Programme (v9Dez11) PDF

Tuesday 13th December

Tutorials, Workshop

Tutorial I: Legal Information Retrieval
(including: ranking, e-discovery, document categorisation, document
classification, (semi)automatic text analysis, data mining etc.): Andi Rauber,
Michael Dittenbach, Erich Schweighofer (with guest talks of Jack. R. Conrad,
and Franz J. Kummer)

09.00-13.00 Tutorial III: Network analysis and the law: Daniel Katz and
Michael Bommarito; http://computationallegalstudies.com/network-analysis-and-law-tutorial/

Tutorial II: Artificial Intelligence
& Law: Kevin Ashley & Matthias Grabmair

14.00-18.00   Workshop on Standardisation for Normative Systems

Organiser: Günther Schefbeck, Austrian Parliament, Vienna

19.00-             Informal Post Colloquium

Wednesday 14th December


FTRI Special Colloquium Workshop Legal
Informatics (Fachtagung Rechtsinformatik) (teilweise in Deutsch/partly in

Erich Schweighofer (co-ordination), Tom Gordon, Andreas Wiebe

FCASL Workshop on Fundamental Concepts and the
Systematization of Law

Hajime Yoshino, Meiji Gakuin University, Graduate Law School & Michał
Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University

WPM Workshop on Policy Modelling

Organiser: Adam Wyner

FTRI: 09.00-10.30    Paper Session 1

FCASL: 09-00-10.30              Opening Address, FCASL Invited Speaker: Prof.
Stanley Paulson: Basic Concepts and the ‘Objectivity’ Motif in Hans Kelsen’s
Pure Theory of Law, Paper Session 1

WPM: 09:45-10:00 Workshop Opening comments

10:00-11:00 Paper Session 1

Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

FTRI:11.00-12.00     Invited Talk: Friedrich Lachmayer: Multisensorische Modelle

FTRI: 12.00-13.00    Paper Session 2

FCASL: 11.00-13.00 Paper Session 2

WPM: 11:15-12:15 Paper Session 2

13-14 hours: Lunch break

Paper Session 3

FCASL: 14-14.40       FCASL Invited Speaker: Prof. Scott
Brewer:  The “Logocratic” method of
teaching the logical structure of American Contracts Law in the basic Contracts
class at Harvard Law School

FCASL: 14.40-15.30 Paper Session 3

WPM: 13:15-14:45 Paper Session 3

Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

FTRI:16.00-17          Paper Session 4

FTRI: 17.00-18.30    Round Table: What can E-Government learn from Legal Informatics?
Panel: Gerald Quirchmayr (chair), Roland Traunmüller, Alexander Prosser, Tom van Engers

FCASL: 17-18.30       Paper Session 5, FCASL General Discussion
Session, Closing Address

WPM: 15:00-16:00
Paper Session 4 and Closing discussion

18.30-20.00            “Get Together” – JURIX 2011

20.00-21.30   Roundtable (organised by OCG, University of Vienna, Section for International Law, Centre for Legal Informatics, Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics): A Formalisation of the Right to Life (R2L) and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
Introductory Remarks: Matthias Grabmair

http:wzri.eu; http://wzri.eu/docs/RT-WZRI-14dec11-right2life.pdf

21.30-       “Pre-Christmas in Vienna” – A Walk from “Weihnachtsmarkt” to Sights to “Weihnachtsmarkt” and so on,  …

Thursday 15th December

08.30 – 18.00


09.00 – 09.30            Opening of the conference by the vice dean of the Vienna Law School, Prof. Dr. August Reinisch and the President of the Austrian Computing Society Reinhard Goebl (tbc)

Opening remarks by Programme Chair and Local Organisation Chair            Katie Atkinson and Erich Schweighofer

09.30 – 11.00. Session: Software metrics and analysing legislation

Aaron Ciaghi, Andrea Dalla Valle and Adolfo Villafiorita. Adapting Software Metrics to Analyze the Evolution of Laws: an Italian Case Study

  • Radboud Winkels, Jelle De Ruyter and Rik Kroese. Determining Authority of Dutch Case Law
  • Ermo Täks, Leo Vohandu, Ahti Lohk and Innar Liiv. An Experiment to Find a Deep Structure of Estonian Legislation


11.00 – 11.30.  Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

11.30 – 13.10.  Session: Permissions, compliance and privacy

  • Guido Governatori, Francesco Olivieri, Antonino Rotolo and Simone Scannapieco. Three Concepts of Defeasible Permission
  • Alexander Boer. Implementing Compliance Controls in Public Administration
  • Gordon Pace and Fernando Schapachnik. Permissions in Contracts, a Logical Insight (Short paper)
  • Thomas Kurz, Christoph Rücker, Thomas J. Lampoltshammer and Thomas Heistracher. Privacy Rule Definition Language -  A Multistakeholder Approach to ENDORSE Privacy (Short paper)

13.10 – 14.30.  Lunch

14.30 – 15.30.  Invited talk

  • Professor Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland. PL-OPEN – Governmental Data

15.30 – 16.00.  Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

16.00 – 17.20.  Session: Argumentation

  • Floris Bex, Trevor Bench-Capon and Bart Verheij. What Makes a Story Plausible? The Need for Precedents
  • Henry Prakken and Giovanni Sartor. On modelling burdens and standards of proof in structured argumentation
  • Sarah Pulfrey-Taylor, Emily Henthorn, Katie Atkinson, Adam Wyner, Trevor Bench-Capon. Populating a Semantic Model for an Argumentation-based Consultation Tool (Short paper)


17.20: Close

17.30-19        Visit of the Austrian Parliament (organised by Günther Schefbeck)

19.30-22        Dinner Party (“Heuriger”):

Dinner Party (“Heuriger”): 10er Marie -
Ältester Heuriger Wiens (Oldest new wine tavern in Vienna, since 1740; 10er = house no. 10 in
Ottakring, Marie = Mary, a beautiful daughter of the founder)

Ottakringer Str. 222-224, 1160 Wien (end of underground no. 3 (orange line) – Ottakring)

Dinner Address of the City of Vienna – Mr. Karl Stürzenbecher, Member of the Parliament of the City and Land of Vienna – on behalf of the Major and Governor Dr. Michael Häupl

Friday 16th December

08.30 – 17.00


09.30 – 11.10.  Session: AI and analysing the law

  • Kevin Ashley and Ilya Goldin. Toward AI-enhanced Computer-supported Peer Review in Legal Education
  • Trevor Bench-Capon. Relating Values in a Series of Supreme Court Decisions
  • Tomasz Zurek. Instrumental Inference in Legal Expert System (Short paper)
  • Czeslaw Jedrzejek, Jaroslaw Bak, Maciej Falkowski, Jolanta Cybulka and Maciej Nowak. On the Detection and Analysis of VAT Carousel Crime (Short paper)

11.10 – 11.40.  Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

11.40 – 12.40. Invited talk

  • Professor Maria Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Research foundations and new trends for e-government

12.40 – 14.00.  Lunch

14.00 – 15.20.  Session: Session: Text analysis and classification I

  • Matthias Grabmair, Kevin D. Ashley, Rebecca Hwa and Patricia M. Sweeney. Toward Extracting Information from Public Health Statutes using Text Classification and Machine Learning
  • Adam Wyner and Wim Peters. On Rule Extraction from Regulations
  • Enrico Francesconi and Tommaso Pratelli. A Twofold Parsing Strategy for Italian Court Decisions (Short paper)


15.20 – 15.50.  Break (coffee, tea, air etc.)

15.50 – 16.40.  Session: Text analysis and classification II

  • Davide Carneiro, Marco Gomes, Paulo Novais, Francisco Andrade and Jose Neves. Automatic Classification of Personal Conflict Styles in Conflict Resolution
  • Craig Pfeifer. Author Attribution in US Supreme Court Decisions (Short paper)


16.40 – 17.10. Research Abstracts

  • Daniel Katz and Michael Bommarito. Legal Memes? – An N-Gram Based Empirical Approach to Track the ‘Evolution’ of Legal Phrases
  • Witold Abramowicz, Piotr Stolarski, Agata Filipowska, Bartosz Perkowski and Krzysztof Wecel. Semantic Monitoring of Cyberspace  – a Case-based System for Detection of Illegal Drugs E-Trading
  • Michał Araszkiewicz and Jaromir Šavelka. Two Methods for Representing Judicial Reasoning in the Framework of Coherence as Constraint Satisfaction


17.10 – 17.20: Closing remarks

Skiing-Seminar – Semmering „Zauberberg“ – 16-19 December 2011

It is a hotel close to Semmering Zauberberg (Hirschenkogel) – www.zauberberg.at; very convenient and nice and perfect for the mixture of science and skiing.
Hotel Sonnwendhof, www.hotel-sonnwendhof.at,

Big double room for single use €60 (with dinner €77); double room €80 (with dinner €122). Transport will be organized; skis etc. etc. can be hired on site.  

An Austrian skiing trainer will be provided (free of charge, “family duties” of offspring).

The topic of the seminar will be: Talks on the Future on Legal Informatics. Besides many informal discussions on the move uphill and during breaks, special sessions will be organised in the hotel (conference room, presentation facilities etc. will be available). 

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