FedCSIS 2015 - Call for Events

CALL FOR EVENTS
Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Lodz, Poland, 13-16 September, 2015
www.fedcsis.org

The 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information 
Systems cordially invites you to consider contributing an Event 
(conference, symposium, workshop, consortium meeting, research 
dissemination meeting, special session). The FedCSIS multi-conference 
consists of a significant number of recurring Events and it welcomes 
proposals for new Events until October 31, 2014. The Events can run over 
any span of time within the conference dates; from half-day to three days.

Lodz, the third-largest Polish city, located in the central Poland 
south-west of Warsaw. The former textile industry empire, today is an 
academic city, desirable location for creative industries, home of 
modern arts and grand events.

The FedCSIS Events provide a platform for bringing together researchers, 
practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges, 
and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to 
research and practice in computer science and information systems.

The Events will be selected based on the scientific/technical interest 
and/or their relevance to practitioners in their topics, the clarity of 
the proposal in addressing the requested information, the innovativeness 
of the Event topics, and the fit with the FedCSIS multi-conference program.

The FedCSIS 2014 - held in Warsaw, Poland - attracted 430 papers, of 
which 150 were accepted as full papers (acceptance rate of approximately 
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Adrian Paschke | 15 Sep 12:30 2014
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CfP: SWAT4LS 2014, Extended Deadline Sept. 30th

<Due to numerous request we extended the paper submission deadline to September 30th>

Call for Papers

7th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the
Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2014) Berlin, Germany Dec. 9-11th, 2014
http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/berlin2014

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Program News:

- Keynotes by Andre Dekker (Maastro Clini, NL), Maryann Martone (UCSD, USA), Stefan Decker (Insight
Center, IE)
- Tutorials:
  • RDF linked data at the European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Ontologising the Health Level Seven (HL7) Standard
  • Ontologies Ontop Databases
  • Natural Language Interfaces for SPARQL endpoints
  • Introduction to rule systems
- Hackathon Day on December, 11th
- Accepted papers will be invited to a special issue
  of the BMC Journal of Biomedical Semantics

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Overview

Since 2008, the SWAT4LS Workshop has provided a platform for the
presentation and discussion of the benefits and limits of applying web-based
information systems and semantic technologies in the domains of health care
and life sciences. SWAT4LS has been held in Edinburgh (2008), Amsterdam (2009), Berlin (2010), London
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Rinke Hoekstra | 6 Sep 14:33 2014
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JURIX 2014 Deadline extended until Friday Sept. 12 (23:59 UTC-09:00)

(Apologies for Crossposts)

Dear all,

Due to various reasons, amongst which numerous requests, and after a long debate, we have decided to extend the JURIX 2014 deadline until next Friday September 12, at 23:59 UTC-09:00 (that is Hawaii Dailight-Saving time). 

JURIX is the European conference for Legal Informatics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence & Law. 

Read the full call for papers here:


Submissions can be 10 pages long (research papers) or 4 pages (posters & demos). They should be in IOS Press format, and can be submitted via the Easychair submission website: 


Please spread the word.

Best regards,

Rinke Hoekstra (and Michał Araszkiewicz)
Hoekstra, R.J. | 2 Sep 13:34 2014
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JURIX 2014: Deadline Approaching (5 Sept 2014)

(Apologies for crossposts)
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JURIX 2014
Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
****************************************************************************

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

------
Topics
------

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge,
covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to
one or more of the following categories:

I - Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity,
novelty and significance of the work.

* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation formalisms for legal knowledge;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values
and procedures;
* Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;

II - Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty
and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

* Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including
legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal
Open Data;
* Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
* Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in
social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules,
cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;

III - Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value,
novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.

* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis,
drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring 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;
* 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 businesses 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 on-line;
* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.

IV - Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V - Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the
opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see
below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the
reviewers, if so requested.

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Paper Submission
----------------

The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam,
Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and
Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press
Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisherís criteria
or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

----------------------------------------
JURISIN 2014 - Joint Submision Procedure
----------------------------------------

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere except as a submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission
policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

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

---------------------
Workshops & Tutorials
---------------------

Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a
short description of the topic, should be sent to the Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

---------------
Posters & Demos
---------------

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or
demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the
"Poster" or "Demo" submission category.

