JURIX 2016 call for papers

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JURIX 2016 – 29th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information
Systems: Call for Papers & Proposals

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For almost 30 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum
for research on the intersection of Law, Artificial Intelligence and
Information Systems, under the auspices of the JURIX Foundation
<http://www.jurix.nl/> for Legal Knowledge Systems.

JURIX 2016 <http://jurix2016.unice.fr/> will be held at the University of
Nice Sophia Antipolis (France) on 14, 15 and 16 December 2016.

We invite submissions of papers (long and short), technology demonstrations
and proposals for workshops & tutorials.

As the conference approaches, more information will be published on the
conference website <http://jurix2016.unice.fr/> .

Program Chair – Floris Bex (Utrecht University) f.j.bex@uu.nl

Local Chair – Serena Villata (CNRS) villata@i3s.unice.fr

Doctoral Consortium Chair – Monica Palmirani (University of Bologna)
monica.palmirani@unibo.it

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Topics

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We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal
information and knowledge systems, covering foundations, methods, tools,
systems and applications. We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics
including, but not limited to, the following:

==I : Theory and foundations==

Contributions to the theory and interdisciplinary foundations for the use of
Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal and forensic domain.

* Models, formalisms and algorithms for representing and reasoning with legal
knowledge (rules, cases, arguments, procedures);

* Models, formalisms and algorithms for representing and reasoning about legal
interactions (digital institutions, normative systems).

==II : Technology==

Contributions to the technological advancement of Artificial Intelligence and
Information Systems in the legal and forensic domain.

* Technologies for expressing the structure and semantics of legal texts and
data;

* Technologies for natural language processing and information retrieval with
respect to legal texts;

* Technologies for analysis, verification and validation of legal knowledge
systems;

* Technologies for digital-rights management, access policies and
authorisation;

* Technologies for social simulations in the legal domain;

* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal
knowledge in information systems.

==III : Applications==

Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems.

* Support legislators in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, publishing
and implementation;

* Support for the judiciary, lawyers, law enforcement and public
administration in legal reasoning, analysis of evidence, management of cases,
document drafting;

* Support for business in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of
business processes;

* Support for private parties in using online dispute resolution;

* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching
environment.

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Paper submission

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The deadline for paper submission is **Sunday, September 4, 2016**

The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press in their series
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA).

* Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management
System <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2016> in PDF format.

* Papers 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/ > .

==Poster or Demo submission==

The deadline for poster and demo submission is **Sunday, September 4, 2016**

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an
innovative idea as a poster or demo paper. These papers should not exceed 4
pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors. Accepted
papers will be offered the opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo
session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see below).

==Doctoral Consortium==

JURIX 2016 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 community. A
full call for papers for the JURIX 2016 DC will be distributed separately.

==Double Submission==

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers,
which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except to
JURISIN 2016. Papers being submitted both to JURIX 2016 and JURISIN 2016 must
note this on the title page, and a paper to be presented at JURIX 2016 must be
withdrawn from JURISIN 2016 and vice versa according to the choice by the
authors. Failure to follow this policy will result in the paper not being
included in the proceedings of JURIX 2016.

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Workshop & Tutorial Proposals

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The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is **Sunday, 11 September
2016**

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 (f.j.bex@uu.nl) by email.

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Important dates

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Paper submission – 4 September 2016

Demo & poster submission – 4 September 2016

Workshop & tutorial proposal submission – 11 September 2016

Notification of acceptance – 7 October 2016

Camera ready deadline – 14 October 2016

Workshops & tutorials – 14 December 2016

Main conference – 15 & 16 December 2016

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