Phillip Lord | 14 Nov 11:26 2014
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[ANN] Tawny-OWL 1.3.0

I am pleased to annouce the 1.3.0 release of Tawny-OWL, now available on
clojars and github (http://github.com/phillord/tawny-owl).

What is Tawny-OWL
=================

Tawny-OWL allows construction of OWL ontologies, in a evaluative, functional
and fully programmatic environment. Think of it as the ontology engineering
equivalent of [R](http://www.r-project.org/). It has many advantages over
traditional ontology engineering tools, also described in a
[video introduction](https://vimeo.com/89782389).

- An interactive shell or REPL to explore and create ontologies.
- Source code, with comments, editable using any of a range of IDEs.
- Fully extensible -- new syntaxes, new data sources can be added by users
- Patterns can be created for individual ontologies; related classes can be
  built easily, accurately and maintainably.
- A unit test framework with fully reasoning.
- A clean syntax for versioning with any VCS, integrated with the IDE
- Support for packaging, dependency resolution and publication
- Enabled continuous integration with both ontology and software dependencies

For the Clojure developer
=========================

Tawny-OWL is predominately designed as a programmatic application for ontology
development, but it can be used as an API. OWL ontologies are a set of
statements about things and their relationships; underneath these statements
map to a subset of first-order logic which makes it possible to answer 
questions about these statements using highly-optimised reasoners.
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Serge Autexier | 11 Nov 17:10 2014
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First CFP CICM 2015

                              Call for Papers              

                Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
                                 CICM 2015

                              13-17 July 2015
                            Washington DC, USA

Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the
generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical
information. Separate communities have developed to investigate and build
computer based systems for computer algebra, automated deduction, and
mathematical publishing as well as novel user interfaces. While all of these
systems excel in their own right, their integration can lead to synergies
offering significant added value. The Conference on Intelligent Computer
Mathematics (CICM) offers a venue for discussing and developing solutions 
to the great challenges posed by the integration of these diverse areas.

CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, co-locating
related conferences and workshops to advance work in these
subjects. Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (UK 2008),
Grand Bend (Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011),
Bremen (Germany 2012), Bath (UK 2013), and Coimbra (Portugal 2014).

This is a (short version of the) call for papers for CICM 2015, which
will be held in Washington, D.C., 13-17 July 2015.

The full version of the CFP is available from the conference web page at
http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php

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Phillip Lord | 10 Oct 16:45 2014
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[ANN] Tawny-OWL 1.2


I am pleased to annouce the 1.2.0 release of Tawny-OWL, now available on
clojars and github (http://github.com/phillord/tawny-owl).

What is Tawny-OWL
=================

Tawny-OWL allows construction of OWL ontologies, in a evaluative, functional
and fully programmatic environment. Think of it as the ontology engineering
equivalent of [R](http://www.r-project.org/). It has many advantages over
traditional ontology engineering tools, also described in a
[video introduction](https://vimeo.com/89782389).

- An interactive shell or REPL to explore and create ontologies.
- Source code, with comments, editable using any of a range of IDEs.
- Fully extensible -- new syntaxes, new data sources can be added by users
- Patterns can be created for individual ontologies; related classes can be
  built easily, accurately and maintainably.
- A unit test framework with fully reasoning.
- A clean syntax for versioning with any VCS, integrated with the IDE
- Support for packaging, dependency resolution and publication
- Enabled continuous integration with both ontology and software dependencies

For the Clojure developer
=========================

Tawny-OWL is predominately designed as a programmatic application for ontology
development, but it can be used as an API. OWL ontologies are a set of
statements about things and their relationships; underneath these statements
map to a subset of first-order logic which makes it possible to answer 
(Continue reading)

Christoph LANGE | 9 Oct 22:43 2014
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Postdoc position on Linked Data / Enterprise Information Integration at Uni Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS

*** One or more Post-doctoral Researcher / Research Group Leader 
position in Linked Data / Enterprise Information Integration ***
             at Uni Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS (Bonn, Germany)

The Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) group at the University of Bonn 
[1] and the Organized Knowledge department at Fraunhofer IAIS [2] are 
hiring a postdoc [3].

We are running several research projects on applying Linked Data 
technology to information integration in enterprises and other 
organisations.

The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree in computer science or a 
related field and is able to combine theoretical and practical aspects 
in her/his work.  The candidate should have a track record in at least 
three (and be committed to expand it to more) of the following areas:

* publication in renowned journals/conferences
* proven software engineering skills
* successful student supervision
* close collaboration with other groups/companies/organisations
* successful competition for funding
* transfer and commercialisation of research results

*Fluent communication in English and German is a fundamental requirement.*

(If you do not speak German, note that we are also happy to support 
strong candidates in applying for a fellowship with us.)

The candidate should have experience and commitment to work on the 
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Jeff Pan | 29 Sep 15:28 2014

[2nd CFP] JBDR Special Issue on Big Data and Smart Cities

*** Apologies for cross posting. ***

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 31st October 2014 (full paper)

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Big Data and Smart Cities (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/big-data-research/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-big-data-and-smart-cities/)

Big Data Research

Guest Editor:

Freddy Lecue, IBM Research, Ireland           
Achille Fokoue, IBM Research, US
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
Huajun Chen, Zhejiang University, China


Scope

In a Smarter City, available resources are harnessed safely, sustainably and efficiently to achieve positive, measurable economic and societal outcomes. Data (and then information) from people, systems and things in cities is the single most scalable resource available to City stakeholders but difficult to publish, organize, discover, interpret, combine, analyze, reason and consume, especially in such an heterogeneous environment. Indeed data is big and exposed from heterogenous environments such as water, energy, traffic or building.                              

Most of the challenges of Big Data in Smart Cities are multi-dimensional and can be addressed from different multidisciplinary perspectives e.g., from Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Semantic Web), Database, Data Mining to Distributed Systems communities.

Enabling City information as a utility, through a robust (expressive, dynamic, scalable) and (critically) a sustainable technology and socially synergistic ecosystem, could drive significant benefits and opportunities.

While research efforts in Big Data have mostly focused on the later stages of the process of making  sense of the sea of data (e.g. data analytics, query answering, data visualization, etc), in the context of Smart Cities, where heterogeneous data originates from multiple municipal and state agencies with little to no coordination, major hurdles and issues continue to impede progress toward these later stages. These key unaddressed issues are often related to information exploration, access, and linking: e.g.,

1) How to efficiently figure out and access data sources relevant to a given task?

2) How to discover implicit relevant links between these information sources at the data level?

3) How to determine relevant data in the selected linked data sources?

Today, these challenges are tackled in mostly ad-hoc and labor intensive data integration efforts.  It is becoming increasing clear that, without the advent of novel, scalable and semi-automated data integration techniques, this first data access and linking stage will soon represent a major bottleneck to the whole process of extracting valuable information from the increasing number data sources  and volume of data available to decision makers.

Timeline:

Paper submission (1st stage): 31st October 2014
Reviewing process and revision submission (1st stage): 31st January 2015
Paper submission (2nd stage): 31st March 2015
Reviewing process and revision submission (2nd stage): 31st May 2015
Camera ready: 30th June 2015
Online Publication: 31st August 2015

 

FedCSIS 2015 - Call for Events

CALL FOR EVENTS
Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Lodz, Poland, 13-16 September, 2015
www.fedcsis.org

The 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information 
Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event 
(conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, research 
dissemination meeting, special session). The FedCSIS multi-conference 
consists of a significant number of recurring Events and it welcomes 
proposals for new Events until October 31, 2014. The Events can run over 
any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days.

Lodz, the third-largest Polish city, located in the central Poland 
south-west of Warsaw. The former textile industry empire, today is an 
academic city, desirable location for creative industries, home of 
modern arts and grand events.

The FedCSIS Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, 
practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges, 
and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to 
research and practice in computer science and information systems.

The Events will be selected based on the scientific/technical interest 
and/or their relevance to practitioners in their topics, the clarity of 
the proposal in addressing the requested information, the innovativeness 
of the Event topics, and the fit with the FedCSIS multi-conference program.

The FedCSIS 2014 - held in Warsaw, Poland - attracted 430 papers, of 
which 150 were accepted as full papers (acceptance rate of approximately 
35%). Some events accepted additionally short and position papers. 
FedCSIS 2014 full and short papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore 
Digital Library, while position papers in a separate volume of the 
Annals of Computer Science and Information systems series (publication 
process will be completed by October 31, 2014).

PUBLICATIONS

As in previous years, FedCSIS preprints will be published on a USB 
memory stick given to FedCSIS participants. Only papers presented during 
the conference will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library 
proceedings (or as position papers, published in a separate volume), and 
posted at the conference WWW site. The IEEE DL proceedings will be 
published with an ISBN and ISSN numbers (and, an IEEE Catalog number), 
under a nonexclusive copyright. Such copyright implies that Events' 
organizers can and, indeed, are strongly encouraged to invite extended 
and revised papers for post-conference publications in high-quality 
journals, edited volumes, etc.

EVENT PROPOSALS

Event proposals should include the following information (2 pages maximum):

1. The nature of the Event.

2. The title of the Event, and a clear description of the topic, 
including a brief justification.

3. The complete contact information of the Event organizers, including a 
link to their personal websites, and an overview of previous experiences 
with organization of scientific events.

4. Preliminary list of PC members who have agreed to join.

5. Indication of the expected number of papers/attendees to attend the 
Event.

6. Information of expected post-Event publications, of extended and 
revised papers, in high-quality journals, edited volumes, etc.

Event organizers should email their proposals (in a single pdf file) by 
October 31, 2014, to the FedCSIS Secretariat at: secretariat@...

More information concerning Event organization can be found at:
http://www.fedcsis.org/2015/cfe

Adrian Paschke | 15 Sep 12:30 2014
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CfP: SWAT4LS 2014, Extended Deadline Sept. 30th

<Due to numerous request we extended the paper submission deadline to September 30th>

Call for Papers

7th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the
Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2014) Berlin, Germany Dec. 9-11th, 2014
http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/berlin2014

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Program News:

- Keynotes by Andre Dekker (Maastro Clini, NL), Maryann Martone (UCSD, USA), Stefan Decker (Insight
Center, IE)
- Tutorials:
  • RDF linked data at the European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Ontologising the Health Level Seven (HL7) Standard
  • Ontologies Ontop Databases
  • Natural Language Interfaces for SPARQL endpoints
  • Introduction to rule systems
- Hackathon Day on December, 11th
- Accepted papers will be invited to a special issue
  of the BMC Journal of Biomedical Semantics

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Overview

Since 2008, the SWAT4LS Workshop has provided a platform for the
presentation and discussion of the benefits and limits of applying web-based
information systems and semantic technologies in the domains of health care
and life sciences. SWAT4LS has been held in Edinburgh (2008), Amsterdam (2009), Berlin (2010), London
(2011), Paris (2012) and Edinburgh (2013). 

The next edition of SWAT4LS will be held in Berlin, Germany, on December 9 - 11, 2014. It will be articulated
in a tutorials day (9th), a main workshop day (10th) and an hackathon day (11th).

We are confident that the next edition of SWAT4LS will provide the same open
and stimulating environment that has previously brought together researchers,
developers, and users, from various fields including eHealth, biomedical and clinical informatics,
radiation oncology, systems biology, computational biology, drug discovery, bioinformatics and
biocomputing, to discuss goals, current limits and real experiences with Semantic Web and Linked Data
technologies in health care and the life sciences.

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Rationale

The Web is a key medium for information publishing, and Web-based information systems play a key role in
biomedical information exchange and data integration. The Semantic Web in particular provides a set of
interoperable standards and technologies that support knowledge representation, ontology
development, machine reasoning, data mining, machine learning, distributed information resources,
and collaborative research environments. 
The variety and complexity of biomedical information requires these kind of technologies and
altogether, the adoption of the Web-based semantic technologies in health care and the life sciences is
having an impact on publishing, as well as biological and clinical research. 
This workshop will provide a venue to present and discuss the benefits and limits of adoption of these
technologies. It will showcase experiences, information resources, tool development and
applications. It will bring together researchers, both developers and users, from biology,
bioinformatics, computer science, and the clinic to discuss goals, current limits and use cases for
Semantic Web technologies.
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Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Semantic interoperability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and clinical trial data
- Connecting clinical practice and clinical research
- Rapid Learning infrastructures for health care
- Enabling translational medicine and personalized medicine
- Interactive Knowledge Browsing and Semantic Web approaches to Big Metadata
- Harnessing biomedical ontologies and terminologies with medical standards for information exchange
- Standards such as HL7, BRIDG, CDISC, DICOM, EN13606, ISO 18308, openEHR, together with medical
terminologies and ontologies such as SNOMED, NCIt, LOINC, MedDRA, ICD, CTCAE, ATC for international
Continuity of Care Record (CCR) and transmural care
- Clinical Decision Support Systems
- Methods for reusing patient data in clinical research
- Patient recruitment, eligibility studies, and OWL/RDF models of eligibility criteria 
- Semantic Web standards and new proposals (e.g.: RuleML, RDF, OWL, SKOS, SPIN, Microformats)
- Tools for ontology mapping, editing, annotation, versioning and provenance management
- APIs and Tools for access to (distributed) knowledge bases
(e.g.multi-agents, rest apis, semantic web services, OMG API4KB)
- Semantic Scientific Workflows and eScience processes
- RDF stores, NoSQL, reasoners, query and visualization systems
- Knowledge representation for biomedical knowledge bases
- Applications of query federation for distributed knowledge, data sharing, and data discovery
- Access control and data security for medical data
- Tools for semantics-enabled Web publication

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Type of contributions

The following possible contributions are sought:
- Tutorials
- Research papers
- Position papers
- Posters
- Software demos
________________________________________

Proceedings

Proceedings of SWAT4LS 2014 will be published in CEUR Workshop proceedings
(http://ceur-ws.org/).

________________________________________

Special issue

Authors of accepted contributions to the upcoming edition of SWAT4LS will be
invited to submit to a special issue of the BMC Journal of Biomedical
Semantics (tbc).

________________________________________

Deadlines

Papers submission (abstracts):             September 22nd, 2014
Papers submission deadline (full text):      extended    September 30th, 2014 (strict)
Posters and demos submission deadline:         September 30th, 2014
Communication of acceptance:             October 27th, 2014 
Camera ready paper:                     November 18, 2014
Tutorials                          Tue, December 9, 2014    
Workshop                           Wed, December 10, 2014
Hackathon                            Thu, December 11, 2014*

(*) the hackathon may be extended to one extra optional day, pending confirmation of venues.
________________________________________

Instructions:

All papers and posters must be in English and submitted in pdf format.

Submissions for papers should report original research, and should be between 8 and 15 pages.
Submissions for position papers should report qualified opinions, recommendations or conclusions, and
should be between 3 and 6 pages.
Submissions for posters should be between 2 and 4 pages.
Submissions for software demo proposals should also be between 2 and 4
pages.

Please upload all submissions as PDF files based on the LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

________________________________________

Submission

All submissions will be handled via the EasyChair submission system.

 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls2014

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
Scientific Program Committee.

________________________________________

Tutorials

Tutorial proposals consist of a brief description of the rationale for the tutorial, its content and the
experience of presenters, they should be sent via email at
info@... no later than August 5th. However, tutorials will be
accepted on an ongoing basis and we encourage early submissions.

________________________________________

Sponsorship

We offer a variety of sponsorship options. Interested parties are invited to contact the organizers at
info@... .

Rinke Hoekstra | 6 Sep 14:33 2014
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JURIX 2014 Deadline extended until Friday Sept. 12 (23:59 UTC-09:00)

(Apologies for Crossposts)

Dear all,

Due to various reasons, amongst which numerous requests, and after a long debate, we have decided to extend the JURIX 2014 deadline until next Friday September 12, at 23:59 UTC-09:00 (that is Hawaii Dailight-Saving time). 

JURIX is the European conference for Legal Informatics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Law. 

