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 online;
- Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.
The deadline for paper submission is Sunday, September 4, 2016.
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, 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 4, 2016.
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 are to 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 & 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.
JURIX 2016 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 2016 DC will be distributed separately.
We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except to JURISIN 2016. Papers being submitted both to JURIX 2016 and JURISIN 2016 must note this on the title page, and a paper to be presented at JURIX 2016 must be withdrawn from JURISIN 2016 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 2016.