Call for papers: JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

A call for papers has been posted for JURIX 2014: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, being held 10-12 December 2014, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

There are many submission deadlines, the earliest being 5 September 2014 for papers, posters, and demos. Please see the call for papers for the list of other important dates.

The Twitter hashtags for the conference appear to be #jurix2014 and #jurix14

Papers, workshops, workshop papers, posters, demos, and submissions to the doctoral consortium are invited, on the following topics:

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.

For more details, please see the call for papers.

HT @jurixfoundation

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