The 28th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
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 2015 JURIX conference will take place at the Universidade do Minho Law School, Braga, Portugal, on 9, 10 and 11 December.
The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).
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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 and foundations 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;
* Interdisciplinary research for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation languages and 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;
* Formal methods and algorithms for the legal reasoning;
* Formal models of norms, normative systems, and norm-governed societies.
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 texts and rules, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing 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 authorisation, including issues in social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for social simulations in the legal domain;
* 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, validate the described system and 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 and other LEAs activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
* Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
* Support for business, economic transactions, and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
* Support for crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
* Support for data protection in e-Health applications, such as clinical decision support systems or electronic health record management systems;
* 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.
The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 4, 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict).
The conference proceedings will 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,
in PDF format, should not exceed 10 pages and be formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors (http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/).
Authors are strongly urged to use IOS 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.
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 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.
JURIX 2015 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 2015 DC will be distributed separately.
The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 25 September 2015.
Best Student Paper Award
A best student paper award will be awarded.
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, 11 September 2015.
Francisco Andrade, Universidade do Minho
MichaÅ‚ Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
Floris Bex, Utrecht University
Thomas Bruce, Cornell Law School/Legal Information Institute
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat AutonomÃ¡ de Barcelona
Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Guido Governatori, NICTA Australia
Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
Rinke Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam/VU University Amsterdam
Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
John Joergensen, Rutgers University
Jeroen Keppens, King’s College London
Paulo Novais, University of Minho
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna
Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna and ISTC-CNR
Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
Marta Poblet, RMIT University
Radim PolÄÃ¡k, Masaryk University
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht & University of Groningen
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
Regis Riveret, NICTA Australia
Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna & EUI
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Jodi Schneider, INRIA
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Harry Silver, LexisNexis
Sarah Sutherland, Canadian Legal Information Institute
Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna
Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University
Tomasz Zurek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univeristy in Lublin
– Program Chair
CIRSFID and Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
– Local Chair
Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
– Local Co-Chair
Universidade do Minho, Informatics Department, School of Engineering, Portugal
– Doctoral Consortium Chair
CIRSFID and Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
– Organizing Committee
* Francisco Andrade (Chair), Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Paulo Novais ( Co-Chair), Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal
* Pedro Bacelar de Vasconcelos, Universidade do Minho Law School, Braga, Portugal
* Luis Couto Goncalves, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Maria Clara Calheiros, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Jose Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal
* Mario Ferreira Monte, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Teresa Coelho Moreira, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Joana Aguiar e Silva, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Pedro Miguel Freitas, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal
* Alexandre Santos, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal
* Cesar Analide, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal
* Davide Rua Carneiro, Algoritmi Center, Portugal
* Angelo Costa, Algoritmi Center, Portugal
With the support of CIIDH, Interdisciplinary Center in Human Rights, Justicrime, Lusophone Institute of Criminal Justice ,and ELSA Uminho European Law Students Association
* Paper Submission: 4 September 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict).
* Poster/Demo Submission: 4 September 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict).
* Workshops and Tutorials: 11 September 2015
* Doctoral Consortium Papers: 25 September 2015
* Notification of Acceptance: 2 October 2015
* Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October 2015
* Workshops/Tutorials: 9 December 2015
* Main Conference: 10 and 11 December 2015
All submission deadlines close at 23:59 HADT (Hawaii Daylight Saving Time)