Legal Knowledge and Information Systems


JURIX 2017: The Thirtieth Annual Conference

Like every other walk of modern life, the law has embraced digital technology, and is increasingly reliant on information systems for its efficient functioning.

This book presents papers from the 30th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2017), held in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, in December 2017. In the three decades since they began, the JURIX conferences have been held under the auspices of the Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems, and have become a fully European conference series which addresses familiar topics and extends known techniques, as well as exploring newer topics such as question answering and the use of data mining and machine learning.

Of the 42 submissions received for this edition, 12 have been selected for publication as full papers and 13 as short papers, with an acceptance rate of around 59%. The papers address a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence and law, such as argumentation, norms, evidence, belief revision, citations, case-based reasoning and ontologies. Diverse techniques such as information retrieval and extraction, machine learning, semantic web, and network analysis were applied, among others, and textual sources include legal cases, bar examinations, and legislative/regulatory documents.

The book will be of interest to all those working in the legal system who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in information systems.s and theories which illuminate the direction of developments in this field, and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves software science and its integration into tomorrow’s global information society.

Editors: Wyner, A., Casini, G.
Pages: 212
Binding: softcover
Volume 302 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-837-2
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-838-9

Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development


Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, Deltebre, Terres de l'Ebre, Spain, October 25-27, 2017

Artificial intelligence in all its forms is increasingly interwoven into all our lives, and remains one of the most lively areas of discussion and interest in technology today.

This book presents the proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA’2017): ‘Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development’, held in Deltebre, Terres de l'Ebre, Spain, in October 2017. Despite its title, this annual conference is not only for researchers from the Catalan Countries, but is an international event which attracts participants from countries all around the world. In total, 41 original contributions were submitted to CCIA’2017. Of these, 21 were accepted as long papers for oral presentation and 13 were accepted as short papers to be presented as posters. These 34 submissions appear in this book organized around a number of different topics including: agents and multi-agent systems; artificial vision and image processing; machine learning; artificial neural networks; cognitive modeling; fuzzy logic and reasoning; robotics; and AI applications. The book also includes abstracts of the 3 presentations by invited speakers.

The book offers a representative sample of the current state of the art in the artificial intelligence community, and will be of interest to all those working with AI worldwide.

Editors: Aguiló, I., Alquézar, R., Angulo, C., Ortiz, A., Torrens, J.
Pages: 312
Binding: softcover
Volume 300 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-805-1
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-806-8

Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining III


Proceedings of FSDM 2017

Data science is proving to be one of the major trends of the second decade of the 21st century. Even though the term was coined by Peter Naur in the mid 1960s as ‘datalogy’, or the science of data, it is in the context of data analytics, and especially of big data, that data science has emerged as the new paradigm. Fuzzy and Crisp strategies are two of the most widespread approaches within the computational intelligence umbrella.

This book presents 65 papers from the 3rd International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2017), held in Hualien, Taiwan, in November 2017. All papers were carefully reviewed by program committee members, who took into consideration the breadth and depth of the research topics that fall within the scope of FSDM.

Offering a state-of-the-art overview of fuzzy systems and data mining, the publication will be of interest to all those whose work involves data science..

Editors: Tallón-Ballesteros, A.J., Li, K.
Pages: 564
Binding: softcover
Volume 299 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-827-3
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-828-0

State of the Art in AI Applied to Ambient Intelligence

We are moving towards a future where environments respond to human preferences and needs. In this world, smart devices equipped with intelligent features and the capability to sense, communicate with and support humans in daily activities will be unremarkable. We already expect our cars to warn us of hazards, track our location and provide timely route advice, and in future we will speak to simple machines and hold conversations with more complex systems, such as intelligent homes, which will help us to monitor conditions, track routine tasks, and program the heating, lighting, garden watering and entertainment centre. But questions have been raised in recent years as to how intelligent these so called smart systems or ambient intelligence environments really are.

This book, State of the Art in AI Applied to Ambient Intelligence, part of the outcome of the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (AITAmI) which has now run for 10 consecutive editions, aims to provide a clear picture of what has been achieved after a decade of discussion. It is representative of the diversity of approaches and issues which are currently being considered, and also indicates those avenues which are the most promising for exploration in the next decade.

The book provides all those working in the field with an up-to-date reference where they will find inspiration to create better systems for the society of tomorrow.

Editors: Aztiria, A., Augusto, J.C., Orlandini, A.
Pages: 184
Binding: softcover
Volume 298 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-803-7
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-804-4

New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques


Proceedings of the 16th International Conference SoMeT_17

Software is an essential enabler for science and the new economy. It creates new markets and directions for a more reliable, flexible and robust society and empowers the exploration of our world in ever more depth, but it often falls short of our expectations. Current software methodologies, tools, and techniques are still neither robust nor reliable enough for the constantly evolving market, and many promising approaches have so far failed to deliver the solutions required.

This book presents the keynote ‘Engineering Cyber-Physical Systems’ and 64 peer-reviewed papers from the 16th International Conference on New Trends in Intelligent Software Methodology Tools, and Techniques, (SoMeT_17), held in Kitakyushu, Japan, in September 2017, which brought together researchers and practitioners to share original research results and practical development experience in software science and related new technologies. The aim of the SoMeT conferences is to capture the essence of the new state-of-the-art in software science and its supporting technology and to identify the challenges such technology will have to master.

The book explores new trends and theories which illuminate the direction of developments in this field, and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves software science and its integration into tomorrow’s global information society.

