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CFP: International Conference on AI&Law (ICAIL 2009)

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 08:31:48 +0200
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12th International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL 2009)
June 8 – June 12, 2009
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Call for Papers
Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
Mentoring Program Announcement
Donald Berman Student Paper Award
Important Dates

Sponsored by:
   * The International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law  
   * Autonomous University of Barcelona
   * ISOCO, Intelligent Software Components S.A.
   * Thomson Reuters

The field of AI and Law is concerned with:
   * the study of legal reasoning and argumentation using  
computational methods
   * the study of AI and other informatics fields, using law as an  
example domain
   * formal models of norms, normative systems, norm-governed societies
   * legal and quasi-legal applications of AI and other advanced  
information technologies

ICAIL 2009 will be held under the auspices of the International  
Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL), an  
organization devoted to promoting research and development in the  
field of AI and Law with members throughout the world. ICAIL provides  
a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research  
results and practical applications and stimulates interdisciplinary  
and international collaboration. Previous ICAIL conferences have been  
held biennially since 1987, with proceedings published by ACM.   
Authors are invited to submit papers on topics including but not  
restricted to:

   * Formal and computational models of legal reasoning,  
argumentation, decision making, and negotiation
   * Legal ontologies / representation of legal and related common  
sense knowledge
   * Evidential reasoning and its role in legal decision making
   * Modelling norms for multi-agent interaction, regulatory  
compliance, and electronic institutions
   * Modelling contracts and other legal speech acts for electronic  
   * Knowledge discovery in legal databases
   * Conceptual or model-based legal information retrieval
   * Automated extraction of information from legal texts
   * Computer-assisted legal drafting and document management
   * Intelligent legal tutoring systems
   * Judicial support systems
   * Online dispute resolution
   * Legal XML models and semantic web applications
   * Legal aspects of multi-agent systems
   * Representation of quasi-legal norm-governed systems (e.g. e- 
commerce rules, organization rules and security regulations)

Papers proposing formal or computational models should provide  
examples and/or simulations that show the model’s applicability to a  
real legal problem or domain. Papers on applications should describe  
clearly the motivations behind the project, the techniques employed,  
and the current state of both implementation and evaluation. All  
papers should make clear their relation to prior work.


ICAIL 2009 will include workshops and tutorials on the first and last  
days.  Proposals for workshops and tutorials are invited, and should  
be sent to the Program Chair.  Proposals should contain enough  
information to permit evaluation on the basis of importance, quality,  
and community interest.  Each workshop should have one or more   
designated organizers and a program or organizing committee.   
Proposals should be about 2 to 4 pages and include at least the  
following information:

   * The workshop or tutorial topic and goals, their significance, and  
their appropriateness for ICAIL 2009
   * The intended audience, including the areas from which  
participants may come, the likely number of participants (with some of  
their names, if known), and plans for publicizing the workshop
   * Organization of the workshop or tutorial, including the intended  
format (such as invited talks, presentations, panel discussions, or  
other methods for ensuring an interactive atmosphere) and the expected  
length (full day or half day)
   * Organizers' details: a description of the main organizers’  
background in the proposed topic; and complete addresses including web  
pages of all organizers and committee members (if applicable).


The International Association for AI and Law will offer a mentoring  
program for papers being submitted to the ICAIL conference. The  
mentoring program is intended primarily for authors who have not  
published at ICAIL previously. For more details see the conference web  
site: http://idt.uab.cat/icail2009/.


To encourage participation by students, IAAIL has created the Donald  
H. Berman Award for the best paper submitted to ICAIL by a student or  
students. The award consists of a cash gift and free attendance at  
ICAIL 2009. Notification will be made through the ICAIL web site, and  
the award will be presented at the conference banquet. For a paper to  
be considered for the award, the student author(s) should be clearly  
designated as such when the paper is submitted, and any nonstudent co- 
authors should provide a statement that the paper is primarily student  


Mentoring program request deadline: November 4, 2008
Mentoring program paper deadline: November 11, 2008
Workshop and tutorial proposals due: December 1, 2008
Submission of abstracts (optional): January 5, 2009
Submission of papers: January 11, 2009
Notification of acceptance: March 9, 2009
Camera-ready copies: April 10, 2009
Conference: June 8 – June 12, 2009


Papers should not exceed 5000 words.  If an approved style file is  
used, the maximum length is 10 pages.  To aid the reviewing process,  
authors are requested to submit abstracts of their papers by January  
5, 2009, to the conference system. Abstracts should include at least  
the title of the paper, up to four keywords, and a contact address for  
the author. Papers must be submitted electronically on or before the  
January 11, 2009 deadline using the conference management system  
(details to be announced).  Style guidelines and detailed submission  
instructions will be forthcoming on the conference web site http://idt.uab.cat/icail2009/ 
. Authors will be notified of the referees’ decision on March 9,  
2009.  Papers not accepted for full publication and presentation may  
be accepted as short Research Abstracts.  Papers (including Research  
Abstracts) must be presented at the conference in order to appear in  
the Proceedings.


Program Chair
Carole Hafner
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University, Room 202 WVH
Boston MA 02115 USA
Email:  hafner@ccs.neu  Tel: +1-617-373-5116

Conference Chair
Pompeu Casanovas
UAB Institute of Law and Technology
Political Science and Public Law Department
Campus UAB. Edifici B. Facultat de Dret 08193 Bellaterra.
Barcelona. Spain.
Email: pompeu.casanovas@uab.es  Tel: +34 93 581 22 35

Anne Gardner
286 Selby Lane,
Atherton, California 94027, USA
Email: gardner@cs.stanford.edu  Tel: +1-650-368-1297


Carole Hafner (chair), Northeastern University, Boston, MA USA
Vincent Aleven, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Kevin D. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, UK
Trevor J.M. Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
Daniele Bourcier, CNRS CERSA, University of Paris 2, France
L. Karl Branting, MITRE, Hanover, MD, USA
Joost Breuker   , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pompeu Casanovas, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, MN USA
Anne Gardner, Atherton CA, USA
Thomas F. Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Sydney, Australia
Peter Jackson, Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, MN USA
Andrew J.I. Jones, King's College London, UK
Marc Lauritsen, Capstone Practice Systems, Harvard, MA USA
Arno Lodder, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
L. Thorne McCarty, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ USA
Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Anja Oskamp, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy
Henry Prakken, Utrecht University and University of Groningen, The  
Edwina Rissland, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA USA
Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna, Italy
Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh, UK
Uri Schild, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Marek J. Sergot, Imperial College, London, UK
Tom M. van Engers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bart Verheij, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

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Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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