[Elsnet-list] LOAIT Workshop (Call for Participation)

Jos Lehmann jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it
Fri May 27 16:29:49 CEST 2005

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LOAIT Workshop
Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques

June 6, 2005 in Bologna, Italy
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
via Zamboni 22.

Room: tbd, please follow on-site signs

Held in conjunction with ICAIL-05. Registration details on

== LOAIT  Short Description

The LOAIT workshop aims at offering an overview of theories and well-founded
applications that combine Legal Ontologies and AI techniques. Similarly to
past events organized in conjunction with ICAIL-97, Jurix 2001 and ICAIL-03
the LOAIT workshop will constitute a valuable opportunity for researchers
and practitioners in AI, AI&Law, Legal Ontologies and related fields to
discuss problems, exchange information and compare perspectives.

== LOAIT Programme

8:45-9:00 Registration, Welcome

SESSION 1   9:00-11:00
Legal Knowledge Modelling
(Jos Lehmann chair)

Jaspreet Shaheed, Alexander Yip, Jim Cunningham
A Top-Level Language-Biased Legal Ontology

Rinke Hoekstra, Joost Breuker
Processes as Causal Glue in a Framework for Ontology-Based Responsibility

Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre
The Ontological Properties of Social Roles: Definitional Dependence, Powers
and Roles Playing Roles

Lambèr Royakkers, Davide Grossi, Frank Dignum
Responsibilities in Organizations

Pamela N. Gray
Ontology and Epistemology in Legal Knowledge Engineering

11:00-11:15 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2   11:15-13:00
Legal Ontologies Applications
(Maria Angela Biasiotti and Maria Teresa Sagri chairs)

11:15-11:45 Sylvie Després, Sylvie Szulman
Merging of Legal Micro-Ontologies from European Directives

11:45-12:15 Pompeu Casanovas, Núria Casellas, Christoph Tempich, Denny
Vrandecic, Richard Benjamins
OPJK modeling methodology

12:15-12:45 Rosa Gil, Roberto Garcia, Jaime Delgado
An interoperable framework for IPR using web ontologies.

12:45-13:00 John W. Bagby, Tracy Mullen
Legal Ontology of Sales Law application to eCommerce: Legal Ontologies and
Inference Mechanisms

13:00 -14.30 LUNCH

SESSION 3   14:30-18:00
Legal Knowledge Extraction and Searching
(Enrico Francesconi chair)

14:30-15:00 Wim Peters, Daniela Tiscornia, Maria Teresa Sagri
The structuring of Legal Knowledge in Lois

15:00-15:30 Erich Schweighofer, Doris Liebwald
Advanced Lexical Ontologies

15:30-16:00 Carlo Biagioli, Fabrizio Turchi
Model and ontology based conceptual searching in legislative XML collections

16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30-17:00 Alexander Boer, Tom van Engers, Radboud Winkels
Normative Statements on the Semantic Web

17:00-17:15 Friedrich Lachmayer, Harald Hoffmann
>From Legal Categories Towards Legal Ontologies

Concluding remarks (and possibly discussion up to 18:00)

== Looking forward to meeting you in Bologna!

The organizers,

Jos Lehmann jos.lehmann at istc.cnr.it
Maria Angela Biasiotti biasiotti at ittig.cnr.it
Enrico Francesconi francesconi at ittig.cnr.it
Maria Teresa Sagri sagri at ittig.cnr.it
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