ICAIL 2015 - Mentoring Program

The International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) is offering a mentoring program for papers being submitted to its biennial conference, ICAIL 2015. The program is intended primarily for junior authors who have not previously published an Artificial Intelligence and Law paper at a conference or in a journal. If you would like help with your submission, you may ask for a mentor ― a person who will help you with your submission to the IAAIL audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail. A mentor can also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of ICAIL submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful submissions.

ICAIL 2015 - International Conference on AI and Law

The 15th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2015) will be held in San Diego, California, USA, June 8-12, 2015, at the University of San Diego School of Law, under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL), an organization devoted to promoting research and development in the field of AI and Law with members throughout the world. ICAIL provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results and practical applications and stimulates interdisciplinary and international collaboration. Previous ICAIL conferences have been held biennially since 1987, with proceedings published by ACM.

Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN) 2014

Competition on Legal Information Extraction/ Entailment (COLIEE-14)

As an associated event of JURISIN 2014, we are happy to announce a competition of legal information extraction and entailment derived from Japanese bar exams.

Eighth International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2014)

Juris-informatics is a new research area which studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues among people from the various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional "AI and law" area. We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.
  • Date: November 23 - 24, 2014
  • Venue: Raiosha Building, Keio University Kanagawa, Japan
  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014

IAAIL Executive Committee Announces ICAIL 2015 Venue AI & Law is going to San Diego!

The IAAIL Executive Committee is excited to announce the host site for its biennial AI & Law conference, the Fifteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. ICAIL 2015 is heading to San Diego, California USA!

Call for Papers: LIT2014 - 6th Legal Information Technology workshop

The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT) Workshop is an annual event which gathers people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. The LIT 2014 meeting will take place in Larnaca, Cyprus as part of the 17th International Conference on Business Information Systems. As a continuation of previous editions, we invite people dealing with different domains closely related to legal matter and Information Technology.

IAAIL Announces New Leadership Team

The International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) has introduced its new Executive Council for the 2014-2015 term. This body will be responsible for organizing and overseeing the group's next biennial conference, ICAIL 2015, along with a number of other key initiatives for the association, several of which are described in the full announcement found below.
http://tinyurl.com/mao9ufu

Call for Papers
AIIP 2 - Second International Workshop on
Artificial Intelligence and IP Law

After the success of AIIP 1 in Amsterdam, the International Workshop on AI and IP returns for a second day of discussions and paper presentations, to be held in conjunction with the JURIX conference on AI and Law. JURIX will that will take place from the 11-13th December 2013 in Bologna.

ICAIL 2013 - Presidential Address of Radboud Winkels

We are pleased to distribute the Presidential Address of Radboud Winkels at ICAIL 2013, Rome
“25 Years of AI & Law - ICAIL 1987 - 2013”.

Call for Papers JURISIN 2013

The 7th International Workshop on JURIS-Informatics (JURISIN 20013) will be held at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, on October 27-28, 2013. Juris-informatics is a new research area which studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues for juris-informatics among people from the various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional "AI and law" area. 
Unpublished papers are sollicited on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics. The submission deadline is August 10, 2013. For more information see the workshop webpages.

Call for Papers JURIX 2013

JURIX 2013 (the 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) will be held at the University of Bologna, Italy from 11-13 December 2013. The Organising co-Chairs are Monica Palmirani and Antonino Rotolo and the Program Chair is Kevin Ashley. The paper submission deadline is Sept 2nd. For more information see the Conference webpage.

Call for Participation ICAIL 2013

Registration for ICAIL 2013 is now open!

For all the details please visit
http://icail2013.ittig.cnr.it/index.php/registration. That page includes fees, registration choices, and a link to the online registration form. Early registration rates will be in effect through May 10.

We look forward to seeing you in Rome.

Call for Papers: Coherence ICAIL 2013 Workshop

Following the 2011 edition of ICAIL Coherence workshop (Pittsburgh) we invite submission of papers to Coherence 2013 workshop at ICAIL in Rome (Monday, June 10, 2013).

