Second International Workshop on Juris-informatics(JURISIN 2008)

June 10, 2008

Asahikawa Convention Bureau, Hokkaido, Japan

in association with The 22th Annual Conference of The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI2008)

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We solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies and applications on juris-informatics.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

Invited Speakers

Henry Prakken (Univeristy of Utrecht & Groningen)
Yoshiharu Matsuura (Nagoya University)


9:00-9:05 Opening Remark
Katsumi Nitta

9:05-10:05 Invited Talk I: Sense-making Systems for Legal Reasoning about Evidence
Henry Prakken

10:05-10:20 coffee break

10:20-10:45 Computational Dialectics Based on Specialization and Generalization - A New Reasoning Method for Conflict Resolution -
Hiroyuki Kido and Masahito Kurihara
10:45-11:10 PCTk: A ToolKit for Managing Business Process Compliance
Aditya Ghose
11:10-11:35 Towards Argument Mining Using Relational DataBase
Safia Abbas and Hajime Sawamura
11:35-12:00 Computing Argumentation Semantics in Answer Set Programming
Toshiko Wakaki and Katsumi Nitta

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Invited Talk II: Law as Engineering
Yoshiharu Matsuura

14:00-14:25 Belief Consolidation for Description Logic
Yoshitaka Suzuki
14:25-14:50 Utterance Selection of An Argument Agent Using Argumentation Framework
Takahiro Ueda, Daisuke Katagami and Katsumi Nitta

14:50-15:10 coffee break

15:10-15:35 Bootstrapping-based Extraction of Dictionary Terms from Unsegmented Legal Text
Masato Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Ogawa and Katsuhiko Toyama
15:35-16:00 Treatment of Legal Sentences Including Itemized and Referential Expressions --Towards Translation into Logical Forms--
Yusuke Kimura, Makoto Nakamura and Akira Shimazu
16:00-16:25 Analysis of Miscommunication in Legal Cases
Mikito Kobayashi, Shingo Hagiwara and Satoshi Tojo
16:25-16:50 Abductive Reasoning for Burden of Proof
Ken Satoh, Satoshi Tojo and Yoshitaka Suzuki

16:50-16:55 Closing Remark
Satoshi Tojo


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, which can be obtained from Information for LNCS authors, and not exceed 10 pages including figures, references, etc.
Please submit your manuscript (PDF format) to the submissin page.
If a paper is accepted, at least one author of the paper is requested to register and present it.


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

Post Proceedings

Springer Verlag accepted to publish selected papers of the workshop in the JSAI2008 post-proceedings as a volume of LNAI. We will ask 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.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: April 7, 2008 (Extended)
Notification: April 28, 2008 (Extended)
Camera Ready Copy due: May 12, 2008 (Extended)
JURISIN 2008: June 10, 2008

Workshop Chairs

Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Satoshi Tojo, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan

Programme Committee

Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
Tokuyasu Kakuta, Nagoya University, Japan
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht & Groningen, The Netherlands
Seiichiro Sakurai, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Italy
Hajime Sawamura, Niigata University, Japan
Akira Shimazu, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Katsuhiko Toyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

For any inquiry, please send it to "jurisin2008 [at]".