The workshop is being held in conjunction with JURIX 2012: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 17-20 December 2012 at Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam.
Here are details of the workshop:
The time is ripe for investigating the connections between the representation of legal XML texts and their formalization as legal rules.
For years these two communities have pursued their goals separately, but now emerging XML-based standards oriented both to legal documents (Akoma Ntoso, CEN Metalex, national XML standards, etc.) and to legal rules (LKIF, RuleML, RIF, SWRL, LegalRuleML, etc.) justify the possibility to combine techniques and foster their concrete application in the society (compliance, eGov services, legislative drafting, policy making applications, digital legal libraries, etc.).
This workshop aims to examine the relationship between legal computable ontologies as bridges from legal concepts and their legal texts and legal rules (predicates). Hybrid platform where ontologies are used to support legal reasoning and to create bidirectional dialogues with legal knowledge bases are part within the workshop scope.
Questions we will try to address:
- Are the statuses of legal XML standards fixed? What are the next steps?
- Are legal rules autonomous or they need to link their evidences to the text for support?
- Are multiple interpretations of a legal text possible without affecting its representations as legal XML documents?
- What are the roles of the legal ontologies and of semantic web (especially Linked Data) technologies in this scenario?
Proponents: Monica Palmirani, Fabio Vitali, Enrico Francesconi, Tom van Engers, Radboud Winkels
Selected papers will be published in the AICOL IV volume by the end of 2013, after a double peer-review process.
For more information, please see the call for papers.
HT Professor Palmirani