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CFP/CFC: International Workshop on Standards for Legal Documents

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@lri.jur.uva.nl>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 10:23:17 +0100
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Call for Papers / Call for Participation / Call for Contributions
2nd International Workshop on Standards for Representing Legal Documents
8 December 2004, Berlin, Germany

Organized in conjunction with JURIX 2004, the 17th Annual International 
Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
PDF Version of this CFP can be found at:

Public administrations, enterprises and citizens are confronted with a 
growing quantity and complexity of rules, regulations and case law, from 
various sources at international, European, national, local and 
enterprise growing quantity and complexity of rules, regulations and 
case law, from various sources at international, European, national, 
local and enterprise level. This development raises various issues 
regarding the manageability of these texts for both drafters and users. 
Moreover, due to 'globalisation' and 'European directives', legal 
practitioners have to access legal sources from other jurisdictions than 
their own, and apply it to cases (e.g. in cross-border labour cases, 
cross-border delivery of services and family law cases with partners 
from different countries).

Developing standards for the structure and content of (para)legal 
documents using techniques from ICT  most notably XML and Semantic Web 
technologies like OWL/RDF  have shown to be helpful in improving the 
access to, and development, quality and maintenance of these legal 
sources. On the other hand, the implementation and deployment of such 
standards within existing business processes and ICT facilities of 
organizations raises many issues of its own.
This workshop intends to provide a forum for end-users, researchers and 
developers from various organizations and backgrounds involved in this 
field: publishers, public administrations, legal practitioners, 
academics, software developers etc.

Workshop Contributions
We welcome short position statements (max. 2-3 pages) addressing aspects 
of standard development and implementation in the legal field.
Papers and expression of interest should be sent to one of the 
organizers, preferably by email, in plain text, PDF or PostScript 
format, before November 21st 2004. The organizers plan to arrange 
publication of extended versions of the accepted contributions.

Prof. Dr. Tom van Engers & Dr. Radboud Winkels Leibniz Center for Law, 
UvA Amsterdam, Netherlands
vanengers@lri.jur.uva.nl R.G.F.Winkels@uva.nl

Dr. Monica Palmirani University of Bologna Bologna, Italy

Mr. Luc van den Berghe
CEN Management Centre  CEN/ISSS Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Tom Gordon ECCO, Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany

Rinke Hoekstra hoekstra@lri.jur.uva.nl
T: +31-20-5253499    F: +31-20-5253495
Leibniz Center for Law,    Law Faculty
University of Amsterdam,   PO Box 1030
1000 BA  Amsterdam,    The Netherlands
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