|Workshop on Legal Text, Document, and Corpus Analytics (LTDCA-2016)|
Call for Participation
University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, CA, 17 June 2016
Sponsored by the USD Center for Computation, Mathematics, and Law
Recent improvements both in Human Language Technology (HLT) and in techniques for storage and rapid analysis of large data collections have created new opportunities for automated interpretation of legal text, improved access to statutory and regulatory rules, and greater insights into the structure and evolution of legal systems. These techniques hold promise for the courts, legal practitioners, scholars, and citizens alike. These advances have coincided with a rapid expansion of interest in automated processing and understanding of legal texts on the part of industry, government agencies, court personnel, and the public.
This workshop is intended to be a forum for discussion of research ideas and practical developments that involve interpretation of legal text, analysis of structured legal documents, improved publication and access to document collections, predictive analysis based on legal text mining, and visualization of legal corpora. Participation is invited on all topics relevant to these research themes, including:
The workshop will be one day in length consisting of paper presentations, invited talks, demonstrations, and a panel discussion.
Submissions are invited for research papers (at most 10 pages long), extended abstracts (at most 5 pages long), and proposals for system demonstrations. Papers must be submitted electronically in pdf format to the conference support system, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ltdca2016 by 29 April 2016. Research papers and abstracts must be in the ACM proceedings format, https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.
Papers accepted for inclusion in the Workshop will be accessible online. Selected papers will be submitted for publication in a special edition of an appropriate journal following a secondary review.
Venue, Registration, and Accommodations
The Workshop will be held at Warren Hall, Room 2B, University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, California. Information about registration and accommodations can be found at the LTDCA 2016 website.
29 April 2016: Workshop Paper Due Date
13 May 2016: Notification of Acceptance
3 June 27 May 2016: Corrected papers due
17 June 2016: Workshop Date
Karl Branting, The MITRE Corporation, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org, (+1) 410-660-9094
Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego Law School, email@example.com, (+1) 619-260-7512
Thomas Bruce, Cornell Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters, Corp. R&D, email@example.com
William Hamilton, University of Florida Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Koehler, The MITRE Corporation, email@example.com
David Lewis, David D. Lewis Consulting LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joonsuk Park, Cornell University, email@example.com
Jana Sukkarieh, NOHA Z, LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daisy Zhe Wang, University of Florida, email@example.com