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PLC 2024 : 1st International Workshop on Processes, Laws and Compliance (PLC)


When Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 14, 2024
Where Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
Abstract Registration Due Aug 8, 2024
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2024
Notification Due Sep 2, 2024
Final Version Due Sep 23, 2024
Categories    legal informatics   knowledge representation   process mining   natural language processing

Call For Papers


1st International Workshop on Processes, Laws and Compliance (PLC)

Co-located with the 6th International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM), October 14-18, 2024 in Lyngby (Denmark)


The Processes, Laws, and Compliance (PLC) workshop intends to provide a forum to facilitate the exchange of research findings and ideas on data-driven and process-oriented techniques and practices in the legal domain, fostering collaboration among interdisciplinary experts, researchers, and practitioners working in IT and law.
Research in legal informatics has grown in recent decades, not least due to the spread of information systems capable of recording the data of legal processes (legal event logs), the texts of tenders, and the temporal dimensions of legal procedures. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques provide a valuable means for analyzing legal processes to gather valuable insights on legal matters that can support the work of public administrations and private companies in the legal field.

Examples of areas that are expected to benefit from the application of AI techniques, such as Process Mining, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing, are the automated discovery of actual legal procedures from historical data; the formalization of legal requirements using process discovery, the verification of regulatory compliance of procedures; the prediction of the unfolding of on-going legal cases, among others. At the same time, the implantation of process mining technologies brings several challenges regarding deployment and effective use of its outcomes: how to apply these techniques in a privacy-sensitive manner, and how to deal with potential biases from the predictions are some of those.

The workshop will be organized in an interactive fashion. The presentation of the accepted papers will be followed by a brainstorming session with the participants to determine key themes and challenges of the area and set a research agenda. The results of the workshop will be incorporated into a position paper with all the participants as coauthors.


We welcome contributions related to automated process-oriented analysis and digital law, as well as considering legal modeling and conceptualization features.

Potential topics are:

Discovery of process behavior in legal artifacts (laws, proceedings, guidelines, standards, logs, etc)
Compliance between formal representations of laws and their implementation
Variant analysis of different legal process executions?
Performance analysis in the legal domain
Predictive analytics on legal cases
Techniques for modeling and formalization of laws
NLP and Law
Visualization and Simplification techniques for legal processes
Legal reasoning and processes
Information retrieval and multimedia search for legal documents
Rules As Code (RaC) approaches for the implementation of compliant-by-design systems
Emerging applications in legal data & knowledge engineering


The workshop accepts two categories of submissions: *Research papers* and *Show & Tell*.

*Research papers* Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers.

We accept two kinds of contributions:
– short paper [ between 5 to 9 pages long ]
– regular paper [ between 10 to 14 pages long ]

Both short and regular papers will be published as CEUR proceedings (indexed by DBLP and SCOPUS).

Papers’ template CEUR-ART, 1-column style (please use Latex):

*Show & Tell* In addition, we welcome summaries of work already published or under submission elsewhere, descriptions of work in progress, tutorials, and practical experience reports. This category will not be published but will have space for presentation. The format of the category is free and should not exceed 2 pages.

At least one author of each accepted Research paper and Show&Tell must register and participate in the workshop.

Submissions should be made via Easychair through the following submission page:

All submissions must be in English and converted to PDF before electronic submission.

The organization of a journal special issue dedicated to the workshop topics is under consideration. If confirmed, a selection of the best accepted Research papers will be invited for an extended version to the special issue.


Deadline to submit Abstract to Workshop: August 8, 2024
Deadline to submit Papers to Workshop: August 15, 2024
Acceptance of Papers for Workshop: September 2, 2024
Pre-workshop Camera-Ready Papers: September 23, 2024
Workshop at ICPM 2024: October 14, 2024

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS (in alphabetical order)

Laura Genga, Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Hugo A. López, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Emilio Sulis, University of Turin (Italy)


Alexandra ANDHOV (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
Davide AUDRITO (University of Bologna, Italy)
Chiara GALLESE (TU Eindhoven)
Thomas HILDEBRANDT (Copenhagen University)
Roberto NAI (University of Turin, Italy)
Barbara PERNICI (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
David RESTREPO Amariles (HEC Paris)
Stefanie RINDERLE-MA (Technical University of Munich)
Livio ROBALDO (Swansea University, Wales)
Massimiliano RONZANI (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Giovanni SIRAGUSA (University of Turin, Italy)
Han VAN DER AA (University of Mainz)
Andrea VANDIN (Sant'Anna School for Advanced Studies, Italy)
Karolin WINTER (TU Eindhoven)

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