-------------------
Doctoral Consortium
-------------------

JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to
publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement
from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

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Program Committee
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* Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
* Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
* Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
* Floris Bex, University of Groningen
* Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
* Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
* Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
* Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
* Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
* Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
* Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
* Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
* Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
* Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
* Guido Governatori, NICTA
* Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
* Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
* Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
* John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
* Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
* Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
* Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
* Paulo Novais, University of Minho
* Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
* Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
* Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
* Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
* Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
* Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
* Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
* Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
* Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
* Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
* Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
* Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
* Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
* John Sheridan, National Archives
* Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
* Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
* Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
* Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
* Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
* John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

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Program Chair
-------------

Rinke Hoekstra,
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
rinke.hoekstra@... / hoekstra@...

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Local Chair
-----------

Michal Araszkiewicz,
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
michal.araszkiewicz@...

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Doctoral Consortium Chair
-------------------------

Monica Palmirani,
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
monica.palmirani@...

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Organizing Committee
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Michal Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Krzysztof Pleszka, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Rafal Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland

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Important Dates
---------------

Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)

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Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam

Hoekstra, R.J. | 26 Aug 13:00 2014
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Call for Workshops and Tutorials: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014)

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JURIX 2014
Call for Workshops and Tutorials
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
****************************************************************************

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

Besides the standard conference track and the Doctoral Consortium, JURIX 2014 will host a number of
workshops and tutorials related to the theme of the conference.

* Workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific
topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. 
* Tutorials enable attendees to familiarize themselves with advances in AI and Law related subjects, both
theoretical and technological.  

JURIX 2014 welcomes workshops and tutorials that address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

* the topic falls in the general scope of JURIX 2014,
* there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and
* there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Note that in the case of multiple workshop/tutorial submissions on the same topic, you may be asked to merge
your proposal with that of others.

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Workshop Proposal Guidelines
------

We invite submissions of workshop proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for
papers http://conference.jurix.nl/2014). 

Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair via email at <rinke.hoekstra@...>

A workshop proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:

* Title
* Organizers (more than 2, from different institutions)
* Abstract
* Motivation for the workshop (relation to conference, timeliness)
* Workshop format (paper presentations, panel discussions, invited talks, general discussions or
outbreak). We welcome and prioritize workshops with an innovative, creative format that will attract
various types of contributions and ensures lively interaction.
* Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day workshop.
* Intended audience and expected number of participants
* List of (potential) members of the program committee (25% confirmed)
* Submission, notification and camera-ready deadline dates aligned with the ones listed in the
'Important Dates' section below.
* If applicable, past versions of the workshop, including URLs and statistics on submissions/papers/attendance.

If accepted, the workshop organizers are responsible for:

* A workshop webpage, with links to the JURIX 2014 website
* Publicize the workshop to attract submissions and attendees
* Reviewing of submitted papers, and quality assurance
* Determining the program for the workshop, within the time limits provided by the conference organization.
* Publishing accepted papers in electronic proceedings *before* the workshop date (preferably CEUR-WS)
* Ensure that workshop participants register for the workshop *and* the main conference.
* Schedule, attend and coordinate the workshop.

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Tutorial Proposal Guidelines
------

We invite submissions of tutorial proposals on subjects related to the main conference (see the call for
papers http://conference.jurix.nl/2014). 

Proposals should be sent to the Program Chair via email at <rinke.hoekstra@...>

A tutorial proposal should be a short PDF document (max 5 pages) outlining the following ingredients:

* Title
* Organizers (more than 2, from different institutions)
* Abstract
* Motivation for the tutorial (relation to conference, timeliness)
* If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of
presenting it again to the JURIX community.
* Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge.
* Indication as to whether it is a half-day or full-day workshop.
* Intended audience and expected number of participants

If accepted, the tutorial organizers are responsible for:

* A tutorial webpage, with links to the JURIX 2014 website
* Publicize the tutorial to attract submissions and attendees
* Determining the tutorial for the workshop, within the time limits provided by the conference organization.
* Distributing tutorial materials to attendees *before* the tutorial date (if needed)
* Ensure that tutorial participants register for the tutorial *and* the main conference.
* Schedule, attend and coordinate the tutorial.

