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 We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-08-30

Draft paper acceptance notification:2018-09-30

Author guidelines

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 2018 (The 29th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems). The double submission policy with JURIX 2018 is as follows:

  1. Papers being submitted both to JURISIN2018 and JURIX2018 must note this on the title page.
  2. A paper to be presented at JURISIN2018 must be withdrawn from JURIX2018 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors.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 2018.

Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style in a pdf form, which can be obtained from  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 through  an online registration  before submitting a camera-read copy and present paper at the workshop. Without fulfilling this condition, the paper will not be in the proceedings.

Topics of submission

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 applications of robtics and AI to society
  • Social implications of use of informatics and AI in law
  • Natural language processing for legal knowledge
  • Verification and validation of legal knowledge systems
  • Normative Systems / Deontic Logic
  • Any theories and technologies which is not directly related with juris-informatics but has a potential to contribute to this domain


Workshop Chair

Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Steering Committee Members

Takehiko Kasahara, Toin Yokohama University 
Makoto Nakamura, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan 
Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan 
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 
Katsuhiko Toyama, Nagoya University, 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

Thomas Agotnes, University of Bergen, Norway
Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham, UK
Ryuta Arisaka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Kristijonas Cyras, Imperial College London, UK
Mehdi Dastani, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK
Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Phan Minh Dung, AIT, Thailand
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada
Guido Governatori, CSIRO, Australia
Tatsuhiko Inatani, Kyoto University, Japan
Tokuyasu Kakuta, Chuo University, Japan
Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University, Japan
Tetsuro Kawamoto, AIST, Japan
Mi-Young Kim, University of Alberta, Canada 
Nguyen Le Minh, JAIST, Japan 
Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University, Chaina 
Brian Logan, The University of Nottingham, UK 
Hatsuru Morita, Tohoku University, Japan 
Yoichi Motomura, AIST, Japan 
Makoto Nakamura, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan 
Yoshiaki Nishigai, Nihon University, Japan 
Konatsu Nishigai, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan 
Katsumi Nitta, Titech, Japan 
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal 
Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK 
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy 
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Katsuhiko Sano, Japan 
Ken Satoh , Japan Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan 
Akira Shimazu, JAIST, Japan 
Fumio Shimpo, Keio University, Japan 
Kazuko Takahashi, Kansei Gakuin University, Japan 
Satoshi Tojo, JAIST, Japan 
Katsuhiko Toyama, Nagoya University , Japan 
Rob van den Hoven van Genderen, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Bart Verheij, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 
Masaharu Yoshioka, Hokkaido University, Japan 
Harumichi Yuasa, Institute of Information Security, Japan 
Yueh-Hsuan Weng, Tohoku University, Japan


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  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Keio University