Call for Papers: DESI IV: Workshop on Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

A call for papers — with submission deadlines of 1 April 2011 for research papers, and 22 April 2011 for position papers — has been issued for DESI IV: Workshop on Setting Standards for Searching Electronically Stored Information in Discovery Proceedings, to be held 6 June 2011, at The University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The workshop is being held in conjunction with ICAIL 2011: The 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law.

Papers for DESI IV are invited on the following topics:

  • “How do key stakeholders in the e-discovery process conceptualize ‘search quality?’ To what extent are those conceptualizations consistent?”
  • “What is within and what is beyond the scope of ‘search quality’ in the context of e-discovery?”
  • “To what extent is search quality dependent on:
    • Effective automation
    • Effective processes for using those automated techniques
    • The interaction between the two?”
  • “To what extent are these issues new in the context of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and to what extent have they always been good practice even in earlier times?”
  • “What processes are in use today for stakeholders to communicate about search quality in the context of e-discovery?”
  • “What kinds of ‘standards’ are needed to help improve mutual understanding of what was actually done, and to actually help improve ‘search quality?'”
  • “What can we learn from existing standards and standards setting processes?”

For more information, please see the call for papers.

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