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Doctoral Consortium

JURIX2015 Doctoral Consortium

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28th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


The JURIX 2015 Doctoral Consortium is the third edition initiative, jointed with the JURIX2015 Main Conference, for attracting and promoting Ph.D. researchers in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Law and so to enrich the community with innovative and fresh contributions.

The goals of the Doctoral Consortium are to:

  • provide fruitful feedback and advice to selected Ph.D. students on their research projects;
  • provide the opportunity to meet experts from different backgrounds working on topics related to the AI & Law and Legal Information Systems fields;
  • interact with other PhD students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants;
  • provide the opportunity to discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other career-related issues.

To be eligible for the Consortium a candidate must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. Ideally, the candidate should have at least 8-12 months of work remaining before expected completion. The participants of the Doctoral Consortium are also strongly encouraged to register for and attend the main conference. The author(s) should be Ph.D. student(s); tutors or professors should not be included as co-authors.

The accepted thesis descriptions or research descriptions will be presented to an interested audience and subject to discussion with a panel of senior researchers on December 9th, inside of the JURIX 2015 conference. The DC organizers reserve the possibility of placing short presentation (5 minutes) also during the main conference (that is, December 10th or December 11th).

We expect submissions addressing any of the JURIX 2015 topics.

Accepted submissions will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings online.


Students are invited to submit an original description of their work addressing the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the research question.
  • An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
  • An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
  • A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far.
  • A sketch of the applied research methodology.
  • A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the problem solution.
  • A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better than existing approaches to the problem.

Thesis descriptions or research outcomes are limited to 10 pages in English using LNCS format without the copyright sentence ( and submitted electronically in PDF format jointly with a maximum 3 page CV.

Please submit by email to:

Important Dates

- Paper submission: November 1, 2015 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: November 15, 2015
- Camera-ready copy due: November 22, 2015
- Doctoral Consortium: December 9, 2015


A PC will assign the “Best paper of JURIX2015 DC-Award to the most original and groundbreaking research.


Each selected DC paper has the occasion to present a poster 70x100 during the lunch time.


Monica Palmirani, CIRSFID-University of Bologna

Program Committee

Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
Guido Boella, University of Turin
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonomá de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam
Guido Governatori, NICTA
Ronald Leenes, University of Tilburg
Adeline Nazarenko, Universite Paris-Nord - LIPN, FR
Antonino Rotolo, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
Giovanni Sartor, EUI, Florence and CIRSFID - UNIBO
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg - Department of Computer Science, LU
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna
Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam

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