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SUMMER SCHOOL LEX2014, Ravenna, Italy, 1-9 September: REGISTRATION OPEN

Legislative XML Summer School LEX14

Managing Legal Resources in the Semantic Web
Special topic: Legal Open Data

1-6 September 2014
Ravenna, Italy
Faculty of Law, via Oberdan 1.

Akoma Ntoso Tool Dev Workshop
8-9 September 2014
Ravenna, Italy.

- Want to learn more about Legal XML standards, applications and tools?
- Want to know risks and opportunities of Legal XML standards for your projects and researches?
- Want to foster the Semantic Web technologies for improving the legislative document management in your public administration?
- Want to get in touch with the experts in Semantic Web applied in legal domain?

Don't miss Summer School LEX2014 – Registration Open!

Become the protagonist of this edition!

  • Deadline for applications: 30 July 2014
  • Selection notification: 4 August 2014
  • Registration: 25 August 2014

With the sponsorship of LegalXML OASIS and in conjunction with LegalDocML TC.

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).
    7 Sept. day is dedicated to the success cases stories in Legislative XML (e.g. European Parliament, California State, etc.)

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

Further information on the objectives, professional context and teaching programme can be found in the Programme presentation sheet published on the website 

Pubblicato il 1 luglio 2014