[PlanetKR] Deadline extension: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL 2011)

Guido Boella guido at di.unito.it
Thu May 5 17:59:38 EST 2011

AICOL 2011

Half day Workshop of the
XXV. World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social
Philosophy FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 15-16 AUGUST 2011

Call for papers

After a first experience in Beijing (IVR XXIV - September
15-20, 2009 Beijing,China), and the successful second
edition in Rotterdam (JURIX-09 - Rotterdam � November 16-18,
The Netherlands) we are now announcing the third edition of
AICOL (AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems) as
a thematic workshop of the IVR XXV Frankfurt am Main,15-20
August 2011.

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 defeasible 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
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 beliefs, 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

Paper submission:  			NEW DEADLINE! June 1st 2011
Peer Review Communications:  		July 6th, 2011
Camera Ready: 				July 30th, 2011
AICOL Workshop: 			August 16th, 2011
Publication: November/December 2011 (LNAI volume)

Authors are invited to submit original contributions of
practical relevance and technical rigor in the field,
experience reports and show case/use case demonstrations of
effective, practical, deployable rule-based technologies or
applications in distributed environments.
Papers must be in English and may be submitted at


Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
Min.3000 words and max. 15000 words.

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully
peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of

The selected papers will be published in book form in the
Springer � LNAI Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
(LNAI) series.

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


Dipartimento di Informatica
Università di Torino
Cso Svizzera 185
10149 Torino

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fax +39 011 75 16 03
email guido at di.unito.it
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