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CfP for ICAIL Workshop on Semantic Web technology for Law

From: Michel Klein <michel.klein@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:46:27 +0200
Message-ID: <46262F43.30707@cs.vu.nl>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

     SW4Law: Workshop on Semantic Web technology for Law
        http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mcaklein/SW4Law/

                    at ICAIL 2007
         International Conference on AI and Law
              Stanford, Palo Alto, CA,
                    June 8 2007

*Description*

In recent years, the Semantic Web has moved from an experimental
playground for computer scientists to a set of standards, techniques and
best practices that can be used to solve intelligent information-related
tasks in a large, distributed environment. Specifically, it can help
with information organization, intelligent search and selective access.
In the legal domain there are numerous sources of information maintained
by different parties, while there is a shared understanding and meaning
of the information. This makes the legal domain in principle suited as
an application area for Semantic Web technology. It is however an open
question how to apply these techniques fruitfully in the legal domain.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers with an active
interest in using Semantic Web technology in the legal domain. In
previous workshops and the related LOAIT workshop, the emphasis was on
the structure of legal ontologies, and on methodologies of ontological
engineering. In contrast, this workshop will focus on the application of
Semantic Web technologies and the required building blocks.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

    * web-enabling existing legal thesauri and ontologies
    * intelligent parsing of legal material, such as court cases and
      other legal texts
    * creating and exploiting legal metadata
    * case law annotation
    * information extraction and ontology population
    * ontology-based integration of law
    * intelligent access to case law
    * ontology-based legal information retrieval
    * example applications of SW technology in the legal domain
    * tools and libraries for the development applications


*Contributions*

Authors are invited to submit papers with a length of maximal 6 pages in
two-column style. Submissions in PDF should be submitted using the
workshop management system at http://www.easychair.org/SW4Law2007/.

Deadline for submission: April 29, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 14, 2007
Final papers due: May 21, 2007


*Organization*

    * Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
      michel.klein@cs.vu.nl <mailto:michel.klein@cs.vu.nl>
    * Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
    * Núria Casellas, Institute of Law and Technology, UAB, Spain


*Program Committee*

    * Richard Benjamins, ISOCO, Spain
    * Núria Casellas, Institute of Law and Technology, UAB, Spain
    * Bob DuCharme, Innodata Isogen, USA
    * Roberto García González, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
    * Rinke Hoekstra, Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam,
      the Netherlands
    * Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    * Arno R. Lodder, Centre for Electronic Dispute Resolution, the
      Netherlands
    * Henry Prakken, Department of Information and Computing Sciences,
      Utrecht University / Faculty of Law, Groningen University, the
      Netherlands
    * Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
    * Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
    * Daniela Tiscornia, Institute of Legal Information Theories and
      Techniques, Italian National Research Council
    * Joshua H. Walker, CodeX, Stanford University
    * Radboud Winkels, Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam,
      the Netherlands
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