Law via Internet (LvI) Conference 2016 - Programme

7 - 8 - 9 September 2016

* All meetings and sesions will be held at Amathus Beach Hotel

7 SEPT

14.30 - 15.30
Meeting of FALM Secretariat (Location: Athenaeum 1-2 Conference Room)
15.30 - 17.30
FALM Meeting - By invitation only (Location: Athenaeum 3-4 Conference Room)
17.30 - 19.30
Welcoming Cocktail Reception - Open to all Conference participants and accompanying guests (Location: Blue Breeze terrace - lobby/reception level)

8 SEPT

09:00 - 09:30
Registration
09:30 - 09:40
Opening addresses (Location: Ares Conference Room)
Mr Theodoros Ioannides
President of the Cyprus Bar Association
Mr Costas Demetriades
Director of CYLII - Secretary of the Cyprus Bar Association
Mr Alecos Markides
President of the Cyprus Legal Information Institute – CyLII
09.40 - 10.00
Open Access to Information: Challenges and Opportunities (Location: Ares Conference Room)
Mr Constantinos Petrides
Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus
10.00 - 11.15
Plenary Session (Location: Ares Conference Room)
(Chair: Laris Vrahimis - Member of the Board, CyLII/Cylaw)
The Publications Office of the European Union - EU legal data: facilitating access, reuse and interoperability
Marcin Baryń
Head of Documentary Management and Legal Analysis Sector at the Publications Office of the European Union
Marc Küster
Head of Storage and Electronic Archive Sector at the Publications Office of the European Union
Willem van Gemert
Head of Standardisation and Registry of Metadata Sector at the Publications Office of the European Union
Agnieszka Zając
Project Manager at the Publications Office of the European Union
11.15 - 11.45
Coffee Break
11.45 - 13.00
Parallel Sessions 1A and 1B
13.00 - 13.15
Conference Photo
13.15 - 14.15
Lunch (Kalypso restaurant - beach/pool level)
14.15 - 15.30
Parallel Sessions 2A and 2B
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Parallel Sessions 3A and 3B
20.00
Gala Dinner (Amathus Hotel Limanaki Fish Restaurant - by the sea)
11.45 - 13.00
Parallel Session 1A (Location: Athenaeum 1-2 Conference Room)
(Chair: Andrew Mowbray, Professor of Law and Information Technology, UTS, Co-Director, AustLII)
Marc van Opijnen
Advisor Legal Informatics at the Publications Office of the Netherlands (UBR|KOOP) and project manager of the EU co-funded project ‘Building on the European Case Law Identifier’.
Gaining Momentum. How ECLI Improves the Accessibility of Court Decisions in Europe
Laris Vrahimis
Advocate, Member of the Board, Cylii/Cylaw and Cyprus Bar Association, Adjunct Law Lecturer, University of Cyprus
George Stratis
Director at ConvertPLC
The Cylaw Project: Open Access to Law in a Small Jurisdiction
Nikitas Hadjimichael
Associate Professor of Law University of Cyprus
ECLI implementation in Cyprus: prospects, challenges and opportunities
14.15 - 15.30
Parallel Session 2A (Location: Athenaeum 1-2 Conference Room)
(Chair: Marc van Opijnen, Advisor Legal Informatics at the Publications Office of the Netherlands (UBR|KOOP) and project manager of the EU co-funded project ‘Building on the European Case Law Identifier’)
Andrew Mowbray
Professor of Law and Information Technology, UTS, Co-Director, Austlii
Improving case citation recognition in an international free-access law citatory
John Joergensen
Senior Associate Dean of Information Services and Professor of Law at Rutgers University
Progress report on the OASIS Legal Citation Markup Technical Committee
Erich Schweighofer
Professor within the Department of European, International and Comparative Law, Centre for Computers and Law, University of Vienna
Tool-supported Collaborative Design of Semantic and Executable Models from Normative Texts
16.00 - 17.00
Parallel Session 3A (Location: Athenaeum 1-2 Conference Room)
(Chair: Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII))
James Lambert
Director of Services, Jersey Court Service
Courtroom Video Conferencing in a Small Jurisdiction: A Case Study
Paul Hjul
Director, Crystal Web (Pty) Ltd
Rethinking the role of proprietary publishers! Do they still have one?: The need to find value in a complex chain.
11.45 - 13.00
Parallel Session 1B (Location: Athenaeum 3-4 Conference Room)
(Chair: John Joergensen, Senior Associate Dean of Information Services and Professor of Law at Rutgers University)
Makoto Nakamura
Associate professor at Japan Legal Information Institute (JaLII)
Development of Diachronic Legal Terminology and its Application
Monica M. Achode
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Ag.), National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law)
Kenya’s Strides Towards an Open Government
Oluwatoyin A. Badejogbin
Solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, AfricanLii
Free Access to Law in an Evolving Development Context: Experiences and Opportunities from Sub-Saharan Africa
14.15 - 15.30
Parallel Session 2B (Location: Athenaeum 3-4 Conference Room)
(Chair: Sue Du Fue, Jersey Legal Information Board Programme)
Anita Jowitt
Director, PACLII
Sustainability in Small Jurisdictions
Panel Discussion: «Sustainability and Free Access to Law»
Anita Jowitt
Director, PACLII
Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Jules Winterton
Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and BAILII Trustee
Graham Greenleaf
Professor of Law & Information Systems in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Australia, Austlii Co-Director
16.00 - 17.00
Parallel Session 3B (Location: Athenaeum 3-4 Conference Room)
(Chair: Nikitas Hadjimichael, Associate Professor of Law, University of Cyprus)
Ginevra Peruginelli
Researcher at ITTIG-CNR
Open Access as a strategy for the assessment of legal research outputs
Monica Palmirani
Associate Professor of Computers and Law at Bologna University School of Law
Large Vision of the LegalDocML, LegalCiteM and LegalRuleML

