International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS)

Porvmcarmo- Postado em 09 outubro 2013

Qui, 20/02/2014 - 08:00 - Sab, 22/02/2014 - 19:00

The International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS) will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg from 20-22 February 2014. Already being in its 14th year, IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe.

The leading topic of IRIS2014 is:




Transparency means in politics and thus also in law traceability, visibility and availability of information and knowledge. In informatics, it is understood as "invisibility of system components."

Transparency is one of the key objectives of legal informatics with the purpose of improving the legal system. Access to justice has been significantly improved through extensive use of legal information systems. Legal documents are available for all on the Internet. Citizens' information systems have greatly improved the support for citizens. But the development continues. For a long time, an IT-appropriate transformation of legal rules and facts is envisaged, in order to support legal decisions by means of a formalization of the law. In E-Government, transparency stands for open data and open government. Transparency is also important for the assessment of the proportionality of the use of private data that is frighteningly increasing. Participation and accountability are impossible without transparency. It is important that the principles of Internet governance shall continue to support this transparency.


The IRIS Conference is known for its interdisciplinary approach and the involvement of government, business and civil society.

The IRIS conference is well known for its interdisciplinary approach and the involvement of administration, business and civil society.

Conference language is German but partly also English. Of the 6 tracks, one will be in English.

IRIS 2014 consists of a main conference, structured into several tracks.



Conference Tracks

Legal Information: Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Erich Schweighofer

Search Engines in the Legal Domain: Director and Lecturer Franz Kummer, Mag. Anton Geist LL.M.

Advanced Legal Computer Systems and Applications: Professor Burkhard Schafer, Dr. Doris Liebwald

E-Government: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Traunmüller, Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Erich Schweighofer

E-Justice: Dr. Martin Schneider

e-Tax & Finance Online: Dipl.-Inform.Wirt Silke Weiss

E-Procurement: RA Dr. Philipp Götzl, Dipl.-Inform.Wirt Silke Weiß

Knowledge-Based Process Management in Administrative Networks: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Lück-Schneider, Prof. Dr. Irene Krebs, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wimmer

E-Democracy: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Prosser

Data Protection: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dietmar Jahnel,

IP Law: Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe, Prof. DDr. Walter Blocher, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Staudegger, Dr. Clemens Thiele

E-Commerce: RA Dr. Wolfgang Freund, Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler, RA Dr. Stefan Eder

Telecommunications Law: Directeur-adjoint Robert Queck

E-Learning: Dr. Thomas Menzel, Director Anthony Antoine

Theory of Legal Informatics Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Erich Schweighofer

IT-Recht (Dogmatische Aspekte): Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Staudegger, Ass.-Prof. Dr. Christian Bergauer

Rechtstheorie: Hon.-Prof. Hofrat des VwGH Dr. Meinrad Handstanger, Univ.Prof. Dr. Stephan Kirste, Ass.-Prof. Dr. Günther Kreuzbauer

Visualization in Law (Multisensory Law): Dr. Colette R. Brunschwig, Dr. Georg Newesely

Science Fiction and Utopia: Mag. Peter Lechner´, Dr. Peter Parycek

LEFIS (LEgal Framework for the Information Society) Workshop

Legal and technological questions of the Information Society: Prof. Dr. Fernando Galindo, Ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Erich Schweighofer

Law of IT-Security: Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann

DGRI-Workshop: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe

Electronic Law-making: Dr. Günther Schefbeck


If you are interested in presenting a paper, we ask you to upload an abstract at the website

If you are interested in participating without presenting a paper, please register at the website Registration.



Participation is free of charge.


Helpful information for Participants who present a paper:


The presentations are grouped into sessions. All speakers are restricted to 20 minutes. At the end of each session, there is time for an extensive discussion.

The official language of the conference will be German. Presentations of papers and statements during discussions can, however, be delivered in English as well.

The publication of proceedings is planned.


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