Important dates

  • Dec 9th, 2016 — Submission of workshop proposals due
  • Jun 12th — 16th, 2017 — Conference and workshops

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2017) will be held at King's College London from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, 2017. The main Call for Papers can be found at:

The ICAIL 2017 Tutorials and Workshops complement the main track of the conference and offer an opportunity to present late-breaking research on AI and Law results, on-going research projects, and innovative work in progress. Tutorials and Workshops aim to encourage presenters and participants to engage in research discussions; such discussions can be valuable inputs for the future work of the presenters while offering participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends, and to network with other researchers.

ICAIL 2017 plans to run workshops and tutorials on either Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 16, or Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13. Proposals for workshops and tutorials are invited.

Submission information

Tutorials should either cover a broad topic of relevance to the AI and Law community or showcase innovative AI and Law related implementations and technologies, both in academia and in industry. We explicitly welcome entries from industry, but tutorials should go beyond pure advertisements of commercial software packages and convey at least a minimal scientific contribution.

Proposals should contain enough information to permit evaluation on the basis of importance, quality, and community interest. Each workshop should have one or more designated organizers and a program or organizing committee. Proposals should be 2 to 4 pages (in PDF format) and include at least the following information:

  • Title of the proposed tutorial/workshop.
  • The workshop or tutorial topic and goals, their significance, and their appropriateness for ICAIL 2017.
  • The intended audience, the research areas from which participants may come, the likely number of participants (with some of their names, if known), and plans for publicizing the workshop or tutorial.
  • Organization of the workshop or tutorial, including the intended format (such as invited talks, presentations, panel discussions, or other methods for ensuring an interactive atmosphere) and the expected length (full day or half day), and any special requirements.
  • For tutorials, any requirements of the participants (e.g., bring own laptop), prerequisites (if any background is to be assumed for attendees of the tutorial), knowledge or skill that will be gained by attendees, brief description of the tutorial, a statement giving clear motivation/justification for the topic, a comprehensive outline of the proposed content, a statement explaining if this tutorial has been given before and, if so, how this presentation will be different, materials to be provided to attendees (i.e. course slides, annotated bibliography, code snippets, etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal)
  • Organizers’ details: a description of the main organizers’ backgrounds in the proposed topic; and complete addresses including webpages of all organizers and committee members (if applicable) and a single paragraph bio-sketch per tutorial/workshop organizer (including any previous experience with similar tutorials or workshops).

Review criteria

All tutorial and workshop proposals will be reviewed and selected based on relevance to the AI and Law field, potential significance, and clarity

At least one of the organizers must be a registered participant at the conference, and be responsible for the tutorial/workshop corresponding session. ICAIL 2017 reserves the right to cancel workshops or tutorials that fail to reach a minimum number of registered participants.

Submission date and contact details

The submission deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals is December 9, 2016. Questions should be directed to Clara Smith, Tutorial and Workshop Chair ( or Guido Governatori, Program Chair ( Proposals should be submitted to both chairs.