Tuchlauben 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Monday, 23 September 2019

11.30am – 12.30pmRegistration
in front of Room TC 0.03
12.30pm – 12.45pmWelcome:
Tatjana Oppitz, Incoming Vice President of Vienna University of Economics and Business

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12.45pm – 01.30pmOpening Address:
Stefan Eder, Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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01.30pm – 02.15pmKeynote:
Professor em. Robert Kowalski, Department of Computing, Imperial College London

The language of law as a model for the computer languages of the future
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02.15pm – 03.00pmKeynote:
Professor Florian Matthes, Technical University of Munich

A business ecosystem perspective on legal informatics services
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03.00pm – 03.45pmBreak
03.45pm – 04.15pmQ&A-Session with Professors Kowalski and Matthes
Moderated by Prof. A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna
04.15pm – 04.50pmPanel Discussion:
Prof. Martin Winner, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Alberto Sanz de Lama, CEO, LexisNexis Austria
Prof. A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna
Asst. Prof. Jakub Harasta, Masaryk University
Moderated by Christine Wahlmüller-Schiller, CWS Consulting

The impact of legal tech on the future work environment
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04.50pm – 05.30pmFireside Chat with Prof. Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School
A life in legal informatics
Listen to what a long-standing pioneer in Legal Informatics has to say about past, present and future of the industry
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07.00pm – 10.00pmConference Dinner - Reception by Michael Ludwig, Mayor of the City of Vienna
Vienna City Hall, Senate Chamber
Dinner Keynote: Jelena Madir, Chief Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Jelena Madir will present some key findings from the new book FinTech: Law and Regulation

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

09.00am – 09.05amWelcome: Stefan Eder, Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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09.05am – 09.30amOrientation: Professor Erich Schweighofer, Working Group Legal Informatics, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna
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Modern search techniques and knowledge representation for more precise and useful search results
We'll hear about new algorithms which help to retrieve relevant information from an ever-increasing body of legal texts and we'll see how they are put into practice. Accurate and timely information is essential for every practitioner. But the sheer amount of available texts makes it impossible to find the required information quickly, read it in the right context and understand its true meaning. The new tools can help you to find your way through the fog.
--- Andreas Geyrecker (LexisNexis), Günther Schefbeck (ManyLaws)
12.30pm – 13.30pm
Lunch Break
Automated reasoning on legal texts
We'll use the so-called NAI tool, a project led by the University of Luxembourg, to see how artificial intelligence can assist legal reasoning. All you need is the web browser of your laptop or tablet. The tool consists of an editor allowing you to input your interpretation of a legal text and an engine which allows you to check the consistency and independency of your interpretation, to reason automatically and to deduce consequences.
--- Prof. Tomer Libal (American University of Paris)
Analysis of contract language to assist automated contract management and monitoring of laws for compliance and similar purposes
We'll see practical applications which build on semantic analysis of legal texts. Once a standardisable legal text – such as general terms and conditions or contracts – is annotated and the relevant knowledge is stored in a database, the tools under development can assist with compliance obligations and with checking and monitoring the validity of contract clauses.
--- Daniel Braun (Technical University Munich), Christian Sageder (Project Lynx/Openlaws)
moderated by Prof. Matthes, who will also be available to answer your questions
Coding 101
We'll learn some basics of programming that every legal practitioner should know. At the end of the session you'll be able to create your own – very basic – programme. But more importantly, you'll have gained some knowledge about the coding process that allows you to better understand and communicate with your software developers.
--- various IT experts from Vienna
Secure systems?
The spread of computers and the internet also has its dark side: it increases a company's risk to be hacked. In this workshop we'll learn how easy it is to break into a computer system. Are you sure that your company's IT systems are secure? Believe us: there is al-ways room for improvement and maybe – after you watched our experts hack into a system – you'll decide to revisit some of your security defences.
--- Edgar Weippl (SBA Research – a research center of TU Vienna,
University of Vienna, WU Vienna, TU Graz and FH St. Pölten)>/em>
Document assembly of the future
We've all heard about document automation and most of us have probably tested one or another tool. But creating standard documents and individualising them with certain names and dates is not the end of the ladder. We'll explore the future of document automation and learn where it is headed; with interesting new features, e.g. intelligent anonymisation of sensitive documents – which goes far beyond blackening a name or address.
--- Matthias Lichtenthaler (Bundesrechenzentrum)
Algorithmic Decision Making (ADM)
We’ll hear about a novel approach building on eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI). Algorithms can be a huge benefit to the decision-making process whenever large amounts of data need to be take into consideration. However, most of us feel a bit uncomfortable when we know that a decision was taken by AI, perhaps even without human intervention. Largely because we don’t understand the mechanism. The SAGES explanatory model might be a solution: generic enough to work on any interface/system and powerful enough to allow all possible types of explanation.
--- Francesco Sovrano (Università di Bologna)
04.30pm – 05.30pmWrap-up and Conference Summary
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