Editors: Fujita, H., Selamat, A., Omatu, S.
Pages: 852
Binding: softcover
Volume 297 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-799-3
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-800-6

Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems


Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2017), Xi’an, China, June 10, 2017

Intelligent transport systems are on the increase. They employ a variety of technologies, from basic management systems to more advanced application systems, with information technology – including wireless communication, computational technologies, floating car data/cellular data such as sensing technologies and video vehicle detection – playing a major role.

This book presents the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITITS 2017), held in Xi’an, People's Republic of China, in June 2017. The conference provides a platform for professionals and researchers from industry and academia to present and discuss recent advances in the field of information technology and intelligent transportation systems; organizations and researchers involved in these fields, including distinguished academics from around the world, explore theoretical and applied topics such as emergency vehicle notification systems, automatic road enforcement, collision avoidance systems and cooperative systems.

ITITS 2017 received more than 200 papers from 4 countries, and the 65 accepted papers appear in this book, which will be of interest to all those involved with the development of intelligent transport systems.

Editors: Balas, V.E., Jain, L.C., Zhao, X., Shi, F.
Pages: 616
Binding: softcover
Volume 296 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-784-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-785-6

Advances in Digital Technologies


Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies ICADIWT 2017

Web technology is ubiquitous in modern life, enabling various forms of communication in real time between the users and computers, as well as between network devices, by means of artificial (markup) languages and cascading style sheets (CSS). Multimedia packages implemented in the WWW can also further expand the user groups to include, for example, the amblyopic or the hearing-impaired. According to Microsoft, Web technology also encompasses Web servers and programming languages for building Web applications. But such a breathtaking development that meets dynamically changing new emerging networking standards demands a large-scale infrastructure that will enable us to access digital information in its every form, whatever its purpose.

This book presents 20 papers and 3 keynote speeches from the 8th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2017), held at the Universidad Autόnoma de Ciudad Juárez, Juárez City, Chihuahua, Mexico, in March 2017. Over the years, the ICADIWT conference has created its own research community of participants from many countries, who attend the event each year to demonstrate and discuss their research findings. The community is growing every year.

The scope of the ICADIWT 2017 conference covers a wide range of research areas, and the papers in the book are divided into 7 subject areas: pattern recognition; distributed computing; mobile technologies; digital technologies for aerospace; medical systems applications; system engineering; and control systems.

Editors: Mizera-Pietraszko, J., Rodriguez Jorge, R., Almazo Pérez, D.M., Pichappan, P.
Pages: 284
Binding: softcover
Volume 295 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-772-6
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-773-3

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems


JURIX 2016: The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference

As with almost every other part of our daily lives, information technology is now indispensable in the legal sphere. The variety of applications has grown, keeping pace with developments in the wider field of artificial intelligence: logic and argument have been joined by statistical methods and data, and knowledge engineering has been enriched by machine learning.

This book presents the papers delivered at the 29th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems – JURIX 2016, held in Nice, France, in December 2016. From the 56 submissions received for the conference, 11 were selected for publication as full papers, 10 as short papers, and 10 as posters, which are included in the proceedings for the first time. The papers address a wide range of topics at the interface of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, such as argumentation, norms and evidence, network science, information retrieval, and natural language processing. Many of the theories and technologies explored in the papers are drawn from real-life materials, including cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights, Dutch and Greek legal texts, and international investment agreements and contracts.

Reflecting the many facets and the interdisciplinary character of AI and Law, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves them in these fields.

Editors: Bex, F., Villata, S.
Pages: 232
Binding: softcover
Volume 294 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-725-2
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-726-9

Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining Ⅱ

Fuzzy systems and data mining are now an essential part of information technology and data management, with applications affecting every imaginable aspect of our daily lives. This book contains 81 selected papers from those accepted and presented at the 2nd international conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM2016), held in Macau, China, in December 2016.

This annual conference focuses on 4 main groups of topics: fuzzy theory, algorithm and system; fuzzy applications; the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining; and data mining, and the event provided a forum where more than 100 qualified, high-level researchers and experts from over 20 countries, including 4 keynote speakers, gathered to create an important platform for researchers and engineers worldwide to engage in academic communication.

All the papers collected here present original ideas, methods and results of general significance supported by clear reasoning and compelling evidence, and as such the book represents a valuable and wide ranging reference resource of interest to all those whose work involves fuzzy systems and data mining.

Editors: Sun, S.L., Tallón-Ballesteros, A.J., Pamučar, D.S., Liu, F.
Pages: 652
Binding: softcover
Volume 293 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-721-4
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-722-1

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVIII

Information modelling and knowledge bases are now essential, not only to academics working in computer science, but also wherever information technology is applied.

This book presents papers from the 26th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (formerly the European Japanese Conference – EJC), which took place in Tampere, Finland, in June 2016. The conference provides a platform to bring together researchers and practitioners working with information modelling and knowledge bases, and the 33 accepted papers cover topics including: conceptual modelling; knowledge and information modelling and discovery; linguistic modelling; cross-cultural communication and social computing; environmental modelling and engineering; and multimedia data modelling and systems. All papers were improved and resubmitted for publication after the conference.

Covering state-of- the-art research and practice, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves information modelling and knowledge bases.

Editors: Jaakkola, H., Thalheim, B., Kiyoki, Y., Yoshida, N.
Pages: 496
Binding: hardcover
Volume 292 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-719-1
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-720-7

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