BIS 2011


4th Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2011)

in conjunction with
14th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2011)

Poznań, Poland
June 17, 2011

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Deadline for submissions: May 4, 2011 (deadline extended)

The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT) Workshop is an annual event which gathers people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. The LIT 2011 meeting will take place in Poznan as part of the 14th International Conference on Business Information Systems. As a continuation of previous editions, we invite people dealing with different domains closely related to legal matter and Information Technology.

The 4th Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology Workshop will be a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop that will bring together practitioners and researchers to investigate challenges and opportunities in the emerging trends on the verge of law and IT. The workshop will examine vital issues, including law-related business processes, legal ontologies, description frameworks, discussing new research and innovative applications in Law, Information Technology as well as Insurance. The workshop is receptive to all papers dealing with any topic in these interdisciplinary domains.

In the year 2010 all papers accepted to the workshop have been published in Springer Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. We are planning to continue the cooperation with the publisher on this edition of the event.


  • Information extraction & categorization of legal documents
  • Computational models for legal reasoning
  • Information Technology & Dispute Resolution
  • Information Technology & Crime Prevention
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining in Law
  • Knowledge management in the legal domain
  • Legal argumentation
  • Legal aspects of IT
  • Legal discourse modeling and legal reasoning
  • Legal electronic agents
  • Legal Expert Systems
  • Legal ontologies - creation, use & lifecycles
  • Legal reasoning and its computer representation
  • Natural language processing in law
  • Alternative & online Dispute Resolution
  • Question answering retrieval for law and governmental services
  • Risk management & trust in law
  • Semantic Web technologies in law and e-government
  • Semantic indexing of legal documents
  • Specific legal domains appliances (systems in civil, tax, commercial, insurance law)
  • Specialized knowledge representation and logics for law
  • Text mining and knowledge extraction in law
  • Validation of legal knowledge


  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages

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

Submission system is available at

Papers approved for presentation at LIT 2011 will be published in BIS 2011 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. The volume will be edited by Witold Abramowicz. BIS 2011 Workshops proceedings will be distributed to BIS 2011 participants in October 2011 by regular mail.

Workshop format

All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be asked to read accepted papers abstracts before the workshop (papers will be available on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion.
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS conference and other BIS workshops.

Important dates

  • May 4, 2011 (deadline extended) - submission deadline for papers
  • May 20, 2011 - notification of acceptance/rejection
  • June 1, 2011 - submission of final papers
  • June 17, 2011 - the workshop



  • Erich Schweighofer
  • Piotr Stolarski
  • John Zeleznikow

Program Committee

  • Emilia Bellucci, Victoria University, Australia
  • Daniele Bourcier, CNRS-CERSA, Germany
  • Tania Cristina D'Agostini Bueno, Presidente da Diretoria Executiva IJURIS, Brasil
  • Jerzy Handschke, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Arno Lodder, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rafal Morek, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marta Poblet, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria, Austria
  • Piotr Stolarski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Andrew Stranieri, University of Ballarat, Australia
  • John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

14th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2011), Poznań, Poland 15-17 June 2011
Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics, al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland
phone: +48618543632 , fax: +48618543633 , Web: