|Call for Papers & Participants
|Artificial Intelligence in the Law
|Creativity in Legal Problem Solving
(Previous Subtitle: Efficient Tools for Legal Practice, Education and Theory)
Special Workshop at the IVR World Congress 2003
August 16th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: JAX-TP - Tetra Pak ? Faculty of Law Annex
at the University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
Integrated with Workshop I. Law, Morality, Politics, Defeasibility
that is scheduled on 13, 14 and 15 August.
Special Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence in Law: Creativity in Legal Problem Solving” is a modified form of the original title “Artificial Intelligence in the Law?Efficient Tools for Legal Practice, Education and Theory” (http://www.ivr2003.net/Programme/programme-index.htm). This workshop got a new subtitle: “Creativity in Legal Problem Solving” and it was integrated with the Special Workshop I. on “Law, Morality, Politics, Defeasibility” scheduled for August 13 through 15.
Hajime Yoshino (Meiji Gakuin University, Japan)
Kevin Ashley (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
The topic of Workshop L. is artificial intelligence and creativity in legal problem-solving. This topic is to be discussed specifically “What is creativity in legal problem-solving, given the legal, moral, political, and logical constraints on solutions, what is its role, how does it work, and can it be modeled in AI, or can AI contribute to promote creative legal thinking?”
The workshop will feature a talk by Prof. Margaret Boden, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Sussex, and author of THE CREATIVE MIND: MYTHS AND MECHANISMS, soon to be re-issued in an expanded 2nd edition, published by Routledge.
Short position papers (maximum 4 pages) or full papers (maximum 10 pages) are welcome on the topic of the workshop. Position papers are particularly welcome that identify specific examples of creative legal problem-solving and describe enough of the problem’s context to illustrate concretely why the solution was creative. Accepted position paper and full paper will be uploaded to the website of the IVR World Congress 2003. All papers accepted will be published as the Special Workshop “Artificial Intelligence in the Law: Creativity in Legal Problem Solving” Proceedings as well. The acceptance of submitted papers will be decided by two co-chairs. The honorarium for accepting paper will be afforded: 300 euro for a full paper, and 150 euro for a position paper. Time for presentation of full paper is to be 15 minutes, and that of position paper is 5-10 minutes.
A panel discussion will be organized to concentrate to a selection of the most interesting of these specific theories and examples. Speakers will be invited to present their examples and/or theories with examples, so that the workshop participants can focus the discussion of creative legal problem-solving on some interesting concrete level.
Please email papers as a Word attachment to the organizers, Prof. Hajime Yoshino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Kevin Ashley (Ashley@pitt.edu). Prof. Hajime Yoshino must receive papers by August 2, 2003. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask to Prof. Hajime Yoshino.