Mentoring Program Information

for the ICAIL 2007 Conference


  From:    Jack G. Conrad    Thomson Legal & Regulatory, St. Paul, MN, USA

             Burkhard Schafer Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

          John Zeleznikow  Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

April, 2006


ICAIL07, Stanford, California, USA, June 4-8, 2007


The International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) will offer a mentoring program for papers being submitted to its biennial ICAIL conference, the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law.   The program is intended primarily for younger authors who have not published at ICAIL previously.


If you would like help with your submission, you may ask for a mentor ― a person who will help you with your submission to the IAAIL audience through one-on-one advising, usually via e-mail. A mentor can also familiarize you with the standards and deadlines of ICAIL submissions. Mentors are volunteers familiar with successful submissions.


Mentors are primarily available for full papers (10 pages), though some may be available for shorter papers (5 pages) as well. To request a mentor, please send email to Jack Conrad at by the deadline for mentoring requests, November 6, 2006.


Please include:


Reasonable expectations for a mentor include the following. A mentor may be able to advise you about the most appropriate forum for your work, suggest improvements to your submission, suggest how to deal with language problems, or refer you to relevant research of which you might not have been aware.


Typically, a mentor might spend 3-7 hours on a submission. We carefully match mentors to mentees, and wish to support you in developing your work into a high-quality submission with a good chance of being accepted and published.


Note the following:


ICAIL 2007, Stanford, California, USA, June 4-8, 2007, 


Important Dates


November 6, 2006.             Mentoring Program notice (to

November 13, 2006.           Mentoring Program deadline (draft to the same address)



January 30, 2007.               Full and Short Research Paper Submission Deadline

February 27, 2007.             Poster, Demonstrations, Tutorial and Workshop submissions due

April 10, 2007.                   Notification of acceptance for all submissions


On the due dates, submissions will remain open until 24:00 PST.