Automated Semantic Analysis of Information in Legal Text

The ASAIL Workshop Series & Interest Group

Building the Legal NLP Community

The ASAIL workshop series and interest group serves as a platform for researchers and practitioners working on natural language processing of legal text. Its goals include:

  • Organizing regular peer-reviewed workshop events for presentation and discussion of research and practical implementations around legal NLP

  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among academic researchers as well as practitioners from industry, government, and the public sector, and other interested individuals and organizations

  • Providing an entry point into the research field and community

ASAIL is affiliated with the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL). The first workshop was held at the 2015 ICAIL conference followed by successors at later ICAILs.

The ASAIL interest group maintains a Slack channel. Those who are interested are welcome to participate and should contact the organizing committee chair by email to gain access.

Organizing Committee

  • Kevin D. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA

  • Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, UK

  • Karl Branting, MITRE Corporation, USA

  • Enrico Francesconi, Italian National Research Council (IGSG-CNR) and European Parliament, Italy

  • Matthias Grabmair, Technical University of Munich, Germany (chair)

  • Vern R. Walker, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, USA

  • Bernhard Waltl, BMW Group AG, Germany

  • Adam Wyner, Swansea University, UK


Available at CEUR-WS:
2017 ; 2019 ; 2020; 2021


June 12, 2021 - The ASAIL 2021 proceedings are available now. We have published jointly with LegalAIIA 2021.

June 12, 2021 - The ASAIL 2021 schedule for the workshop on June 25 is available. We look forward to a panel discussion on platform ecosystems and legal text analytics with Isabelle Biallaß, Le-Minh Nguyen, Bernhard Waltl, and Adam Ziegler.

April 16, 2021 - The submission deadline for ASAIL 2021 has been extended to May 3.

Feb 12, 2021 - The ASAIL 2021 Call for Papers is available. Submission due date is April 26.

Jan 26, 2021 - ASAIL 2021 will take place online in conjunction with ICAIL 2021 on June 25. More information and call for papers will be available shortly.

Dec 9, 2020 - ASAIL 2020 took place online with Jurix 2020. Proceedings are available at CEUR-WS. We thank all authors, reviewers, and participants!