2nd Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance

When and where

2nd Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance

Workshop within the 31st International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX), hosted by the Faculty of Law and the department of Artificial Intelligence in the Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. Groningen, NL, 12th of December 2018

The first edition was organized by the University of Luxembourg, and it took place the 13th of December 2017 in Luxembourg. More information about this event can be accessed under this link.

Supported by LYNX: Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe


09:00 Registration

09:30 Session 1 - Industry track

Joint Session Manylaws-Lynx

PMKI Project - Public Multilingual Knowledge Management Infrastructure for the Digital Single Market
Enrico Francesconi (National Research Council of Italy and Publications Office of the EU) - Invited speaker

Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Cuatrecasas
Pascual Boil

Iceberg.ai - A platform for rapid development of legal and regulatory AI services
Àngel Faus

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 2: Academic track

Spanish Legislation as Linked Data slides
Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, María Navas-Loro, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda and Pompeu Casanovas

Lessons Learned while Formalizing ISO 26262 for Compliance Checking slides
Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila, Barbara Gallina and Guido Governatori

Emercoin Blockchain Anchoring as a Way of Singing Contracts
Oleksii Konashevych

Bussines Requirements for Legal Knowledge Graph: the LYNX Platform
Jorge González-Conejero, Pompeu Casanovas and Emma Teodoro

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Session 3: Academic track

A Legal Validation of a Formal Representation of Articles of the GDPR
Cesare Bartolini, Lenzini Gabriele and Cristiana Santos

Events in the legal domain: first impressions video slides
María Navas-Loro and Cristiana Santos

Challenges of Terminology Extraction from Legal Spanish Corpora
Patricia Martín-Chozas and Pablo Calleja

Legal Compliance Through Design: Preliminary Results
Mustafa Hashmi, Pompeu Casanovas and Louis de Koker

Spent Convictions and the Architecture for Establishing Legal Semantic Workflows
Pompeu Casanovas, Louis de Koker, Markus Stumptner, Wolfgang Mayer, Jeffrey Barnes and Stammers Mira

16:30 Final discussion

17:00 End of the workshop

Call for papers


In December 2017, the 1st edition of the Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance took place (http://terecom2017.lynx-project.eu) within the JURIX conference in Luxembourg. The meeting was auspiced by the H2020 Lynx project (http://lynx-project.eu) and was a first survey of the technologies of interest for the project purposes. Thirteen works of direct nature were presented, some with a more legal character, some in the field of artificial intelligence and some with a bias towards the area of language technologies. The workshop attracted interest both in the industry and in the academia, convening an heterogeneous audience and illuminated by the invited talks of Enrico Francesconi, Rodolfo Maslias and Guido Governatori. In this second edition, the objectives of the Lynx project have been advanced but the demand for contributions in language technologies towards regulatory compliance is still there.

The LYNX project is based on a very simple idea: the critical mass of legal open data on the web has been reached and if duly collected, analysed and interlinked as a Legal Knowledge Graph, it will be ready to enable a new breed of multilingual services for compliance. Thus the areas of interest in this workshop are three: (a) theoretical foundations and the legal regulatory framwork towards compliance in Europe; (b) the semantic web technologies which support the legal knowledge graph and (c) language technologies used to bridge the idiomatic barrier that hampers the commerce of products and services in Europe –for the latter see the also akin Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for the Legal Knowledge Graph which took place in Japan in May 2018 within the LREC2018 conference.

The 2nd TeReCom workshop welcomes research in technologies for regulatory compliance, specially if using semantic resources or if applying Artificial Intelligence advances. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Automatic Regulatory Compliance Systems
  • Legal text mining systems towards Compliance
  • Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections
  • Compliance Risk Management
  • Technologies for Multilingual or Multijurisdiction Compliance
  • Alignment of legislation and company workflows towards Compliance
  • Services and tools for Compliance in specific domains (financial, media, healthcare...)
  • Automated policy processing and policy-based systems
  • Automatic processing of International Standards and Legislation
  • Legal Data Portals and linked data for Compliance
  • Legal Knowlege Graphs
  • Regulatory Intelligence
  • Legal Ontologies, Vocabularies and Thesauri useful for Compliance
  • Any other user of Artificial Intelligence towards Compliance
We invite researchers to submit their original papers (drafts 4-10 pages, final papers: 8-10 pages, 2400 words) on these themes.


23 November 2018: Submission of paper
30 November 2018: Notification of acceptance
07 December 2018: Submission of camera ready
12 December 2018: Workshop


You can submit your work now!

Proceedings will be published as CEUR-WS proceedings before the workshop’s day.
See the online proceedings of the 1st TeReCom edition at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2049.



Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Pompeu Casanovas (La Trobe University)
Jorge González-Conejero (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Programme Committee

  • Albert Meroño - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Alexander García - Graz University of Technology
  • Andis Lagzdiņš - TILDE, Riga
  • Clemens Wass - Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg GmbH
  • Cristiana Santos - University of Toulouse
  • Cogan Shimizu - DASELAB, Write State University
  • Erwin Filtz - Vienna University of Economics & Business
  • Harshvardhan Pandit - ADAPT, Trinity College Dublin
  • John Zeleznikow - Victoria University, Melbourne
  • Jorge Gracia - Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Julián Moreno-Schneider - DFKI, Berlin
  • Maria Del Socorro Bernardos-Galindo - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • María Navas-Loro - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Maria Concepción Pérez de Celis - Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • Mercedes Martínez - Universidad de Valladolid
  • Monica Palmirani - CIRSFID, Università di Bologna
  • David Pearce - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Raghava Mutharaju - IIIT Delhi
  • Ramisa Hamed - ADAPT, Trinity College Dublin
  • Rosa Gil - Universitat de Lleida
  • Silvia Llorente - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Simona Frenda - Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Simon Steyskal - Siemens, Vienna


Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel vrodriguez AT fi.upm.es