JURIX 2017 - First Call for Papers

30th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

Venue: Luxembourg
Conference website: https://jurix2017.gforge.uni.lu

Important dates
Paper submission: 17 September 2017
Demo & poster submission: 17 September 2017
Workshop & tutorial proposal submission: 17 September 2017
Notification of acceptance: 11 October 2017
Camera ready deadline: 20 October 2017
Workshops & tutorials: 13 December 2017
Main conference: 14 and 15 December 2017

For 30 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for research on the intersection of Law, Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems, under the auspices of The JURIX Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems.
We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge systems, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

I - Theory and foundations
Contributions to the theory and interdisciplinary foundations for the
use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal and forensic
domain. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity, novelty and
significance of the work.

  • Representation languages and 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, including normative systems, and norm-governed societies;
  • Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation.

II - Technology
Contributions to the technological advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems in the legal and forensic domain. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

  • Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal texts and rules, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
  • Technology for expressing 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 authorisation, including issues in social networks;
  • Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
  • Technology for social simulations in the legal domain;
  • Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
  • Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge in information systems.

III - Applications
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value, novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, validate the described system and evaluate (potential) impact.

  • Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, publishing and 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 and law enforcement activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
  • Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
  • Support for business, economic transactions, 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.

Paper submission
The deadline for paper submission is Sunday, September 17, 2017.
The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA). Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System in PDF format:
Submitted papers should not exceed 10 pages and be formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors:

Poster or Demo submission
The deadline for poster and demo submission is Sunday, September 17, 2017.
Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or demo paper. These papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors, and they should be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System under either the "Poster" or "Demo" submission category.
Accepted papers will be offered the opportunity to present during a joint Poster and Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the reviewers, if so requested.

Doctoral Consortium
JURIX 2017 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 community. A full call for papers for the JURIX 2017 DC will be distributed separately.

Double Submission
We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except to JURISIN 2017. Papers being submitted both to JURIX 2017 and JURISIN 2017 must note this on the title page, and a paper to be presented at JURIX 2017 must be withdrawn from JURISIN 2017 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors. Failure to follow this policy will result in the paper not being included in the proceedings of JURIX 2017.

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 (Adam Wyner, azwyner@abdn.ac.uk).
The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Sunday, 17 September 2017.

Conference Organizers
Program chair: Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen)
Local organisers: Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg), Giovanni Casini (University of Luxembourg), Xavier Parent (University of Luxembourg)

Enquiries concerning the program should be addressed to the Program chair (azwyner@abdn.ac.uk). Other enquiries should be addressed to the local organisers (giovanni.casini@uni.lu; xavier.parent@uni.lu)

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