CRCL 2022: Computational ‘law’ on edge, November 3-4

An international conference organised by COHUBICOL in collaboration with CRCL
3-4 November, 2022 in Brussels (hybrid)

Conference tracks
Each track will be led by track chairs who coordinate the paper review process
1. Legal search and prediction (Harry Surden, Sofia Olhede)
2. Formalisation and Rules as Code (Lyria Bennett Moses, Denis Merigoux)
3. AI in international law (Fleur Johns, Jatinder Singh)

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IRI§23 Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion, Feb 22-25 2023

The leading topic of IRI§23 is: Legal Informatics as a Legal Methodology Science

The survey clearly showed: In 2023 it should be Salzburg again when (hopefully!) the end of the pandemic, after 2020 – with stomach ache and courage – „the IRIS“ could just be carried out on site. IRI$23 is not forgetting the online friends though, there will be streams of all (most) sessions with lots of opportunities to get involved via chats, Q&As, etc. The team of the Legal Informatics working group, Juridicum, University of Vienna, is working on solutions, also in cooperation with ReMeP and Weblaw.

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XXXVII Nordic Conference on Law and Information Technology, Copenhagen 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2022

The 37th Nordic Conference on Law and Information Technology runs under the theme of “Humans, data and law: tectonic plates in motion“.

Over recent times, the European regulatory landscape has experienced several quakes with proposals such as the Digital Services Act, Digital Market Act, Data Governance Act, Data Act, Artificial Intelligence Act as well as other soft-law initiatives, attempting to adjust to the fast-paced developments in our digital society.

Time to take a step back and take a look: how are the tectonic plates of Law and Information Technology moving in the 2020s? What is their interplay, what are common issues, what are common solutions? What is a Nordic perspective? And also: how should our legal education reflect the new technological world?

Welcome to Copenhagen from 31 October to 2 November 2022. More information will be added to the conference website soon:

AI and Law and network meeting between the Wallenberg Programs DDLS and WASP-HS

AI and Law is an IRI project funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program– Humanities and Society (WASP-HS)The ambition is to strengthen and ensure a logical development of an international research environment of excellent quality, able to operate at the forefront of AI and ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Impact) research. More information about and the IRI project here.

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Networking meeting between the Wallenberg programs Data-driven Life Science (DDLS) and WASP-HS – SciLifeLab

New publication: Nordic Yearbook of Law and Informatics 2020–2021

The 35th Nordic Conference on Law and Information Technology was held in Stockholm, 11–12 November 2020. As on previous occasions, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI) had the privilege of arranging the conference in conjunction with The Foundation for Legal Information (Stiftelsen för rättsinformation) and The Swedish Society.

The overall title of the conference was Law in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. The main theme was how an increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is influencing the meaning of previously established legal concepts not yet adapted to a society increasingly reliant on AI. In this respect, the conference was divided up into four sessions each focusing on a selected aspect, namely, session 1 on Data Protection, session 2 on Transparency, session 3 on Liability and finally session 4 on Regulation.

Read or download a full version of the Nordic Yearbook below.

Open call: Up to six postdoc fellows in technologies for digital transformation — Digital Futures

Digital Futures postdoc fellowships aim to support talented early-career researchers in pursuing their research ideas in a new research group and institution. The programme of funding aims to provide networking opportunities and career development which will boost successful postdoc fellows’ future careers. The call targets applicants who have recently completed or who soon will complete their doctorate degree (between September 2019 and September 2022). It is a mobility program with an emphasis on early career researchers moving to a new institution to continue their research.

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Contact at IRI: Liane Colonna

Stiftelsen för rättsinformation | Tillgängliggörande av rättsinformation genom kraftfulla språkmodeller, 11 nov, 2021

Stiftelsen för Rättsinformations årliga konferens tar denna gång avstamp i rättsinformationen, den nya tekniken, specifikt kraftfulla språkmodeller, och digitaliseringens inverkan och användning på densamma. Genom inspel från och panelsamtal med experter inom såväl juridikens, etikens och teknikens områden riktas blickarna framåt i den alltmer automatiserade och digitala vardagen där inspel rörande såväl etik som teknik relateras till rättsinformationen och dess utmaningar, möjligheter och hinder i det framtida Sverige.

När: Torsdag 11/11 kl 09.00-16.30
Var: Hörsalen, Kungliga Biblioteket, Humlegårdsgatan 26

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Open position: Phd Candidate in Law with a focus on public international law and labour law with special emphasis on artificial intelligence

The Department of Law, Stockholm University, announces a position as a doctoral candidate in law with a focus on public international law and labour law with special emphasis on artificial intelligence. The position is part of the initiative “The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society” (WASP-HS) PhD in Society.

Deadline for applications: 30th October 2021.

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Exposing Natural Language Models – A Threat to Higher Education?, Oct 28, 2021

Natural language models are a technology associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are increasingly being used within society to perform various tasks. While traditional tasks include spelling auto-correct, audio-to-text conversion, speech recognition and machine translation, the models are becoming increasingly powerful and their sphere of operation increasingly wider. These models are able to identify patterns and hidden insights in data sets too large for humans to manage. While these models can be put to good uses, such as extracting insights from health data, in the wrong hands or used for unintended purposes, they potentially also pose a danger to society.

This seminar is arranged by the DHV-hub at Stockholm University. The DHV seminars are inter-disciplinary in nature, and are open to all scholars interested in digital artefacts and environments and their significance for society and humanity.

Date and time: 28th October 2021, 10:00-12:00, Online

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Stockholm Explorative Talks On-stage, Sep 23, 2021

IRI:s co-worker Stanley Greenstein will talk at Stockholm Explorative Talks On-stage on Sep 23 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm
(The Royal Hall). The event brings together scholars from different disciplines, representing all the 18 universities of Stockholm.

The 18 scholars – who we call The Explorers – will engage each other in an interaction that will see them exchange interdisciplinary perspectives on present issues confronting the planet.

This year’s curators, Gustav Borgefalk and Elisabeth Ericson, will steer an exploration of the theme, ‘Challenges’, which will try to locate new intersectional ideas and insights in the conversations happening on stage. 

To make the discussion freewheeling and encourage spontaneous ideas, The Explorers come totally unrehearsed and meet each other for the first time on stage!

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The XXXVI Nordic Conference in Law and IT, Nov 9-10, 2021

The XXXVI Nordic Conference in Law and IT will be hosted by the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law on November 9-10, 2021, at Hotel Bristol in Oslo, Norway.

The conference will be devoted to the overarching themes of security, risk management, and rule of law. It will be held in conjunction with the final conference of the research project ‘Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law’ (SIGNAL), funded by the Research Council of Norway and UNINETT Norid AS.

The overarching themes of the conference have long been integral elements of regulatory discourse on the interaction of law and technology. However, the ongoing pandemic has elevated their prominence in the minds of regulators and the general public. Hence, it is pertinent to consider key recent and ongoing developments in their regulatory manifestations — also in light of responses to the pandemic.

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”DISVO-projektet” – pilotstudie om digitalisering av hälso- och sjukvård samt omsorg

Hur samverkan sker mellan olika IT-system för hälso- och sjukvård samt omsorg är av stor betydelse för effektiviteten och kvaliteten i dessa verksamheter och inte minst för enskilda medborgare. Även om digitaliseringen inom dessa områden har kommit långt i Sverige, är det inte alltid klart vad som gäller beträffande informationsutbytet mellan olika aktörer inom vården från en juridisk utgångspunkt. Det är angeläget att data kan utbytas i så stor utsträckning som möjligt inom rättsliga ramar, så att enskilda kan få den vård och omsorg som behövs samtidigt som ett fullgott integritetsskydd kan upprätthållas. Vem kontrollerar data i detta informationsflöde och i vilken utsträckning kan uppgifter delas mellan berörda aktörer? 

Inom DISVO-projektet, gjordes en inventering av problem och möjligheter med sikte på hur tekniska, organisatoriska och rättsliga infrastrukturer samverkar vid vård och omsorg som har digitala förtecken.

Projektet leddes av Uno Fors, professor i data- och systemvetenskap, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap och Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik, Juridiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet. I projektet ingick även Katarina Fast Lappalainen från Juridiska institutionen och Martin Henkel och Erik Perjons från institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap. Projektet finansierades av Region Stockholm och Stockholms stad och har utmynnat i nedan rapport.

JURISIN 2021 | 15th International Workshop on Juris-informatics, Nov 14-15

Juris-informatics is a new research area that studies legal issues from the perspective of informatics. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss both the fundamental and practical issues among people from various backgrounds such as law, social science, information and intelligent technology, logic and philosophy, including the conventional “AI and law” area. JURISIN solicit unpublished papers on theories, technologies, and applications on juris-informatics.

Time and place: November 14 – 15, 2021, Raiosha Building, Keio University Kanagawa, Japan (or online)

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ReMeP 2021 – Legal Informatics Conference, Sep 5-7

Hybrid Legal Informatics Conference
This year’s conference will focus on computational law and legal knowledge graphs and feature many interesting workshop, keynotes and panel discussions. ReMeP have secured a number of top-notch speakers – so there is much to look forward to. As a so-called hybrid event, ReMeP 2021 will combine the best of both an in-person conference and a virtual platform.

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New Robotics & AI Law Society | Legal implications of using AI as an exam invigilator

Universities around the globe have been profoundly affected by stay-at-home orders, which have required them to close their doors and shift to online teaching and learning. In an effort to avoid delaying or postponing examinations amid the Covid-19 outbreak, many higher-education institutions have turned to online proctoring tools, raising complex questions about how they can ensure the integrity of online assessments while at the same time respect ethical and legal constraints, especially regarding students’ fundamental rights to privacy, data protection and non-discrimination. In particular, universities are increasingly relying on AI-based facial recognition technologies (FRT) that can be used to authenticate remote users that connect from offsite the campus as well as to identify cheating and other dubious behavior throughout the online exam process.

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Stockholms universitet söker universitetslektor/adjunkt i allmän rättslära/rättsinformatik

Juridiska institutionen söker en universitetslektor/adjunkt i allmän rättslära/rättsinformatik (tidsbegränsad anställning).

Sista ansökningsdag: 2021-06-01.

Juridiska institutionen är en av de största institutionerna vid Stockholms universitet med ca 200 anställda och ca 6 000 studenter. Drygt etthundra lärare är på heltid engagerade för att undervisa eller bedriva den forskning som utbildningen vilar på. Fakulteten har ett trettiotal professorer med olika rättsvetenskapliga inriktningar. Som medarbetare vid Juridicum blir du en del av en dynamisk miljö med forskning av högsta klass och med stark internationell prägel.

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KMIS 2021 | 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems, Oct 25-27, 2021

KMIS is part of IC3K, the 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management.
Registration to KMIS allows free access to all other IC3K conferences.

IC3K 2021 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST 2021IN4PL 2021 and IJCCI 2021.
Registration to IC3K allows free access to the WEBIST, IN4PL and IJCCI conferences (as a non-speaker).

Upcoming submission deadlines
Regular Paper Submission: May 18, 2021
Position Paper Submission: June 25, 2021
Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission: July 30, 2021

Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organizational processes. Effective knowledge management is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage, and a key to the success of contemporary organizations, bolstering the collective expertise of its employees and partners. There are several perspectives on KM, but all share the same core components, namely: People, Processes and Technology. Some take a techno-centric focus, in order to enhance knowledge integration and creation; some take an organizational focus, in order to optimize organization design and workflows; some take an ecological focus, where the important aspects are related to people interaction, knowledge and environmental factors as a complex adaptive system similar to a natural ecosystem. An information system (IS) is an organized system for the collection, organization, storage and communication of information.

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