[WORM0'5] 3rd Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies (Call forpapers)

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========CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline: June 24, 2004===================

                   The 3nd Workshop on 
                  Regulatory Ontologies
  WWW: www.starlab.vub.ac.be/staff/mustafa/WORM_2004.htm 
 Part of the International Federated Conferences (OTM '04)
      **Proceedings published by Springer LNCS **
          31 Oct-4 Nov 2005, Larnaca, Cyprus

In many application areas (such as e-commerce, e-government, content
standardization, legal information systems etc.), the modeling of regulatory
and legal knowledge is 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 require special semantic
patterns, the sensitivity in cross-border regulations, etc. This workshop
aims at bringing together academics, researchers, professionals and
industrial practitioners to discuss issues involved in modeling regulatory

Regulatory ontologies typically involve the description of rules and
regulations within the social world. In particular, we seek original
contributions on (but not limited to) the following issues of interest:

- 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

== WORM 2005 Submission

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 OTM05.

Papers and abstracts submission via

== WORM 2005 Important Dates
 June 24, 2005 : Abstract Submission Deadline 
 June 29, 2005 : Paper Submission Deadline 
 July 29, 2005 : Acceptance Notification 
 August 20, 2005 : Final Version Due 
 October 31 - November 4, 2005: Workshop

== WORM 2005 Organizers
Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium:
Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome:
Joost Breuker , Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands:
Jos Lehmann, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome:

== WORM 2005 Program Committee (tbc)
* Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy 
* André Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA 
* Andrew Stranieri, JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia 
* Bart Verheij, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands 
* Cecilia Magnusson Sjoberg, Stockholm University, Sweden 
* Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
* 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 
* Joost Breuker, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands 
* Jos Lehmann, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome Italy 
* Layman Allen, University of Michigan, USA 
* Leonardo Lesmo, Universita' di Torino, Italy 
* Marc Wilikens, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy 
* Mariano Fernandez Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de  Madrid, Spain 
* Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Radboud Winkels, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands 
* Robert Tolksdorf, Free university of Berlin, Germany 
* Richard Benjamins, ISOCO, Spain 
* Rita Temmerman, Erasmushogeschool Brussels, Belgium 
* Said Tabet, The RuleML Initiative, Boston, USA 
* Tom van Engers, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands 
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK 
* Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK 
* Youssef Amghar, Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systemes
d'Information, INSA de Lyon, France

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