Twelfth International Workshop on Juris-informatics
(JURISIN 2018)
associated with JSAI International Symposia on AI 2018 (IsAI-2018)

November 12 - 13, 2018

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 We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.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 12 - 13, 2018

Deadline was extended!

Due to many requests, the submission deadline was extended as follows. Please submit your paper by the new deadline.

Submission Deadline: September 14, 2018( AOE )
Notification: October 7, 2018( AOE )
Camera-ready due: October 19, 2018( AOE )


Please register the workshop at registration page of JSAI International Symposia on AI 2018.


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

Invited Speakers

Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada
Harumichi Yuasa, Institute of Information Security, Japan


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 A paper to be presented at JURISIN2018 must be withdrawn from JURIX2018 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors.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 the paper at the workshop. Without fulfilling this condition, the paper will not be in the proceedings.

Post Proceedings

Selected papers will be published as a post-proceedings via Springer Verlag LNAI series after the second round of review after the workshop.

The selected papers of the previous workshops were published as volumes of LNAI4914(JURISI N 2007), LNAI5447(JURISI N 2008), LNAI6284(JURISI N 2009) , LNAI6797(JURISIN2010), LNAI72 58(JURISIN2011), LNAI7856(JURI SIN2012), LNAI8417(JURI SIN2013), LNAI9067(J URISIN2014), LNAI10091( JURISIN2015), LNAI10247( JURISIN2016), and LNAI10838(JURISIN 2017).

JURISIN2018 Programme (November 12)

09:30-09:40 Opening Remark

09:40-10:40 Invited Talk: "Introducing information communication technology into civil litigation in Japan"
Harumichi Yuasa, Graduate School, Institute of Information Security

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 "On the Legal Debugging in PROLEG program"
Wachara Fungwacharakorn and Ken Satoh

11:30-12:00 "Reasoning by a Bipolar Argumentation Framework for PROLEG"
Tatsuki Kawasaki, Sosuke Moriguchi and Kazuko Takahashi

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 "An empirical evaluation of AMR parsing for legal documents"
Vu Trong Sinh and Nguyen Le Minh

14:00-14:30 "A study on improving accuracy to predict confidential words in judicial precedents using the neural network"
Masakazu Kanazawa, Atsushi Ito, Kazuyuki Yamasawa and Takehiko Kasahara

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:30 "Using clustering techniques to identify arguments in legal documents"
Prakash Poudyal, Tresa Goncalves and Paulo Quaresma

15:30-16:00 "ContractFrames: Bridging the gap between Natural Language and Logics in Contract Law"
Maria Navas-Loro, Ken Satoh and Victor Rodriguez-Doncel

16:00-16:30 Cofeee break

16:30-17:00 "An Interdisciplinary Methodology to Validate Formal Representations of Legal Text Applied to the GDPR"
Cesare Bartolini, Gabriere Lenzini and Cristiana Santos

17:00-17:30 "AI Risk Assessment Tools: A judge's best friend(?) A 12-minute read"
Eleftherios Chelioudakis

18:00- Informal dinner

JURISIN2018 Programme (November 13): COLIEE2018

09:00-09:10 Opening Remark

09:10-10:10 Invited Talk: "Logical and Legal Relevance"
Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada

10:10-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:00 "COLIEE-2018: Evaluation of the Competition on Case Law Information Extraction and Entailment"
Mi-Young Kim, Yao Lu, Juliano Rabelo and Randy Goebel

11:00-11:30 "Overview of Japanese Statute Law Retrieval and Entailment Task at COLIEE-2018"
Masaharu Yoshioka, Yoshinobu Kano, Naoki Kiyota and Ken Satoh

11:30-12:00 "JNLP Group: Legal Information Retrieval with Summary and Logical Structure Analysis"
Vu Tran, Son Truong Nguyen and Minh Le Nguyen

12:00-12:30 "Legal Information Extraction and Entailment for Statute Law and Case Law"
Juliano Rabelo, Mi-Young Kim, Housam Babiker, Randy Goebel, and Nawshad Farruque

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 "Case Law Retrieval with doc2vec and Elasticsearch"
Wilco Draijer and Suzan Verberne

14:30-15:00 "Legal Information Retrieval by Association Rules"
Ying Chen, Yilu Zhou, Zhen Lu, Hao Sun and Wenjun Yang

15:00-15:30 "HUKB at COLIEE2018 Information Retrieval Task"
Masaharu Yoshioka and Zihao Song

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 "Question Answering System for Legal Bar Examination using Predicate Argument Structure"
Reina Hoshino, Ryosuke Taniguchi, Naoki Kiyota and Yoshinobu Kano

16:30-17:00 "Legal Question Answering System using FrameNet"
Ryosuke Taniguchi, Reina Hoshino and Yoshinobu Kano

17:00-17:30 "K-nn Search Approach to Legal Precedence Retrieval"
Moemedi Lefoane, Tshepho Koboyatshwene and Lakshmi Narasimhan

17:30-17:45 Concluding Remark

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
Juliano Rabelo, University of Alberta, Canada
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Katsuhiko Sano, Hokkaido University, Japan
Ken Satoh, National 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


    This year, JURISIN will co-located with the Fifth Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment (COLIEE-2018). 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 COLIEE2018 to see the detail of the competition.

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