Third International Workshop on Juris-informatics(JURISIN 2009)

Nov. 19-20, 2009

Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

with a support of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

in association with First JSAI International Symposia on AI (JSAI-isAI 2009)

New Information (as of September 11, 2009)

Added 20/08/09 A link to submission page has been set. (20/08/09)
Added 11/09/09 Due to many requests, the submission deadline is extended to September 28, 2009!! (11/09/09)
Added 08/10/09 Springer Verlag has agreed to publish selected papers of the workshop in the JSAI2009 post-proceedings as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series!!(08/10/09)

Added 08/10/09 A workshop programme has been set (29/10/07)

Workshop Program

For registration, please see here.

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We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.


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

* Legal reasoning
* Argumentation/Argumentation agent
* Legal term ontology
* Formal legal knowledge-base/Intelligent management of legal knowledge-base
* Translation of legal documents
* 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


We welcome and encourage the submission of high quality, original papers, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. 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 10 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 to the designated page which will be announced later.
If a paper is accepted, at least one author of the paper must register the workshop and present it.
Submission page is closed.


A printed volume of the proceedings with ISBN will be available at the workshop.

Post Proceedings

We are now negotiating with Springer Verlag about publishing selected papers of the workshop as a volume of LNAI. If it is the case, the authors of papers presented at the workshop will be asked to extend their contributions, possibly incorporating the results of the workshop discussion, to be included in the workshop post-proceedings, after another round of refereeing.

Note that the selected papers of the first and the second workshops have been published as volumes of LNAI4914 and LNAI5447 respectively.

Financial Support for Students

We have some budget for partial economical support for traveling costs for promising foreign students whose papers have been accepted to be presented at JURISIN2009. The support is at most 200,000 yen for each students, and the actuall support might vary based on the number of applicants and where students come from. Please contact Ken Satoh (ksatoh at for details.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 28, 2009 (EXTENDED)
Notification: October 19, 2009 (EXTENDED)
Camera Ready Copy due: October 26, 2009 (EXTENDED)
JURISIN 2009: November 19-20, 2009

Workshop Chair

Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan

Programme Committee Members

Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
Phan Minh Dung, AIT, Thailand
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
Tokuyasu Kakuta, Nagoya University, Japan
Makoto Nakamura, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht & Groningen, The Netherlands
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Italy
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan
Hajime Sawamura, Niigata University, Japan
Akira Shimazu, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Katsuhiko Toyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

Home page of JURISIN 2009:

preivous JURISIN workshops


For any inquiry, please send it to "jurisin2009 at".