AICOL 2021-2022


AICOL 2021: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems


Programme here. The link here.


The aim of AICOL is to develop models of legal knowledge more suitable to the complexity of contemporary legal systems. AICOL volumes are focused on AI, political and legal theory, jurisprudence, philosophy of technology and the law, social intelligence and NorMAS. Information can be found at the AICOL website: here.

This is a new call for AICOL@JURIX2021, in its 13th Edition.

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

The new fifth volume reflects the ethical turn that has occurred in the field of AI during the past three years and positions L&T research as providing solutions to develop the hybrid intelligence space opened by Artificial Intelligence. It also fosters a new reflection on legal knowledge graphs, legal rights, legal governance, and the rule of law.  LNAI 13048 will be presented on JURIX 21. With this call for papers, we will start compiling the 6th AICOL volume.


• 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 tools for capturing legal knowledge
• Legal design and visualization of the legal knowledge
• AI Ethics and explainable AI & Law
• Modelling the rule of law
• The IoT and Industry 4.0

Special track on COVID-19 and its consequences

The last Workshop AICOL-XII@JURIX2020 held online in Brno, Czech Republic, addressed the Covid-19 reaction from the AI and legal informatics communities. 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. We think that the situation created by the pandemic is not yet over, we are not yet in its aftermath. Therefore, we will keep addressing a special attention to these issues, because they can be connected not only to health policies, but to their social effects on the digital society, e.g. the redefinition of work and platform-driven economies, or the boost of hate speech and cybercrime on the web.  In this sense, in addition to its regular topics, the Workshop will also welcome:

• Joint interdisciplinary social, legal, political, philosophical, and technical approaches to fight COVID-19.

• 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.


Abstract and paper submission: December 6th 2021

Workshop presentation: December 8th 2021

Paper submission for publication (peer-review): March 20th 2022 
Notification of acceptance:  April 15th  2022
Camera ready (Springer LNAI): May 1st  2022

Publication (selected papers) LNAI: December 2022


Papers should be in English and must be submitted at AICOL 2021 Easychair site

Extended abstracts (3 pages)
Position Papers (8 pages)
Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Min. 6000 words and max. 15000 words.
Please upload all submissions ain LNCS-LNAI format

Papers and abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least by 3 PC members before being accepted for presentation at the Workshop. A second peer review-round will be carried out before submission to the next AICOL volume at LNAI (end of 2022).


Monica Palmirani (Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence,
CIRSFID-ALMA 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)

Michal Araszkiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Danièle Bourcier (CNRS, Paris II, France)
Giovanni Sartor (Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, CIRSFID-ALMA AI, University of Bologna and European University Institute)

Laura Alonso Alemany (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

Ma Luisa Alvite Díez (Universidad de León, Spain)
Michal Araszkiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Guido Boella (University of Torino, Italy)
Danièle Bourcier (CNRS, Paris II, France)
Marcello Ceci, (University College Cork)

Louis de Koker (La TYrobe University, Australia)
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

Mustafa Hashmi (La Trobe University, UAB-IDT)
John Hall (Model Systems, UK)
Renato Iannella (Semantic Identity, Brisbane, Australia)
Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University, China
Arno Lodder (Vrije University, The Netherlands)

Brian Lam (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
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)

Mercedes Rodríguez-Martínez (UVa, 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)