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Important Dates
------
* Workshops and Tutorials proposal submission: 12 September 2014
* Workshop paper submission deadline: 10 October 2014
* Workshop paper notification of acceptance: 14 November 2014
* Workshop and Tutorial day: 10 December 2014

(Thanks to the EKAW 2014 organizers for providing a blueprint for this call)

Hoekstra, R.J. | 19 Aug 10:46 2014
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Third CFP: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014)

(Apologies for crossposts)
****************************************************************************
JURIX 2014
Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
****************************************************************************

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by  <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

------
Topics
------

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge,
covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and applications. We welcome submissions belonging to
one or more of the following categories:

I - Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity,
novelty and significance of the work.

* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation formalisms for legal knowledge;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values
and procedures;
* Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;

II - Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty
and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

* Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including
legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal
Open Data;
* Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
* Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in
social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules,
cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;

III - Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value,
novelty and significance of the work, and if possible, evaluate (potential) impact.

* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis,
drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and monitoring 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;
* 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 businesses 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 on-line;
* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.

IV - Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V - Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the
opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see
below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a screencast of) the demo privately with the
reviewers, if so requested.

----------------
Paper Submission
----------------

The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam,
Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and
Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press
Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisherís criteria
or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

----------------------------------------
JURISIN 2014 - Joint Submision Procedure
----------------------------------------

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere except as a submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission
policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

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

---------------------
Workshops & Tutorials
---------------------

Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a
short description of the topic, should be sent to the Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

---------------
Posters & Demos
---------------

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or
demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the
"Poster" or "Demo" submission category.

-------------------
Doctoral Consortium
-------------------

JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to
publish short papers, to present posters about their research and to receive feedback and encouragement
from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

-----------------
Program Committee
-----------------
* Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
* Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
* Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
* Floris Bex, University of Groningen
* Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
* Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
* Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
* Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
* Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
* Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
* Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
* Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
* Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
* Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
* Guido Governatori, NICTA
* Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
* Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
* Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
* John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
* Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
* Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
* Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
* Paulo Novais, University of Minho
* Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
* Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
* Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
* Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
* Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
* Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
* Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
* Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
* Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
* Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
* Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
* Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
* Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
* John Sheridan, National Archives
* Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
* Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
* Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
* Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
* Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
* John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

-------------
Program Chair
-------------

Rinke Hoekstra,
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
rinke.hoekstra@... / hoekstra@...

-----------
Local Chair
-----------

Michal Araszkiewicz,
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
michal.araszkiewicz@...

-------------------------
Doctoral Consortium Chair
-------------------------

Monica Palmirani,
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
monica.palmirani@...

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Organizing Committee
--------------------
Michal Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Krzysztof Pleszka, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Rafal Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland

---------------
Important Dates
---------------

Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)

----
Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam

Enrico Franconi | 28 Jul 14:22 2014
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PhD scholarships in Computer Science at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano announces a public competition, by qualifications, for admission to the PhD programme of the Faculty of Computer Science, with the first 6 positions covered by scholarships (17,000€ per year). In addition, the student will be financially supported to attend conferences and schools, and to spend a period of 6-12 months abroad. The PhD programme lasts three years. The official language of the programme and of the faculty is English.

Research in the Faculty of Computer Science is divided in three research centres (see below). Candidates are strongly advised to get in contact with the desired research centre before applying.

Bolzano is the city’s Italian name while Bozen is its German name: it is the capital of the multilingual province of Alto Adige / Südtirol. Near Italy’s northern border with Austria, the city is a gateway to the Dolomites, the majestic white mountain peaks that are part of the Alps. Bolzano is an Italian city with Austrian flair. Its two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city. Bolzano is constantly among the top-ranked cities in Italy when it comes to quality of life. It has one of Europe's lowest unemployment rates, excellent services and a wonderful landscape. The landscape of the surrounding mountain sides is characterised by old wine hamlets and villages nestling amid vineyards watched over by 200 castles, stately country houses and ruins (see the wonderful video).

Instructions for application (pre-enrollment): http://www.unibz.it/en/inf/progs/phdcs/
The deadline for the applications is the 29th August 2014.


