Σάββατο, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

5th Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2012)

in conjunction with
15th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2012)
Vilnius, Lithuania
May 21 or 22 or 23, 2012


Deadline for submissions: March 16 (11:59pm CET), 2012


The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT) Workshop is an annual event which gathers people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. The LIT 2012 meeting will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania as part of the 15th International Conference on Business Information Systems. As a continuation of previous editions, we invite people dealing with different domains closely related to legal matter and Information Technology.

The 5th Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology Workshop will be a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop that will bring together practitioners and researchers to investigate challenges and opportunities in the emerging trends on the verge of law and IT. The workshop will examine vital issues, including law-related business processes, legal ontologies, description frameworks, discussing new research and innovative applications in Law, Information Technology as well as Insurance. The workshop is receptive to all papers dealing with any topic in these interdisciplinary domains.

Topics

Alternative & online Dispute Resolution
Computational models for legal reasoning
Information extraction & categorization of legal documents
Information Technology & Crime Prevention
Information Technology & Dispute Resolution
Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining in Law
Knowledge management in the legal domain
Law & Future Internet technologoies
Legal argumentation
Legal aspects of BIS
Legal aspects of IT
Legal discourse modeling and legal reasoning
Legal electronic agents
Legal Expert Systems
Legal ontologies - creation, use & lifecycles
Legal reasoning and its computer representation
Natural language processing in law
Question answering retrieval for law and governmental services
Risk management & trust in law
Semantic indexing of legal documents
Semantic Web technologies in law and e-government
Specialized knowledge representation and logics for law
Specific legal domains appliances (systems in civil, tax, commercial, insurance law)
Text mining and knowledge extraction in law
Validation of legal knowledge
Submission

Long papers: max. 12 pages
Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template available from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0.

The authors should include a 100-word abstract at the beginning of the paper, which clearly presents the achievement or contribution of the paper. Furthermore 4-7 keywords should describe the content of the submission.

Submission system is available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lit2012.

Papers approved for presentation at LIT 2012 will be published in BIS 2012 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. The volume will be edited by Witold Abramowicz. BIS 2012 Workshops proceedings will be distributed to BIS 2012 participants in October 2012 by regular mail.
Workshop format


All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be asked to read accepted papers abstracts before the workshop (papers will be available on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion.
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS conference and other BIS workshops.
Important dates

March 16 (11:59pm CET), 2012 - submission deadline for papers
April 15, 2012 - notification of acceptance/rejection
April 30, 2012 - submission of final papers
May 21 or 22 or 23, 2012 - the workshop
Organizers

Poznan University of Economics, Department of Information Systems
Chairs

Erich Schweighofer
Piotr Stolarski
John Zeleznikow
Program Committee (to be extended)

Emilia Bellucci, Victoria University, Australia
Daniele Bourcier, CNRS-CERSA Paris, France
Tania Cristina D'Agostini Bueno, Presidente da Diretoria Executiva IJURIS, Brasil
Tom van Engers, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands
Rafal Morek, University of Warsaw, Poland
Marta Poblet, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
Piotr Stolarski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Andrew Stranieri, University of Ballarat, Australia
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia
Tomasz Żurek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland

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