The 2nd EXplainable AI in Law Workshop (XAILA2019@ICAIL) at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL2019) June 17-21, 2019, Montréal (Qc.), Canada

Organizers: Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Martin Atzmueller, Michał Araszkiewicz, Paulo Novais

Workshop and description

Humanized AI (HAI) includes important perspectives in AI systems, including transparency and explainability (XAI). The idea of XAI has recently emerged as one of the most debated topics not only in the scientific community, but also in the general public. The design and use of AI algorithms raises important engineering, societal, ethical and legal challenges. In particular, AI-enhanced tools are used in commercial settings (advertisement, e-marketing), civil and labour law relations (such as employee assessment and recruitment processes), financial markets, penitentiary systems as well as in medical diagnosis etc. The decisions taken with the support of or directly based on the results generated by AI have more and more impact on the life of societies of individuals. Machine Learning tools are also intensively developed with an intention of application in the field of legal services provision and legal decision-making process. Understandability of the operations of these algorithms, as well as the provisioning of explanations with regard to the decision making process in the AI systems is of profound importance. Furthermore, only these features can lay foundations for the proper discussion of the ethical aspects of AI systems. The workshop’s idea is to discuss the current state of the art with respect to these broad yet important multidisciplinary challenges as well as the prospects for the future.


The scope of the XAILA workshop encompasses a broad array of topics including, but not limited to:

  • the notions of transparency, interpretability and explainability in XAI
  • non-functional design choices for explainable and transparent AI systems (including legal requirements)
  • legal consequences of black-box AI systems
  • legal criteria for explainable and transparent AI systems
  • possible applications of XAI systems in the area of legal policy deliberation, legal practice, teaching and research
  • ethical and legal implications of the use of AI systems in different spheres of societal life
  • the notion of right to explanation
  • relation of XAI and argumentation technologies
  • XAI models and architectures
  • risk-based approach to analysis of AI systems and the influence of XAI on risk assessment
  • incorporating ethical values into AI systems and the legal interpretation and consequences of this process
  • XAI, privacy and data protection
  • possible legal aspects and consequences of affective systems
  • XAI, certification and compliance

The intended audience

The workshop is of particular interest for the members of AI and Law community. However, it may also be found relevant by sociologists, lawyers (e.g. judges), data protection officers, business people, policymakers, legislators, public officers, NGO and last but certainly not least engineers. Our objective is to bring people from AI interested in XAI/HAI topics and create an ample space for discussion with people from the field of legal scholarship and/or legal practice.

List of members of the program committee


Martin Atzmueller, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Michal Araszkiewicz, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Szymon Bobek, AGH University, Poland
Jörg Cassens, University of Hildesheim, Germany
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Colette Cuijpers, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Rafał Michalczak, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Teresa Moreira, University of Minho Braga, Portugal
Paulo Novais, University of Minho Braga, Portugal
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Tiago Oliveira, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Martijn von Otterlo, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Adrian Paschke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Jose Palma, Univesidad de Murcia, Spain
Monica Palmirani, Università di Bologna, Italy
Radim Polčák, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Marie Postma, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ken Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Piotr Skrzypczyński, Poznań University of Technology, Poland
Dominik Ślęzak, Warsaw University, Poland
Michal Valco, University of Presov, Slovakia
Tomasz Żurek, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin, Poland

Important dates

Submission: 26.04.2019
Notification: 10.05.2019
Camera-ready: 31.05.2019
Workshop: 17.06.2019

Submission and proceedings

Please submit using the dedicated Easychair installation https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xaila2019icail

We accept long (8 pages) and short/position (4 pages) papers in PDF only. Please use the ACM format: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Workshop proceedings will be made available by CEUR-WS. A post workshop journal publication is considered.

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