Eighth International Workshop on Juris-informatics
(JURISIN 2014)
JSAI International Symposia on AI

November 23 - 24, 2014

Aims and Scope

Juris-informatics is a new research area which studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues among people from the various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional "AI and law" area. We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.




Important Dates

Workshop: November 23 - 24, 2014

Camera-ready due October 27
Submission Deadline: September 10, 2014
NEW Submission Deadline: September 17, 2014 ( Extended )

Notification October 3 (Fri)

12/20 first deadline for submission to post-proceedings; review dispatch
1/10 first review due
1/15 first review deadline
1/20 notification with revision requirement to authors

Extended Tentative Schedule
6th February : second deadline of submission to post-proceedings
15th 20th February : second review due
20th 25th February : final notification
28th 5th March : camera-ready due


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Model of legal reasoning
  • Argumentation / Negotiation / Argumentation agent
  • Legal term ontology
  • Formal legal knowledge-base / Intelligent management of legal knowledge-base
  • Translation of legal documents
  • Information retrieval of legal texts
  • Computer-aided law education
  • Use of Informatics and AI in law
  • Legal issues on ubiquitous computing / multi-agent system / the Internet
  • Social implications of use of informatics and AI in law
  • Natural language processing for legal knowledge
  • Verification and validation of legal knowledge systems
  • Any theories and technologies which is not directly related with juris-informatics but has a potential to contribute to this domain

Bar Exam Competition

This year, JURISIN invites participation in a legal information extraction and entailment competition. Previous conferences/workshops have not conducted such a shared task on a large legal data collection, so we hope that the 2014 workshop will help establish a major experimental effort in the legal information extraction/retrieval field. The motivation for the competition is to help create a research community of practice for the capture and use of legal information.
Please visit the homepage of the bar exam competition.


We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere except as a submission to JURIX 2014 (The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems). The double submission policy with JURIX 2014 is as follows:

  1. Papers being submitted both to JURISIN2014 and JURIX2014 must note this on the title page.
  2. A paper to be presented at JURISIN2014 must be withdrawn from JURIX2014 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors.
  3. If the authors do not follow this double submission policy, the paper by the authors will not be included in the proceedings of JURISIN 2014.

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form, which can be obtained from http://www.springeronline.com and not exceed 14 pages including figures, references, etc. If you use a word file, please follow the instruction of the format, and then convert it into a pdf form and submit it at the paper submission page. If a paper is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register the workshop and present it.

Submission page is here https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurisin2014
(Information page: https://easychair.org/conferences/conference_info.cgi?a=7296960)

If you cannot submit a paper by EasyChair System by some trouble, please send email to "tojo[at]jaist.ac.jp"

Post Proceedings

Selected papers will be published via Springer Verlag LNAI. The selected papers of the previous workshops were published as volumes of LNAI4914(JURISIN 2007), LNAI5447(JURISIN 2008), LNAI6284(JURISIN 2009) , LNAI6797(JURISIN2010), LNAI7258(JURISIN2011) ,LNAI7856(JURISIN2012)


New submission page is here ( EasyChair for Post-Proceedings JURISIN 2014 ).


9:20 Opening
9:30--10:30 Invited talk: Riichiro Mizoguchi  Abstract
(Coffee break)

11:00--12:00 [Ontology]
 Ontology Design Pattern Engineering For Accumulating Evidence For Legal Reasoning:
  Cases From Water Energy,Food and Climate Nexus, Md Mizanur Rahman

 A Hierarchy of Legal Indices
  Tho Thi Ngoc Le, Minh Le Nguyen and Akira Shimazu

13:30--14:30 [Logic and Inference I]
 Generating Legal Reasoning Structure by Answer Set Programming
  Duangtida Athakravi, Ken Satoh, Krysia Broda and Alessandra Russo

 Classification of Precedents by DEMO
  Tetsuji Goto and Satoshi Tojo

(Coffee break)

15:00--16:00 [Logic and Inference II]
 Analyzing Reliability Change in Legal Case
  Pimolluck Jirakunkanok, Katsuhiko Sano and Satoshi Tojo

 Module Based Argumentation Framework for Analysis of Actual Discussion Records
  Kei Nishina, Shogo Okada and Katsumi Nitta

16:15--17:15 Invited talk: Matthew Stone ( from LENLS )  Abstract

9:30--10:30 Invited talk: Bart Verheij  Abstract
(Coffee break)

11:00--12:00 [Information Retrieval, Representation I]
 Quantum Artificial Intelligence for Modelling Legal Knowledge of Legal Definitions: Cases
  from EU Water Energy and Food Legislations and Nexus, Md Mizanur Rahman

 The Applicability of Nationality Extraction in Crime Domain to Construct Legal Roles
  Extraction in Law Domain, Masnizah Mohd, Mohammad Darwich and Kiyoaki Shirai

13:30--14:00 [Information Retrieval, Representation II]
 Recognizing logical parts in Vietnamese Legal Texts using Discriminative Sequential
  Son Nguyen Truong, Duyen Nguyen Thi Phuong, Quoc Ho and Nguyen Le Minh

14:10--15:10 [COLIEE I]
 Translating Simple Legal Text to Formal Representations
  Shruti Gaur, Nguyen Vo, Kazuaki Kashihara and Chitta Baral

 A logic-based system for recognizing textual entailment applied to the bar exam
  competition, Yusuke Miyao and Ken Satoh

(Coffee break)

15:40-16:40 [COLIEE II]
 JAVN system for Legal Extraction and Entailment Tasks
  Nguyen Le Minh

 Alberta-KXG: Legal Question Answering Using Ranking SVM and Syntactic/Semantic
  Similarity, Mi-Young Kim, Ying Xu and Randy Goebel

16:50 Closing

Workshop Chair

Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan

Organizing Committee Members

Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan
Katsuhiko Sano, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan

Advisory Committee Members

Trevor Bench-Capon, The University of Liverpool, UK
Tomas Gordon, Fraunfoher FOKUS, Germany
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht & Groningen, The Netherlands
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia
Robert Kowalski, Imperial College London, UK
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Program Committee Members

Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan
Tokuyasu Kakuta, Nagoya University, Japan
Hanmin Jung, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information(KISTI), Korea
Minghui Xiong, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Minghui Ma, Southwest University, China
NguyenLe Minh, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan
Katsuhiko Toyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Makoto Nakamura, Nagoya University, Japan
Marina De Vos,University of Bath, UK
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
Thomas Agotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Robert Kowalski, Imperial College London, UK
Katsuhiko Sano, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan
Katumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, UK
Philip T H Chung, Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), Australia
Masahiro Kozuka, Okayama University, Japan
Fumihiko Takahashi, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Baosheng Zhang, China University of Political Science and Law, China
Akira Shimazu, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(JAIST), Japan
Mi-Young Kim, University of Alberta, Canada
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada

Preivous JURISIN workshops

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