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Subject: Legislative XML Summer School LEX12 - deadline for applications 17 August

[The following announcement is being sent on behalf of the organizers of the Legislative XML Summer School LEX12.  The OASIS LegalXML member section and new LegalDocML Technical Committee is a co-sponsor of the event.]


Legislative XML Summer School LEX12
*Managing Legal Resources in the Semantic Web*
10-15 September 2012 – Ravenna, Italy, Faculty of Law, via Oberdan 1.
Akoma Ntoso Tool Dev Workshop.
17-18 September 2012 - Ravenna, Italy,
Don't miss Summer School LEX2012 – Registration Open!
Become the protagonist of this edition!

Deadline for applications: 17 August 2012
Selection notification: 27 August 2012
Registration: from 27 August 2012 to 5 September 2012

http://summerschoollex.cirsfid.unibo.it/  with the sponsorship of LegalXML OASIS and in conjunction with LegalDocML Technical Committee


Overview and Aim
The school aims at providing knowledge of the most significant ICT standards
emerging for legislation, judiciary, parliamentary and administrative
documents. The course provides an understanding of their impact in the
different phases of the legislative and administrative process, awareness of
the tools based on legal XML standards and their constellations, and the
ability to participate in the preparation and use of standard-compliant
documents throughout law-making process. In particular we would like to
create consciousness in the stakeholders in the legal domain about the benefits and
the possibilities provided by the correct usage of the Semantic Web
technologies like XML standards, ontologies, natural language techniques
applied to the legal text, legal knowledge modelling and reasoning.

LEX is designed primarily for officers of legislative bodies and other
normative authorities (at the national, international, regional and local
level), but its target group also includes clerks, drafters of normative
texts in the private sector, digital library operators, private publishers in the
legal domain, documentalists dealing with legal sources,administrative
directors, eGov managers, technical director in the public administration,
responsible of the dematerialisation in the public administration, technical
responsible of the document management content, students and researchers
working in legal informatics and legislation studies.

LeX is an intensive, 8 hours for day, that requires participants' total
dedication and intellectual commitment.

This edition LEX Summer School is organized in three main modules:
1. A Basic Course providing an introduction to the XML web technologies
and the basic level of the technologies for drafting and managing standard-compliant
legislative and legal documents (2 CFU);
2. An Advanced Course on the higher levels of the semantic web
technologies as applied to the legal domain: modelling modifications, procedures and legal
knowledge (4 CFU);
3. A workshop of two days for “Akoma Ntoso Tool Developers” focused on the
technical issues (2 CFU).
15 Spet. day is dedicated to the success cases stories in Legislative
XML (e.g. European Parliament, California State, etc.)

Further information on the objectives, professional context and teaching
programme can be found in the Programme presentation sheet published on the
website http://summerschoollex.cirsfid.unibo.it/?page_id=801

Admission requirements, Fees and application form
The programme is reserved for candidates who, by at the time of
registration, 5 September 2012, are in possession of the qualifications and access
requirements indicated in the "call for application"

Auditors are permitted to participate in the programme with limitation in

Scientific Committee
** CIRSFID, Faculty of law, University of Bologna,
prof. Monica Palmirani
** Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna,
prof. Fabio Vitali
** European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole,Florence,
prof. Giovanni Sartor
** Leibniz Centre for Law, University of Amsterdam,
prof. Tom Van Engers
** ITTIG-CNR,Florence,
dr. Daniela Tiscornia, dr.Enrico Francesconi
** IDT – Autonomous University of Barcelona,
prof. Pomepu Casanovas

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