(There may be still slight variations)

Monday 18th Dec :: Tuesday 19th Dec (morning) :: Tuesday 19th Dec (afternoon) :: Wednesday 20th Dec (morning) :: Wednesday 20th Dec (afternoon)

Monday 18th December

09:00 - 17:00. Workshops and Doctoral Consortium

  • scheduling to be announced

17:15 - 18:15. First Keynote Speech by Jaap Hage, professor in Legal Theory, Maastricht University. Title: Explainable Legal AI

18:15 - 20:30. Reception

Tuesday 19th December, morning (parallel sessions)

09:00 - 09:15. opening: Welcome from Maastricht University and from the conference organizers

09:15 - 10:30. session 1A: Formal approaches (I)

  • Trevor Bench-Capon. A Note on Hierarchical Constraints [long]
  • Ilaria Canavotto and John Horty. The importance of intermediate factors [long]
  • Adam Wyner and Tomasz Zurek. On Legal Teleological Reasoning [short]
  • Agata Ciabattoni, Xavier Parent and Giovanni Sartor. Permissions in a Kelsenian perspective [short]

09:15 - 10:30. session 1B: Natural Language Processing (I)

  • Morgan Gray, Jaromir Savelka, Wesley Oliver and Kevin Ashley. Can GPT Alleviate the Burden of Annotation? [long]
  • May Myo Zin, Ha Thanh Nguyen, Ken Satoh, Saku Sugawara and Fumihito Nishino. Information Extraction from Lengthy Legal Contracts: Leveraging Query-Based Summarization and GPT-3.5 [long]
  • Youssef Al Mouatamid, Jihad Zahir, Marie Bonnin and Hajar Mousannif. Assessing Ocean’s legal protection using AI: A new dataset and a BERT-based classifier [short]
  • Tomer Libal and Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl. Giving Examples Instead of Answering Questions: Introducing Legal Concept-Example Systems [short]

10:30 - 11:00. coffee break

11:00 - 12:30. session 2A: Formal approaches (II)

  • Cecilia Di Florio, Xinghan Liu, Emiliano Lorini, Antonino Rotolo and Giovanni Sartor. Inferring New Classifications in Legal Case-based Reasoning [long]
  • Kees van Berkel, Reka Markovich, Christian Strasser and Leon van der Torre. Arguing About Choosing a Normative System: Conflict of Laws [long]
  • Kathrin Hanauer, Tereza Novotná and Matteo Pascucci. Assisted Normative Reasoning with Aristotelian Diagrams [short]
  • Michał Araszkiewicz. Conceptual Structures in Statutory Interpretation [short]

11:00 - 12:30. session 2B: Natural Language Processing (II)

  • Samyar Janatian, Hannes Westermann, Jinzhe Tan, Jaromir Savelka and Karim Benyekhlef. From Text to Structure: Using Large Language Models to Support the Development of Legal Expert Systems [long]
  • Ren-Der Sun, Chia-Hui Chang and Kuo-Chun Chien. New Horizons of Legal Judgement Predication via Multi-Task Learning and LoRA [long]
  • Huihui Xu and Kevin Ashley. A Question-Answering Approach to Evaluate Legal Summaries [short]
  • Marton Ribary, Eugenio Vaccari, Paul Krause, Thomas Wood and Miklos Orban. Prompt engineering and provision of context in domain specific use of GPT [short]

12:30 - 13:30. lunch break

Tuesday 19th December, afternoon (plenary)

13:30 - 14:30. Second Keynote Speech by Piek Vossen, professor in Computational Lexicology at the VU University Amsterdam, head of the Computational Linguistics & Text Mining Lab. Title: ChatGPT: what it is, what it can do, cannot do and should not do.

14:30 - 15:45. session 3: Mixed session

  • Daphne Odekerken, Floris Bex and Henry Prakken. Precedent-based reasoning with incomplete cases [long]
  • Ludi van Leeuwen, Bart Verheij, Rineke Verbrugge and Silja Renooij. Evaluating Methods for Setting a Prior Probability of Guilt [long]
  • Anas Belfathi, Nicolas Hernandez and Laura Monceaux. Harnessing GPT-3.5-turbo for Rhetorical Role Prediction in Legal Cases [long]

15:45 - 16:30. coffee break + demos

  • Ha-Thanh Nguyen, Randy Goebel, Francesca Toni, Kostas Stathis and Ken Satoh. LawGiBa - Combining GPT, Knowledge Bases, and Logic Programming in a Legal Assistance System [demo]
  • Suzan Zuurmond, Annemarie Borg, Matthijs van Kempen and Remi Wieten. Human-centred explanation of rule-based decision-making systems [demo]
  • Ari Hershowitz and Sela Mador-Haim. “Comparative Prints Suite” of the United States House of Representatives: NLP for tracking changes in bills and laws [demo]
  • Daniele Theseider Dupre. Answer Set Programming for Legal Decision Support and Explanation [demo]
  • Samuel Dahan, Rohan Bhambhoria, David Liang and Xiaodan Zhu. OpenJustice.ai: A Global Open-source Legal Language Model [demo]
  • Kevin Bönisch, Giuseppe Abrami, Sabine Wehnert and Alexander Mehler. Bundestags-Mine: Natural Language Processing for Extracting Key Information from Government Documents [demo]

