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Coming soon !

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Papers Accepted at RE18 and LVI’18 Conferences


This one was a tough one. Initially quite positive about double blind reviews, but it appears that reviewers tend to be much much harsher in their reviews also. If they are still helpulf and insightful, and in fact they were, then still have no problem, but it makes things a bit tougher.

Our paper, on semantic legal metadata extraction, co-authored with Amin Sleimi, Mike Sabetzadeh, Lionel Briand and John Dann from SCL was accepted at RE’18. We’ll have to modify the title so I’ll keep you posted about the final title.

Anyway see you in Banff this summer!!

A second paper, in fact an abstract , was accepted for the 18th Law via the Internet Conference in Florence this fall (11-12 October). More related to professional conferences, with lawyers and government agencies, but still useful. No proceedings to be expected for this one, apart from the one that I will provide soon.

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ARMLET Presented at the European Council

What a blast! Or maybe not so.

Last week, I was invited to present our work with the Ministry of State of Luxembourg on open and linked legislation at the European Council Working Party on e-Law in Brussels.

I had the chance, a good 10 years ago, to visit the French Senate, and this one is also really impressive. I am quite used now to speak in front of peers, partners, managers, but this time, it is a bit different because you have in front of you representatives from the 28 member states, some other people, and your presentation is simultaneously translated in a couple of languages, which is quite new to me and poses a couple of challenges, in terms of pace and flow of your speech.

This is quite unusual since we tend to tell a nice story, even slowly, but this story is constantly interrupted by the breaks you need to impose yourself in order to allow the translators to do their job. Quite an unusual experience, I must admit.

Anyway, we had a couple of questions, interesting ones, hope something useful and fruitful can come out of this :).

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Fresh update! (from a long time ago…)

Wow! It has been over a year since I posted something. Not that I had nothing to say because we got a paper accepted ar RE’17, I’ve been part of RE@Next’17 PC and I will be part of it again this year!

So if you want to make me happy, please submit to RE@Next! with fresh, inspiring ideas that will thrill me 😉

So let’s make a list of good and good things that happened over the last year. In chronological order …

  • Paper accepted at RE’17 (already said)
  • PC member of RE@Next! 2017 (already said)
  • Holidays at home! (Reunion Island) in August (yeah !!! yeah !!! It was for 3 years and half, so … it was about time!
  • RE paper presented in Lisbon! (28° vs 5° when back in Luxembourg, and sick as hell because of the temperature shift in Lisbon between outdoor conditions and air conditioning
  • PC member for REFSQ’18 in Utrecht (marvelous place)
  • PC member for the NLP4RE event in Utrecht (yeah!)
  • PC member of the forthcoming RE@Next! 2018 (yeah!)

and …

and … Almost forgot.

We got our FNR Public2 proposal submitted in September and accepted in December!!!! (this means a bunch of money to increase our work on legal text analysis, this means more NLP, more work, more fun, more …

It’s going to be a busy busy year, as always 😉

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