[PlanetKR] AICOL-2011 (IVR XXV FRANKFURT 15-20 AUGUST 2011)

Guido Boella guido at di.unito.it
Thu Feb 3 08:40:47 EST 2011

AICOL 2011

AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems

XXV. World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Call for papers

Work on Artificial Intelligence and Law has been particularly fruitful 
in the last decade.
Besides providing advanced computer applications for the legal domain 
such as knowledge
based systems and intelligent information retrieval, research on AI and 
law has developed
innovative interdisciplinary models for understanding legal systems and 
legal reasoning,
which are highly significant for philosophy of law and legal theory. 
Among such models,
we can mention, for instance, logical frameworks for feasible legal 
reasoning and dialectical
argumentation, logics of normative positions, theories of case-based 
reasoning, and
computable models of legal concepts.

Today there is a strong need not only to integrate research in AI and 
law within legal
theory, but also to encompass the different branches of research in AI 
and law. When
different branches are developing quickly, the risk is in fact missing 
the opportunities
to exchange knowledge and methodologies. This is particularly so in the 
case of 'multiagent
systems'-approach and social network analysis, that share concepts and 
objects of study,
but often present merely superficial convergences in practice as well as 
in theory.

Multilingual ontologies provide an important opportunity for integrating 
different trends
of research in AI and law. The domain of multi-system and multi-lingual 
ontologies not only
offers the opportunity to integrate artificial intelligence with legal 
theory, but also with
comparative legal studies. Complexity theory, graph theory, game theory 
and any other
contributions from the mathematics disciplines could help both to 
formalize the dynamics of
legal systems and to capture the relationships between norms. Cognitive 
science could help
the legal ontology modelling by taking into account not only the formal 
features of the law,
but social behaviour, subjective believes, and cultural factors as well.

The aim of the workshop is thus to offer effective support for the 
exchange of knowledge and
methodological approaches between scholars from different scientific 
fields, by highlighting
their similarities and differences.

We are expecting to have contributions that are able to capture this 
interdisciplinary aspect
and prepare the scientific community to a common ground beyond the state 
of the art of any
individual discipline.

* Law and Science
* Law and Cognitive Science
* Law and Complexity Theory
* Complex Systems
* Legal Theory
* Legal Culture
* Computer Ethics
* Artificial Societies
* Argumentative Frameworks
* Legal Ontologies
* Legal Concepts
* Legal Thesauri
* Taxonomies
* Natural Language Processing (NLP)
* Legal Knowledge Acquisition
* Legal Knowledge Representation
* Knowledge Management
* Cognitive schemas
* Law and Robotics
* Law and Mathematics
* Legal Graphic Representation
* Game Theory
* Formalization of Legal Systems and Norms
* Rules and Standards
* Agreement technologies
* Electronic Institutions
* Legal Information Retrieval
* Online Dispute Resolution
* Trends in e-Discovery, e-Courts, e-Administration
* Users' studies

Important dates

Paper submission:                        May 16th, 2011
Peer Review Communications:   July 6th, 2011
Camera Ready:                             July 30th, 2011
AICOL Workshop:                       August 16th, 2011
Publication: November/December 2011 (LNAI volume)

Program Chairs

Danièle Bourcier, CERSA-CNRS, Paris, France
Pompeu Casanovas, UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Barcelona, Spain
Ugo Pagallo, University of Turin, Italy
Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID - University of Bologna, Italy
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy and 
CIRSFID – University of Bologna, Italy

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