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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.

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.
http://sinatra.cirsfid.unibo.it/jurix2013

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Unpublished papers are sollicited on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.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 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: 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: 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.

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.

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 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.

Special CLIMA XII session on Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems

The 12th international Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA XII) invites submissions for a special session on Norms and Normative Multi-Agent Systems. The submission deadline is April 4 (for abstracts) and April 8 (for papers). CLIMA XII is affiliated with IJCAI 2011 and will take place in Barcelona, Spain, July 17-18, 2011. For more information see the workshop website.

Call for Papers EGOV 2011

The tenth EGOV conference on electronic government will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, 29 August - 1 September 2011. This conference brings together the top of the scientific research community in e-government from all over the world. The paper submission deadline is March 3rd, 2011. For more information see the Conference website.

Call for Papers: ICAIL 2011

The 13th International Conference on AI & Law will be held in Pittsburgh (USA), 6-10 June 2011 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law under the auspices of the IAAIL. The paper submission deadline is January 10th, 2011. A special author mentoring program is offered for younger authors who have not published at ICAIL previously (request deadline November 8, 2010; deadline November 15, 2010). For more information see the ICAIL 2011 conference website.

Call for Papers: JURIX 2010

JURIX 2010 (the 23rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) will be held in Liverpool (UK), 16-17 December 2010, organised by Katie Atkinson. The Program Chair is Radboud Winkels and the paper submission deadline is Sept 5th. The call for papers can be found at http://conference.jurix.nl/2010/cfp.html.

Call for Papers: JURISIN 2010

The 3rd International Workshop on Juris-Informatics will take place in Tokyo (Japan), November 18-19, 2010, in association with the 2nd JSAI International Symposia on AI. More information is available at the workshop webpage.

Call for Papers: LOAIT 2010

The 4th LOAIT Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques “Legal Concepts and Ontologies: knowledge representation, comparison, harmonization and learning” will take place in Fiesole (Florence), Italy, on July 7, 2010. The workshop is held in conjunction with DEON 2010. The (new) submission deadline is May 16th. For more information see the workshop website.

Call for Papers: RuleML 2010

The 4th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2010) will be held near Washington DC (USA), October 21-23, 2010. The symposium is colocated with the 13th International Business Rules Forum, the premier industry conference on business rules. RuleML has a special track on Rules and Norms. For more information see the RuleML 2010 website. Read More...

Call for Papers: 3rd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2010)

The 3rd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2010) will be held in Berlin (Germany), May 4 or 5, 2010, as part of the 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS). For more information see the Workshop webpage.

Call for Papers: AICOL-09

In conjunction with the JURIX 2009 conference, a Workshop will be organized on AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems:  Multilingual ontologies, Multiagent systems, Distributed networks. The submission deadline is November 15th, 2009. For more information see the Workshop website.

Call for Participation: JURIX 2009

Registration for JURIX 2009, the 22nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, is now open. A registration form and a list of accepted papers are available at the conference website.

Call for papers: Virtual Worlds: Trust, Security, Rule of Law (TrustVWs 2009)

TrustVWs 2009 is a workshop in conjunction with UCMedia 2009, the First International Conference on User Centric Media, to be held in Venice, Italy, 9 December 2009. The workshop focuses on legally ruled collaboration in virtual worlds in the light of security and trust. The paper submission deadline is 27 September 2009. For further information see the Workshop website.

Call for Papers: JURIX 2009

The 22nd International JURIX Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems will be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 16-19 December 2009. The submission deadline is September 7, 2009. For more information visit the conference website.

Call for Papers: Intelligent Information Privacy Management

As part of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2010 in Stanford, California, a symposium will be held on Intelligent Information Privacy Management on March 22-24, 2010, organised by Michael Genesereth and Mary-Anne Williams. The submission deadline is October 2, 2009. Read More...

Call for Papers: Third International Workshop on Juris-Informatics (JURISIN 2009)

The Third International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2009) will take place in Tokyo, Japan, November 19-20, 2009. See the workshop website for more information.

Call for papers: AAAI Fall Symposium on the Uses of Computational Argumentation

As part of the AAAI Fall Symposium Series a symposium on The Uses of Computational Argumentation will be held in Washington D.C., from 5th-7th November 2009. The submission deadline is July 3rd. For more information see the Symposium website.

Call for Papers EDEM09: Conference on e-Democracy

The 2009 Conference on Electronic Democray (EDEM09) will be held in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 September 2009. The paper submission deadline is 17 May 2009. For more information see the conference webpage.

Call for Papers: RuleML 2009

The 3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications and Interoperability (RuleML-2009) will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, collocated with the 12th Business Rules Forum, the world's largest Business Rules event, from November 5-7, 2009. RuleML-2009 is devoted to practical distributed rule technologies and rule-based applications. 

