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When Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022
Where Bolzano - Italy
Submission Deadline Aug 3, 2022
Notification Due Sep 5, 2022
Final Version Due Sep 19, 2022
Categories    legal studies   artificial intelligence   knowledge modeling   information extraction

Call For Papers


Co-located with the 23rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2022)


Artificial Intelligence (AI), Knowledge Modeling (KM) and Information Extraction (IE) methods are increasingly important for many sub-domains of legal informatics, including ontologies, argumentation, natural language processing, and network analysis, eventually paired with a multilingual approach. The Knowledge Management for Law (KM4LAW) workshop intends to be a forum to focus on legal informatics from different perspectives.
The advanced developments in AI over recent years have meant that seemingly insurmountable problems in AI & Law are beginning to be addressed. Accordingly, it is necessary to identify the limits of automated systems and how such systems can handle the remaining unsolved intentional and unintentional ambiguities and conflicts that require legal interpretation. Therefore, research works on the limits and unexplored opportunities offered by AI for the representation of knowledge in the legal domain constitute worthwhile contributions for this workshop.
Typical goals may include: classification of legal sources, legal design and legal ontologies, similarity among legal decisions and clustering, prediction and support during judicial decision making, legal interpretation support, identification of evolution of legal concepts and definitions over time, information extraction and classification, detection of linguistic phenomena and patterns in legal sources, multilingual alignments of concepts on domestic and international legal sources, identification of legal references and network analysis, analogical reasoning, and compliance checking.


The workshop will look for original, high quality contributions that explore the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
- Natural language processing techniques and systems for legal documents
- Identification of legal semantic roles and extraction of named entities
- Automated knowledge extraction from legal text corpora
- Experimental results using and adapting NLP methods for legal data
- Information retrieval and multimedia search for legal documents
- Multilingual alignments, retrieval, extraction and analysis of legal sources
- Linked data and knowledge graphs in the legal domain
- Classification or clustering of law
- Domain-Specific Visual Modeling Language (DSVML) and law
- Legal ontologies, visual law, legal design, and correlated themes
- (Multilingual) Thesauri, vocabularies, and taxonomies in the legal area
- Entity Recognition and Disambiguation
- Training and Using Embeddings for legal text
- Computational models of argumentation for legal data
- Knowledge Base Population
- Question Answering, Dialogue and Discourse Analysis, Query Understanding
- Link Analysis, Relation and Event Extraction
- Combining Legal Text with Structured Data
- Legal Text Summarization and Generation
- Emerging applications in legal data & knowledge engineering


Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers.

Papers should be written in English, following the new CEUR-ART 1-column style.
The LaTeX files for the new CEURART style are available as Overleaf Template:
To download an offline version with the style files: (it also contains DOCX template files)

All papers must be converted to PDF prior to electronic submission.

We accept two kinds of contributions:
- short paper must be between 5 to 9 pages long (excluding references)
- regular paper must be at least 10 pages long (excluding references)
At least one author of each accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop.

According to CEUR-WS policy, the papers will be published under a CC BY 4.0 license ( that will be included in an open-access post-proceedings volume of CEUR Workshop Proceedings (, indexed by both Scopus and DBLP.

We are planning a Journal Special Issue, we will provide new information shortly.

Submissions should be made via the Easychair system through the following submission page:

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS (in alphabetical order)

Davide Audrito, University of Bologna (Italy)
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin (Italy)
Francesca Grasso, University of Turin (Italy)
Roberto Nai, University of Turin (Italy)
Emilio Sulis, University of Turin (Italy)


Kolawole ADEBAYO (Dublin City University, Ireland / ADAPT Centre, Ireland)
Valerio BASILE (University of Turin, Italy)
Guido BOELLA (University of Turin, Italy)
Beatriz ESTEVES (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Alfio FERRARA (University of Milan, Italy)
Stefano MONTANELLI (University of Milan, Italy)
Rohan NANDA (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
María NAVAS LORO (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Monica PALMIRANI (University of Bologna, Italy)
Harshvardhan J. PANDIT (Trinity College, Dublin)
Livio ROBALDO (Swansea University, Wales)
Víctor RODRÍGUEZ-DONCEL (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Salvatore SAPIENZA (University of Bologna, Italy)
Galileo SARTOR (University of Bologna, Italy)
Giovanni SIRAGUSA (University of Turin, Italy)
Andrea TAGARELLI (University of Calabria, Italy)

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