Call for Papers: JURIX 2013

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The 26th International Conference on
Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

University of Bologna (Italy),
11th-13th December 2013

Entering a second quarter century of supporting and enhancing cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology, the 2013 JURIX conference will take place at the University of Bologna.

Key Themes

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications for the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
  • Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, workflow management, monitoring implementation;
  • Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
  • 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 the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules, cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;
  • Systems and methods to support policies and legal issues for social networks;
  • Retrieval of legal information and eDiscovery;
  • Legal education;
  • Digital-rights management;
  • Alternative dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
  • Regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
  • Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
  • Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values and procedures;
  • Legal inference and argumentation;
  • Verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
  • Management of legal information in the semantic web, including legal open data;
  • XML standards for legal documents and rules, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
  • Modelling the legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
  • Methods for managing organizational change when introducing legal knowledge systems;
  • Evaluation of systems using advanced informatics techniques in legal applications;
  • Interdisciplinary applications of legal informatics methods and systems.


The deadline for paper submission is September 2nd, 2013. Papers should be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System,

using PDF, or Word format, and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the Instructions for Authors. Author instructions and style sheets can be found at the IOS Press site under Authors at “LaTex and Word tools for book authors”. Authors are strongly encouraged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will be excluded from inclusion in the proceedings.


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 before the Conference.

Workshops and 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. There will also be a possibility to publish selected workshop papers with a range of peer reviewed journals, including SCRIPTed.

Doctoral Consortium

*** NEW in JURIX 2013 *** This year for the first time, the Jurix conference will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to publish short papers and to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community. Further details will be provided later this summer.

Programme Committee

  • Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Kevin D. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Floris Bex, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters, USA
  • Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Florence, Italy
  • Anne Gardner, Atherton, California, USA
  • Thomas F. Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
  • Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
  • Hans Henseler, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Rinke Hoekstra, VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jeroen Keppens, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • Thorne McCarthy, Rutgers University, USA
  • Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Radim Polcák, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Henry Prakken, Universiteit Groningen & Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora & Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Edwina Rissland, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Florence – CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Uri Schild, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Bart Verheij, Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Vern R. Walker, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, USA
  • Douglas N. Walton, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Radboud Winkels, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands
  • Adam Wyner, University of Liverpool, UK
  • John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Program Chair

Kevin Ashley,

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Local Organisation Chairs

Monica Palmirani,

CIRSFID, Faculty of Law,

University of Bologna, Italy.

Antonino Rotolo,

CIRSFID, Faculty of Law,

University of Bologna, Italy.

Important Dates

  • September 2nd September 9th, 2013 Deadline for submission of papers
  • September 30th, 2013 Notification of acceptance
  • October 7th, 2013 Final, camera-ready copies required
  • September 16th, 2013 Deadline for proposals for workshops and tutorials
  • December 12th-13th, 2013 Main Conference
  • December 11th, 2013 Workshops/Tutorials

The Jurix conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (

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