Read the full call for papers here:


Submissions can be 10 pages long (research papers) or 4 pages (posters & demos). They should be in IOS Press format, and can be submitted via the Easychair submission website: 


Please spread the word.

Best regards,

Rinke Hoekstra (and Michał Araszkiewicz)
Hoekstra, R.J. | 2 Sep 13:34 2014
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JURIX 2014: Deadline Approaching (5 Sept 2014)

(Apologies for crossposts)
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JURIX 2014
Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
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For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

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Topics
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We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge,
covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to
one or more of the following categories:

I - Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity,
novelty and significance of the work.

* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation formalisms for legal knowledge;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values
and procedures;
* Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;

II - Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty
and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

* Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including
legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal
Open Data;
* Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
* Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in
social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules,
cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;

III - Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value,
novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.

* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis,
drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring implementation;
* Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
* Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
* Support for police activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
* Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
* Support for businesses and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of
business processes.
* Support for private parties in using alternative forms of dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.

IV - Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V - Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the
opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see
below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the
reviewers, if so requested.

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Paper Submission
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The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam,
Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and
Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press
Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisherís criteria
or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

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JURISIN 2014 - Joint Submision Procedure
----------------------------------------

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere except as a submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission
policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

* Papers being submitted both to JURISIN 2014 and JURIX 2014 must note this on the title page.
* A paper to be presented at JURISIN 2014 must be withdrawn from JURIX 2014 and vice versa according to the
choice by the authors.
* If the authors do not follow this double submission policy, the paper by the authors will not be included in
the proceedings of JURIX 2014.

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Workshops & Tutorials
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Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a
short description of the topic, should be sent to the Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

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Posters & Demos
---------------

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or
demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the
"Poster" or "Demo" submission category.

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Doctoral Consortium
-------------------

JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to
publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement
from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

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Program Committee
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* Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
* Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
* Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
* Floris Bex, University of Groningen
* Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
* Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
* Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
* Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
* Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
* Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
* Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
* Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
* Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
* Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
* Guido Governatori, NICTA
* Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
* Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
* Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
* John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
* Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
* Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
* Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
* Paulo Novais, University of Minho
* Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
* Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
* Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
* Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
* Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
* Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
* Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
* Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
* Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
* Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
* Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
* Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
* Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
* John Sheridan, National Archives
* Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
* Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
* Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
* Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
* Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
* John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

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Program Chair
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Rinke Hoekstra,
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
rinke.hoekstra@... / hoekstra@...

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Local Chair
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Michal Araszkiewicz,
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
michal.araszkiewicz@...

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Doctoral Consortium Chair
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Monica Palmirani,
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
monica.palmirani@...

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Organizing Committee
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Michal Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Krzysztof Pleszka, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Rafal Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland

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Important Dates
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Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)

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Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam

Hoekstra, R.J. | 26 Aug 13:00 2014
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Call for Workshops and Tutorials: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014)

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JURIX 2014
Call for Workshops and Tutorials
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
****************************************************************************

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

Besides the standard conference track and the Doctoral Consortium, JURIX 2014 will host a number of
workshops and tutorials related to the theme of the conference.

* Workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific
topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. 
* Tutorials enable attendees to familiarize themselves with advances in AI and Law related subjects, both
theoretical and technological.  

JURIX 2014 welcomes workshops and tutorials that address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

* the topic falls in the general scope of JURIX 2014,
* there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and
* there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Note that in the case of multiple workshop/tutorial submissions on the same topic, you may be asked to merge
your proposal with that of others.

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Workshop Proposal Guidelines
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We invite submissions of workshop proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for
papers http://conference.jurix.nl/2014). 

Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair via email at <rinke.hoekstra@...>

A workshop proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:

* Title
* Organizers (more than 2, from different institutions)
* Abstract
* Motivation for the workshop (relation to conference, timeliness)
* Workshop format (paper presentations, panel discussions, invited talks, general discussions or
outbreak). We welcome and prioritize workshops with an innovative, creative format that will attract
various types of contributions and ensures lively interaction.
* Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day workshop.
* Intended audience and expected number of participants
* List of (potential) members of the program committee (25% confirmed)
* Submission, notification and camera-ready deadline dates aligned with the ones listed in the
'Important Dates' section below.
* If applicable, past versions of the workshop, including URLs and statistics on submissions/papers/attendance.

