The 31st international conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
December 12–14, 2018 in Groningen, The Netherlands
|Abstract submission:||10 September 2018 (recommended)|
|Paper submission:||16 September 2018|
|Demo & poster submission:||16 September 2018|
|Workshop & tutorial proposal submission:||16 September 2018|
|Notification of acceptance of regular papers:||10 October 2018|
|Camera ready deadline for regular papers:||19 October 2018|
|Workshops & tutorials:||12 December 2018|
|Doctoral Consortium:||12 December 2018|
|Legal Data Analytics Hackathon:||12 December 2018|
|Main conference:||13 and 14 December 2018|
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. We welcome submissions on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:
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.
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.
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.
The deadline for paper submission is Sunday, September 16, 2018.
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:
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.
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.
Authors can submit short descriptions of preliminary results or an innovative idea. These papers should not exceed 4 pages.
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.
We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except to JURISIN 2018. Papers being submitted both to JURIX 2018 and JURISIN 2018 must note this on the title page, and a paper to be presented at JURIX 2018 must be withdrawn from JURISIN 2018 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 2018.
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 2018 JURIX conference will take place in Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, 9718 EP Groningen, the Netherlands on 12, 13 and 14 December 2018. Besides the standard conference track and the Doctoral Consortium, JURIX 2018 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.
JURIX 2018 welcomes workshops and tutorials that address topics that satisfy the following criteria:
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.
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. The deadline for workshop proposals is 16 September 2018.
A workshop proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:
If accepted, the workshop organizers are responsible for:
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 16 September 2018.
A tutorial proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:
If accepted, the tutorial organizers are responsible for:
The Jurix 2018 Doctoral Consortium aims at promoting the exchange of ideas from PhD researchers in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Law, and at providing them an opportunity to interact and receive feedback from leading scholars and experts in the field. Specifically, the Consortium seeks to provide opportunities for PhD students to:
To be eligible for the Consortium, a candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognised university. Ideally, the candidate should have around of 12-24 months of work remaining before expected completion. The participants of the Doctoral Consortium must register for and attend the main conference. The PhD student should be the sole author of the submission. The best thesis descriptions or research descriptions will be presented during the JURIX 2018 conference (5 minutes pitch). Each thesis description or research description accepted may be presented also with a poster (A0).
We expect submissions addressing any topic related to the AI & Law discipline, including the topics listed in the call for papers for the main conference, which include but are not limited to:
Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:
Thesis descriptions or research outcomes are limited to 6 pages in English using LNCS format and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 3 page CV. Please submit to
Submissions will be assessed by members from the AI and Law community who will consider how well the submissions address each of the aspects given above. The best contributions may be published in extended version inside of AICOL series (Springer) according to the special selection call for papers rules.
|Deadline for submission of papers:||November 1, 2018|
|Notification of acceptance:||November 15, 2018|
|Camera-ready copy due:||November 30, 2018|
|Conference:||December 12-14, 2018|
The Best Paper of JURIX 2018 Doctoral Consortium Award will be assigned to the most original, innovative and well presented research.
Legal Data Analytics Hackathon aims to create applications/projects using data analytics methods applied to legal document and data. Cognitive biases should be avoided and for respecting the transparency principle we encourage to provide a self-explanation dataset, documentation, replication demo instructions, validation test set. Visualization of the results are very welcome in order to describe the results and to encourage legal practitioners, companies and citizens to use those emerging techniques.
A portal with the results of the hackathon applications/projects will be set up:
The winners will be presented during the JURIX 2018 conference (5 minutes pitch) and all the participants can have an exposition space in the conference. We encourage to use the following techniques:
The application must comply the following rules:
The applications/projects must be published and reachable online (e.g., github, API, website) with the deadline. The team should be composed by 2-4 persons with a clear credits attribution of the contributions. The applications/projects must document with the necessary information according with the rules.
|Deadline for submission of applications/projects:||November 10, 2018|
|Notification of acceptance:||November 30, 2018|
|Conference:||December 12-14, 2018|
Three Awards will be assigned to the three most original, innovative and well-presented applications.
All the tools, contributions, results and dataset produced inside of the LAH are released with open licenses among the following: