Eleventh International Workshop on Juris-informatics
(JURISIN 2017)
associated with JSAI International Symposia on AI 2017 (IsAI-2017)

November 14 - 15, 2017

New Information

Due to many requests, the deadline is extened to September 6.

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 We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.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 14 - 15, 2017

NEW Submission Deadline: September 6, 2017( AOE ) ( Extended )
Notification: October 6, 2017 (Revised)
Camera-ready due: October 13, 2017 ( AOE )


Please register the workshop at registration page of JSAI International Symposia on AI 2017.


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
  • Any theories and technologies which is not directly related with juris-informatics but has a potential to contribute to this domain


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 2017 (The 28th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems). The double submission policy with JURIX 2017 is as follows:

  1. Papers being submitted both to JURISIN2017 and JURIX2017 must note this on the title page.
  2. A paper to be presented at JURISIN2017 must be withdrawn from JURIX2017 and vice versa according to the choice by the authors.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 2017.

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.

The submission page is closed.

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(JURISIN 2007), LNAI5447(JURISIN 2008), LNAI6284(JURISIN 2009) , LNAI6797(JURISIN2010), LNAI7258(JURISIN2011), LNAI7856(JURISIN2012), LNAI8417(JURISIN2013), LNAI9067(JURISIN2014), LNAI10091(JURISIN2015), and LNAI10247(JURISIN2016).

JURISIN2017 Programme (November 14, 2017)

09:15-10:15 Joint Invited Talk with AAA2017 Workshop:
Anthony Hunter, University College London, UK
Title: Computational Persuasion with Applications in Behaviour Change

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:00 Opening Remarks

11:00-11:30 Structural Paraphrase of Law Paragraphs
Akira Shimazu

11:30-12:00 Structural Paraphrasing in Japanese Legal Texts
Truong-Son Nguyen, Le-Minh Nguyen, Akira Shimazu and Kiyoaki Shirai

12:00-12:30 Coordination Analysis for Japanese Statutory Sentences Using Neural Language Models
Takahiro Yamakoshi, Tomohiro Ohno, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Makoto Nakamura and Katsuhiko Toyama

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Invited Talk:
Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Title: Development of Argumentation Agent

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Anything You Say May Be Used against You in a Court of Law - Legal Abstract Agent Argumentation (Legal Triple-A)
Leon van der Torre, Ryuta Arisaka and Ken Satoh

16:00-16:30 DEMO+A:Epistemic Reasoning System with Awareness and its Legal Application
Tetsuji Goto, Ryo Hatano and Satoshi Tojo

16:30-17:00 AI and the Future of Appellate Court Judging
Rachel Meland

17:00-17:30 Legal Attributism and the Agency of Machines
Konatsu Nishigai

18:30- Informal Workshop Dinner

JURISIN2017 Programme (November 15, 2017)

09:30-10:30 Invited Talk:
Kevin Ashley, The University of Pittsburg, USA
Title: Mining Information from Statutory Texts: A Case Study

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 From Case Law to Ratio Decidendi
Josef Valvoda and Oliver Ray

11:30-12:00 LSTM Based Legal Text Representation Learning
Kiyoun Kim, Kihyun Hong and Young-Yik Rhim

12:00-12:30 Exploiting a Siamese Network to Improve Textual Entailment in Answering Legal Bar Exam Questions
Mi-Young Kim and Randy Goebel

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Analysis of COLIEE Information Retrieval Task Data
Masaharu Yoshioka

14:30-15:00 Identifying Relevant Civil Law Articles with Judicial Precedents
Katsumasa Yoshikawa

15:00-15:30 Effective Neural Network Models for Predicting Unprintable Words in Japanese Judicial Precedents
Yuya Kiryu, Atsushi Ito, Kazuyuki Yamasawa and Takehiko Kasahara

15:30-15:40 Closing Remarks

Workshop Chair

Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan

Steering Committee Members

Takehiko Kasahara, Toin Yokohama University
Makoto Nakamura, Nagoya University, 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
Ryuta Arisaka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Kristijonas Cyras Imperial College London
Marina De Vos, University of Bath, UK
Phan Minh Dung, AIT, Thailand
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada
Guido Governatori, Data61, Australia
Tatsuhiko Inatani, Kyoto University, Japan
Tokuyasu Kakuta, Nagoya University, Japan
Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University, Japan
Mi-Young Kim, University of Alberta, Canada
Nguyen Le Minh, JAIST, Japan
Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University, Chaina
Hatsuru Morita, Tohoku University, Japan
Makoto Nakamura, Nagoya University, 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
Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR, Italy
Katsuhiko Sano, Hokkaido University, Japan
Giovanni Sartor, EUI/CIRSFID, Italy
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai
Akira Shimazu, JAIST, Japan
Fumio Shimpo, Keio 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
Katsumasa Yoshikawa, IBM Research Tokyo, Japan
Masaharu Yoshioka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Harumichi Yuasa, Institute of Information Security, Japan
Yueh-Hsuan Weng, Tohoku University, Japan
Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen, UK

Preivous JURISIN workshops

For any inquiry concerning the workshop, please send it to "ksatoh[at]nii.ac.jp"

JURISIN 2017 home page http://research.nii.ac.jp/~ksatoh/jurisin2017

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