By Pompeu Casanovas, Giovanni Sartor, Núria Casellas, Rossella Rubino
Details expertise has now pervaded the felony area, and the very sleek thoughts of e-law and e-justice convey that automation techniques are ubiquitous. eu guidelines on transparency and knowledge society, particularly, require using know-how and its regular improvement.Some of the revised papers awarded during this booklet originate from a workshop held on the eu collage Institute of Florence, Italy, in December 2006. The workshop used to be dedicated to the dialogue of the several methods of figuring out and explaining modern legislations, for the aim of establishing computable versions of it — specifically versions allowing the improvement of computing device purposes for the felony area. in the course of the process the next yr, a number of new contributions, supplied via a couple of ongoing (or lately accomplished) ecu tasks on computation and legislation, have been acquired, mentioned and reviewed to accomplish the survey.This booklet provides 20 completely refereed revised papers at the scorching subject matters less than study in numerous ecu tasks: legislative XML, felony ontologies, semantic internet, seek and meta-search engines, internet prone, procedure structure, dialectic structures, discussion video games, multi-agent platforms (MAS), felony argumentation, criminal reasoning, e-justice, and on-line dispute solution. The papers are geared up in topical sections on wisdom illustration, ontologies and XML legislative drafting; wisdom illustration, criminal ontologies and data retrieval; argumentation and criminal reasoning; normative and multi-agent platforms; and on-line dispute solution.