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The 25th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-19th December 2012

Celebrating 25 years of supporting and enhancing cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology, the 2012 JURIX conference will return to its roots in Amsterdam. We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, covering foundations, methods, tools, systems
and applications for the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

* Support for lawyers, in legal reasoning, document drafting, negotiation;
* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis, drafting, workflow management, monitoring implementation;
* Support for the judiciary, in application of the law, analysis of evidence, management of cases;
* Support for police activities, in forensic inquiries, search and evaluation of evidence, management of investigations;
* Support for public administration, in applying regulations and managing information;
* Support for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge,
using rules, cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;
* Systems and methods to support policies and legal issues for social networks;
* Retrieval of legal information;
* Legal education;
* Digital-rights management;
* Alternative dispute resolution, particularly on-line;
* Regulatory compliance and compliance of business processes;
* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence
techniques in the legal domain;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies),
rules, cases, principles, values and procedures;
* Legal inference and argumentation;
* Verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Management of legal information in the semantic web;
* XML standards for legal documents, including legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Modelling the legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods for managing organizational change when introducing legal knowledge systems;
* Evaluation of systems using advanced informatics techniques in legal applications;
* Interdisciplinary applications of legal informatics methods and systems.

The deadline for paper submission is the 1. September 2012. Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair Conference Management System,

using PDF or Word format, and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the Instructions for Authors. Author instructions and style sheets can be found at the IOS Press site under
“Book Publishing” in the “Authors’ Corner”. Authors are strongly encouraged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisher’s criteria or exceeding the page limit will be excluded from inclusion in the proceedings.
The conference proceedings will be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications” before the Conference Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a short description of the topic,
should be sent to the Programme Chair by email. . There will also be a possibility to publish selected workshop papers with a range of peer reviewed journals, including SCRIPTed

Programme Chair:
Burkhard Schafer,
SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law
University of Edinburgh, UK.

Local Organisation Chair:
Tom van Engers, Leibniz Center for Law
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid/Faculty of Law
Universiteit van Amsterdam

Conference website:

Important Dates:
* Deadline for submissions of papers: 1. September 2012
* Notification of acceptance: 30th September
* Final, camera-ready copies required by: 5th October 2012
* Deadline for proposals for workshops and tutorials: 15. September
* Conference: main conference 17-18th December, workshops 19th December
JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation
for Legal Knowledge Systems.

You can contact us by sending an email to
Burkhard Schafer,

Burkhard Schafer
Professor of Computational Legal Theory
Director, SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law
School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College

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