Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers

JURIX2014 Doctoral Consortium


The JURIX 2014 Doctoral Consortium is the second edition initiative, jointed with the JURIX2014 Main Conference, for attracting and promoting Ph.D. researchers in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Law and so to enrich the community with innovative and fresh contributions.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are to:

  • provide fruitful feedback and advice to selected Ph.D. students on their research projects;
  • provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the AI & Law and Legal Information Systems fields;
  • provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues.

To be eligible for the Consortium a candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 8-12 months of work remaining before expected completion. The participants of the Doctoral Consortium are also strongly encouraged to register for and attend the main conference. The author(s) should be Ph.D. student(s); tutors or professors should not be included as co-authors.

The accepted thesis descriptions or research descriptions will be presented to an interested audience and subject to discussion with a panel of senior researchers on December 10th, inside of the JURIX 2014 conference. The DC organizers reserve the possibility of placing the DC session on another day of the conference (that is, December 11th or December 12th).

We expect submissions addressing any of the JURIX 2014 topics.

Accepted submissions will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings online.


Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the research question.
  • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
  • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
  • A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
  • A sketch of the applied research methodology.
  • A description of the Ph.D. project’s contribution to the problem solution.
  • A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better than existing approaches to the problem.

Thesis descriptions or research outcomes are limited to 10 pages in English using LNCS format without the copyright sentence (
and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 3 page CV.
Please submit to:

Important Dates

– Paper submission: October 24th,2014 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
– Notification of acceptance/rejection: November 10th, 2014
– Camera-ready copy due: November 21st, 2014


A PC will assign the “Best paper of JURIX2014 DC” Award to the most original and groundbreaking research.


Monica Palmirani (CIRSFID-University of Bologna)

Program Committee

Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
Guido Boella, University of Turin
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
Guido Governatori, NICTA
Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
Adeline Nazarenko, Universite Paris-Nord – LIPN, FR
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
Giovanni Sartor, EUI, Florence and CIRSFID – UNIBO
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg – Department of Computer Science, LU
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna
Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam

Jagiellonian University, Kraków