Call for contributions

First International Akoma Ntoso Conference (IANC 2015) (TXT CfC)

August 1st 2015, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (USA)

With the upcoming release of the new OASIS standard called Akoma
Ntoso, the digital representation in XML of legal and legislative
documents is coming of age. Increasingly local and national
Parliaments, Official Journals and Gazettes, and legislative
bodies are adopting, including or considering to switch to Akoma
Ntoso due to its completeness and flexibility. Many
organizations are considering its adoption even outside of
legislation, exploring document types ranging from judgments to
hansards, from parliamentary orders of the day to amendment

IANC enlists the participation of the main actors and stakeholders
involved in this technological and cultural process with the aim of
sharing experiences and building sustainable capacity and know-how
in the Akoma Ntoso community.

For these reasons we encourage practitioners, public
employees, academics, researchers and activists to contribute and
share their experiences in searching, evaluating, adopting, adapting,
providing tools and training personnel in using Akoma Ntoso for legal,
legislative and other types of documents.

Topics sought after for the
conference include, but are not limited to:

* Experiences in the adoption of Akoma Ntoso in legal and legislative bodies
* Interactive tools for legal and legislative staff
* Document repositories for legal, legislative and other types of documents
* Access mechanisms and the Akoma Ntoso naming convention
* Semantic Web and Akoma Ntoso
* How Akoma Ntoso can help activism and hacktivism
* Comparative survey of Legal XML standards
* Legal Open Data and Open Access

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: June 19th, 2015 –> end of June! EXTENDED
Authors Notification: June 30th, 2015
Camera Ready Paper: July 10th, 2015

Program Chairs
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, OASIS LegalDocML Co-chair
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, OASIS LegalDocML Co-chair

Local Organizer
Melanie Knapp
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
George Mason University Law Library
3301 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1G1
Arlington, VA 22201-4426
Tel: (703) 993-8111

Program Committee
To be announced

Publication Details
Authors are invited to submit original contributions of theoretical
or practical relevance, experience reports, case studies,
demonstrations or applications.
Papers as well as abstracts must be in English and may be submitted at

Abstracts (400-500 words)
Full Papers (10-15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully
peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series.