International Workshop on AI compliance mechanism
(WAICOM 2022)
associated with the 35th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2022)

December 14, 2022


Due to many requests, we decided to extend the submission deadline to November 10 (AOE).

We will publish selected papers for a special issue at
"The Review of Socionetwork Strategies", Springer Verlag.

Aims and Scope

With the development and spread of AI techniques, ensuring the adherence of AI's behavior to legal and ethical principles has become a major subject. General fear of the unintended effects of AI systems, by its actions and its use of personal data, has led to a strong demand for trustworthy AI. This is a central concern that has become prominent both in public opinion and policy maker's agenda. The EU High-Level Expert Group on AI, convened by the European Commission in 2018, published a report on “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI” says that AI systems should be:

* lawful, complying with all applicable laws and regulations
* ethical, ensuring adherence to ethical principles and values

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers together to present approaches to tackling legal/ethical AI compliance problems including the relationship between compliance and standards, legislation and regulation and to discuss selected challenges arising from AI compliance. We also solicit use cases related with AI compliance problems to create a basis to investigate common problems for future collaboration.


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theory of Legal Norm Compliance
  • Theory of Ethical Norm Compliance
  • Theory of Unified Treatment of Legal/Ethical Norm Compliance
  • Ontology to Represent Norms
  • Detecting Compliance Violation
  • Agent Behaviour Revision upon Compliance Violation
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning with Multiple Legal and Ethical Norms
  • Standards and Tools for Norm Compliance
  • Real Applications of Compliance Check

Important Dates

Submission due: November 10, 2022( AOE ) (Extended)
This is the strict deadline. Any submissions will be rejected after the above deadline for any reasons.

Notification: November 24, 2022( AOE ) (Extended)
Camera-ready due: December 1, 2022( AOE ) (Extended)


We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.
However, we also receive published paper only for presentation. If it is the case, please indicate this and a link information of your paper at the front page of the paper. Please note that we only put the link to the paper in the proceedings (not the content).
We have three categories for submissions; full paper (10-14 pages), short paper (5-9 pages) and already published papers (10-14 pages, just used for review).

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form, which can be obtained from and not exceed 14 pages including figures, references, etc. Please submit the paper in a pdf form. If you use a word file, please follow the instruction of the format, and then convert it into a pdf form and submit it at the paper submission page.
You should submit your paper through Easychair

Accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings at the homepage of WAICOM 2022.

If a paper is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register the workshop through an online registration before submitting a camera-read copy and present the paper at the workshop. Without fulfilling this condition, the paper will not be in the proceedings.

Post Proceedings

We will publish selected papers for a special issue at "The Review of Socionetwork Strategies", Springer Verlag. The authors of papers presented at the workshop can submit their extended paper with at least 30 % increase of the content to avoid self-plagiarism. We will select papers with another rounds of review for a special issue.

WAICOM2018 Programme (December 14)

09:00-09:05 Opening Remark

09:05-09:30 Driving-Decision Making of Autonomous Vehicle according to Queensland Overtaking Traffic Rules (Hanif Bhuiyan, Guido Governatori and Andry Rakotonirainy), long
09:30-09:55 An Ontology-based Model for Handling Rule Exceptions in Traffic Scenes (Ya Wang, Maximilian Grabowski and Adrian Paschke), long
09:55-10:20 Ontology to Represent Norms : Ethics, Law and Informatics (Anaelle Martin), long
10:20-10:45 Devising Regulatory Sandboxes and Responsible Practices for Designing AI-based Services in the Finnish Public Sector (Nitin Sawhney and Ana Paula Gonzalez Torres), long

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:25 Dealing with differentiated modalities of the Good: beyond Pareto optimality (Guillaume Gervois, Gauvain Bourgne and Marie-Jeanne Lesot), long
11:25-11:50 Normative Diagrams (Diogo Sasdelli), long
11:50-12:15 Debugging Constraint Hierarchies Representing Ethical Norms with Valuation Preferences (Wachara Fungwacharakorn, Kanae Tsushima and Ken Satoh), long
12:15-12:40 Towards Continuous Audit-based Certification for MLOps (Dorian Knoblauch and Jürgen Großmann), long

12:40-14:10 Lunch

14:10-14:30 The Rigorous Approach to Process Compliance (Guido Governatori), published
14:30-14:50 Modeling a GDPR Compliant Data Wallet Application in Prova and AspectOWL (Ralph Schäfermeier, Theodoros Mitsikas and Adrian Paschke), published
14:50-15:10 Compliance through Model Checking (Avishkar Mahajan, Martin Strecker, Joe Watt and Meng Weng Wong), short
15:10-15:30 Obligation for AI systems in Healthcare: prepare for trouble and make it double? (Marinella Quaranta, Ilaria Angela Amantea and Marco Grosso), short

15:30-15:45 Cofeee break

15:45-16:05 Action Languages Based Actual Causality in Decision Making Contexts (Camilo Sarmiento, Gauvain Bourgne, Katsumi Inoue, and Jean-Gabriel Ganascia), published
16:05-16:25 Modeling Administrative Discretion Using Goal-Directed Answer Set Programming (Joaquín Arias), published
16:25-16:45 AIRO: An Ontology for Representing AI Risks Based on the Proposed EU AI Act and ISO Risk Management Standards (Delaram Golpayegani, Harshvardhan J. Pandit and Dave Lewis), published

16:45-17:00 Closing Remark

Workshop Chairs

Gauvain Bourgne, Sorbonne University, France
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, University of Sorbonne, France
Adrian Paschke , Freie Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Ken Satoh National, Institute of Informatics, Japan

Program Committee Members

Matthias Armgardt, University of Hamburg, Germany
Christoph Benzmüller, University of Bamberg, Germany
Gauvain Bourgne, Sorbonne University, France
Giuseppe Contissa、University of Bologna, Italy
Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK
Hisashi Hayashi, AIIT, Japan
Hiroshi Hosobe, Hosei University, Japan
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, University of Sorbonne, France
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada
Guido Governatori, Brisbane, Australia
Sabrina Kirrane, University of Economics and Business, Austria
Bertram Lomfeld, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
David Restrepo Amariles, HEC Paris, France
Livio Robaldo, University of Swansea, UK
Pablo Rauzy, University Paris 8, France
Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna, Italy
Ken Satoh National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ralph Schäfermeier, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Alexander Steen, University of Greifswald, Germany (to be confirmed)

For further information, please contact Ken Satoh "ksatoh[at]"

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