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JURIX 2015 - 1st Call for Papers

From: Serena Villata <serena.villata@inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:57:53 +0200 (CEST)
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JURIX 2015 
1st Call for Papers 
The 28th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems 
Universidade do Minho Law School, Braga, Portugal 
9, 10 and 11 December, 2015 
http://jurix2015.di.uminho.pt 
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For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology. 

The 2015 JURIX conference will take place at the Universidade do Minho Law School, Braga, Portugal, on 9, 10 and 11 December. 
As JURIX 2015 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at http://jurix2015.di.uminho.pt , or distributed via Twitter by @jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix15. 

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems ( http://www.jurix.nl ). 


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Topics 
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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 and foundations 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; 
* Interdisciplinary research for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain; 
* 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; 
* Formal methods and algorithms for the legal reasoning; 
* Formal models of norms, normative systems, and norm-governed societies. 
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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 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, 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, validate the described system and 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 and other LEAs 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 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes; 
* Support for data protection in e-Health applications, such as clinical decision support systems or electronic health record management systems; 
* 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. 


V - Poster or Demo 
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). 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. 


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Paper Submission 
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The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 4, 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict). 

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA). 

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2015 

in PDF format, should not exceed 10 pages and be formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press Instructions for Authors ( http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/ ). 

Authors are strongly urged to use IOS style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings. 


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Posters & Demos 
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Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or demo paper. 
Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the the IOS Press Instructions for Authors. 

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the "Poster" or "Demo" submission category. 


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Doctoral Consortium 
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JURIX 2015 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 AI and Law community. 

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately. 

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 25 September 2015. 


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Best Student Paper Award 
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A best student paper award will be awarded. 


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Workshops & Tutorials 
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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. 

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 11 September 2015. 


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Program Committee 
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TO BE ANNOUNCED 


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Conference Chairs 
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- Program Chair 
Antonino Rotolo, 
CIRSFID and Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna, Italy 
antonino.rotolo@unibo.it 

- Local Chair 
Francisco Andrade, 
Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
fandrade@direito.uminho.pt 

- Local Co-Chair 
Paulo Novais 
Universidade do Minho, Informatics Department, School of Engineering, Portugal 
pjon@di.uminho.pt 

- Doctoral Consortium Chair 
Monica Palmirani, 
CIRSFID and Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna, Italy 
monica.palmirani@unibo.it 

- Organizing Committee 
* Francisco Andrade (Chair), Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Paulo Novais ( Co-Chair), Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal 
* Pedro Bacelar de Vasconcelos, Universidade do Minho Law School, Braga, Portugal 
* Luís Couto Gonçalves, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Maria Clara Calheiros, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal 
* Mário Ferreira Monte, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Teresa Coelho Moreira, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Joana Aguiar e Silva, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Pedro Miguel Freitas, Universidade do Minho Law School, Portugal 
* Alexandre Santos, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal 
* Cesar Analide, Universidade do Minho Engineering School, Portugal 
* Davide Rua Carneiro, Algoritmi Center, Portugal 
* Angelo Costa, Algoritmi Center, Portugal 

With the support of CIIDH – Interdisciplinary Center in Human Rights, Justicrime – Lusophone Institute of Criminal Justice and ELSA Uminho – European Law Students Association 


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Important Dates 
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* Paper Submission: 4 September 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict). 
* Poster/Demo Submission: 4 September 2015 at 23:59 HADT (strict). 
* Workshops and Tutorials: 11 September 2015 
* Doctoral Consortium Papers: 25 September 2015 
* Notification of Acceptance: 2 October 2015 
* Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October 2015 
* Workshops/Tutorials: 9 December 2015 
* Main Conference: 10 and 11 December 2015 

All submission deadlines close at 23:59 HADT (Hawaii Daylight Saving Time) 
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