Friday June 14th 2013, Rome, Italy
In conjunction with ICAIL 2013: XIV International Conference on AI and Law
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from computational social
science, computational legal theory, network science and related disciplines
in order to discuss the use and usefulness of network analysis in the legal
domain. We are thinking of both *social* networks (of e.g. legal scholars or
criminals) and the network of *sources of law* (sources referring to other
sources form a network). Topics include the (re)construction, analysis and
visualisation of these networks and their interactions.
We invite papers on and demonstrations of original work on these and other
aspects of network analysis in the legal field. Submissions will be subject to
a light review process on appropriateness for this call, originality of the
research described and technical quality.
Submission of papers not exceeding 3000 words should be done through Easychair
Submission due: May 1st 2013
Accept/Reject notification: May 15th 2013
Workshop Format: Short presentations and/or demonstrations and discussion.
Publication Opportunities: Selected papers will be published in a volume of
the Series “Law Science Technology”, published by ESI.
Dr. Radboud G.F. Winkels
Leibniz Center for Law
PO Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
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Following many requests for extension, the deadline for submission of position papers (from 1 to 5 pages) to the Fundamental Concepts and the Systematization of Law workshop (FCASL) has been extended to
DECEMBER 10, 2012
We are looking forward to your submissions.
There will be a possibility to extend the papers after the workshop and before the publication.
The workshop website is available at www.fundamentalconcepts2012.wordpress.com.
Hajime Yoshino and Michał Araszkiewicz
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 7 September 2012
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Main Conference: 18-19 December 2012
Workshops: 17 December 2012
Visit the conference website at http://conference.jurix.nl/2012
- Kevin D. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Zsolt Balogh, University of Pecs, Hungary
- Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
- Floris Bex, University of Dundee, UK
- Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
- Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters, USA
- Tom van Engers, Leibniz Center for Law, The Netherlands
- Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Florence, Italy
- Anne Gardner, Atherton, USA
- Thomas F. Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
- Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
- Carole D. Hafner, Northeastern University, USA
- Rinke Hoekstra, VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Arno R. Lodder, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Thorne McCarthy, Rutgers University, USA
- Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Laurens Mommers, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
- Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
- Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy
- Radim Polčák, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
- Henry Prakken, Universiteit Groningen & Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora & Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Antonio Rotolo, University of Bologna, Italy
- Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Florence – Cirsfid, University of
- Bologna, Italy
- Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
- Erich Sweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
- Uri Schild, Bar Ilan University, Israel
- Bart Verheij, Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
- Douglas N. Walton, University of Windsor, Canada
- Radboud Winkels, Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands
- Adam Wyner, University of Liverpool, UK
- John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
2nd International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law
Argumentation, reasoning and justification have always been inherent parts of lawyers’ work. Lawyers themselves are obviously well aware of the fact and would almost unanimously acknowledge that enhancing one’s knowledge and skills in argumentation has a direct impact on the quality of their work.
The ambition of the conference is to establish a permanent platform to discuss and explore the alternative methods of legal argumentation, i.e. those that are not regularly employed in everyday legal practice, but would prove extremely valuable if adopted. It is thus our intention to bring new stimuli to both the approaches to the argumentation by showing that the outcomes of both are valuable and can be combined in coherent theories.
The conference consists of four workshops/streams each specialized in a specific and unique method of studying legal argumentation:
1. 07-09-2012 Full paper submission deadline
2. 21-09-2012 Notice of acceptance deadline
3. 12-10-2012 Paper camera-ready deadline
4. 26-10-2012 Main event
The Call for Papers is open and the submissions are going to be accepted until September 7, 2012. This date is firm and final and there are going to be no extensions.
You are welcome to submit a paper using the EasyChair conference system.
Every submission will be reviewed by two or three reviewers and the author will be provided with detailed feedback as well as the list of suggestions for minor improvements to be implemented before it is published. The process adheres strictly to the highest standards of double-blind review.
The individual paper should not exceed 15.000 words and it can include tables and figures. The Harvard style of referencing is preferred but not strictly required. The paper may be submitted in one of the following formats: .rtf, .odt, .doc, .docx and .tex.
The accepted papers are going to be published in pre-conference proceedings by Masaryk University Press. The publisher shall not claim exclusive rights to the papers and authors are encouraged to offer them to the public within the open access regime (e.g. SSRN).
on behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Program Committee
Celebrating 25 years of supporting and enhancing cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology, the 2012 JURIX
conference will return to its roots in Amsterdam. We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal
information and knowledge, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications for the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
- Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
- Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, workflow management, monitoring implementation;
- Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
- Support for police activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
- Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
- Support for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules, cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;
- Systems and methods to support policies and legal issues for social networks;
- Retrieval of legal information;
- Legal education;
- Digital-rights management;
- Alternative dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
- Regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
- Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
- Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values and procedures;
- Legal inference and argumentation;
- Verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
- Management of legal information in the semantic web;
- XML standards for legal documents, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
- Modelling the legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
- Methods for managing organizational change when introducing legal knowledge systems;
- Evaluation of systems using advanced informatics techniques in legal applications;
- Interdisciplinary applications of legal informatics methods and systems.
