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
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:
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
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
The paper submission deadline is March 15, 2012. . For more information see the conference website.
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
The paper submission deadline is March 4, 2012. For more information see the conference website.
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.
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.
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/
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
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.
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.
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.Read More...
Call for Papers: Second International Workshop on Supporting Search and Sensemaking for Electronically Stored Information in Discovery Proceedings (DESI II)
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
See the Call for Papers for further information.
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.