RuleML 2014

The 8th International Web Rule Symposium
Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-20, 2014

Call for Papers: Legal rules and Norms

RuleML 2014 Special Track: Legal rules and Norms

A norm, following Kelsen’s definition is a mandatory command concerning rights or duties endorsed by an organization that has the power to impose these rules to addressees. A norm is usually expressed in writing using legal texts or in an oral way (e.g., a social norm, an oral contract) or in other representations (e.g., symbolic road signs). This legal source is the main inspiration for the legal rules. Legal rules are interpretations of one or more norms formalized using logical rules in the form of antecedent and consequent. It is mostly the interpretation of the legal source and it is often a normalization of the convoluted and technical legal language. This track wants to investigate the complex relationship among norms, legal sources, interpretation, argumentation and legal rules.

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Organisers

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Important Dates for RuleML (including the special tracks)

Extended abstract submission: April 14, 2014
Extended paper submission: April 22, 2014
Notification: May 20, 2014
Camera ready: June 6, 2014
RuleML 2014 dates: August 18-20, 2014

Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at EasyChair for the special track as:

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series with the RuleML main track proceedings.