Donald H. Berman Award for Best Student Paper
IAAIL has established a best student paper award in memory of Donald H. Berman, a Professor of Law at Northeastern University who was a co-founder of the AI and Law journal. The award consists of a cash gift and free attendance at ICAIL 2015. For a paper to be considered for the award, the student author(s) should be clearly designated as such when the paper is submitted, and any non-student co-authors should provide a statement by email to the Program Chair that affirms that the paper is primarily student work. Notification will be made through the ICAIL website, and the award will be presented at the conference banquet.
Winner: Sjoerd T. Timmer, “A Structure-guided Approach to Capturing Bayesian Reasoning about Legal Evidence in Argumentation” (co-authored with John-Jules Ch. Meyer, Henry Prakken, Silja Renooij and Bart Verheij)
Best Doctoral Consortium Paper
The Program Committee will assign the “Best paper of ICAIL 2015 Doctoral Consortium” Award to the most original, groundbreaking and well presented research.
Winner: Jyothi Vinjumur, “Methodology for Constructing Test Collections using Collaborative Annotation”
Peter Jackson Award for Best Innovative Application Paper
At ICAIL 2015 a new award is being introduced for the best innovative application paper. The award is in honor of Peter Jackson, Thomson Reuters’ Chief Research Scientist, who was a strong supporter of the ICAIL conferences and a significant contributor to the development of advanced technologies in AI and Law. The award will consist of a special commemorative plaque and recognition on the conference and IAAIL websites. For a paper to be considered for the award, the author(s) should clearly identify it as an application paper by including “innovative applications” as a keyword. Notification will be made through the ICAIL website, and the award will be presented at the conference banquet.
Winner: Erik Hemberg, Jacob Rosen, Geoff Warner, Sanith Wijesinghe and Una-May O’Reilly, for their paper entitled “Tax Non-Compliance Detection Using Co-Evolution of Tax Evasion Risk and Audit Likelihood.” Jacob Rosen received the award plaque on behalf of his colleagues at MIT (Hemberg and O’Reilly) and Sanith Wijesinghe received the award plaque on behalf of his colleague at MITRE (Warner).
Carole Hafner Award for Best Paper
In honor of Carole Hafner, a prize will be awarded at ICAIL 2015 for the best paper. The prize is in memory of Carole Hafner, Professor at Northeastern University, who was one of the founding members of the ICAIL conferences, the International Association for AI and Law, and the AI and Law journal. Carole was Conference Chair of the first ICAIL and made a number of research contributions to the field concerning conceptual information retrieval of legal knowledge, text analysis, case-based reasoning and ontologies. The award will consist of a special certificate and recognition on the conference and IAAIL websites. Notification and award of the prize will take place at the conference banquet.
Winner: Floris Bex, “An Integrated Theory of Causal Stories and Evidential Arguments”