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Call for Papers: 2nd Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology (LIT 2009)

The Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology workshop will be held in Poznan (Poland), April 29, 2009, as part of the 12th International Conference on Business Information Systems. The BIS Conference is held annually and is a leading world conference in the area of Business Information Systems. Submissions are rigorously refereed. Accepted papers are published in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing Series. For more information see the Workshop webpages.

Call for Papers: ICAIL 2009

The 12th International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL 2009) will be held in Barcelona (Spain), June 8-12, 2009, under the auspices of the IAAIL. The paper submission deadline is January 11, 2009. A special author mentoring program is offered for younger authors who have not published at ICAIL previously (deadline November 4, 2008). For more information about the conference please visit the conference website.

Call for Papers: RELAW 2008

The First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW 2008) will be held in Barcelona (Spain), September 9, 2008, in conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (submission deadline July 4, 2008.) Read More...

Call for Papers: JURIX 2008

The 21st International JURIX conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems will be held in Florence, Italy, from 10-13 December 2008. The Call for Papers is now available (submission deadline Sept 1st).

Call for Papers: Second International Workshop on Supporting Search and Sensemaking for Electronically Stored Information in Discovery Proceedings (DESI II)

The Second International Workshop on Supporting Search and Sensemaking for Electronically Stored Information in Discovery Proceedings (DESI II) will take place Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at University College London, in the United Kingdom. See the Call for Papers for further information.

Call for Papers: Second International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2008)

The Second International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2008) will take place June 10, 2008 at the Asahikawa Convention Bureau, in Hokkaido, Japan. See the Call for Papers for further information.

Call for Papers: JURIX 2007 workshop on Modelling Legal Cases

Research in AI and Law has, throughout its history, produced a variety of approaches by which legal cases can be modelled.  These approaches support different styles of reasoning for a variety of problem-solving contexts, such as decision-making, information retrieval, teaching, etc.  Particular legal cases that have received wide coverage in the AI and Law literature include: the infamous property law case of Pierson v. Post (see e.g. Berman and Hafner, ICAIL 1993; Gordon and Walton, COMMA 2006); other cases involving the capture of wild animals such as Young v. Hitchens and Keeble v. Hickeringill (see e.g. Berman and Hafner, ICAIL 1993; Bench-Capon and Rissland, JURIX 2001); US trade secrets cases such as Mason v. Jack Daniel Distillery (see e.g. Aleven and Ashley, ICAIL 1997); and, criminal cases such as the Rijkbloem case (see e.g. Bex et. al, ICAIL 2007). The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which researchers can present their own particular approach used for modelling such legal cases, with a view to considering the relative merits of the individual approaches.

See the
Call for Papers for further information.

Call for Papers: ICAIL 2007

ICAIL 2007 will take place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, from June 4 to June 8, 2007. See the Call for Papers for further information.

Call for Papers - Special Issue of Artificial Intelligence Journal on Argumentation

Argumentation has evolved from its original study primarily by philosophers to emerge in the last ten years as an important sub-discipline of Artificial Intelligence. Among the significant contributions resulting have been approaches to modelling and analysis of defeasible reasoning, formal bases for negotiation and dialogue processes in multiagent systems, and the use of argumentation theory in A.I. applications whose nature is not best described through traditional logics, e.g. legal reasoning, evaluation of conflicting beliefs, etc. The process of interpreting and and exploiting classical treatments of Argumentation Theory in effective computational terms has led to a rich interchange of ideas among researchers from diverse disciplines such as Philosophy, Linguistics, A.I. and Economics.

Argumentation related workshops are now well-established events at the major Artificial Intelligence related Conferences, e.g. the workshop series on Computational Models of Natural Argument held in conjunction with IJCAI and ECAI, and the series of ArgMAS workshops held in conjunction with AAMAS.

While work over the past five years has done much to consolidate diverse contributions to the field, many new concerns have been identified and form the basis of current research. Among such concerns are: approaches to coping with intractability issues; representation of argument structures in multiagent system settings; developing robust treatments of dynamically evolving argumentation frameworks; semantics for capturing concepts such as "persuasiveness", "credibility" and "impact" of arguments; computational bases for distinguishing classes of ``acceptable'' arguments, etc.

This special issue of Artificial Intelligence Journal on the theme of Argumentation in A.I., is intended to present the current state-of-the-art in argumentation to a general audience, thus increasing awareness of the possibilities that argumentation offers among specialists in areas of A.I. which have not yet considered this as a way of addressing their problems. Equally it will present opportunities for those not currently involved with argumentation to consider new perspectives from which to tackle problems. In sum, the special issue aims both to spread the dissemination of argumentation ideas, and to widen the boundaries of the argumentation community.

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Call for Papers – JURIX 2006

The Call for Papers for the the 19th International JURIX conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, to be held in Paris (France) from 7-9 December 2006, has been published.