RESEARCH CENTRES:

KRDB RESEARCH CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND DATA

- web page: http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/
- contact person: Enrico Franconi franconi <at> inf.unibz.it

  • Logic based languages for knowledge representation
  • Intelligent access to databases
  • Semantic technologies
  • Visual and verbal paradigms for information exploration  
  • Temporal aspects of data and knowledge
  • Extending database technologies
  • Inter-operation, verification, and composition of business processes

  • The research topics in knowledge representation are focused on foundational and practical aspects of knowledge representation technologies applied to information systems. The whole life cycle ranging from the design to the deployment of such technologies is covered: the conceptual modelling of various types of knowledge, the linguistic and logical aspects of knowledge, the integration of heterogeneous knowledge sources, including information coming from the Internet, the usage of knowledge to support the intelligent retrieval of information, and the usage of knowledge to create virtual services on the net.

INFORMATION AND DATABASE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • Spatial and temporal databases
  • Approximation Techniques in databases
  • Query optimisation in databases
  • Cooperative interfaces for information access and filtering
  • Data mining techniques for preference elicitation and recommendation
  • Cloud computing and big data
  • Agile development & human aspects of software engineering
  • Software startups and open science
  • Design based Hardware engineering
  • Technology enhanced learning

  • The research activities in the area of database and information systems focus on key aspects of applied computer science, including data warehousing and data mining, the integration of heterogeneous and distributed databases, time-varying information, data models, and query processing. The research approach is primarily constructive in its outset, and it includes substantial experimental and analytical elements. The development activities cover the design of data models and structures, and the development of algorithms, data structures, languages, and systems. The experimental activities verify real world artifacts with the help of prototypes and simulations. The analytic activities include the analysis of the algorithmic complexity and the evaluation of languages. The main goal is theoretically sound results that solve real world problems.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

  • Agile methods, lean management, and open source
  • Measurement and study of software quality, reliability, evolution and reuse
  • Distributed computing and service-oriented architectures (mobile and distributes services)
  • IT and business alignment
  • Software reuse and component based development
  • Interoperability in collaborative systems
  • IT for automation
  • Energy-aware systems


The research topics in software engineering are focused on the empirical and quantitative study of innovative models for software development. The target analysis techniques include both traditional statistics, and new approaches, such as computational intelligence, Bayesian models, and meta-analytical systems. The innovative software development techniques include (a) methods based on lean management, such as agile methods, with a specific interest for benchmarking and identification of defects, and (b) open source development models.
Zahir Kali | 22 Jul 11:07 2014
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OWL reasonement. Can we add a new attribute to inferred individuals?

Hello,
i am working about inferences in Jena. I a using OWL Reasonser. I have juste question. Can me add an information to an inferred individual? Example: i have individuales like this one:
<owl:NamedIndividual rdf:about="&data;serveur-282023"> <rdf:type rdf:resource="&data;serveur"/> <data:status rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">En service</data:status> </owl:NamedIndividual>
I would test on data:status, if it is equal to "En service", i would add a new attribute to get the following result:
<owl:NamedIndividual rdf:about="&data;serveur-282023"> <rdf:type rdf:resource="&data;serveur"/> <data:status rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">En service</data:status> <data:NEW rdf:datatype="&xsd;string">NEW INFO</data:status> </owl:NamedIndividual>
Do you know if this is possible? Thanks.
TSD 2014 | 15 Jul 22:23 2014
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TSD 2014 - Call for Demonstrations and Participation

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	 TSD 2014 - CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
      *********************************************************

Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
		    http://www.tsdconference.org/

SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at
www.tsdconference.org).  Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.

IMPORTANT DATES

August  3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ............ Notification of acceptance for
                            demonstrations sent to the authors
September 3-7 2014 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2014 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Active Learning for Information Extraction

    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Entailment graphs for text analytics

    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA
    Recent Progress in Statistical Machine Translation: Algorithms and Applications

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases
such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014@...

The official TSD 2014 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/

LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow,
and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may
also be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called
Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the
Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St.  James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important
buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of
three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz),
Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice
Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish
cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO
heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

TSD 2014 | 15 Jul 22:23 2014
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TSD 2014 - Call for Demonstrations and Participation

      *********************************************************
	 TSD 2014 - CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PARTICIPATION
      *********************************************************

Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
              Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
		    http://www.tsdconference.org/

SUBMISSION OF DEMONSTRATION ABSTRACTS

Authors are invited to present actual projects, developed software and
hardware or interesting material relevant to the topics of the
conference. The authors of the demonstrations should provide the
abstract not exceeding one page as plain text. The submission must be
made using the online form available at the conference www pages.