The workshop's focus is on:

- philosophical understanding of coherence and its relevance for legal reasoning (with particular emphasis on analytic epistemology, including probabilistic accounts of coherence)

- legal-philosophical theories of coherence and their possible applications in the field of AI and Law

- cognitive scientific and AI research on coherence with applications to law.

The deadline for paper submission is April 20. Recommended length of papers is from 10.000 characters including spaces (position papers) to 30.000 characters including spaces (full papers).

For more information see the workshop's website at:
www.coherence2013.wordpress.com

Call for Papers: RULES 2013

RULES 2013 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (February 28) and PAPERS (April 30).

www.rules2013.pl

An international conference entitled RULES 2013 will take place in Kraków, Poland on September 27-29, 2013. The conference is organized by the Department of Legal Theory of Faculty of Law and Administration of Jagiellonian University.

The following invited speakers will present their lectures during the conference:
Brian Bix
Paul Boghossian
Philip Zelazo
Stefano Bertea.

The idea of the Conference is to bring together philosophers, legal philosophers, psychologists and cognitive scientists, including researchers on artificial intelligence, who are interested in the problem of rules, rule-following and normativity.

We invite submission of abstracts by February 28 by means of the conference's Easy Chair installation. The submission of abstracts is optional, but will be helpful as regards organization of panels. The submission of full papers will be open from April 1 to April 30, 2013.

The papers from the conference will be published in an edited volume. The language of the conference is English. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Kraków in September.

RULES 2013 Organizing Committee

Call for Papers DESI V Workshop at ICAIL 2013

DESI V: Standards for Using Predictive Coding and Other Machine Learning Algorithms in E-Discovery. June 14, Rome, Italy.

The DESI (Discovery of Electronically Stored Information) workshop series addresses the problem of searching effectively and efficiently for relevant documents, in the context of litigation or investigation, across increasingly complex, enterprise-wide collections within corporate and institutional settings.   The workshops discuss the use of AI and other advanced forms of search techniques in legal settings, as cost-efficient alternatives to traditional Boolean and manual searching.  At DESI V, we intend to focus on best practices and standards for using predictive coding and other forms of machine learning in e-discovery.

The submission deadline is May 1 for research papers and May 8 for position papers. For more information see the workshop website at
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~oard/desi5/

Summerschool on Law and Logic 2013

The second Sumer School on Law and Logic is to be held in Fiesole, Florence (Italy), from 15-26 July, 2013, jointly hosted by the European University Institute and Harvard Law School. The professors of the Summer School are Scott Brewer, Henry Prakken, Nino Rotolo, Bartosz Brozek, Giovanni Sartor, Michele Taruffo and Peter Tillers. This year's edition consists of a 7-day Basic Course on "Logic, Argumentation and Legal Reason", followed by a 3-day special course on "Logic, Argumentation and the Law of Evidence".

Only a limited number of students can participate. The application deadline is March, 31. For more information see
http://lawandlogic.org.

Call for Participation JURISIN 2012

Registration for the 6th International Workshop on JURIS-Informatics (JURISIN 20012) is now open. JURISIN 2012 will be held in Miyazaki, Japan, on November 30 - December 1, 2012. Invited speakers are Kazuhisa Todayama (Nagoya University, Japan), Philip T.H. Chung (Australasian Legal Information Institute, Australia) and as special commentator Robert Kowalski (Professor Emeritus, Imperial College London). The program and registration page are available at the JURISIN workshop webpages.

Call for Papers: ICAIL 2013

The 14th International Conference on AI & Law will be held in Rome (Italy), 10-14 June 2013 at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Councel of Italy), central unit in Rome, under the auspices of the IAAIL. Authors are invited to submit papers in one of two tracks: regular and innovative applications (submission deadline January 18, 2013). A special author mentoring program is offered for younger authors who have not published at ICAIL previously (request deadline November 9, 2012; paper deadline November 16, 2012). For more information see the ICAIL 2013 conference website.

