JURIX 2014: Call for Papers

First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland

First Light on the Kraków Main Square | Poland (Photo credit: Nico Trinkhaus – HDR Photography)

JURIX 2014

Call for Papers

The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

10, 11 and 12 December, 2014

Deadline extended to 12 September, 23:59 HADT (UTC-09:00)

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by @jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

Topics

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to one or more of the following categories:

I – Theory of AI & Law

Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity, novelty and significance of the work.

  • Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
  • Representation formalisms for legal knowledge
  • Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values and procedures;
  • Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
  • Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;
II – Technology of AI & Law

Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

  • Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
  • Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal Open Data;
  • Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
  • Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
  • Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in social networks;
  • Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
  • Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
  • Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules, cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;
III – Applications of AI & Law

Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value, novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.

  • Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring implementation;
  • Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
  • Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
  • Support for police activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
  • Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
  • Support for businesses and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes.
  • Support for private parties in using alternative forms of dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
  • Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.
IV – Other

Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V – Poster or Demo

A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the reviewers, if so requested.

Paper Submission

The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

JURISIN 2014 – Joint Submision Procedure

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except as a
submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

  • Papers being submitted both to JURISIN 2014 and JURIX 2014 must note this on the title page.
  • A paper to be presented at JURISIN 2014 must be withdrawn from JURIX 2014 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors.
  • If the authors do not follow this double submission policy, the paper by the authors will not be included in the proceedings of JURIX 2014.

Workshops & Tutorials

Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a short description of the topic, should be sent to the Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

Posters & Demos

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the “Poster” or “Demo” submission category.

Doctoral Consortium

JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

Program Committee

  • Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
  • Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
  • Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
  • Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
  • Floris Bex, University of Groningen
  • Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
  • Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
  • Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
  • Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
  • Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
  • Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
  • Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
  • Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
  • Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
  • Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Guido Governatori, NICTA
  • Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
  • Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
  • Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
  • John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Jeroen Keppens, King’s College London
  • Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
  • Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
  • Paulo Novais, University of Minho
  • Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
  • Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
  • Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
  • Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
  • Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
  • Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
  • Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
  • Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
  • Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
  • Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
  • Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
  • Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
  • Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
  • John Sheridan, National Archives
  • Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
  • Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
  • Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
  • Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
  • Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
  • John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

Program Chair

Rinke Hoekstra,

Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and

Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

rinke.hoekstra@vu.nl / hoekstra@uva.nl

Local Chair

Michal Araszkiewicz,

Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

michal.araszkiewicz@uj.edu.pl

Doctoral Consortium Chair

Monica Palmirani,

CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy

monica.palmirani@unibo.it

Organizing Committee

  • Michał Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Krzysztof Płeszka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Rafał Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission (Extended!): 12 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
  • Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
  • Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
  • Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
  • Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
  • Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)