The deadline for paper submission is 1 September 2012. Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair Conference Management System,
using PDF or Word format, and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the Instructions for Authors. Author instructions and style sheets can be found at the IOS Press site under “Book Publishing” in the “Authors’ Corner”. Authors are strongly encouraged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will be excluded from inclusion in the proceedings.
The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications” before the Conference.
Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a short description of the topic, should be sent to the Programme Chair by email. There will also be a possibility to publish selected workshop papers with a range of peer reviewed journals, including SCRIPTed
SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law
University of Edinburgh, UK.
Local Organisation Chair:
Tom van Engers, Leibniz Center for Law
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid/Faculty of Law
Universiteit van Amsterdam
- EXTENDED Deadline for submissions of papers: 7. September 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 30th September
- Final, camera-ready copies required by: 5th October 2012
- Deadline for proposals for workshops and tutorials: 15. September
- Conference: main conference 17-18th December, workshops 17th December
JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems.
You can contact us by sending an email to
Burkhard Schafer, B.firstname.lastname@example.org
(second call for applications) PhD position Artificial Intelligence and Forensic Science (Utrecht University; 1,0 fte) Job description This PhD position is part of the project "Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios" that is funded by the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Research in the Forensic Science program (www.nwo.nl/forensicscience). The project is a cooperation of the University of Groningen (Department of Artificial Intelligence) and Utrecht University (Department of Information and Computing Sciences) supported by partners from forensic legal practice. In order to prevent miscarriages of justice such as the infamous Lucia de Berk case, the communication between forensic statisticians, crime investigators and lawyers about statistical evidence should be improved. It is well-known that lawyers and other non-experts in statistics often make serious mistakes when confronted with statistical evidence, while there is ample evidence that lawyers tend to think in terms of arguments and scenarios. Therefore the project aims to develop methods for supporting argumentation- and narrative-based communication about statistical evidence. Both the design and the understanding of models of evidence will be investigated. This study will be carried out in two subprojects, addressing, respectively, argumentation and narrative techniques. Both subprojects take the statistical formalism of Bayesian Networks as point of departure. In the subproject performed at Utrecht University, argumentation techniques for the design and understanding of models of evidence will be developed, based on logical models of argumentation developed in Artificial Intelligence. The project is the first that addresses the communicative gap between forensic statisticians, crime investigators and lawyers, by combining Bayesian Networks with Artificial Intelligence models of scenario construction and argumentation. On request, we can send you the full plan for the project. In that case, and for other questions, please contact Prof.dr. Henry Prakken. Requirements A successful candidate has a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, or a related field, and has an interest in formal research in argumentation, narrative techniques and Bayesian Networks, and their application in forensic contexts. Conditions of employment Utrecht University offers a salary of € 2,042 gross per month in the first year up to a maximum of 2,612 gross per month in the final year. The appointment is for a period of four years, which should be finished with a PhD examination. The full time appointment is temporary for 1.5 years with the perspective of prolongation for another 2.5 years. After the first year, there will be an evaluation of the feasibility of successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years. You and your supervisors will make up a plan for additional education and supervising that is specific to your needs. How to apply: Send a cover letter (with professional goals and a statement of interest), a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation (PDF format) to the job application portal before March 17th, although applications received after the deadline may be considered. Starting date: as soon as possible. Organisation The PhD student will be based at Utrecht University (Faculty of Science, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Intelligent Systems group). The group has a world-class reputation in the fields of Intelligent Agents, Multi-Agent systems, Argumentation, AI & law, and Bayesian Networks. Daily supervision will be performed by Dr. B. Verheij (principal investigator), Prof.dr.mr. H. Prakken and Dr. S. Renooij. Additional information Prof. Dr. Henry Prakken H.Prakken@uu.nl Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University More information about the project: www.ai.rug.nl/~verheij/nwofs More information about employer Utrecht University on AcademicTransfer. Direct link to this job opening: http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/13124/lang/en/
The submission deadline for the JURIX 2011 Conference has been extended until the 9th of September.
See the conference website for more details: http://www.univie.ac.at/RI/JURIX2011/
JURIX 2011 (the 24th International Conferences on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) will be held in Vienna (Austria), December 14-16, 2011. The organizing chair is Erich Schweighofer and the program chair is Katie Atkinson. The call for papers will be published soon, with a submission deadline in early September.