Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.
The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.
The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).
We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to one or more of the following categories:
I – Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity, novelty and significance of the work.
- Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
- Representation formalisms for legal knowledge
- Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values and procedures;
- Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
- Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;
II – Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty and significance of the work, and evaluate results.
- Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
- Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal Open Data;
- Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
- Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
- Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in social networks;
- Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
- Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
- Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules, cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;
III – Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value, novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.
- Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring implementation;
- Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
- Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
- 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 businesses and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes.
- Support for private parties in using alternative forms of dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
- Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.
IV – Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.
V – Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privatly with the reviewers, if so requested.
The EXTENDED deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT.
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 (FAIA).
Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:
Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.
Workshops & 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.
The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.
Posters & Demos
Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or demo paper.
Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors
These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the “Poster” or “Demo” submission category.
JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community.
A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.
The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Doctoral Consortium Chair
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
- Michał Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- Krzysztof Płeszka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- Rafał Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
- Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
- Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
- Doctoral Consortium Papers: 24 October, 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: 10 October, 2014
- Camera Ready Deadline: 17 October, 2014
- Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
- Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014
All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)