Marcelo Negri Soares, Centro Universitário de Maringá (UniCesumar), Brazil ([email protected])
Aires José Rover, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil ([email protected])
Eduardo Augusto Alves Vera-Cruz Pinto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal ([email protected])
Legal systems and the related laws and precedents are large, complex databases that require a good understanding of rules, logic, semantics and meanings, as well as substantial logical reasoning, before they can be interpreted and applied in legal cases. The diversity, variety and volume of rules and laws compounded with accurate wording raises thresholds, preventing non-professionals to participate, leading to poor efficiency.
In addition, it is a time-consuming task for individuals to trawl through related large, multi-faceted court transcripts, legal documents and contracts, etc. With the digitalization of legal systems, laws and the recent advances in technical solutions designed to mine and retrieve information, Law as a Service (LAAS) enabled by artificial intelligence becomes more achievable.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has received a lot of attention and made many advances in recent years. These exceptional advances provide new thinking and service-oriented systems to support legal services. The refinement of the application of AI techniques to help and solve the productivity problems in legal services is also becoming a fruitful direction for research.
The special issue on “Artificial Intelligence as an enabler for Law as a Service” will focus on multidisciplinary approaches (law, business, engineering and computing) to service-oriented solutions that meet the needs of courts, public administration, public prosecution, lawyers and others law offices in order to explore and exploit the application of AI in the legal systems.
The purpose of this special issue is to reflect the latest developments of artificial intelligence applied to legal services, exposing the latest advances, proposing solutions and pointing new methods for the provision of legal services. As such, we would like to invite researchers in this field with relevant experience to submit their original manuscripts in the following topics:
- How AIs can help in the creation of Law as a Service thought?
- What are the current use cases of AI-enabled Law as a Service?
- How the use of AI can improve access to legal services?
- Submission deadline: June 28, 2020
- Final notification to authors: September 30, 2020
- Final versions due: November 10, 2020
If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please contact Prof. Marcelo Negri Soares.