Call for Papers

Call for papers – BEFAIR2 + EMAI – ICAIL 2023

BEFAIR2 and EMAI workshops welcome high-quality scientific submissions as well as experience and position papers on the following topics:

For BEFAIR2 track:

  • – Methods for detecting algorithmic discrimination
  • – Bias in machine learning process, including data collection, data preparation, modeling, evaluation, and deployment
  • – Debiasing strategies for the legal domain
  • – Ethical behavior from autonomous systems
  • – Legal design, visual law and legal knowledge base visualization
  • – Design justice and fairness by design
  • – Differences and similarities between legal and moral reasoning
  • – Ethics in data mining and argument mining from legal databases and texts
  • – Fairness analysis on computer-assisted dispute resolution
  • – Counterfactual reasoning for fairness
  • – Algorithmic fairness and learning challenges
  • – Demographic Parity, Equal Opportunity, Equalized Odds, Disparate Treatment, Counterfactual Fairness, Fairness through Awareness, and other fairness definitions
  • – The impossibility theorem of fairness definitions
  • – Measurement and mitigation of unfairness in machine learning
  • – Explainability, traceability, data and model lineage
  • – Transparency and accountability as a fundamental design requirement for AI&L

For EMAI track:

  • – Ethical issues in knowledge representation and legal reasoning
  • – Formal and computational models of ethical reasoning in the legal domain (e.g.
    using argumentation frameworks, case-based reasoning)
  • – Computational models of ethical decision making
  • – Computational models of moral reasoning
  • – Computational models of various ethical theories
  • – Moral decision-making frameworks for legal artificial agents
  • – Ethics, ontologies and legal knowledge representation
  • – Experimental implementation of moral and ethical reasoning systems into AI
    driven devices
  • – Transparency of ethical decision making
  • – Value-based reasoning
  • – Implementation of ethics in machine learning-based systems
  • – Deep learning and data analytics applied to ethics in the legal domain
  • – Integration of data- and knowledge-driven approaches to model ethical decision
  • – Argumentation with values
  • – Ethical constraints for reinforcement learning models
  • – The models of evaluation of cases in the light of different values

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 17th April 2023 [deadline extension] 28th April 2023

Notification: 18th May 2023

Workshop: 23rd June 2023

Submission Guidelines

Each submission will be evaluated based on relevance, contribution, and quality by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Papers should follow the CEUR format style. The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready papers) is 10 pages (plus references) An Overleaf LaTeX template is available at for your convenience.

Each paper must have one of its authors registered to ICAIL 2023-BEFAIR2+EMAI before the camera ready deadline. Only papers presented during the conference will be published in the proceedings.

Papers should be written in English and should be submitted in PDF format at

The workshop pre-proceedings will be published in CEUR,. Also, the post workshop proceedings will be published in an online legal journal edited by the organizers and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS and Google Scholar.

Organization e-mail:

Call for papers – BEFAIR2 – ICAIL 2021

Submissions and Review Process

Papers should be submitted in accordance to the ICAIL formating instruction. Submission should be limited to 10 pages including references (following again the main conference guidelines). Papers must be written in English and are to be submitted in PDF format online to the following email:

Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution and quality by at least two members of the program committee.

Any questions, please, feel free to contact us at: