Workshop on Argumentation and AI and Law
What do we Know and Where should we Go?
Part 1: Tools for AI and Law Argumentation: Part 2: Argumentation with Legal Cases
This workshop will comprise two sessions, intended to take the opportunity to bring together both established and young researchers to take stock of what has been achieved and to suggest possible future research directions for two important areas of AI and Law. The workshop will not be a mini conference with presentations but will be structured as a genuine working meeting designed to fulfil these purposes.
Each half-day session will be divided into two halves. The first will explore the state of the art, starting with a talk summarising some relevant achievements, followed by a commentary indicating areas of consensus, areas of controversy and other aspects not covered by the opening talk. These two talks will be followed by an open, facilitated, discussion in which the participants can express their own views on the topic.
The second half will explore how the current foundations may be built upon. This will open with a panel session in which four panellists will briefly put forward their positions. This will be followed by an open discussion in which these positions may be explored, questioned and extended. The discussion will conclude with a summary, identifying open questions.
9.00-9.15: Introduction to the Workshop: Trevor Bench-Capon
Session 1: Tools for Legal Argumentation
1a: Tools for Legal Argumentation: What do we know?
9.45-10.00 Commentary: Henry Prakken, Univerisities of Utrecht and Groningen
10.00-10.45 Discussion: Facilitator To Be Announced
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
1.b: Tools for Legal Argumentation: Where should we go?
11.30-12.15: Panel Session: Tools for Legal Argumentation: What Issues should we be Addressing?
Chair: Vern R Walker, Hofstra University
12.15-12.45 Open Discussion: Tools for Legal Argumentation: A Research Agenda
Session 2: Legal Argumentation Using Cases
2a: Legal Argumentation Using Cases: What do we know?
14.30-14.45 Commentary: Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
14.45-15.30 Discussion: Facilitator To Be Announced
15.45-16.15 Coffee Break
2.b: Legal Argumentation Using Cases: Where should we go?
16.15-17.00: Panel Session: Legal Argumentation Using Cases: What Issues Should We Be Addressing?
Chair: Edwina Rissland, University of Amherst
Panellists: Matthias Grabmair, University of Pittsburgh; Padmaja Sasidharan, King’s College, London; Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law Position Papers.
17.00-17.30 Open Discussion: Legal Argumentation Using Cases: A Research Agenda
17.45-18.00 Workshop Close
A Selected Bibliography of Arguing with Cases in AI and Law
All inquiries to Trevor Bench-Capon firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Chair: Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh
Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
Floris Bex, University of Groningen
Tom Gordon , Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems (FOKUS), Berlin
Henry Prakken, Universities of Utrecht and Groningen
Giovanni Sartor, European University Institute, Florence
Bart Verheij, University of Groningen
Verne Walker, Hofstra University
Doug Walton, University of Windsor