First Call for Papers

     Seventh International Conference on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and LAW

                            June 14-17, 1999	
		      University of Oslo, Norway

Sponsored by:
*The International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL)
*The Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo (NRCCL)

The field of AI and law is concerned with:
 - the investigation of legal reasoning and argumentation using computational
 - applications of AI techniques to support tasks in regulated domains,
   especially legal systems.
 - the investigation of AI techniques using law as the example domain

ICAIL-99 will be held under the auspices of the International Association 
for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL), an organization devoted to 
promoting research and development in the field of AI and Law with members 
in twenty-three countries. ICAIL provides a forum for the presention and
discussion of the latest research results and practical applications
and stimulates interdisciplinary and international collaboration. Previous 
meetings of the International Conference have taken place in Boston (1987), 
Vancouver (1989), Oxford (1991) Amsterdam (1993), College Park, Maryland 
(1995), and Melbourne (1997). As for these past conferences, the accepted 
papers will be published in a conference proceedings.

Authors are invited to submit papers on topics including but not restricted to:
        --Legal Knowledge Based Systems
        --Conceptual Information Retrieval
        --Case-Based Reasoning
        --Representation of Legal and Common Sense Knowledge
        --Computational Models of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation
        --Applications of Machine Learning to Law
	--Intelligent Legal Tutoring Systems
        --Legal Ontologies
	--Knowledge Discovery in Legal Databases
        --Legal Software Agents on the World Wide Web
        --AI and Electronic Commerce,
        --Intelligent Internet Legal Research Aids.
Suggestions for workshops and tutorials are also welcome.

Papers on theoretical issues in AI and in jurisprudence or legal philosophy 
are invited provided that the relevance to AI and Law is clearly demonstrated.
Papers on applications should include a description of the nature and purpose 
of the application, the techniques employed, and the current state of

Submissions must be received by 11 January 1999. Papers should not
exceed 5000 words.  Short "poster" papers not exceeding 2500 words are
also invited.  All papers will be reviewed by members of the Programme
Committee. To assist the reviewing process, intending authors are
asked to send an e-mail abstract to the program chair by 18 December
1998.  This abstract should include the title of the paper, up to four
keywords and a contact address for the main author.

Papers may be submitted by email or as hard copies by ordinary mail.
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred and can be sent in a
message entitled "ICAIL99 Submission" to the program chair.  The paper
should be a MIME attachment to the message, using one of the following
file formats: 1) Portable Document Format (PDF, Preferred), or 2)
PostScript.  PostScript files should be compressed using either the
zip or tar.gz format.  For technical assistance, please first check
the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at  If further help is
required, please contact the program chair by email.  To submit by
ordinary mail, send six (6) hard copies of the complete paper to the
Program Chair at the address below.

Guidelines for authors, including downloadable style files and templates, are 
available at

Conference Co-Chairs:
  Jon Bing, NRCCL, University of Oslo
  Andrew J.I. Jones, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Oslo

Program Chair:
  Thomas F. Gordon
  GMD German National Research Center for Information Technology
  Institute SET-KI
  53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
  phone: (+49 2241) 14-2665

  Carole D. Hafner
  College of Computer Science
  Northeastern University
  Boston, MA 02115 USA
  Phone: 617-373-5116 
  FAX: 617-373-5121

Programme Committee:

  Vincent Aleven		Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Layman E. Allen		University of Michigan, USA
  Kevin D. Ashley		University of Pittsburgh, USA
  Trevor J. M. Bench-Capon	University of Liverpool, UK
  L. Karl Branting		University of Wyoming, USA
  Graham Greenleaf		University of New South Wales, Austrailia
  Carole D. Hafner		Northeastern University, USA
  Jaap Hage	        	Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  Ronald P. Loui		Washington University, USA
  Anja Oskamp			Nijmegen University, The Netherlands
  L. Thorne McCarty		Rutgers University, USA
  Katsumi Nitta			Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  Henry Prakken			Free University Amsterdam /
                                Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  Edwina L. Rissland		University of Massachusetts, USA
  Giovanni Sartor		Queen's University of Belfast, UK
  Marek J. Sergot		Imperial College, UK
  John Zeleznikow		La Trobe University, Australia

Key dates:

Submission of abstract: December 18, 1998 (optional)
Submission of full paper: January 11, 1999
Notification of acceptance: April 5,1999
Camera-ready copies due: May 7, 1999