9 SEPT

09.30 - 10.45
Plenary Session (Location: Ares Conference Room)
(Chair: James Lambert, Director of Services, Jersey Court Service)
Daniel Poulin
Prof. Emeritus U. Of Montreal, President, Lexum Inc
Open data and free access to law: actors, roles and issues
Graham Greenleaf
Professor of Law and Information Systems, UNSW, Co-Director, Austlii
Digitising and researching the international history of the common law
10.45 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.30
Parallel Sessions 4A and 4B
12.30 - 13.45
Lunch (Kalypso restaurant - beach/pool level)
13.45 - 14.15
Conference closing (Location: Ares Conference Room)
15.00 - 21.00
Excursion to Lefkara village and dinner at the village (hosted by the Cyprus Bar Association) (Open to all Conference participants and accompanying guests)
(Buses leaving from Amathus Beach Hotel)
11.15 - 12.30
Parallel Session 4A (Location: Athenaeum 1-2 Conference Room)
(Chair: Jules Winterton, Director and Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and BAILII Trustee)
Georgios Yannopoulos
Assistant Professor, Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Is there a future for Legal Informatics?
Philip Chung
Senior Lecturer in Law, UNSW Executive Director, Austlii
Multi-author collaborative LII resources: Starting with the Northern Territory Law Handbook
Constantina Markou
Researcher CyEcli Project
ICT as a means of citizen participation in the monitoring of parliamentary activity and legislative initiatives
11.15 - 12.30
Parallel Session 4B (Location: Athenaeum 3-4 Conference Room)
(Chair: Daniel Poulin, Prof. Emeritus U. Of Montreal President, Lexum Inc.)
Monica Palmirani
Associate Professor of Computers and Law at Bologna University School of Law
Akoma Ntoso for OpenJustice: balancing Semantic Web and Privacy Issues
Sue du Feu
Jersey Legal Information Board
Privacy v Open Justice: the Changing Nature of Publishing Legal Information in A Small Jurisdiction
Nikitas Hadjimichael
Associate Professor of Law University of Cyprus
Open-access legal information in a mixed legal system