16:30 - 18:00. session 4: Mixed session

  • Cor Steging, Silja Renooij and Bart Verheij. Improving Rationales with Small, Inconsistent and Incomplete Data [long]
  • Jakub Drápal, Hannes Westermann and Jaromir Savelka. Using Large Language Models to Support Thematic Analysis in Empirical Legal Studies [long]
  • Jack Mumford, Katie Atkinson and Trevor Bench-Capon. Human Performance on the AI Legal Case Verdict Classification Task [short]
  • Guilherme Paulino-Passos and Francesca Toni. Learning Case Relevance in Case-Based Reasoning with Abstract Argumentation [short]

19:00 - 22:30. Dinner

Wednesday 20th December, morning (parallel sessions)

09:00 - 10:30. session 5A: Formal approaches (III)

  • Wijnand van Woerkom, Davide Grossi, Henry Prakken and Bart Verheij. Hierarchical a Fortiori Reasoning with Dimensions [long]
  • Trevor Bench-Capon and Katie Atkinson. Dimensions and Precedential Constraint: Factors Deriving From Multiple Dimensions [short]
  • Claudio Novelli, Guido Governatori and Antonino Rotolo. Automating Business Process Compliance for the EU AI Act [short]
  • Seng Joe Watt, Oliver Goodenough and Meng Weng Wong. Deontics and time in contracts: An executable semantics for the L4 DSL [short]
  • Milen Girma Kebede, Thomas van Binsbergen, Tom van Engers and Dannis van Vuurden. Towards a Purpose-Based Access Control Model derived from the purpose limitation principle [short]

09:00 - 10:30. session 5B: Natural Language Processing (III)

  • Ari Hershowitz and Sela Mador-Haim. Executing United States Bills into Law: A working application in the United States House [long]
  • Andrea Lombardi, Domenico Alfano and Roberto Abbruzzese. Legal Text Segmentation through Breakpoint Detection [long]
  • Monica Palmirani, Chiara Catizone, Giulia Venditti and Salvatore Sapienza. Multilevel Hate Speech Classification Based on Multilingual Case-Law [short]
  • Gabriela Argüelles Terrón, Patricia Martín Chozas and Víctor Rodríguez Doncel. Event Extraction from Spanish Workers’ Statute using Large Language Models [short]

10:30 - 11:00. coffee break + demos

11:00 - 12:30. session 6A: Formal approaches (IV) and hybrid approaches

  • Wachara Fungwacharakorn, Kanae Tsushima, Hiroshi Hosobe, Hideaki Takeda and Ken Satoh. Connecting Rule-Based and Case-Based Representations of Soft-Constraint Norms [short]
  • Preston Carlson and Michael Genesereth. Insurance Portfolio Analysis as Containment Testing [short]
  • Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Paul Ryan, Georg Philip Krog, Martin Crane and Rob Brennan. Towards a Semantic Specification for GDPR Data Breach Reporting [short]
  • Tien-Hsuan Wu, Ben Kao and Michael M.K. Cheung. Judgment Retrieval Made Easier through Query Analysis [short]
  • Ha-Thanh Nguyen, Wachara Fungwacharakorn and Ken Satoh. LogiLaw Dataset towards Reinforcement Learning from Logical Feedback (RLLF) [long]

11:00 - 12:30. session 6B: Natural Language Processing (IV) and OCR

  • Mads Skipanes, Tollef Emil Jørgensen and Katrin Franke. Advancing Knowledge Discoveries in Criminal Investigations with Semantic Textual Similarity [short]
  • Akito Shimbo, Yuta Sugawara, Hiroaki Yamada and Takenobu Tokunaga. Nearest Neighbor Search for Summarization of Japanese Judgment Documents [short]
  • Irene Benedetto, Luca Cagliero, Francesco Tarasconi, Giuseppe Giacalone and Claudia Bernini. Benchmarking Abstractive Models for Italian Legal News Summarization [short]
  • Henrik Palmer Olsen, Nicolas Garneau, Yannis Panagis, Johan Lindholm and Anders Søgaard. Re-framing Case Law Citation Prediction from a Paragraph Perspective [short]
  • Roberto Abbruzzese, Domenico Alfano and Andrea Lombardi. REMOAC: A Retroactive Explainable Method for OCR Anomalies Correction in legal domain [short]

12:30 - 13:30. lunch break

Wednesday 20th December, afternoon (plenary)

13:30 - 14:30. Third Keynote Speech by Iris van Rooij, professor in Computational Cognitive Science at Radboud University, PI at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Title: There is no AGI on the horizon, and AI cannot replace people’s (legal) thinking and judging.

14:30 - 16:00. session 7: Emerging topics

  • Gijs van Dijck, Benjamin Rodrigues de Miranda and Chloé Crombach. Centrality Scores and Precedent Value in Legal Network Analysis [long]
  • Yiwei Lu, Zhe Yu, Yuhui Lin, Burkhard Schafer, Andrew Ireland and Lachlan Urquhart. A Legal System to Modify Autonomous Vehicle Designs in Transnational Contexts [short]
  • Łukasz Górski and Shashishekar Ramakrishna. Challenges in Adapting LLMs for Transparency: Complying with Art. 14 EU AI Act [short]
  • Hilmy Hanif, Jorge Constantino, Marie-Therese Sekwenz, Michel van Eeten, Jolien Ubacht, Ben Wagner and Yury Zhauniarovich. Tough Decisions? Supporting System Classification According to the AI Act [short]

16:00 - 17:00. Closing remarks + Open discussion?