CEILI Workshop on Legal Data Analysis JURIX2017

13 December 2017, Luxembourg

held in conjunction with
University of Luxembourg

and organised jointly with

IX Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL)

Wednesday,  13 December 2017

09:00 – 09:50 Invited talk by Gijs van Dijck

09:50 – 11:10 AICOL session

Biralatei James Fawei, Adam Wyner, Martin Kollingbaum and Jeff Z. Pan
Using Legal Ontologies with Rules for Legal Textual Entailment

Ruta Liepina, Giovanni Sartor and Adam Wyner
Causal Models of Legal Cases

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break.

11:30-11:50 Armando Stellato, Manuel Fiorelli, Andrea Turbati, Tiziano Lorenzetti, Peter Schmitz, Enrico Francesconi, Najeh Hajlaoui and Brahim Batouche
Dataset Alignment and Lexicalization to Support Multilingual Analysis of Legal Documents

LDA Sessions

11:50-13 Panel discussion – The Future of Legal Data Analysis. Chair: Erich Schweighofer
 Michal Araszkiewicz ,  Enrico Francesconi, Monica Palmirani, Adam Wyner (confirmed),  Kevin Ashley, Udo Pagallo  (invited)
13-14 Lunch break
14-15.30 Susie Xi Rao Automatic Labeling of Articles in International Investment Agreements Using Semi-Supervised Learning and Word Embeddings
Jakub Harašta, František Kasl, Jakub Míšek and Jaromír Šavelka Segmentation of Czech Court Decisions into Subtopic Passages
Bernhard Waltl Explainable Artificial Intelligence or How to Prevent the Next AI Winter

Workshop Organizers:
Michal Araszkiewicz, Erich Schweighofer, Bernhard Waltl

The Workshop on Legal Data Analysis of the Central European Institute of Legal Informatics (CEILI) intends to focus on representation, analysis and reasoning with legal data in information systems from a lawyer’s and citizen’s perspective; trying to get support in mastering big data in law but also respecting privacy issues.

The pervasive use of information systems has led to tremendous success in enterprises and businesses. With a user-centric design, information systems (IS) have proven their value in today’s companies on several occasions. This especially holds for time-, data-, and knowledge-intensive tasks, which most of the tasks in legal science and legal practice are. Most recent developments have unveiled unexpected possibilities in overcoming the retrieval constraints of access to legal knowledge. Pre-defined formal models of legal knowledge and semantic documents allow semantics of textual and structural information with tools of Natural Language Processing, Named Entity Recognition, Network Analysis, Information Retrieval and additional analysis and measurements. The user perspective is fundamental during the planning, design, implementation and maintenance. This workshop particularly encourages submissions describing concrete user problems, needs and concerns in the context of legal data and legal analysis.

This workshop is intended to be a forum for discussion of research ideas, questions and developments addressing all kind of concrete user support in processes related to the representation, analysis and reasoning on legal information.

Participation is most welcome on all topics relevant to these research domains, including:

  • Reasoning with legal information and legislative texts (including contracts and patents)
  • Modeling and design of legal information, legislative texts, electronic contracts and SLAs
  • Usage of ontologies in information systems to support representation, analysis and reasoning on legal information
  • Analysis of the network like structure of legal systems and legislations
  • Forecast and prediction models on legal data
  • Big Data analysis of textual information in IS
  • Access to Data and Open Data Initiatives
  • User stories and use cases of legal analysis in combination with IS
  • Predictive Coding
  • Applications and Technologies for eDiscovery and Forensic Science
  • Natural Language Processing in IS
  • Multi-lingual aspects of NLP in the legal domain
  • Interoperability of logic frameworks and natural language processing
  • Drawbacks and limitations of logic frameworks, natural language processing, usage of ontologies in IS, etc.
  • Measurements, such as quantitative linguistics, and correlations on legal data
  • Information retrieval in IS, including optimization, reformulation, refinement and expansion of queries and facets
  • Semantic relations in electronic files (e-justice and e-government)
  • Societal impact of emerging IS technology in the legal domain
  • Argumentation mining
  • Legal interpretation modelling (including judicial interpretation and doctrinal interpretation)
  • Privacy and big data issues

We invite researchers to submit their original papers (drafts 4-10 pages, final papers: 8 pages, 2400 words) on these themes. In case of acceptance, the paper will be included in the workshop materials and later extended versions published in Jusletter IT (http://www.jusletter-it.eu).

Format & audience

1 day workshop with paper presentations and 1 panel discussion


Dr. Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Prof. Dr. Dr. Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Bernhard Waltl, Technische Universität München

Programme Committee

Workshop participants will be selected by a peer review of abstracts by the Programme Committee.

Prof. Dr. Witold Abramowicz, University of Business Administration, Poznan
Wolfgang Alschner, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Dr. Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Prof. Dr. Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Dr. Zsolt Balogh, Corvinus University of Budapest
Prof. Dr. Danièle Bourcier, Université de Paris II & CNRS
Prof. Dr. Vytautas Čyras, University of Vilnius
Dr. Enrico Francesconi ITTIG Florence
Prof. Dr. Fernando Galindo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Dr. Matthias Grabmair, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Franz Kummer, Weblaw & Universität Bern, Bern
Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes, Technische Universität München
Yannis Panagis,University of Copenhagen
Prof. Dr. Joost Pauwelyn, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Prof. Dr. Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
Dr. Radim Polčak, Masaryk University, Brno
Giovanni Ratti
Martin Rollinger,SINC, Wiesbaden
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute & University of Bologna
Jaromir Savelka,University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Dr. Dr. Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. Ted Sichelman,University of San Diego, School of Law
Dr. Noam Slonim, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Prof. Dr. Vern Walker, Hofstra University
Bernhard Waltl, Technische Universität München
Dr. Adam Wyner, The University of Dundee of Aberdeen
Tomasz Zurek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin


15  November 2017: Submission of draft paper (at least 4 pages)

25 November 2017: Notification of acceptance

10 December 2017: Submission of nearly final version of paper for workshop documentation

13 December 2017: workshop at JURIX2017

21 December 2017: final version of paper for on-line publication in Jusletter IT (tbc)

Submission of Abstracts and Papers

Via the Easychair conference system:     https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lda2017

Requests and Information

Erich Schweighofer, erich.schweighofer@univie.ac.at