International Workshop on

Legal Information Systems and Applications

in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on

Database and Expert Systems Applications

Florence, Italy, August 30- September 3, 1999


The purpose of this Workshops is to define a possible uniform framework of the phenomena which, through the applications of computer technologies, have interested the legal world in recent years. The workshop aims at focusing on how the use of computer technology has increased the possibility for a better acquisition of legal knowledge but also has made an important contribution to the legal knowledge representation in order to a development of new systems for legal and administrative applications. Expert systems, dynamic systems, legal systems related to the new networks, databases, search engines, a new model of conceptual information retrieval etc. Our aim is to focus the significance of the impact of this new legal information of the last generation within the legal professions. Another point of interest is considering the new possibilities provided to the legal operator who can use design and develop a sort of multimedia products like machines for tutoring and teaching the traditional legal disciplines. In this field the legal theoretical elaboration and its application in different fields of legal practice may have a great importance also for the citizen and the Public Administration that require suitable training tools to satisfy the collective legal demand of our modern developed societies seen as a new "legal village"




Antonio Cammelli
Fiorenza Socci
Daniela Tiscornia

Institute for Legal Documentation of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Via Panciatichi 56/16
50127 Florence - Italy
Tel. +39.055.43995
Fax +39.055.4221637

Erich Schweighofer

Institute of Public International Law
Research Center for Computers and Law
Vienna University
A - 1090 Vienna - Austria
Tel. +43.1.4064341-14
Fax +43.1.4027941



Trevor J.M. Bench Capon, Liverpool University, United Kingdom
Jon Bing, Oslo University, Norway
Richard V. De Mulder, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Herbert Fiedler, Bonn University and GI FA 6.1, Germany
Fernando Galindo, Zaragoza University, Spain
Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
Antonio A. Martino, Pisa University, Italy
John Mayer, Chicago Kent School of Law and CALI, USA
Nicola Palazzolo, Director of Institute for Legal Documentation, Florence, Italy
Daniel Poulin, Montréal University, Canada
JC Smith, University of British Columbia, Canada
Hajime Yoshino, Meijigakuin University, Japan
Peter Wahlgren, Stockholms University, Sweden


Gabriella Bargellini - Simona Binazzi


Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 27, 1999;
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 1999;
Camera-ready copies: May 31, 1999.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original, unpublished works. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by at least two members of the program Committee. Papers should be double-spaced and no longer than 5000 words. A separate cover sheet must be included which provides the following information: title, name of author(s), postal and electronic mail address, telephone number, fax number and 4-5 keywords. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society press as Proceedings of The DEXA'99 workshop according the guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society Press and in its final version must not be longer than five pages.

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit papers via e-mail as a RTF file to the following address:

File name

Please save your file using your name, i.e. John Smith's File would be smith.RTF. If you submit two files, please number them: smith1.RTF, smith2.RTF.

Alternatively, four hard copies may be sent to:

Antonio Cammelli
Istituto per la Documentazione giuridica del CNR
Via Panciatichi 56/16
50127 Firenze - Italy
Tel. +39.055.43995
Fax +39.055.4221637