Computable Models of the Law

Languages, Dialogues, Games, Ontologies

  • Pompeu Casanovas
  • Giovanni Sartor
  • Núria Casellas
  • Rossella Rubino
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4884)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4884)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Computable Models of the Law

    1. Giovanni Sartor, Pompeu Casanovas, Núria Casellas, Rossella Rubino
      Pages 1-20
  3. I Knowledge Representation, Ontologies and XML Legislative Drafting

    1. Alexander Boer, Radboud Winkels, Fabio Vitali
      Pages 21-41
    2. Saskia van de Ven, Rinke Hoekstra, Radboud Winkels, Emile de Maat, Ádám Kollár
      Pages 42-55
    3. Enrico Francesconi, Daniela Tiscornia
      Pages 56-70
  4. II Knowledge Representation, Legal Ontologies and Information Retrieval

    1. João Alberto de Oliveira Lima, Monica Palmirani, Fabio Vitali
      Pages 71-85
    2. Tom van Engers, Erik Hupkes, Radboud Winkels, Alexander Boer
      Pages 86-104
    3. Johanna Völker, Sergi Fernandez Langa, York Sure
      Pages 105-112
    4. Zhisheng Huang, Stefan Schlobach, Frank van Harmelen, Núria Casellas, Pompeu Casanovas
      Pages 113-129
    5. Angel Sancho Ferrer, Jose Manuel Mateo Rivero, Alejandro Mesas García
      Pages 130-145
  5. III Argumentation and Legal Reasoning

    1. Adam Z. Wyner, Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon, Katie Atkinson
      Pages 146-161
    2. Michel Rudnianski, Hélène Bestougeff
      Pages 219-238
    3. Régis Riveret, Antonino Rotolo
      Pages 239-253
  6. IV Normative and Multi-agent Systems

    1. Rossella Rubino, Giovanni Sartor
      Pages 263-274
    2. Adrian Perreau de Pinninck, Carles Sierra, Marco Schorlemmer
      Pages 275-290
  7. V Online Dispute Resolution

    1. Elisabeth M. Uijttenbroek, Arno R. Lodder, Michel C. A. Klein, Gwen R. Wildeboer, Wouter Van Steenbergen, Rory L. L. Sie et al.
      Pages 291-311
    2. Claudia Cevenini, Gianluigi Fioriglio
      Pages 312-322
    3. Pompeu Casanovas, Marta Poblet
      Pages 323-339
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Information technology has now pervaded the legal sector, and the very modern concepts of e-law and e-justice show that automation processes are ubiquitous. European policies on transparency and information society, in particular, require the use of technology and its steady improvement.

Some of the revised papers presented in this book originate from a workshop held at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy, in December 2006. The workshop was devoted to the discussion of the different ways of understanding and explaining contemporary law, for the purpose of building computable models of it -- especially models enabling the development of computer applications for the legal domain. During the course of the following year, several new contributions, provided by a number of ongoing (or recently finished) European projects on computation and law, were received, discussed and reviewed to complete the survey.

This book presents 20 thoroughly refereed revised papers on the hot topics under research in different EU projects: legislative XML, legal ontologies, semantic web, search and meta-search engines, web services, system architecture, dialectic systems, dialogue games, multi-agent systems (MAS), legal argumentation, legal reasoning, e-justice, and online dispute resolution. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge representation, ontologies and XML legislative drafting; knowledge representation, legal ontologies and information retrieval; argumentation and legal reasoning; normative and multi-agent systems; and online dispute resolution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pompeu Casanovas
    • 1
  • Giovanni Sartor
    • 2
  • Núria Casellas
    • 1
  • Rossella Rubino
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Law and TechnologyUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, BellaterraBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Badia FiesolanaEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di FiesoleItaly
  3. 3.CIRSFIDUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85568-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85569-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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