The accepted demonstrations will be presented during a special
Demonstration Session (see the Demo Instructions at
www.tsdconference.org).  Demonstrators can present their contribution
with their own notebook with an Internet connection provided by the
organisers or the organisers can prepare a PC computer with multimedia
support for demonstrators.

IMPORTANT DATES

August  3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts
August 10 2014 ............ Notification of acceptance for
                            demonstrations sent to the authors
September 3-7 2014 ........ Conference dates

The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the Proceedings of TSD
2014 but they will be published electronically at the conference website.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
    Active Learning for Information Extraction

    Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
    Entailment graphs for text analytics

    Salim Roukos, IBM, USA
    Recent Progress in Statistical Machine Translation: Algorithms and Applications

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk
University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of
West Bohemia, Pilsen.  The conference is supported by International
Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in
both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.  TSD Proceedings
are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index.  Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases
such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.

TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
    disambiguation, multilingual processing, sentiment analysis,
    credibility analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization,
    authorship attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly
encouraged.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, GB
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Elmar Noeth, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Fabio Pianesi, Italy
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, GB
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers,
oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will
be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow
for additional informal interactions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in
the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the
accommodation are available at the conference website.

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be
addressed to

    Ales Horak, TSD 2014
    Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
    fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
    email: tsd2014@...

The official TSD 2014 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/

LOCATION

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a
population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and
trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is
located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known
for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal
City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural
center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow,
and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may
also be of interest.  Local ones include: Brno Castle now called
Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the
Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian
Margraves, Church of St.  James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul,
Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat
designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important
buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with
Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of
three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz),
Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice
Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish
cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO
heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.

Rinke Hoekstra | 15 Jul 16:40 2014
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Second CFP: International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2014)

(Apologies for crossposts)
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JURIX 2014
Call for Papers
The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10, 11 and 12 December, 2014
****************************************************************************

For more than 25 years, the JURIX conference has provided an international forum for academics and
practitioners for the advancement of cutting edge research in
the interface between law and computer technology.

The 2014 JURIX conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 10, 11 and 12 December.

As JURIX 2014 approaches, more information will be published on the conference website at
http://conference.jurix.nl/2014, or distributed via Twitter by
 <at> jurixfoundation using the hashtag #jurix14.

The JURIX conferences are held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems (http://www.jurix.nl).

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Topics
------

We invite submission of original papers on the advanced management of legal information and knowledge,
covering foundations, methods, tools, systems and
applications. We welcome submissions belonging to one or more of the following categories:

I - Theory of AI & Law
Contributions to the theory and foundations of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate (formal) validity,
novelty and significance of the work.

* Theoretical foundations for the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the legal domain;
* Representation formalisms for legal knowledge;
* Models of legal knowledge, including concepts (legal ontologies), rules, cases, principles, values
and procedures;
* Models of legal interactions of autonomous agents and digital institutions;
* Methods and algorithms for performing legal inference, including argumentation;

II - Technology of AI & Law
Contributions to the technological advancement of AI & Law. Papers should demonstrate quality, novelty
and significance of the work, and evaluate results.

* Technology for expressing the structure and connections of legal documents and rules, including
legislative, judicial, administrative acts as well as private
documents, such as contracts;
* Technology for expressing (part of) the semantics of legal information and knowledge, including legal
Open Data;
* Technology for the large scale analysis of legal knowledge and information;
* Technology for the verification and validation of legal knowledge systems;
* Technology for digital-rights management, access policies and authorization, including issues in
social networks;
* Technology for natural language processing and annotation of legal texts;
* Technology for information retrieval over large bodies of legal texts;
* Support and methodologies for the acquisition, management or use of legal knowledge, using rules,
cases, neural networks, intelligent agents or other methods;

III - Applications of AI & Law
Implementations of AI & Law technology in real world systems. Papers should demonstrate added value,
novelty and significance of the work, and if possible,
evaluate (potential) impact.

* Support for the production and management of legislation, in agenda setting, policy analysis,
drafting, publishing, workflow management, simulation, and
monitoring 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;
* 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 businesses 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 on-line;
* Support for education by using legal information systems in a teaching environment.

