First International Akoma Ntoso Conference (IANC 2015)
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
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, OASIS LegalDocML Co-chair
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, OASIS LegalDocML Co-chair
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
George Mason University Law Library
3301 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1G1
Arlington, VA 22201-4426
Tel: (703) 993-8111(703) 993-8111
A selection of the papers will be published in the post-proceedings in the LNCS Springer series in early months of 2016.