Call for Participation
IAAIL 2003 Workshop on
Practical Knowledge Systems in Today’s Law Offices
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Saturday, June 28, 2003
Workshop description
Call for papers
Important dates
Workshop program
Program committee
Workshop description
The International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law – the premier international community of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in AI as it relates to law – is pleased to announce a workshop on Practical Knowledge Systems in Today’s Law Offices, to be held on Saturday, June 28, 2003. This is scheduled as part of the Ninth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. (Information about the conference is available at
The aim of this workshop is to foster practical discussion of real-world AI and knowledge management efforts by both researchers and practitioners: those who explore the possible applications of AI in the legal field, those who actually develop AI tools for legal practice, and those who use (or might use) them. The workshop will include presentations of papers, demonstrations of tools, and a panel discussion with audience participation. We expect researchers in the field of AI and law, lawyers, publishers, companies that develop tools for law practice, consultants, and law firm technologists and administrators to contribute and participate.
Call for papers
We invite interested authors to submit papers on topics related to practical knowledge systems, including descriptions of applications, their requirements, legal knowledge management models or tools, and their implications for legal e-business and e-commerce. We’re especially interested in work that is high in both theoretical interest and practical concreteness.
Please note that because the workshop focuses on real-world applications, papers need not be academic or formal in any sense. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the workshop, which will likely be published on the Web.
Persons interested in attending or making a presentation without submitting a paper are encouraged to submit a statement of interest.
There will be a small registration fee (reduced for those attending the main ICAIL conference) to defray some costs of the workshop.
Important dates
Deadline for submission of papers and statements of interest: March 12, 2003
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2003
Final version of paper due (camera-ready): May 13, 2003
Papers should be submitted in a standard format (Word, WordPerfect, RTF, HTML) by e-mail to each member of the program committee.
Workshop program
[When available]
Program Committee
Dennis M. Kennedy, Thompson Coburn LLP (,
St. Louis, Missouri;
Marc Lauritsen, Capstone Practice Systems (,
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA;
Anja Oskamp, Computer/Law Institute, Vrije Universiteit (, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Ronald Staudt, Chicago-Kent College of Law (,
Chicago, Illinois,
Richard Wright, Chicago-Kent College of Law (,
Chicago, Illinois,
Please contact the Program Committee if you have any questions.