If accepted, the workshop organizers are responsible for:

* A workshop webpage, with links to the JURIX 2014 website
* Publicize the workshop to attract submissions and attendees
* Reviewing of submitted papers, and quality assurance
* Determining the program for the workshop, within the time limits provided by the conference organization.
* Publishing accepted papers in electronic proceedings *before* the workshop date (preferably CEUR-WS)
* Ensure that workshop participants register for the workshop *and* the main conference.
* Schedule, attend and coordinate the workshop.

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Tutorial Proposal Guidelines
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We invite submissions of tutorial proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for
papers http://conference.jurix.nl/2014). 

Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair via email at <rinke.hoekstra@...>

A tutorial proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:

* Title
* Organizers (more than 2, from different institutions)
* Abstract
* Motivation for the tutorial (relation to conference, timeliness)
* If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of
presenting it again to the JURIX community.
* Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge.
* Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day workshop.
* Intended audience and expected number of participants

If accepted, the tutorial organizers are responsible for:

* A tutorial webpage, with links to the JURIX 2014 website
* Publicize the tutorial to attract submissions and attendees
* Determining the tutorial for the workshop, within the time limits provided by the conference organization.
* Distributing tutorial materials to attendees *before* the tutorial date (if needed)
* Ensure that tutorial participants register for the tutorial *and* the main conference.
* Schedule, attend and coordinate the tutorial.

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Important Dates
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* Workshops and Tutorials proposal submission: 12 September 2014
* Workshop paper submission deadline: 10 October 2014
* Workshop paper notification of acceptance: 14 November 2014
* Workshop and Tutorial day: 10 December 2014

(Thanks to the EKAW 2014 organizers for providing a blueprint for this call)

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Third CFP: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014)

(Apologies for crossposts)
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JURIX 2014
Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
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For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

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Topics
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We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge,
covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to
one or more of the following categories:

I - Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity,
novelty and significance of the work.

* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation formalisms for legal knowledge;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values
and procedures;
* Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;

II - Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty
and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

* Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including
legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal
Open Data;
* Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
* Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in
social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules,
cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;

III - Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value,
novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.

* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis,
drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring implementation;
* Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
* Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
* Support for police activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
* Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
* Support for businesses and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of
business processes.
* Support for private parties in using alternative forms of dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.

IV - Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V - Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the
opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see
below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the
reviewers, if so requested.

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Paper Submission
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The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam,
Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and
Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press
Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisherís criteria
or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

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JURISIN 2014 - Joint Submision Procedure
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We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere except as a submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission
policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

* Papers being submitted both to JURISIN 2014 and JURIX 2014 must note this on the title page.
* A paper to be presented at JURISIN 2014 must be withdrawn from JURIX 2014 and vice versa according to the
choice by the authors.
* If the authors do not follow this double submission policy, the paper by the authors will not be included in
the proceedings of JURIX 2014.

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Workshops & Tutorials
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Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a
short description of the topic, should be sent to the Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

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Posters & Demos
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Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or
demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the
"Poster" or "Demo" submission category.

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Doctoral Consortium
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JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to
publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement
from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

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Program Committee
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* Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
* Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
* Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
* Floris Bex, University of Groningen
* Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
* Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
* Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
* Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
* Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
* Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
* Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
* Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
* Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
* Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
* Guido Governatori, NICTA
* Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
* Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
* Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
* John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
* Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
* Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
* Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
* Paulo Novais, University of Minho
* Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
* Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
* Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
* Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
* Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
* Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
* Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
* Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
* Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
* Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
* Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
* Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
* Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
* John Sheridan, National Archives
* Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
* Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
* Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
* Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
* Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
* John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

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Program Chair
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Rinke Hoekstra,
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
rinke.hoekstra@... / hoekstra@...

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Local Chair
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Michal Araszkiewicz,
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
michal.araszkiewicz@...

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Doctoral Consortium Chair
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Monica Palmirani,
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
monica.palmirani@...

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Organizing Committee
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Michal Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Krzysztof Pleszka, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Rafal Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland

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Important Dates
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Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)

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Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam


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