JURIX 2019

32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Madrid, Spain, 11/12/2019–13/12/2019

JURIX 2019 is the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems organised by the Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems (JURIX) since 1988.

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 as well as legal and ethical issues related to the design, development and application of such systems 

topics of interest

I - Theory and foundations

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.

Representation languages and formalisms for legal knowledge;
Models of legal and ethical knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values, procedures and society models;
Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions, including normative systems, and norm-governed societies;
Methods and algorithms for performing legal reasoning, including argumentation on issues of law and issues of fact;
Methods and algorithms for designing legal data analytics and predictive models;
Theories and approaches providing foundations for legal knowledge and reasoning modeling;
Foundational issues of legal knowledge systems design;
Methods and foundations for legal design discipline.
II – Technology

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;

Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal texts and rules, including legislative, judicial, parliamentary, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
Technology for expressing the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including Legal Open Data, Legal Big Data, Knowledge Graph Database;
Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems, including checking compliance systems;
Technology for digital-rights management, licensing, access policies and authorisation, including issues in social networks;
Technology for managing privacy, cybersecurity and digital identity issues, including blockchain methods;
Technology for managing eCommerce, fraud detection and new market platforms issues;
Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts, including argument retrieval;
Technology for social simulations in the legal domain and for democratic innovation;
Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts and legal data;
Technology for support of conflict management and dispute resolution;
Technology for visualization of legal information, data and argumentation;
Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge in information systems;
Legal technology for explainability, transparency and intelligibility;
Legal technology for the prevention of bias and prejudice in data and algorithms;
Legal technology addressing legal personhood and liability issues.
Technology addressing the issues of legal design.

III - Applications

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.

Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, publishing and implementation;
Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation, management of cases;
Support for police and law enforcement activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
Support for public administration, in applying regulations, evaluation of evidence and managing information;
Support for business, economic transactions, and other private parties in managing regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
Support for private parties in using alternative forms of dispute resolution, particularly online;
Support for governance and citizens in enhancing participation, for a better communication (e.g fake news) and democracy (e.g. political data in social media);
Support for legal aid for better access to justice for self-represented litigants and other persons (including NGOs) interested in non-commercial access to legal information and support;
Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.
Support for the legal design projects.

works as
origin event for publication
page_white_acrobatDefeasible Systems in Legal Reasoning: A Comparative Assessment (paper in proceedings, 2019) — Roberta Calegari, Giuseppe Contissa, Francesca Lagioia, Andrea Omicini, Giovanni Sartor
hosting event for talk
page_white_powerpointDefeasible Systems in Legal Reasoning: A Comparative Assessment (JURIX 2019, 12/12/2019) — Giovanni Sartor (Roberta Calegari, Giuseppe Contissa, Francesca Lagioia, Andrea Omicini, Giovanni Sartor)