FINAL Call for Papers & Deadline Extension of the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2019) Madrid (Spain), 11-13 December 2019

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FINAL Call for Papers & Deadline Extension of the

32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

(JURIX 2019) Madrid (Spain), 11-13 December 2019




We are pleased to announce that the deadline for submission of papers, demos, posters and workshop and tutorial proposals is extended to

Sunday, 22 September 2019.



Topics

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.

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge systems, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications as well as legal and ethical issues related to the design, development and application of such systems  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 and ethical knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values, procedures and society models;
  • Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions, including normative systems, and norm-governed societies;
  • Methods and algorithms for performing legal reasoning, including argumentation on issues of law and issues of fact;
  • Methods and algorithms for designing legal data analytics and predictive models;
  • Theories and approaches providing foundations for legal knowledge and reasoning modeling;
  • Foundational issues of legal knowledge systems design;
  • Methods and foundations for legal design discipline

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, parliamentary, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
  • Technology for expressing the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including Legal Open Data, Legal Big Data, Knowledge Graph Database;
  • Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
  • Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems, including checking compliance systems;
  • Technology for digital-rights management, licensing, access policies and authorisation, including issues in social networks;
  • Technology for managing privacy, cybersecurity and digital identity issues, including blockchain methods;
  • Technology for managing eCommerce, fraud detection and new market platforms issues;
  • Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts, including argument retrieval;
  • Technology for social simulations in the legal domain and for democratic innovation;
  • Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts and legal data;
  • Technology for support of conflict management and dispute resolution;
  • Technology for visualization of legal information, data and argumentation;
  • Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge in information systems;
  • Legal technology for explainability, transparency and intelligibility;
  • Legal technology for the prevention of bias and prejudice in data and algorithms;
  • Legal technology addressing legal personhood and liability issues;
  • Technology addressing the issues of legal design.

 

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, management of cases;
  • 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, evaluation of evidence 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 governance and citizens in enhancing participation, for a better communication (e.g fake news) and democracy (e.g. political data in social media);
  • Support for legal aid for better access to justice for self-represented litigants and other persons (including NGOs) interested in non-commercial access to legal information and support;
  • Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment;
  • Support for the legal design projects

 

 

Long, Short, and Poster / Demo Paper submission

The deadline for paper submission is Sunday, September 22, 2019.

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:

 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2019

All submissions should be formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors.

There are three categories of papers. Please indicate the category of your paper when you submit the paper to Easychair.

Long papers

These are 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. A paper which is not accepted as a long paper may be recommended by reviewers as a short paper.

Short papers

Authors can submit short descriptions of preliminary results or an innovative idea. These papers should not exceed 6 pages.

 

 

Posters/ Demo papers

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system. These papers should not exceed 4 pages. Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the reviewers, if so requested.

The papers intended for presentation in the form of posters should also not exceed 4 pages.

The Poster and Demo papers have to be submitted to the Easy Chair under the suitable category.

Double Submission

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except to JURISIN 2019. Papers being submitted both to JURIX 2019 and JURISIN 2019 must note this on the title page, and a paper to be presented at JURIX 2019 must be withdrawn from JURISIN 2019 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 2019.

Important dates

 

Abstract submission deadline: 9 September 2019 (recommended)

Paper submission deadline: 15 September 2019 22 September 2019 (extended)

Demo & poster submission deadline: 15 September 2019 22 September 2019 (extended)

Workshops & tutorials proposals submission deadline: 15 September 2019 22 September 2019 (extended)

Notification of acceptance of regular papers: 9 October 2019

Camera-ready deadline for regular papers: 18 October 2019

Workshops & Tutorials: 11 December 2019

Main conference: 12 & 13 December 2019

 

 

Organisation

 

 

Programme Chair:


- Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Organising chairs:

 

-          Víctor Rodríguez Doncel and  Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain




For questions contact the Programme Chair (michal.ar...@uj.edu.pl
) or the one of the organizing chairs: (vrodr...@fi.upm.es, emon...@fi.upm.es).

 

 

 

 

 

 

JURIX 2019 Call for Workshops and Tutorials

 

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 2019 JURIX conference will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 11, 12 and 13 December 2019.

Besides the standard conference track and the Doctoral Consortium, JURIX 2019 will host a number of workshops and tutorials related to the theme of the conference.

• Workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas.

• Tutorials enable attendees to familiarize themselves with advances in AI and Law related subjects, both theoretical and technological.

The workshops session is scheduled on 11 December 2019.

 

JURIX 2019 welcomes workshops and tutorials that address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

• the topic falls in the general scope of JURIX 2019,

• there is a clear focus on a specific topic, technology, problem or application, and

• there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Note that in the case of multiple workshop/tutorial submissions on the same topic, you may be asked to merge your proposal with that of others.


 

 

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

We invite submissions of workshop proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for papers).

 Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair via email:

(Michał Araszkiewicz, michal.ar...@uj.edu.pl)

The deadline for workshop proposals is 22 September 2019.

 

A workshop proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages in standard format) outlining the following ingredients:

• Title

• Organizers (preferably more than 2,  and preferably from different institutions)

• Abstract

• Motivation for the workshop (relation to conference, timeliness)

• Workshop format (paper presentations, panel discussions, invited talks, general discussions, practical tasks or outbreak).

 We welcome and prioritize workshops with an innovative, creative format that will attract various types of contributions and ensures lively interaction.

• Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day workshop

• Intended audience and expected number of participants

• List of (potential) members of the program committee (25% confirmed)

• Submission, notification and camera-ready deadline dates appropriately aligned with the ones listed in the ‘Important Dates’ of the main conference, preferably to the effect that the following deadlines are set:             

-                 14 November 2019: Submission of draft paper

-                 24 November 2019: Notification of acceptance

-                 30 November 2019: Submission of nearly final version of paper for workshop documentation

• If applicable, past versions of the workshop, including URLs and statistics on submissions/papers/attendance

 

If accepted, the workshop organizers are responsible for:

• A workshop webpage, with links to the JURIX 2019 website

• Publicize the workshop to attract submissions and attendees

• Collecting, reviewing of submitted papers, and quality assurance (e.g., open a separate Easychair website)

• Determining the program for the workshop, within the time limits provided by the conference organization

• Publishing accepted papers in electronic proceedings before the workshop date (preferably CEUR-WS)

• Ensure that workshop participants register for the workshop and the main conference

• Schedule, attend and coordinate the workshop.

 

Tutorial Proposal Guidelines

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for papers). Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair. The deadline for tutorial proposals is 22 September 2019.

A tutorial proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages in standard format) outlining the following ingredients:

• Title

• Organizers

• Abstract

• Motivation for the tutorial (relation to conference, timeliness)

• If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of presenting it again to the JURIX community

• Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge

• Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day tutorial

• Intended audience and expected number of participants

• List of readings, handbook, tools used in the tutorial.

If accepted, the tutorial organizers are responsible for:

• A tutorial webpage, with links to the JURIX 2019 website

• Publicize the tutorial to attract submissions and attendees

• Determining the program for the tutorial, within the time limits provided by the conference organization.

• Distributing tutorial materials to attendees before the tutorial date (if needed)

• Ensuring that tutorial participants register for the tutorial and the main conference

• Presenting the tutorial.



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