Call for Participation: Jurix 2007

The twentieth Jurix conference will take place in Leiden, The Netherlands, December 12-15, 2007. Topics of the conference include legal ontologies, legal argumentation, multilingual legislative drafting, legal XML standards, online dispute resolution, etc. There will also be several workshops and tutorials, on modelling legal cases, multimedia ontologies, access to justice, legislative XML, and technology-enhanced dispute resolution. See the conference web site for information about how to register.

Norm Change Workshop – Call for Participation

The Workshop on Formal Models of Norm Change will take place at the University of Luxembourg from November 29-30, 2007. Formal models of norm change have been drawing attention since the seminal works of Alchourrón and Bulygin on normative systems, and that of Alchourrón, Gärdenfors and Makinson on the logic of theory change. In order to represent the dynamics of obligations and permissions, several deontic logics have been proposed. However, these systems did not explicitly refer to possible changes in the underlying norms - if norms were mentioned, they were assumed to be invariable. See the Call for Participation for further information.

10th International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS 2007)

The 10th International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS 2007) will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg from 22-24 February 2007. IRIS is the largest German-language computers and law conference in Europe. Participation is free of charge, but registration (Anmeldung) is requested. For further information, please contact Anton Geist.

19th JURIX Conference

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of JURIX: The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems ( JURIX is a forum for research on information technology as applied to the law, and in particular on the development and application of artificial intelligence in the legal domain. Since 1988, JURIX has organized annual international conferences on current research in the field.

The 19th International JURIX conference will be held in Paris (France) from
7-9th December 2006.

For the complete program, and details on conference registration, visit

Fourth IASTED International Conference on Law and Technology

The Fourth IASTED International Conference on Law and Technology will take place October 9-11, 2006, at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

The conference brings together experts in the legal and legal informatics fields for a series of tutorials and paper presentations. On October 9, Professor Dan L. Burk of the University of Minnesota Law School will deliver the keynote speech on "Owning Avatars: Legal Control of Human and Non-human Data Representations."

For the complete program, and details on conference registration, visit

IRIS Workshop on Legal Informatic Systems

A workshop on Legal Informatic Systems is being organized as part of the International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS 2007), which will take place in Salzburg, Austria, from February 22-24, 2007. The workshop is being organized by the Special Interest Group on Legal Informatic Systems of German Society for Informatics. A Call for Presentations is available. A title and 2-3 page abstract of the talk should be sent to the workshop chair, Burkhard Schafer, by October 31, 2006. Please contact him for the full Call for Participation or further information.

Call for Participation: Conference on Graphic and Visual Representations of Evidence and Inference in Legal Settings

The Conference on Graphic and Visual Representations of Evidence and Inference in Legal Settings will take place at Cardozo Law School, New York City (Manhattan), January 28-29, 2007. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars and practitioners from such fields as law, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and linguistics who are interested in the graphic visualization of legal evidentiary inference and its support by software tools. The final program is now available at the conference web site. Attendance is open to everyone; there is no registration fee. For more details see the conference web site.

DEON-2006 Call for Participation

The Eighth International Workshop on Deontic Logic in Computer Science (DEON 2006), will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 12-4 July 2006.

TREC Call for participation

NIST and The Sedona Conference® are seeking "a few good lawyers" (as well as law clerks, legal assistants, and staff of legal tech firms of all types) to contribute to world-class research into the evaluation of competing search methodologies, as outlined in greater detail below. This is the first year that NIST has targeted litigation demands related to search and retrieval of documents as a new field of research. For the TREC legal track to be a success, between 25 and 50 responsible individuals will be needed to participate in an overall document review process which is to take place later this summer. The results of the research effort will be reported at the 15th Annual TREC conference to be held at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland during the third week of November 2006. The Sedona Conference asks that you consider having one or more individuals at your firm or company volunteer their time to assist in this very important and research endeavor. For further information see the TREC Call for Participation.