Important dates

  • Nov 1st, 2016 — Mentoring programme request deadline
  • Shortly after mentor assignment — Mentoring programme paper deadline

Author mentoring programme

The International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) is offering a mentoring programme for papers being submitted to its biennial ICAIL conference, the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. The programme is intended primarily for junior authors who have not previously published an Artificial Intelligence and Law paper at a conference or in a journal. If you would like help with your submission, you may ask for a mentor ― a person who will help you with your submission to the IAAIL audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail and Skype. A mentor can also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of ICAIL submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful submissions. To request a mentor, please send email by the Mentoring Programme Request Deadline to the organiser: Bart Verheij,

Please include:

  • Your name and the names of your co-authors;
  • The name of your school (or department) and institution;
  • A plain-text description of your work (a title and abstract is a minimum requirement);
  • Any specific questions or areas in which you would like help.

A mentor may be able to advise you about the most appropriate forum for your work, suggest improvements to your submission, suggest how to deal with language problems, or refer you to relevant research of which you might not have been aware. Typically, a mentor might spend 3—7 hours on a submission.

Note the following:

  • People requesting mentoring must have a draft ready for the mentor to review by the Mentoring Programme Paper Deadline;
  • If there is an experienced AI & Law-related researcher in your department, it is expected that you would approach her/him yourself;
  • No notification of mentor/mentee assignments will be made until after the Mentoring Programme Paper Deadline;
  • Reviewers will not be informed of whether a paper has been mentored. That is, the fact that a paper was mentored is not considered during the paper selection process.

Important Dates

  • Mentoring Programme Request Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2016
    Send notice to Bart Verheij,
  • Mentoring Programme Paper Deadline: Shortly after mentor assignment.

Mentoring Programme Organiser

Bart Verheij (University of Groningen)