6th Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2016)

– workshop cancelled –

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee

The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT) Workshop is a gathering of people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. The previous LIT was held in 2013 in Poznań, Poland as part of the 16th International Conference on Business Information Systems. As a continuation of previous editions, every LIT invites people dealing with different domains closely related to legal matter and Information Technology.

The 6th Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology Workshop is planned to be a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop that will bring together practitioners and researchers to investigate challenges and opportunities in the emerging trends on the verge of law and IT. The workshop will examine vital issues, including law-related business processes, legal ontologies, description frameworks, discussing new researches and innovative applications in Law, Information Technology as well as legal application domains (tax, commercial, insurance law, etc). The workshop is receptive to all papers dealing with any topic in these interdisciplinary domains.

Topics of interest

  • Alternative & online Dispute Resolution
  • Computational models for legal reasoning
  • Information extraction & categorization of legal documents
  • Information Technology & Crime Prevention
  • Information Technology & Dispute Resolution
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining in Law
  • Knowledge management in the legal domain
  • Law & Future Internet technologies
  • Legal argumentation
  • Legal aspects of BIS
  • Legal aspects of IT
  • Legal discourse modeling and legal reasoning
  • Legal electronic agents
  • Legal Expert Systems
  • Legal ontologies – creation, use & lifecycles
  • Legal reasoning and its computer representation
  • Natural language processing in law
  • Question answering retrieval for law and governmental services
  • Risk management & trust in law
  • Semantic indexing of legal documents
  • Semantic Web technologies in law and e-government
  • Specialized knowledge representation and logics for law
  • Specific legal domains appliances (systems in civil, tax, commercial, insurance law)
  • Text mining and knowledge extraction in law
  • Validation of legal knowledge

Submission guidelines

  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages

Each paper submitted to BIS workshop will be reviewed by at least two Referees.

At least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

Workshop registration entitles to participate in the conference, as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with it.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template.

The authors should include a 100-word abstract at the beginning of the paper, which clearly presents the achievement or contribution of the paper. Furthermore 3-6 keywords should describe the content of the submission.

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Papers approved for presentation at LIT 2016 will be published in BIS 2016 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. BIS 2016 Workshops proceedings will be distributed to BIS 2016 participants in November 2016 by regular mail.
Workshop papers will be made available in electronic form by the BIS organizers to all workshop participants (and only to them) directly before the conference.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 22, 2016 Deadline extension: May 29, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Jun 6, 2016
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 12, 2016
  • Workshop: Jul 6-8, 2016

Organizers and Chairs

  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Piotr Stolarski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

Program Committee

  • Francisco Andrade, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Emilia Bellucci, Victoria University, Australia
  • Floris Bex, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Tania Cristina D’Agostini Bueno, Presidente da Diretoria Executiva IJURIS, Brasil
  • Marta Poblet, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Anna Ronkainen, TrademarkNow Inc., Finland
  • Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
  • Tomasz Żurek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland