6th Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2017)

28-30 June 2017, Poznan


Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2017

in conjunction with

20th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2017), Poznan



The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT) Workshop is a gathering of people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. The previous LIT was held in 2013 in Poznań, Poland as part of the 16th International Conference on Business Information Systems. As a continuation of previous editions, every LIT invites people dealing with different domains closely related to legal matter and Information Technology.

The 6th Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology Workshop is planned to 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 legal mining techniques, Big Data applications, electronic contracting, Future Internet and law as well as semantics & ontologies within legal domain, discussing new researches and innovative applications in Law, Information Technology together with legal application domains (tax, commercial, insurance law, etc). The workshop is receptive to all papers dealing with any topic in these interdisciplinary fields.

The event is organized under the auspices of the Central European Institute of Legal Informatics (CEILI, CEILI is the international network on legal informatics co-ordinated by WZRI Wiener Zentrum für Rechtsinformatik which aim is to strengthen legal information in Central Europe through joint teaching and research.


  • Access to Data and Open Data Initiatives
  • Alternative & online Dispute Resolution
  • Analysis of the network like structure of legal systems and legislations
  • Applications and Technologies for eDiscovery and Forensic Science
  • Argumentation mining
  • Big Data analysis of textual information in IS
  • Computational Law & computational models for legal reasoning
  • Design of electronic contracts and SLAs
  • Drawbacks and  limitations  of  logic  frameworks,  natural  language  processing,  usage  of ontologies)
  • Forecast and prediction models on legal data
  • Foundations, technology and emerging applications (Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, etc.) in the legal domain
  • Information retrieval  in  IS,  including  optimization,  reformulation,  refinement  and expansion of queries and facets
  • Information Technology & Crime Prevention
  • Information Technology & Dispute Resolution
  • Interoperability of logic frameworks and natural language processing
  • Knowledge management in the legal domain
  • Law & Future Internet technologies
  • Legal interpretation  modelling  (including  judicial  interpretation  and  doctrinal interpretation)
  • Legal argumentation
  • Legal aspects of BIS
  • Legal discourse modeling and legal reasoning
  • Legal electronic agents
  • Legal ontologies – creation, use & lifecycles
  • Legal reasoning and its computer representation
  • Measurements, such as quantitative linguistics, and correlations on legal data
  • Modeling of legal information and legislative texts(including contracts and patents)
  • Multi-lingual aspects of NLP in the legal domain
  • Natural Language Processing in IS & law
  • Predictive Coding
  • Privacy and big data issues
  • Reasoning on & with legal information and legislative texts (including contracts and patents)
  • Representation of legal information and legislative texts (including contracts and patents)
  • Risk management & trust in law
  • Semantic relations in electronic files (e-justice and e-government)
  • Semantic Web technologies & ontologies in law, IS & e-government
  • Societal impact of emerging IS technology in the legal domain
  • Specialized knowledge representation and logics for law
  • Specific legal domains appliances (systems in civil, tax, commercial, insurance law)
  • Text mining and knowledge extraction in law
  • Usage of  ontologies  in  information  systems  to  support  representation,  analysis  and reasoning
  • User centered design in the domain of legal informatics
  • Use cases of legal analysis in combination with IS
  • Validation of legal knowledge


Long papers: max. 12 pages

Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages

Each paper submitted to BIS workshop will be reviewed by at least two R

referees. At least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings. Workshop registration entitles to participate in the conference, as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with it.

The authors should include a 100-word abstract at the beginning of the paper, which clearly presents the achievement or contribution of the paper. Furthermore 3-6 keywords should describe the content of the submission.

Papers approved for presentation at LIT 2017 will be published in BIS 2017 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. BIS 2017 Workshops proceedings will be distributed to BIS 2017 participants in November 2017 by regular mail.

Workshop papers will be made available in electronic form by the BIS organizers to all workshop participants (and only to them) directly before the conference.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template. Submission system will be available at EasyChair.


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.


Poznań, Poland – June 28-30, 2017


Submission deadline: May 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2017

Submission of final papers (for presentation): June 1, 2017

Workshop: June 27-30, 2017

Submission of final papers (for publication): July 20, 2017


  • Central European Institute of Legal Informatics (CEILI)
  • Poznań University of Economics, Department of Information Systems (


  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Piotr Stolarski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia


(to be confirmed…)

  • Francisco Andrade, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Emilia Bellucci, Victoria University, Australia
  • Floris Bex, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Tania Cristina D’Agostini Bueno, Presidente da Diretoria Executiva IJURIS, Brasil
  • Marta Poblet, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Anna Ronkainen, TrademarkNow Inc., Finland
  • Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
  • Tomasz Żurek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland