Workshop at ICAIL 2007, the International Conference on AI and Law
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, June 8 2007


Workshop on Semantic Web technology for Law


In recent years, the Semantic Web has moved from an experimental playground for computer scientists to a set of standards, techniques and best practices that can be used to solve intelligent information-related tasks in a large, distributed environment. Specifically, it can help with information organization, intelligent search and selective access. In the legal domain there are numerous sources of information maintained by different parties, while there is a shared understanding and meaning of the information. This makes the legal domain in principle suited as an application area for Semantic Web technology. It is however an open question how to apply these techniques fruitfully in the legal domain.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers with an active interest in using Semantic Web technology in the legal domain. In previous workshops and the related LOAIT workshop, the emphasis was on the structure of legal ontologies, and on methodologies of ontological engineering. In contrast, this workshop will focus on the application of Semantic Web technologies and the required building blocks.

Topics include, but are not limited to:



Authors are invited to submit papers with a length of maximal 6 pages in two-column style. Submissions in PDF should be submitted using the workshop management system at

Deadline for submission: May 6, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2007
Final papers due: May 28, 2007

Program and proceedings

The proceedings of the workshop are online. You can also look at the preliminary program.


Program Committee