AICOL 2017

Half-Day Wokshop
VIII  Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL), to be held at ICAIL-2017
The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, London, UK –  June 12, 2017, King’s College


The Workshop will be held on June 12th at ICAIL-2017. The aim of AICOL is to
develop models of legal knowledge more suitable to the complexity of contemporary legal

Papers are regularly published at LNAI Springer Series. See past editions at
AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems I, and II
AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems III,
AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems IV-V.

The AICOL workshops welcome research in AI, political and legal theory, jurisprudence,
philosophy of technology and the law, social intelligence, nMAS,to address 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.
This Workshop is mainly addressed to computer scientists, legal theorists, social scientists,
and philosophers.


• 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
• Smart Data and the Semantic Web
• Security, Data protection, Privacy by Design
• Governance and deliberative models of democracy
Blockchain distributed ledger technology for legal domain


Submission (peer-review): 28 April, 2017
Notification of acceptance: 29th May, 2017
Camera Ready (LNAI): 9th June 2017
Workshop: ICAIL 2017 (June. 12th 2017)
Publication: October 2017 (LNAI Springer volume)


Papers as well as abstracts must be in English and must be submitted at
AICOL-2017 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


Danièle Bourcier (CNRS),
Pompeu Casanovas (IDT-UAB),
Ugo Pagallo (University of Turin),
Monica Palmirani (University of Bologna),
Giovanni Sartor (EUI)


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)
Pilar Dellunde (IIIA-CSIC, UAB, Barcelona, Spain)
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
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)
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)