Call for Papers: JURIX 2012

The JURIX conference is coming home. JURIX 2012 (the 25th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) will be held at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where the first JURIX conference was organised in 1988. The dates are 17-19 December 2011, the Organising Chair is Tom van Engers and the Program Chair is Burkhard Schafer. The paper submission deadline is Sept 1st. For more information see the conference website.

Call for Papers: JURISIN 2012

The 6th International Workshop on JURIS-Informatics (JURISIN 20012) will be held in Miyazaki, Japan, on November 30 - December 1, 2012. Juris-informatics is a new research area which studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues for juris-informatics among people from the various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional "AI and law" area. 
Unpublished papers are sollicited on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics. The submission deadline is September 17, 2012. For more information see the workshop webpages.

Call for Papers: Argumentation 2012

The second International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law will take place in Brno (Czech Republic), on 26 October 2012. The deadline for full paper submission is 7 September. For more information visit the conference website.

AI & Law Journal: special issue ICAIL at 25

2012 sees the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on AI and Law. This conference series has played an important role in the development of AI and Law, by bringing researchers together and developing a community, and by being the forum in which many important ideas were introduced.

To mark this anniversary, the editors of AI and Law journal would like to produce a special issue of that journal. The proposed format will be a little unusual, since it is intended to reflect the breadth of the conference and the range of the papers that have appeared there. The idea is that a large number of contributors should each write a short piece about some particular paper that appeared in ICAIL. The paper should be one that has contributed to the contributor's understanding of some aspect of AI and Law, and which still has some message for today.

The deadline for expressions of interest is February 17th. For more information see
http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~tbc/ICAIL25cfp.htm

PhD positions Forensic Science

At the Universities of Utrecht and Groningen two PhD positions are available on a project "Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios". A successful candidate has a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy or a related field, and has an interest in formal research in argumentation, narrative techniques and Bayesian Networks, and their application in forensic contexts.

For more information see
http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/RUG/vacancy/12220/lang/en/ or http://www.cs.uu.nl/vacatures/en/186525.html

Call for Participation: IRIS 2012

The 15th 'Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposium" will take place in Salzburg (Austria) from February 23-25, 2012. IRIS is the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe. The main conference language is German but one of the six tracks will be in English. For more information see the conference website.

Call for Papers: ePart 2012

The fourth conference on eParticipation will be held in Kristiansand, Norway, September 3-6, 2012. The conference provides a ground for researchers of distinct disciplines to come together and discuss advances of eParticipation research from distinct disciplinary angles.

The paper submission deadline is March 15, 2012. . For more information see the
conference website.

Call for Papers: EGOV 2012

The eleventh conference on electronic government will be held in Kristiansand, Norway, September 3-6, 2012. This conference brings together the top of the scientific research community in e-government and e-governance from all over the world. The conference provides a higly interactive and professional forum for exchanging research concepts. progress and results.

The paper submission deadline is March 4, 2012. For more information see the
conference website.

Call for Papers: DEON 2012

The 11th International Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer science will be held in Bergen (Norway), July 16-18, 2012. The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial 
intelligence, philosophy, organisation theory and law. In addition to these themes, DEON 2012 will encourage a special focus on the topic Deontic Logic and Social Choice.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 27, 2012.

Paper Submission Deadline: March 5, 2012


For more information see the
conference website.

1st Call for Papers: COMMA 2012

The fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument will be held in Vienna (Austria), September 10-12, 2012. Among the topics on which papers are invited are legal and e-democracy applications of argumentation. One of the invited speakers is Trevor Bench-Capon. The submission deadline is March 26, 2012. For more information see the conference website.

JURIX 2011 Workshop on The Fundamental Concepts and the Systematization of Law

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the fundamental concepts of law and to develop theories and methods to systematize law. In Vienna, where JURIX 2011 is held, Hans Kelsen developed his general theory of law, in which he systematized law as a united order in terms of legal norms clarifying fundamental concepts of law. Considering the achievements of Hans Kelsen, it is worthwhile to try to clarify fundamental concepts of law and to systematize law applying recent scientific perspectives and methods of thought in terms of artificial intelligence and law.

