6th Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2017)

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

  • Access to Data and Open Data Initiatives
  • Alternative & online Dispute Resolution
  • Analysis of the network like structure of legal systems and legislations
  • Applications and Technologies for eDiscovery and Forensic Science
  • Argumentation mining
  • Big Data analysis of textual information in IS
  • Computational Law & computational models for legal reasoning
  • Design of electronic contracts and SLAs
  • Drawbacks and limitations of logic frameworks, natural language processing, usage of ontologies)
  • Forecast and prediction models on legal data
  • Foundations, technology and emerging applications (Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, etc.) in the legal domain
  • Information retrieval in IS, including optimization, reformulation, refinement and expansion of queries and facets
  • Information Technology & Crime Prevention
  • Information Technology & Dispute Resolution
  • Interoperability of logic frameworks and natural language processing
  • Knowledge management in the legal domain
  • Law & Future Internet technologies
  • Legal interpretation modelling (including judicial interpretation and doctrinal interpretation)
  • Legal argumentation
  • Legal aspects of BIS
  • Legal discourse modeling and legal reasoning
  • Legal electronic agents
  • Legal ontologies – creation, use & lifecycles
  • Legal reasoning and its computer representation
  • Measurements, such as quantitative linguistics, and correlations on legal data
  • Modeling of legal information and legislative texts(including contracts and patents)
  • Multi-lingual aspects of NLP in the legal domain
  • Natural Language Processing in IS & law
  • Predictive Coding
  • Privacy and big data issues
  • Reasoning on & with legal information and legislative texts (including contracts and patents)
  • Representation of legal information and legislative texts (including contracts and patents)
  • Risk management & trust in law
  • Semantic relations in electronic files (e-justice and e-government)
  • Semantic Web technologies & ontologies in law, IS & e-government
  • Societal impact of emerging IS technology in the legal domain
  • 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
  • Usage of ontologies in information systems to support representation, analysis and reasoning
  • User centered design in the domain of legal informatics
  • Use cases of legal analysis in combination with IS
  • Validation of legal knowledge

Submission guidelines

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

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Papers approved for presentation at LIT 2017 will be published in BIS 2017 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 5, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 29, 2017
  • Submission of final papers: Jun 5, 2017
  • Workshop: Jun 28-30, 2017

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

To be extended…