IV - Other
Any other topic related to the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

V - Poster or Demo
A short description of a demo system, or new idea (max. 4 pages). Accepted papers will be offered the
opportunity to present during a joint Poster & Demo session
with the Doctoral Consortium papers (see below). Authors of demo papers should be willing to share (a
screencast of) the demo privately with the reviewers, if so
requested.

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Paper Submission
----------------

The deadline for paper submission is Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 23:55 HADT. There will be no deadline extension.

As in past years, our intention is for the conference proceedings to be published by IOS Press (Amsterdam,
Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC) in their series
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA).

Papers are to be submitted through the Easychair Conference Management System:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jurix2014

using PDF and should not exceed 10 pages when formatted using the styles and guidelines in the IOS Press
Instructions for Authors (Word, LaTeX).

Authors are strongly urged to use these style sheets, as papers not meeting the publisherís criteria
or exceeding the page limit will not be considered for
review, and will be excluded from the proceedings.

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JURISIN 2014 - Joint Submision Procedure
----------------------------------------

We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously
submitted for publication elsewhere except as a
submission to JURISIN 2014. The double submission policy with JURISIN 2014 is as follows:

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

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Workshops & Tutorials
---------------------

Proposals for tutorials and workshops are invited and strongly encouraged. All proposals, including a
short description of the topic, should be sent to the
Program Chair by email.

The deadline for workshop & tutorial proposals is Friday, 12 September 2014.

---------------
Posters & Demos
---------------

Authors can submit short descriptions of a system, preliminary results or an innovative idea as a poster or
demo paper.

Poster and demo papers should not exceed 4 pages when formatted using the IOS Press Instructions for Authors

These papers are to be submitted through the Easychair conference management system under either the
"Poster" or "Demo" submission category.

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Doctoral Consortium
-------------------

JURIX 2014 will feature a Doctoral Consortium. It will provide graduate students an opportunity to
publish short papers, to present posters about their research
and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community.

A full call for papers for the JURIX 2014 DC will be distributed separately.

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium submissions is Friday, 26 September 2014.

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Program Committee
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* Michał Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University Krakow
* Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
* Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
* Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
* Floris Bex, University of Groningen
* Alexander Boer, University of Amsterdam
* Daniele Bourcier, University of Paris 2 and CNRS
* Thomas Bruce, Cornell University
* Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Nuria Casellas, Wolters Kluwer
* Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters
* Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
* Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
* Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13 and CNR-ISTC
* Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
* Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS
* Guido Governatori, NICTA
* Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool
* Joris Hulstijn, Delft University of Technology
* Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki
* John Joergensen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
* Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
* Michel Klein, VU University Amsterdam
* Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
* Paulo Novais, University of Minho
* Marc van Opijnen, KOOP
* Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
* Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield
* Marta Poblet Balcell, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
* Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen
* Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Evora
* Anna Ronkainen, University of Helsinki
* Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
* Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID
* Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
* Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh
* Fernando Schapachnik, Universidad de Buenos Aires
* Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway
* Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
* Harry Silver, Lexis Nexis
* John Sheridan, National Archives
* Sarah Sutherland, University of British Columbia
* Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
* Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
* Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam
* Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen
* John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

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Program Chair
-------------

Rinke Hoekstra,
Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, and
Factulty of Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
rinke.hoekstra@... / hoekstra@...

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Local Chair
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Michal Araszkiewicz,
Dept. of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
michal.araszkiewicz@...

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Doctoral Consortium Chair
-------------------------

Monica Palmirani,
CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy
monica.palmirani@...

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Organizing Committee
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Michal Araszkiewicz (Chair), Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Krzysztof Pleszka, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland
Rafal Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Krak√õw, Poland

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Important Dates
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Paper Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Poster/Demo Submission: 5 September, 2014 at 23:55 HADT (strict).
Workshops and Tutorials: 12 September, 2014
Doctoral Consortium Papers: 26 September, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 3 October, 2014
Camera Ready Deadline: 10 October, 2014
Workshops/Tutorials: 10 December, 2014
Main Conference: 11 and 12 December, 2014

All submission deadlines close at 23:55 HADT (Hawaii Dailight Saving Time)

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Rinke Hoekstra
VU University Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam


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