CFP: ESWC2014 - Semantic Web Policies, Rights and Governance

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
ESWC2014 - Semantic Web Policies, Rights and Governance - Research Track
         25-29 May 2014 in Anissaras, Crete, Greece

The Semantic Webís foundations provides unprecedented advances for the specification of formal rules and assertions that can underpin many of the legal, business, and social propositions required by current and future ICT systems. The aim of this track is to provide practical and exploratory usage of the Semantic Web in the areas of policies, rights, privacy, law, data protection, regulations, and governance of data and services on the Web.

Submissions are sought that can address the Topics from a number of dimensions, including legal (eg directives, regulations, statutes and court rulings), ethical (e.g. principles and best practices), technical (eg semantic platforms, languages, ontology engineering, and tools), and governance (eg legal ontologies, communities, democratic participation). The track goal is to stimulate discussion about state-of-the-art approaches for the development of policy frameworks for rights and privacy, identify legal issues with the Semantic Web, and provide concrete use cases for the application of the Semantic Web to the governance and implications of community participation in policies.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

- Law, Intellectual property and legal issues for data and schemas
- Vocabularies and inferences for rights and legal aspects
- Rights and licences for data and semantics
- Licenses for Linked Open Data
- Access control, Trust & Security
- Privacy by Design and semantics
- Digital Rights Management  (DRM)
- Legal ontology process and management
- Policy and ethical aspects of Privacy, Data Protection and Security by Design
- Smart data and the Semantic Web
- Natural Language Processing and the law
- SW, Robotics and the law
- Normative Multi-agent Systems and the SW
- Agreement Technologies, Online Dispute Resolution and Electronic Institutions
- Best Practices and Ethical Codes for data exchange and interoperability
- Informational ethics and the SW
- Provenance semantics
- Legal reasoning and argumentation
- Law and governance in deliberative democracy and democratic participation
- Access to legal information and visualization

Renato Iannella - Semantic Identity, Australia
Pompeu Casanovas - Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona

Important Dates

Abstract submission        Wednesday 8th January 2014
Full-paper submission    Monday 13th January 2014
Authors' Rebuttals        Wednesday 19th-Friday 21 Feb 2014
Acceptance notifications    Wednesday 26 February 2014
Camera-ready papers     Monday 10th of March 2014

Received on Thursday, 7 November 2013 11:49:55 UTC