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

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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.
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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
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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).

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
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Hoekstra, R.J. | 19 Aug 10:46 2014
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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
****************************************************************************

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).

------
Topics
------

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.
(Continue reading)

Enrico Franconi | 28 Jul 14:22 2014
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PhD scholarships in Computer Science at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano announces a public competition, by qualifications, for admission to the PhD programme of the Faculty of Computer Science, with the first 6 positions covered by scholarships (17,000€ per year). In addition, the student will be financially supported to attend conferences and schools, and to spend a period of 6-12 months abroad. The PhD programme lasts three years. The official language of the programme and of the faculty is English.

Research in the Faculty of Computer Science is divided in three research centres (see below). Candidates are strongly advised to get in contact with the desired research centre before applying.

Bolzano is the city’s Italian name while Bozen is its German name: it is the capital of the multilingual province of Alto Adige / Südtirol. Near Italy’s northern border with Austria, the city is a gateway to the Dolomites, the majestic white mountain peaks that are part of the Alps. Bolzano is an Italian city with Austrian flair. Its two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city. Bolzano is constantly among the top-ranked cities in Italy when it comes to quality of life. It has one of Europe's lowest unemployment rates, excellent services and a wonderful landscape. The landscape of the surrounding mountain sides is characterised by old wine hamlets and villages nestling amid vineyards watched over by 200 castles, stately country houses and ruins (see the wonderful video).

Instructions for application (pre-enrollment): http://www.unibz.it/en/inf/progs/phdcs/
The deadline for the applications is the 29th August 2014.


RESEARCH CENTRES:

KRDB RESEARCH CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND DATA

- web page: http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/
- contact person: Enrico Franconi franconi <at> inf.unibz.it

  • Logic based languages for knowledge representation
  • Intelligent access to databases
  • Semantic technologies
  • Visual and verbal paradigms for information exploration  
  • Temporal aspects of data and knowledge
  • Extending database technologies
  • Inter-operation, verification, and composition of business processes

  • The research topics in knowledge representation are focused on foundational and practical aspects of knowledge representation technologies applied to information systems. The whole life cycle ranging from the design to the deployment of such technologies is covered: the conceptual modelling of various types of knowledge, the linguistic and logical aspects of knowledge, the integration of heterogeneous knowledge sources, including information coming from the Internet, the usage of knowledge to support the intelligent retrieval of information, and the usage of knowledge to create virtual services on the net.

INFORMATION AND DATABASE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • Spatial and temporal databases
  • Approximation Techniques in databases
  • Query optimisation in databases
  • Cooperative interfaces for information access and filtering
  • Data mining techniques for preference elicitation and recommendation
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Agile development & human aspects of software engineering
  • Software startups and open science
  • Design based Hardware engineering
  • Technology enhanced learning

  • The research activities in the area of database and information systems focus on key aspects of applied computer science, including data warehousing and data mining, the integration of heterogeneous and distributed databases, time-varying information, data models, and query processing. The research approach is primarily constructive in its outset, and it includes substantial experimental and analytical elements. The development activities cover the design of data models and structures, and the development of algorithms, data structures, languages, and systems. The experimental activities verify real world artifacts with the help of prototypes and simulations. The analytic activities include the analysis of the algorithmic complexity and the evaluation of languages. The main goal is theoretically sound results that solve real world problems.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

  • Agile methods, lean management, and open source
  • Measurement and study of software quality, reliability, evolution and reuse
  • Distributed computing and service-oriented architectures (mobile and distributes services)
  • IT and business alignment
  • Software reuse and component based development
  • Interoperability in collaborative systems
  • IT for automation
  • Energy-aware systems


The research topics in software engineering are focused on the empirical and quantitative study of innovative models for software development. The target analysis techniques include both traditional statistics, and new approaches, such as computational intelligence, Bayesian models, and meta-analytical systems. The innovative software development techniques include (a) methods based on lean management, such as agile methods, with a specific interest for benchmarking and identification of defects, and (b) open source development models.
Zahir Kali | 22 Jul 11:07 2014
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OWL reasonement. Can we add a new attribute to inferred individuals?

Hello,
i am working about inferences in Jena. I a using OWL Reasonser. I have juste question. Can me add an information to an inferred individual? Example: i have individuales like this one:
<owl:NamedIndividual rdf:about="&data;serveur-282023"> <rdf:type rdf:resource="&data;serveur"/> <data:status rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">En service</data:status> </owl:NamedIndividual>
I would test on data:status, if it is equal to "En service", i would add a new attribute to get the following result:
<owl:NamedIndividual rdf:about="&data;serveur-282023"> <rdf:type rdf:resource="&data;serveur"/> <data:status rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">En service</data:status> <data:NEW rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">NEW INFO</data:status> </owl:NamedIndividual>
Do you know if this is possible? Thanks.
TSD 2014 | 15 Jul 22:23 2014
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TSD 2014 - Call for Demonstrations and Participation

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	 TSD 2014 - CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
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Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
		    http://www.tsdconference.org/

SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at
www.tsdconference.org).  Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.

IMPORTANT DATES

August  3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ............ Notification of acceptance for
                            demonstrations sent to the authors
September 3-7 2014 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2014 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Active Learning for Information Extraction

    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Entailment graphs for text analytics

    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA
    Recent Progress in Statistical Machine Translation: Algorithms and Applications

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases
such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014@...

The official TSD 2014 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/

LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow,
and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may
also be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called
Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the
Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St.  James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important
buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of
three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz),
Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice
Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish
cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO
heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

TSD 2014 | 15 Jul 22:23 2014
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TSD 2014 - Call for Demonstrations and Participation

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	 TSD 2014 - CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
      *********************************************************

Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
		    http://www.tsdconference.org/

SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at
www.tsdconference.org).  Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.

IMPORTANT DATES

August  3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ............ Notification of acceptance for
                            demonstrations sent to the authors
September 3-7 2014 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2014 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Active Learning for Information Extraction

    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Entailment graphs for text analytics

    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA
    Recent Progress in Statistical Machine Translation: Algorithms and Applications

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases
such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014@...

The official TSD 2014 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/

LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow,
and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may
also be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called
Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the
Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St.  James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important
buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of
three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz),
Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice
Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish
cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO
heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

Rinke Hoekstra | 15 Jul 16:40 2014
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Second 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
****************************************************************************

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).

------
Topics
------

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
----------------

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
---------------------

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.

---------------
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
-----------------
* 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
-------------

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
-----------

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

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Doctoral Consortium Chair
-------------------------

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

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Organizing Committee
--------------------
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

---------------
Important Dates
---------------

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)

----
Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam

Thorsten Liebig | 8 Jul 10:53 2014
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Deadline Extension: SSWS 2014 at ISWC

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                             FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

     TENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SCALABLE SEMANTIC WEB KNOWLEDGE BASE
                               SYSTEMS (SSWS2014)

                        http://www.ssws-ws.org/SSWS2014/

    At the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2014), Riva del
      Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014 http://iswc2014.semanticweb.org/

***************************************************************************

Deadline extension: abstract submission now July 9, 2014!

***************************************************************************

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The  series of  SSWS workshops  aim at  creating a  forum for  discussing a
critical issue for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability.  As the Semantic
Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important. This workshop will
focus on addressing  the scalability issue with respect  to the development
and deployment of  knowledge base systems on the  Semantic Web.  Typically,
such systems deal with information described in Semantic Web languages like
OWL and RDF(S),  and provide services such as  storing, reasoning, querying
and debugging.  There are two basic requirements for these systems.  First,
they have  to satisfy the application's semantic  requirements by providing
sufficient reasoning support.  Second, they  must scale well in order to be
of  practical use.   Given the  sheer size  and distributed  nature  of the
Semantic Web, these requirements  impose additional challenges beyond those
addressed by earlier knowledge base systems.  This has been well recognized
by  the community  as demonstrated  by  the excitement  around the  billion
triples challenge.

We expect that the above issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a
long period of time and significant effort is needed in order to tackle the
problem.  This half day workshop seeks to bring  together  researchers  and
practitioners to  share their recent ideas and  progresses towards building
scalable knowledge base systems for the Semantic Web.

The workshop will be centered on  the discussion of three major aspects: 1)
foundations,   methods   and   technologies   for   pushing   forward   the
state-of-the-art;  2)   performance  evaluation  and   related  principles,
methodologies and  tools; 3) identification of important  issues and future
research directions.  Topics of interest  for the workshop include, but are
not limited to:

    * Semantic Web repositories
    * Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems
    * Query evaluation and optimization
    * Performance evaluation and benchmarks
    * Distributed knowledge base systems and P2P systems
    * Large scale knowledge base management
    * Semantic Web-based information integration

We expect that  the outcome of the workshop will  benefit not only Semantic
Web  developers but also  Semantic Web  evaluators and  end users.  We also
welcome   participants  from   related  disciplines   such   as  Artificial
Intelligence, Databases and Information Integration.

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Achille Fokoue
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Thorsten Liebig
derivo GmbH, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mike Dean - BBN Technologies, USA
Raúl García Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Anastasios Kementsietsidis - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Pavel Klinov - Ulm University, Germany
Ralf Möller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
Padmashree Ravindra - North Carolina State University, USA
Mihaela Bornea - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Spyros Kotoulas - IBM Research, Ireland
Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan
Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK
Mariano Rodriguez-Muro - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Volker Haarslev - Concordia University, Canada
Jhonatan Garcia - University of Aberdeen, UK
Raghava Mutharaju - Wright State University, USA
Adila A. Krisnadhi - Wright State University, USA

--

-- 
Dr. Thorsten Liebig
Phone +49 731 502 4207
mailto:liebig@...

derivo GmbH <http://www.derivo.de>
James-Franck-Ring, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Amtsgericht Ulm, HRB 725444
CEO: Dr. Thorsten Liebig

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Katarzyna Wasielewska | 5 Jul 18:23 2014

CFP: Special Issue on Enabling Technologies for Collaboration

CALL FOR PAPERS
Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience
(www.scpe.org)

Special Issue on Enabling Technologies for Collaboration

Collaboration is an important aspect in almost all fields of human life, 
and today the need for supporting collaboration is increased by the fact 
that we are always connected by means of different kinds of devices. In 
particular in the enterprise world, this need has emerged and satisfying 
it can lead to relevant benefits for companies. In the last years, 
enabling technologies have evolved to meet new and challenging 
requirements. The aim of this special issue is to provide a landscape of 
the state of the art, emerging trends, new technologies and best 
practices in the field of technologies that enable collaboration. The 
idea is to cover a broad range of fields that are related to 
collaboration, including both theoretical and applied perspectives.

The special issue will feature articles that concern technologies that 
enable collaboration considering a wide range of aspects, as specified 
in the following list of topics.

TOPICS

Areas of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Adaptive workflows, supply chains, and virtual enterprises
- Agent architectures and infrastructures for dynamic collaboration
- Agent-to-Human service interactions
- Collaboration case studies, tools and applications
- Collaboration engineering in cyber-physical systems
- Collaborative management of autonomic properties
- Collaborative management of NF requirements (quality, security,
robustness, availability)
- Collaborative management of virtualized cloud resources
- Collaborative planning and decision making
- Collaborative solutions for the diagnosis and repair of software systems
- Collaborative technologies for ensuring autonomic properties
- Collaborative technologies for QoS management of SOA and cloud
architectures
- Collaborative virtual business ecosystems
- Cooperative learning and cooperative data mining algorithms
- Data Mining techniques for collaborative working
- Formal approaches to collaboration
- Knowledge management for collaboration
- Methodologies and environments for collaborative data mining
- Methodologies, languages and tools to support agent collaboration
- Modeling and specification of collaborative cloud services
- Organizational and enterprise systems that leverage Web 2.0
- Semantic approaches for collaboration
- Semantic interoperability for SOA/BPM/SNs
- Semantic web for collaboration
- Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) for collaboration

IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission:     September 15th, 2014
- Author notification:     October 30th 2014
- Revised papers (for major revisions):     November 30th 2014
- Author notification (for major revisions):     January 15th, 2015
- Camera Ready papers due:     February 15th, 2015
- Publication:     June, 2015

SUBMISSION DETAILS

The special issue seeks original, unpublished work on technologies 
enabling collaboration. The authors of the best papers form WETICE 2014 
will be invited to submit an extended version to this special issue.
The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-review process and papers will be 
sent to at least two independent referees. Papers that do not merit 
publication (for any reason) can be rejected by the Special Issue 
Editors without further review.
Submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's 
instructions, which can be found at: 
http://www.scpe.org/index.php/scpe/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

- Prof. Marco Aiello. University of Groningen, NL
- Prof. Federico Bergenti. Università di Parma, Italy
- Prof. Giacomo Cabri. Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Prof. Sumitra Reddy. West Virginia University, USA
- Prof. Ramana Reddy. West Virginia University, USA

Thorsten Liebig | 30 Jun 10:08 2014
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CFP: 10th Int. WS on Scalable SW Knowledge Bases (SSWS 2014)


***************************************************************************
We apologize if you received multiple copies of this Call for Papers
Please feel free to distribute it to those who might be interested
***************************************************************************

                            FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

    TENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SCALABLE SEMANTIC WEB KNOWLEDGE BASE
                              SYSTEMS (SSWS2014)

                       http://www.ssws-ws.org/SSWS2014/

   At the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2014), Riva del
     Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014 http://iswc2014.semanticweb.org/

***************************************************************************

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The  series of  SSWS workshops  aim at  creating a  forum for  discussing a
critical issue for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability.  As the Semantic
Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important. This workshop will
focus on addressing  the scalability issue with respect  to the development
and deployment of  knowledge base systems on the  Semantic Web.  Typically,
such systems deal with information described in Semantic Web languages like
OWL and RDF(S),  and provide services such as  storing, reasoning, querying
and debugging.  There are two basic requirements for these systems.  First,
they have  to satisfy the application's semantic  requirements by providing
sufficient reasoning support.  Second, they  must scale well in order to be
of  practical use.   Given the  sheer size  and distributed  nature  of the
Semantic Web, these requirements  impose additional challenges beyond those
addressed by earlier knowledge base systems.  This has been well recognized
by  the community  as demonstrated  by  the excitement  around the  billion
triples challenge.

We expect that the above issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a
long period of time and significant effort is needed in order to tackle the
problem.  This half day workshop seeks to bring  together  researchers  and
practitioners to  share their recent ideas and  progresses towards building
scalable knowledge base systems for the Semantic Web.

The workshop will be centered on  the discussion of three major aspects: 1)
foundations,   methods   and   technologies   for   pushing   forward   the
state-of-the-art;  2)   performance  evaluation  and   related  principles,
methodologies and  tools; 3) identification of important  issues and future
research directions.  Topics of interest  for the workshop include, but are
not limited to:

   * Semantic Web repositories
   * Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems
   * Query evaluation and optimization
   * Performance evaluation and benchmarks
   * Distributed knowledge base systems and P2P systems
   * Large scale knowledge base management
   * Semantic Web-based information integration

We expect that  the outcome of the workshop will  benefit not only Semantic
Web  developers but also  Semantic Web  evaluators and  end users.  We also
welcome   participants  from   related  disciplines   such   as  Artificial
Intelligence, Databases and Information Integration.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline     July 7, 2014 (11:59PM Hawaii Time)
Paper Submission Deadline        July 13, 2014 (11:59PM Hawaii Time)
Acceptance Notification          July 30, 2014
Workshop Day (half day)          October 19 or 20, 2014

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Achille Fokoue
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Thorsten Liebig
derivo GmbH, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mike Dean - BBN Technologies, USA
Raúl García Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Anastasios Kementsietsidis - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Pavel Klinov - Ulm University, Germany
Ralf Möller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
Padmashree Ravindra - North Carolina State University, USA
Mihaela Bornea - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Spyros Kotoulas - IBM Research, Ireland
Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan
Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK
Mariano Rodriguez-Muro - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Volker Haarslev - Concordia University, Canada
Jhonatan Garcia - University of Aberdeen, UK
Raghava Mutharaju - Wright State University, USA
Adila A. Krisnadhi - Wright State University, USA

--

-- 
Dr. Thorsten Liebig
Phone +49 731 502 4207
mailto:liebig@...

derivo GmbH <http://www.derivo.de>
James-Franck-Ring, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Amtsgericht Ulm, HRB 725444
CEO: Dr. Thorsten Liebig

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