COLIEE 2017:Editor's Preface

On behalf of the Program Committee, we are pleased to present the proceedings of the fourth Competitions on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment (COLIEE 2017), held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2017) in King’s College London. The former COLIEE workshops were held in conjunction with the JURISIN (JURIS INformatics) workshop of JSAI International Symposia on AI (JSAI-isAI) held in Japan.

This year, the COLIEE workshop hosts 7 presentations of peer-reviewed papers for systems of competition participants, while two champion presentations are separately made in the ICAIL main conference. We also have a live competition in the conference.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted to the workshop. We would also like to thank the Program Committee for their time and effort as well as for their valuable comments.


Members of the Program Committee:

Yusuke Miyao, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Nguyen Le Minh, JAIST, Japan

Satoshi Tojo, JAIST, Japan

Livio Robaldo, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen, UK

Douglas Oard, University of Maryland, USA

Akira Shimazu, JAIST, Japan

Kentaro Inui, Tohoku University, Japan

Katsumasa Yoshikawa, IBM Research, Tokyo, Japan

Marie-Francine Moens, KU Leuven, Belgium

Jack G. Conrad, Thomson Reuters


We would like to thank Guido Governatori, the program chair of ICAIL, for inviting us to join the conference and arranging our workshop and the live competition from the conference side.


Program Chairs:

Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics and Sokendai, Japan

Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada

Mi-Young Kim, University of Alberta, Canada

Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University, Japan

Ken Satoh
Mi-Young Kim
Yoshinobu Kano
Randy Goebel
Tiago Oliveira
May 19, 2017