Special Issue "Information Technology and Emerging Legal Informatics (Legomatics)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2021).
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Special Issue in Information: Big Data Analytics and Data-Driven Science
Interests: mobile cloud computing; enterprise applications; cyber physical devices or Internet of Things (IoT); web services; databases (RDBMs and NoSQL)
The evolution of Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) has helped to advance several other fields, and lately, it has begun to expand into the domain of Law as well, where their blending and cohesiveness is being dubbed Legal Informatics (LI). Currently, LI is rapidly emerging as a new, interesting research area at the confluence of CS, IT, and Law. More recently, LI has drawn attention from the computational and legal communities because of the growing popularity, increasing acceptability, broadening usage, and extensive benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its allied techniques and technologies, such as Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), and Natural Language Processing (NLP). The goal is to apply and utilize these modern computational technologies—AI, ML, DL, NLP—to advance and improve the existing jurisprudence/legal procedure/legal justice system/civil justice system. More and more legal scholars and practitioners and computer and data scientists and engineers are teaming up to combine their expertise and knowledge to transform the existing jurisprudence into a smart and intelligent justice system, which is faster, fair, and economically feasible for every last person of marginalized and underprivileged societies, “the poor”. This Special Issue (SI) invites original, unpublished scholarly work related to information technology applied in emerging legal informatics and other areas.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Algorithms and applications;
- AI, ML, and DL in jurisprudence;
- NLP and text processing;
- Ontology and knowledge representation;
- Legal data;
- Legal information retrieval;
- Blockchain technology;
- Learning deep from legal data;
- Data visualization and analyses;
- Smart contracts;
- Legal expert systems;
- Legal predictive systems;
- Automated dispute resolution systems.
Dr. Sugam Sharma
Dr. Richard Lomotey
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