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AIL 2022 : AIL – Artificial Intelligence and Law


When Aug 31, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2022
Notification Due May 31, 2022
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2022
Categories    law   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

Artificial Intelligence and Law
Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

Artificial intelligence and law is a field of study and research, which has been established since long and deals with all the possible applications of artificial intelligence to the world of law. Traditionally, this field has mainly concerned the forms of legal reasoning, the formation of legal knowledge, and the decision-making processes inherent to the legal domain. However, recent developments in artificial intelligence have also affected this area of study and research.

Increasingly, artificial intelligence is no longer defined with close reference to the notion of human intelligence, consciousness, and alike, but is considered as a growing resource of interactive, autonomous, and self-learning agency. As a smart form of agency, AI has even a greater potential to affect and reshape law, while raising legal, technical, and ethical issues, which affect human autonomy, self-determination, and responsibility. Furthermore, since AI is gradually more fueled by data, these issues are predominantly rooted in data collection, retention and management. This raises key questions and challenges that require full examination and discussion, since they deeply affect the future trends of law.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Formal and computational models of legal knowledge
Models of legal reasoning
Artificial intelligent systems in the legal domain
Automation and decision-making process
Machine learning and data mining
Artificial intelligence and litigation
Predictive coding
Interactive, autonomous and self-learning agency
Ethics of artificial intelligence

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2022 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2022 proceedings are indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors in a track session.

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2022
Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2022
Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2022
Conference: August 31 to September 2, 2022

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2022 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted. The papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Organisation Committee
Pedro Miguel Freitas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Ugo Pagallo, University of Torino
Massimo Durante, University of Torino
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho

Program Committee
Carlisle E. George, Middlesex University, UK
Ehrwein Nihan Céline, Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Italy
Luisa Avitabile, Università di Roma, Italy
Manuel David Masseno, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal
Peggy Valcke, KU Leuven, Belgium
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thomas Burri, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vicente Julián Inglada, Valencia University of Technology, Spain

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