Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies (** Deadline Extended **)

***** Apologies for cross posting,


The paper submission deadline has been extended to July 4.

Abstracts are due June 30.


Invited Speaker: Nicola Guarino.


==============  CALL FOR PAPERS     =======================


                 The 2nd Workshop on 

                Regulatory Ontologies



 Part of the International Federated Conferences (OTM '04)

      **Proceedings published by Springer LNCS **

          October 25-29 2004 , Larnaca, Cyprus


In many application areas (such as e-commerce, e-governments, content 

standardizations, legal information systems etc.), the modeling of 

regulatory and legal knowledge is a critical. Modeling and deploying 

regulatory knowledge has some specifics that differentiate it out from 

other kinds of knowledge modeling: reasoning methods and application 

scenarios, the legal weight (/order) of regulations, parsing legal texts 

requires special semantic patterns, the sensitivity in cross-boarder 

regulations, etc. This workshop aims at bringing together academics, 

researchers, professionals and industrial practitioners to discuss issues 

involved in modeling regulatory ontologies. Regulatory ontologies 

typically involve the description of rules and regulations within the 

social world. In particular, we seek original contributions on the 

following issues of interest, but not limited to: 


-Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis, representation,

 modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc; 


-Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies; 


-Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory 

 compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.


-Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations; 


-Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML, 



-Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations, 

 legal procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc; 


-Task models for socially regulated activities;


-Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory 

 ontologies in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval, 

 e-governments, e-commerce;


-Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.


Invited Speaker:


Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy

  <Title and abstract: To be announced...>




We invite papers of no more than 14 pages length (Springer style format) 

describing original completed work, work in progress, interesting problems 

or use cases, or trends in this research area. Submitted papers will be 

fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas 

presented as well as on technical aspects. Accepted papers will be 

published by Springer-Verlag as a part of Proceedings of the ?On The 

Move Federated Conferences 2004?. Authors can submit their abstracts & 

papers via the following link: WORM Submit-Page. 


Important dates:


 - Jun. 30, 2004 : Deadline for submission of Abstracts

 - Jul.  4, 2004 : Deadline for submission of papers 

 - Aug.  4, 2004 : Notification to paper authors

 - Aug. 20, 2004 : Final version of accepted papers

 - Oct. 28, 2004 : Workshop 


Organizers and program chairs


 - Mustafa Jarrar (Contact), STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

 - Aldo Gangemi (Contact), Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome


Program Committee


 * Abdul Paliwala, University of Warwick, UK

 * Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy

 * Andr? Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA

 * Andrew Stranieri, JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia

 * Bart Verheij, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands

 * Benjamin Grosof, MIT, USA

 * Cecilia Magnusson Sj?berg, Stockholm University, Sweden

 * Carole Hafner, Northeastern University, USA

 * Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands

 * Guiraude Lame, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, France

 * Jaime Delgado, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

 * Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rh?ne-Alpes, France

 * Joost Breuker, LRI-UVA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 * Leonardo Lesmo, Universita' di Torino, Italy

 * Karl Best, OASIS, USA

 * Marc Wilikens, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy

 * Mariano Fernandez Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

 * Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

 * Nicklas Lundblad, Viktoria Institute/Framkom, Sweden

 * Richard Benjamins, ISOCO, Spain

 * Rita Temmerman, Erasmushogeschool Brussels, Belgium

 * Robert Meersman, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

 * Said Tabet, The RuleML Initiative, Boston, USA

 * Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK

 * Youssef Amghar, Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Syst?mes
d'Information, INSA de Lyon, France

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