For more information see
http://fundamentalconcepts.wordpress.com/

JURIX 2011 Workshop on Policy Making

As the European Union develops, issues about governance, legitimacy, and transparency become more pressing. National governments and the EU Commission realise the need to promote widespread, deliberative democracy in the policy-making cycle, which has several phases: 1) agenda setting, 2) policy analysis, 3) lawmaking, 4) administration and implementation, and 5) monitoring. As governments must become more efficient and effective with the resources available, modern information and communications technology (ICT) are being drawn on to address problems of information processing in the phases. One of the key problems is policy content analysis and modelling, particularly the gap between on the one hand policy proposals and formulations that are expressed in quantitative and narrative forms and on the other hand formal models that can be used to systematically represent and reason with the information contained in the proposals and formulations.

The workshop invites submissions of original research about the application of ICT to the early phases of the policy cycle, namely those before the legislators fix the legislation: agenda setting, policy analysis, and lawmaking. The research should seek to address the gap noted above. The workshop focuses particularly on using and integrating a range of subcomponents – information extraction, text processing, representation, modelling, simulation, reasoning, and argument – to provide policy making tools to the public and public administrators.

For more information see
http://wyner.info/LanguageLogicLawSoftware/?p=1157

Submission deadline JURIX 2011 extended

The paper submission deadline of JURIX 2011 (the 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) has been extended to Friday, September 9th. For more information see the conference website.

Call for Papers: JURISIN 2011

The 5th International Workshop on JURIS-Informatics (JURISIN 20011) will be held in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, on December 1-2, 2011. Juris-informatics is a new research area which studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues for juris-informatics among people from the various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional "AI and law" area. 
Unpublished papers are sollicited on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics. The submission deadline is September 21st, 2011. For more information see the workshop webpages.

Call for Papers JURIX 2011

JURIX 2011 (the 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) will be held in Vienna (Austria), 14-16 December 2011, organised by Erich Schweighofer. The Program Chair is Katie Atkinson and the paper submission deadline is Sept 5th. For more information see the conference website.

LEX 2011 Summerschool

The 2011 LEX Summerschool on "Managing legal resources in the semantic web" will take place in Ravenna (Italy), 5-10 September 2011. This edition is organised in two courses:

- A Basic Course providing an introduction to XML web technologies and basic technologies for drafting and managing standard-compliant legislative and legal documents;
- An Advanced Course providing in-depth analysis of the higher levels of Semantic Web technologies and of their application to the legal domain: modelling of modifications, procedures and legal knowledge.

For more information see the summerschool webpages.

CODEX Resident Fellowship 2011/2012

Codex – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (http://codex.stanford.edu) is accepting applications for a Resident Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year. Codex research fellows will have the opportunity to spend one to two years at Stanford Law School collaborating with scholars in computer science and other relevant disciplines. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Because the primary focus of the center is employing technology within the law, applicants should also have experience in computer science or engineering related fields. All qualified and interested applicants must apply via the Stanford jobs website: http://jobs.stanford.edu search for this specific posting by entering job number: 42440 in the keyword search field. All applications must be received by May 27, 2011. Read More...

Call for Submissions SIGIR Workshop on Information Retrieval for E-discovery (SIRE)

E-discovery is the use of information retrieval technology to find evidence requested by a party in a legal matter. The SIRE workshop, to take place in Beijing (China), July 28, 2011, will provide a forum for discussion of E-discovery techniques as well as methods for their evaluation. For more information visit the workshop website.

Call for Participation ICAIL 2011

Registration for the 13th International Conference on AI & Law (ICAIL 2011) is now open. Visit the registration page for more information.

Call for Papers Argumentation 2011

The first International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law will take place in Brno (Czech Republic), on 7 October 2011. The deadline for full paper submission is 14 August. For more information visit the conference website.

AICOL 2011: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems

The third AICOL workshop on AI Approaches to Complexity of Legal Systems will take place as a workshop of the 25th World Congress on Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Frankfurt (Germany), 15-20 August 2011. The new submission deadline is June 15th, 2011. For more information see the workshop website.