1st Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance

When and where

1st Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance

Workshop within the 30th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX), organized by the University of Luxembourg. Luxembourg, 13th of December 2017

Supported by LYNX: Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe


09:00 Registration

09:15 Session 1: Resources

H2020 Lynx: Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe slides
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, and Jorge Gracia (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

GlossaryLinks: A proposal by TermCoord for a terminology metasearch tool
Rodolfo Maslias (European Parliament, Directorate-General for Translation. Invited speaker)

Modeling the European Union Bibliographic Resources: the Ontological Approach of the Publications Office of the EU for a Linked Open Data Service
Enrico Francesconi (National Research Council of Italy and Publications Office of the EU. Invited speaker)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 2: Foundations

The Regorous Methodology for Process Compliance slides
Guido Governatori (Data61, CSIRO, Australia. Keynote speaker)

Legal Compliance by Design (LCbD):Preliminary Survey
Pompeu Casanovas, Jorge González Conejero and Louis de Koker (La Trobe University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

PRONTO: Privacy Ontology for Legal Compliance
Monica Palmirani, Michele Martoni, Arianna Rossi, Cesare Bartolini and Livio Robaldo (Universitè di Bologna, Université du Luxembourg)

Towards Legal Semantic Workflows in Law Enforcement Investigations
Wolfgang Mayer, Pompeu Casanovas, Markus Stumptner, and Louis de Koker (University of South Australia, La Trobe University)

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Session 3: Applications and use cases (I)

SmaRT Visualisation of Legal Rules for Compliance [remote] slides
Selja Seppälä, Hai Huang, and Marcello Ceci (University College Cork)

Models for Regulatory Compliance in Business and Financial Reporting
Thierry Declerck (DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz gmbh)

A Knowledge Base Mapping Cross-Border Margin Requirements slides
Jim Baird (EMRiLs)

15:20 Coffee Break

15:30 Session 3: Applications and use cases (II)

Formal Contract Logic Based Patterns for Facilitating Compliance Checking against ISO 26262 slides
Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila and Barbara Gallina (Mälardalen University)

Detecting and Editing Privacy Policies - Pitfalls on the Web
Cristiana Santos and Aldo Gangemi (Human Rights Center for Interdisciplinary Research - Universidade do Minho, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies CNR)

LawORDate: a Web Service for Distinguishing Legal References and Temporal Expressions in Spanish News and Dataset Descriptions slides
María Navas-Loro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

16:30 Final discussion

17:00 End of the workshop

Call for papers


Companies operating internationally or wanting to branch out to other countries and markets, face multiple difficulties to engaging in trade abroad and to localise their products and services to other countries. The management of compliance (i.e. conformance to a set of laws, regulations, policies, or best practices) is one of the key factors of success, and the latest developments in technology enable a new sort of applications that facilitate the management of compliance. In order to develop new regtech products and services to assist lawyers and experts in compliance tasks, a new breed of technologies is necessary using the recent advances in AI. As recently ruled by the German Federal Court of Justice, Compliance Management System can lead to reduction of a fine –eventually only those companies with advanced compliance systems will be able to compete .

This 1st TeReCom workshop welcomes research in technologies for regulatory compliance, specially if using semantic resources or if applying Artificial Intelligence advances. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Automatic Regulatory Compliance Systems
  • Legal text mining systems towards Compliance
  • Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections
  • Compliance Risk Management
  • Technologies for Multilingual or Multijurisdiction Compliance
  • Alignment of legislation and company workflows towards Compliance
  • Services and tools for Compliance in specific domains (financial, media, healthcare...)
  • Automated policy processing and policy-based systems
  • Automatic processing of International Standards and Legislation
  • Legal Data Portals and linked data for Compliance
  • Legal Knowlege Graphs
  • Regulatory Intelligence
  • Legal Ontologies, Vocabularies and Thesauri useful for Compliance
  • Any other user of Artificial Intelligence towards Compliance
We invite researchers to submit their original papers (drafts 4-10 pages, final papers: 8-10 pages, 2400 words) on these themes.


15 November 2017: Submission of draft paper (at least 4 pages). Extended till 22 November
25 November 2017: Notification of acceptance
8 December 2017: Submission of camera ready version
13 December 2017: Workshop at JURIX2017!
13 December 2017: final version of paper for on-line publication at CEUR-WS

Workshop proceedings

Workshop proceedings are online at CEUR-WS



Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Pompeu Casanovas (La Trobe University School of Law and Institut de Dret i Tecnologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Jorge González-Conejero (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Workshop participants will be selected by a peer review of abstracts by the Programme Committee (some of the members to be confirmed).

Programme Committee

Aldo Gangemi (CNR-ISTC Rome, IT)
Christian Sageder (OLW, AT)
Clemens Wass (OLW, AT)
Cristiana Santos (Human Rights Center for Interdisciplinary Research - Universidade do Minho, PT)
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Univ. Politécnica Madrid, ES)
Georg Rehm (DFKI, DE)
Giovanni Sartor (Univ. Bologna, IT)
Guido Governatori (CSIRO, AU)
Jim Baird (EMRIL Limited, UK)
Louis de Koker (La Trobe Univ., Melbourne, AU)
Markus Stumptner (Univ. South Australia, AU)
Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company, AT)
Mercedes Martínez González (Universidad de Valladolid, ES)
Moe Wynn (Quensland Univ. of Technology, AU)
Monica Palmirani (Univ. di Bologna, IT)
Sean Goltz (Univ. of Waikato, NZ)
Nino Rotolo (Univ. Bologna, IT)
Norris Syed Abdullah (Univ. Tec. Malaysia, MY)
Pascual Boil (Cuatrecases, Barcelona, ES)
Simon Steyskal (Technische Universität Wien, AT)
Tom Gordon (Fraunhofer Institute, DE)
Tom van Engers (Univ. Amsterdam, NL)
Wolfgang Mayer (Univ. South Australia, AU)


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