AICOL 2020

AICOL@JURIX2020, and AICOL Springer Volume 2021


The aim of AICOL is to develop models of legal knowledge more suitable to the complexity of contemporary legal systems. This is a new call for AICOL@JURIX2020 related to a one-day workshop joint to JURIX2020 conference.

Papers are regularly published at LNAI Springer Series. See past editions at:

The AICOL2021 volume is focused on AI, political and legal theory, jurisprudence, philosophy of technology and the law, social intelligence and NorMAS. In addition, this
edition will devote special attention to the COVID-19 crisis.

AICOL addresses the ways in which the current information revolution affects basic pillars of today’s legal and political systems, in such fields as e-democracy, e-government, e-justice, transnational governance, Data Protection, and Security.

We are, indeed, dealing with changes and developments that occur at a rapid pace, as the
law transforms itself, in order to respond to and progress alongside with the advances of
technology. In addition to the traditional hard and soft law-tools of governance, such as
national rules, international treaties, codes of conduct, guidelines, or the standardization
of best practices, the new scenarios of the information revolution have increasingly suggested the aim to govern current ICTs-driven societies through the mechanisms of design, codes and architectures. AI approaches to the complexity of legal systems should
take into account how the regulatory tools of technology impact on canonical interpretations of the law.

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• Intentionality and collective action
• Social, Collective and Emotional Intelligence
• Cognitive models
• Fundamental legal concepts and principles
• Argumentation
• Legal XML and XML Rules
• Agreement technologies, ODR and e-institutions
• Legal theory, Ethics and Regulatory models
• Law, Intellectual Property, Metadata
• Vocabularies and inferences for rights and legal aspects
• Normative and Deontic Logic
• Normative Multi-Agent systems (nMAS)
• Access control, trust & security
• Government Linked Open Data (GLOD)
• Digital Rights Management (DRM)
• Legal ontologies and legal knowledge graphs
• Smart Data and the Semantic Web
• Security, Data protection, Privacy by Design
• Governance and deliberative models of democracy
• Blockchain distributed ledger technology for the legal domain
• eDeliberation and eParticipation
• eJustice and eLegislation
• Visualization of legal knowledge
• NLP tool for capturing legal knowledge
• Legal desing and visualization of the legal knowledge

Special fast-track on COVID-19

AICOL cannot ignore the dramatic change of the state of play caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Many datathons, hackathons and coding events took place during the crisis summoning the brightest talents to fight the pandemics. The AI community was requested to contribute to this effort, and the response was manifested in a number of different solutions. The legal informatics community should not lag behind, as a burst of new social, legal and technical problems has erupted, and they should be addressed together.

• Joint social, legal, political, philosophical, and technical approaches to fight COVID-19. In this global emergency moment, the interdisciplinary studies could contribute to apply holistic approach avoiding the polarization on only one aspect of this complex system.

• Open Government Dataset with norms enacted around COVID-19. If the effectivity of measures has to be evaluated, norms have to be queryable as data. Any description of resource, method or algorithm will be welcome.

• COVID-19 tracing apps legal comparative analysis, technology benchmarking, novel solutions to preserve privacy and democracy, review of state of the art with critical comment.

• Solutions to hasten judiciary proceedings. After the collapse of hospitals, the collapse of courts has followed. Contributions for alleviating bottlenecks are welcome.

• Treatment of fast-changing norms. Many norms have been issued in the last few months as a response to COVID-19, at every level: government, local administrations, internal policies in companies. Papers addressing the fast-changing and intertwined nature of these norms are welcome.

• AI solutions for fighting COVID-19 without to exceed in a super-surveillance, investigating also how the autonomy of the medical treatment is balanced with the public interests.


Submission (peer-review): November 1st 2020
Notification of acceptance: November 15th 2020
Camera Ready (LNAI): December 1st 2020
AICOL@JURIX 2020 Workshop (full day): December 9th 2020
Publication: February 2021 (LNAI Springer volume)


Papers as well as abstracts must be in English and must be submitted at
AICOL-2020 Easychair site:
Abstracts (200-400words)
Position Papers (8 pages)
Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Min. 6000 words and max. 15000 words.
Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS-LNAI format
Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members


Monica Palmirani (Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence,
CIRSFID-AI, University of Bologna)
Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Pompeu Casanovas (La Trobe University and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Ugo Pagallo (University of Turin)
Giovanni Sartor (Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, CIRSFIDAI, University of Bologna and European University Institute)

Laura Alonso Alemany, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Michal Araszkiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Guido Boella (University of Torino, Italy)
Danièle Bourcier (CNRS, Paris II, France)
Marcello Ceci, (University College Cork)
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy
Tom van Engers (Amsterdam University, The Netherlands)
Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG, Florence; EurLex, Luxembourg)
Michael Genesereth (Stanford University, USA)
Jorge González-Conejero (IDT-UAB, Barcelona, Spain)
Guido Governatori (NICTA, Brisbane, Australia)
Davide Grossi, University of Liverpool, United Kindgom
John Hall (Model Systems, UK)
Renato Iannella (Semantic Identity, Brisbane, Australia)
Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University, China
Arno Lodder (Vrije University, The Netherlands)
Marco Manna, University of Calabria, Italy
Martin Moguillansky, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Pablo Noriega (CSIC-IIIA, Spain)
Paulo Novais (University of Minho, PT)
Ugo Pagallo (University of Torino, Italy)
Monica Palmirani (Bologna University, Italy)
Adrian Paschke (AG-CSW, Freie Universität Berlin)
Silvio Peroni (UniBO, Bolgna, Italy)
Ginevra Peruginelli (ITTIG, Florence, Italy)
Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
Marta Poblet (RMIT, Australia)
Martín Rezk, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (UPM, Spain)
Antoni Roig (IDT-UAB, Spain)
Livio Robaldo (University of Luxembourg)
Piercarlo Rossi (Facolta’ di Economia, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Antonino Rotolo (University of Bologna, Italy)
Giovanni Sartor (EUI, Florence, Italy)
Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
Barry Smith (University of Buffalo, USA)
Clara Smith (UNLP e UCALP, Argentina)
Said Tabet (RuleML Initiative, USA)
Daniela Tiscornia (ITTIG, Florence, Italy)
Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg)
Raimo Tuomela (University of Helsinki)
Anton Vedder (TILT-Tilburg University, The Nederlands)
Serena Villata (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France)
Fabio Vitali (Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Radboud Winkels (LCL, Amsterdam University, The Nederlands)
John Zeleznikow (Victoria University, Australia)