JURIX 2023: Call for Papers

For more than 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.

The purpose of the JURIX conference series is to foster scientific exchange between researchers, practitioners, students, dedicated to exploring recent advancements, challenges, and opportunities of technologies applied to legal and para-legal activities. We invite submissions of original papers on legal information, legal knowledge systems, artificial intelligence and law, computational and socio-technical approaches to law and other normative systems, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems, interfaces, and applications. Papers should demonstrate added value, novelty of contribution and/or analysis, significance of the work, (formal) validity and/or proper evaluation.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

I — Logics and Normative Systems
Computational theories of law
Computational representations of legal rules and domain-specific languages (DSLs) for law
Formal logics and computational models of legal reasoning and decision-making (e.g., argumentation, statutory, rule-based, case-based, evidential reasoning), including relevant concepts such as qualification, causation, responsibility
Formal models of norms and norm-governed systems
Knowledge representation, knowledge engineering, and ontologies in the legal domain
Semantic web, open and linked data, mark-up languages for the legal domain
Normative reasoning by autonomous agents; multi-agent systems: norm operationalization, norm emergence
Computational methods for agent-based modelling for policy-making and norm-making
Computational methods for negotiation, contract formation, dispute resolution
Computational methods for preference aggregation and voting
Computational methods for compliance-checking, authorization, auditing, and regulation
Computational methods for AI and Data Governance

II — Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
Argument mining on legal texts
Machine learning methods and models for legal document classification, information retrieval, automatic summarization of legal text
Machine learning methods and models in support to regulatory and contract drafting
Natural language processing for legal text analysis, including law-specific standard NLP tasks (Named Entity Recognition, Semantic Role Labelling, Translation, etc.)
Information extraction, text understanding (e.g. entailment) from legal data and texts
Question-answering systems, chatbots, and dialog systems in the legal domain
Network analysis applied to legal documents (statutory law, case law, jurisprudence) and legal data.
Knowledge discovery, Causal discovery, and Process mining in the legal domain
Recommender systems in the legal domain

III — Cognitive and Socio-Technical Systems
Cognitive computing and AI-enabled information systems for legal knowledge management (legal research and case management), legal data visualization, and decision support.
Hybrid architectures (symbolic and sub-symbolic) in legal applications
Human-computer interaction in legal applications
Explainable AI for legal applications
Fairness and bias mitigation in AI systems for legal practices
Technical regulation of AI, data-sharing, information processing, and computing systems
AI-enabled information systems improving access to justice and equal opportunities
e-government, e-democracy, and e-justice
AI applications in legal education and training
Intelligent legal tutoring systems, intelligent support systems for forensics

Submission and publication
The deadline for paper submission is September 8th, 2023, all over the earth. Abstract submission (September 1st) is recommended. All submissions should be formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors (https://www.iospress.com/book-article-instructions). Papers are to be submitted in PDF format through Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2023).

There are three categories of papers: long, short, and demo. Please indicate a category when you submit your paper.

Long papers: reports of well-developed and original research. An accepted long paper scores well in terms of relevance, originality, technical quality, significance, literature review, presentation, reviewer’s confidence, and overall evaluation. These should not exceed 10 pages (including references). A paper which is not accepted as a long paper may be recommended by reviewers as a short paper.
Short papers: (short) descriptions of preliminary results or an innovative idea. These papers should not exceed 6 pages (including references).
Demo papers: (short) descriptions of a system. These papers should not exceed 4 pages (including references). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the reviewers, if so requested.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA).

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: 1 September 2023 (recommended)
Paper submission (short, long, demo) deadline: 8 September 2023
Notification of acceptance: 13 October 2023
Camera-ready deadline: 20 October 2023
Workshops, Tutorials, and Doctoral Consortium: 18 December 2023
Main Conference: 19-20 December 2023
Organization and contacts
Program Chair: Giovanni Sileno, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Organizing co-chairs: Gijs van Dijck, Konrad Kollnig, Jerry Spanakis, and Aurelia Tamo-Larrieux, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Website: https://jurix23.maastrichtlawtech.eu

For questions, please contact the Program Chair (g.sileno@uva.nl) or the Organizing Chairs (law-techlab@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

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