal reporting requirements by developing an approach for modeling and analyzing reporting regulations focused on the financial sector. The method is characterized in particular by the ability to represent and analyze legal reporting requirements. Using the examples of Risk Reports and the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), the modeling and analysis capabilities of the method will be evaluated.
Fu-ren Lin, Yu-tze Huang, Dachi Liao: Incrementally Clustering Legislative Interpellation Documents.
Sonia Royo, Ana Yetano, Basilio Acerete: E-Participation and Climate Change: Are Local Governments Actively Promoting Responsible Behaviors and Offering Opportunities for Citizen Involvement? [A notable finding: e-rulemaking and e-petition functions were among the "least developed" e-participation capabilities measured, with an average score of 25.4%.] Abstract:
Citizens are demanding greater transparency and accountability from their governments, and seek to participate in shaping the policies that affect their lives. The diffusion of the Internet has raised expectations that electronic tools may increase citizen participation in government decision-making and stop the decline of trust in political institutions. This paper brings together two relevant topics, e-participation and climate change, analyzing the websites of the environment departments of EU local governments that have signed the Aalborg+10 commitments, to establish to what extent EU local governments are making use of the Internet to promote e-participation and environmental-friendly behaviors among their citizens. Our results show that the developments on e-participation are higher in those areas just giving information than in the areas related to interactivity. The Internet as a tool to revitalize the public sphere is still limited to those countries with higher levels of transparency and a culture of citizen engagement.
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