[Elsnet-list] WORM 2005 Workshop (Call for Papers)

Jos Lehmann jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it
Thu May 5 15:00:05 CEST 2005

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WORM 2005
The 3rd International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies


31 Oct-4 Nov 2005
Larnaca, Cyprus

part of OTM05
OnTheMove Federated Conferences

== WORM 2005 Description

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,
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:
mjarrar at vub.ac.be
Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome:
a.gangemi at istc.cnr.it
Joost Breuker , Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands:
breuker at lri.jur.uva.nl
Jos Lehmann, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome:
jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it

== 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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