JURIX 2007: The 20th Anniversary International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems
Jurix is a foundation that furthers the use of advanced ICT and AI techniques in legal domains. Originally mainly a Dutch community, Jurix now has many international affiliates and organizes a successful international conference each year. This year's Jurix conference will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands. You can register by clicking 'Jurix 2007 registration' under 'Direct links'.
- Definitive program and practical information
- Workshops and tutorial
- Invited speakers
- Jurix 2007 registration
- The town of Leiden
- Conference venue
- Transport to Leiden
- Contact information
For 20 years now, JURIX conferences have been successful annual international meetings with scholars and practitioners. This year’s anniversary conference runs from December 12-15, 2007 and is hosted by the oldest university city in the Netherlands: Leyden. The main conference will take place on December 13 and 14. Workshops and tutorials are planned on December 12 and 15.
The provisional program of Jurix 2007 can be found through this link. There is now a page with practical information on visiting Leyden for the 20th Jurix conference. You can find this information by clicking on this link.
On December 12 and 15, under the auspices of Jurix 2007, five workshops and a tutorial will be organized:
- Jurix 2007 Workshop on Modelling Legal Cases, Wednesday, December 12, 2007
- Jurix 2007 Workshop on Multimedia Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Law, Wednesday, December 12, 2007
- Jurix 2007 Workshop on Access to Justice: putting the "i" of intelligence into wiki, Saturday, December 15, 2007
- Jurix 2007 Workshop on Legislative XML, Saturday, December 15, 2007
- Jurix 2007 Tutorial on developing fair negotiation support systems by John Zeleznikow, Saturday, December 15, 2007
The invited speakers for the Jurix 2007 conference have acknowledged their presence. The first invited speaker, Janneke H. Gerards, is a full professor of constitutional and administrative law at the Department of Public Law of the University of Leiden. Her research concentrates on judicial review of fundamental rights cases in the European context. Such cases are often concerned with important and highly sensitive issues, such as privacy, freedom of religion or discrimination. For the courts it is difficult to render legally correct, but convincing and acceptable decisions in this type of case. She examines the legal methods of argumentation and interpretation that the courts have developed to deal with these problems and aims to propose workable solutions and improvements, such as decision trees to provide judges with guidance in fundamental right issues.
The second invited speaker, David A Larson, teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR and Technology, Torts, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, and Labor Law. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment" (CCH Inc.), served as an arbitrator for the Omaha Tribe, was a Hearing Examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, and currently is an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum. Professor Larson has published more than 40 articles and book chapters and has made more than 120 professional presentations in Sweden, Ireland, Austria, China, Australia, England, and the United States. Recent publications include "Understanding the Cost of the War in Iraq and How that Realization Can Affect International Law", "Online Dispute Resolution: Do you know where your children are?" and "Technology Mediated Dispute Resolution (TMDR): A New Paradigm for ADR".
The conference registration system is now open for registration at http://jurix2007.cli.vu. Please note that - if you have not submitted a paper - you have to create a new user account, even if you registered for past Jurix conferences. Also please note that timely registration (October 31) for the conference is obligatory for your paper to be part of the conference proceedings. The earlier you register and pay for the conference, the lower the registration fee. You will receive a notification of registration of the Conftool system and a mail regarding further payment details. Payment is possible through wire transfer and credit card. Timely payment is necessary to take advantage of the lower early registration rates. An overview of conference fees can be found here.
Leiden is an old, picturesque town just 15 minutes by train from the national airport Schiphol and just 30 minutes from the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Leiden is much smaller than Amsterdam, but it boasts a huge number of monuments and many museums. Information about Leiden can be found in the link overview on the right hand side of this window.
The Jurix Conference will be held right at the heart of historic Leiden, in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building, which houses the Law Faculty. The main conference will take place in room A144, a historic lecturing room. Workshops, tutorials and the early morning part of the main conference will take place in other rooms in the same building. Finding the Kamerlingh Onnes Building is easy; please refer to the map (cf. the link 'Map of Leiden'; 'KOG' is the Kamerlingh Onnes Building).
Leiden can be reached easily by air and railway. Schiphol is a major hub in international air transportation, and The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam are liniked to two high speed train connections: to the south (Brussels and Paris) and to the east (Cologne and Frankfurt). Regular Dutch railways offer excellent connections to Leiden, even at night. If you consider flying low-cost: easyJet offers flights to Schiphol from Great Britain (many cities), Italy (Milan) and Switzerland. Other low cost airlines are Transavia.com and Ryanair.com (which only flies to Eindhoven, still 2 hours by train from Leiden). The link 'Low cost airline connections' offers an overview of all connections to the Netherlands.
Jurix 2007 is sponsored by the Meijers Institute for Legal Research (the research institute of the Leiden Law Faculty), by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and by the Jurix Foundation for Legal Knowledge-Based Systems. Are you representing a company that would be interested in sponsoring the Jurix 2007 conference, in exchange for publicity within the context of a leading conference in ICT and law? Please contact Laurens Mommers on email@example.com or on cell phone +31 628 83 12 05.
The e-mail address for general enquiries on Jurix 2007 is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The program chair of Jurix 2007 is Arno Lodder. He can be reached through email@example.com. The organization chair of Jurix 2007 is Laurens Mommers. He can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org. Any mail regarding Jurix 2007 can be sent to: Jurix 2007, p/a eLaw@Leiden, P.O. Box 9520, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.