Call for papers: HICSS 2015 minitrack on e-Justice and e-Law

A call for papers has been posted for a mini-track on e-Justice and e-Law, at HICSS 48: Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, being held 5-8 January 2015, in Kauai, Hawaii.

The submission deadline is 15 June 2014.

Here is a description of the mini-track:

e-Justice and e-law is a specific field under the more general umbrella of e-government. In particular, it refers to the use of ICT aimed at improving access to justice, increasing cooperation between legal authorities, strengthening the justice system and improving legal institutions and the overall administration of law. Its main benefits are:

  • (1) a more efficient judicial system (ICT increases productivity and diminishes transaction costs within a system that is highly information intensive)
  • (2) a more effective judicial system (ICT reduces the duration of procedures, thus saving both time and money, and puts systems for document handling and processing within the reach of judges and courts)
  • (3) greater access to justice (ICT provides the best information available and a better understanding of both the way the courts work and the legal instruments that citizens have to ensure recognition of their rights)
  • (4) more transparency legal system (ICT makes possible improved control of cases and allows a better qualitative and qualitative evaluation of outputs)
  • (5) an increase of beneficiaries’ confidence in the system, and
  • (6) greater legitimacy of the judicial power.

This minitrack aims at discussing trends, challenges, case studies and best practices, theories and methodologies in the field of e-justice and e-law. Topics and research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence and law
  • Security and privacy issues related e-justice
  • Social implications of e-justice
  • Change management in e-justice initiatives
  • Business processes re-engineering in the justice field
  • Information systems interoperability and integration
  • E-petition, e-forms and online procedures
  • E-rulemaking
  • E-justice strategies
  • Court automation
  • Online litigation and online dispute resolution, including e-mediation
  • IT standards for e-justice
  • Collection, preservation and investigation of digital evidence
  • E-trials […]

Submission information will be posted at a later date on the conference website.

For more details, please see the call.

HT Carlos Jimenez

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