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New DG Justice project on application of Brussel I

The Leibniz Center is involved in a new DG Justice sponsored project: “The application of Brussels I (recast) in the legal practice of EU Member States” (JUST/2014/JCOO/AG/CIVI/7754). The project is coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague (NL). Other partner is the Law School of the Erasmus University in the Rotterdam (NL).

Continue Reading Add comment September 21st, 2016

Leibniz Center in Workshop ICT with Industry

De jongste loot aan het concept van Science with Industry, is de Workshop ICT with Industry. De uitdaging die de Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst IND indiende samen met de Belastingdienst en het Leibniz Center for Law, leverde na een week al een concreet resultaat op. In hun streven naar betere, snellere en transparantere beslissingen, zoeken de IND en de Belastingdienst naar oplossingen voor het semiautomatisch behandelen van grote aantallen zaken.

Lees meer in NWO´s Hypothese:
Wetenschap en industrie in snelkookpan

Add comment April 1st, 2016

NWO workshop Towards a Method for a Formal Analysis of Law

In cooperation with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (DTCA) and the Duth Immigration Services (IND) the Leibniz Center is organizing a National Science Foundation (NWO) sponsored workshop on formal analysis of law.

Continue Reading Add comment July 22nd, 2015

Leibniz Center wins DG Justice project OpenLaws.eu

openlaws The Leibniz Center for Law, together with the Institute for Information Law (IViR) and international partners, obtained a European grant for the project OpenLaws.eu. Of the 96 proposals submitted, OpenLaws.eu finished first. The aim of the project is to use innovative resources to make law and legal information more accessible by linking and enrich these with metadata. The Leibniz Center for Law leads the consortium. Technical partners are the Fachhochschule Salzburg, Alpenite (IT) and BY WASS (Aus). IViR, together with Sussex University and the London School of Economics and Politics are responsible for the legal and economic aspects.

Add comment February 1st, 2014

Leibniz Center participates in Canadian Cyberjustice project

Cyberjustice projectThe Leibniz Center for Law already participates in the Canadian Cyberjustice project for some time in the person of prof. Joost Breuker. The project now has a web site with more information.

Add comment August 6th, 2013

Workshop Network Analysis in Law

During ICAIL 2013 a workshop on network analysis in law will be organized. For more information see this page.

Add comment March 26th, 2013

How Long Unemployed?

The Leibniz Center was involved in building the web site hoelangwerkloos.nl (“How long unemployed”) together with the Hugo Sinzheimner Institute of our University.
People can use it to calculate how many days on average an employee with certain qualifications will be unemployed after losing his job. It also gives the chance the employee has to find new payed work. This is of importance for the estimated damages that someone can claim after unjustified dismissal.

Add comment December 10th, 2012

Collaboration with Network Institute of the VU Amsterdam


On behalf of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam, the Leibniz Center for Law has entered a collaboration with the Network Institute of the VU University Amsterdam.

“The Network Institute’s research mission is to come to a better scientific understanding of the emerging networked world in all its technological, economic and social aspects, and to help further its proper development.

The Network Institute brings together researchers from many different academic disciplines, including information systems, communication science, computer science, business and management research, knowledge management, marketing and strategy, economics, artificial intelligence, mathematics, and organization science.”

Collaborating with the Network Institute will allow the Leibniz Center to tap into a rich source of likeminded researchers, and at the same time brings the challenges of the field of AI and Law to the attention of a multidisciplinary research network.

For more information, please contact Rinke Hoekstra.

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Add comment August 24th, 2011

Leibniz Center in SCRIPTed

A short article about our center appeared in the August 2010 issue of SCRIPTed – A Journal of Law, Technology & Society.

Add comment August 16th, 2010

IMPACT project

Integrated Method for Policy Making Using Argument Modelling and Computer Assisted Text Analysis

IMPACT is a European Framework 7 project (Grant Agreement No 247228) in the ICT for Governance and Policy Modeling theme (ICT-2009.7.3). The project began January 1, 2010 and will run for three years.

Website: http://www.policy-impact.eu/

1 comment February 22nd, 2010

TRIAS Telematica awarded best practice on e-Learning in Europe

The TRIAS Telematica project, coordinated by the Leibniz Center for Law, has been selected as one of the five best e-Learning practices in Europe. The methods used to arrive at this conclusion were a combination of desk research, reports and project conclusions deriving from five years, thematic discussions and the validation of conclusions and recommendations in two thematic seminars in Sofia and Copenhagen.

The aims of TRIAS Telematica are to identify the training needs of change agents, process innovators in government agencies who request rethinking of eGovernment services and to create an infrastructure for the exchange of best practices, the exchange of project leaders and students, and the exchange of qualified people among European countries.

For this purpose an e-Learning environment was developed using semantic wiki and various training methods including a simulation game.

A successor project is being planned as well as a second summer course.
For more information on the project see: http://www.triastelematica.org/

Add comment February 11th, 2008

Book Announcement: 15 Years of Knowledge Management

We are very pleased to announce the book “15 Years of Knowledge Management”, part of the series on Advances in Knowledge Management of Ergon Verlag. This book contains some significant contributions that represent different issues addressed in 15 years of Knowledge Management research.

15 Years of Knowledge ManagementAdvances in Knowledge Management Vol. 3
Schreinemakers, Jos F. (†)- van Engers, Tom M. (Eds.)
15 Years of Knowledge Management
2007. 263 p. – 150 x 225 mm. Hardcover
ISBN : 978-3-89913-580-0

The book is available through the website of the publisher Ergon Verlag.

For more information, please send an email to  Tom van Engers.

Add comment September 19th, 2007

The LVO project

The Leibniz Center for Law is part of the consortium that won the open tender for the
development of the national online all-in-one service for environmental permits
(Landelijke Voorziening Omgevingsloket, or LVO) in the Netherlands.

Continue Reading Add comment September 6th, 2007

LKIF Core Ontology

We are pleased to announce the release of the LKIF core ontology of basic legal concepts. This ontology was developed within the ESTRELLA project to provide a standard vocabulary for legal reasoning services on the Semantic Web, and especially the Legal Knowledge Interchange Format (LKIF).

The LKIF ontology is inspired by the commonsense orientation of the (discontinued) LRI Core ontology effort. It consists of 14 ontology modules, describing concepts that range from general concepst such as time, place, change and process to the concepts most central to the legal field such as actions, transactions, beliefs, intentions, expressions and norms.

For more information, please consult the LKIF Core ontology website, browse the online documentation, or download the ESTRELLA Deliverable 1.4.

The ontology can be loaded directly into your favorite OWL Ontology editor from: http://www.estrellaproject.org/lkif-core/lkif-core.owl

Add comment April 17th, 2007


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