Speakers 2021

  • Borges, Georg
    Professor Georg Borges studied law at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Geneva and Bonn as well as Economics at the Distance Learning University of Hagen. Currently, he holds the Chair of Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law as well as Legal Theory at the Saarland University. His habilitation… Continue reading Borges, Georg
  • Cornelson, Max
    Max Cornelson born in 1998, was a member of the “Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatik” by Prof. Schweighofer in the Research field: autonomous systems in road traffic and the law, esp. civil law and legal theory from 2019 to 2020. In autumn 2020, he obtained a doctoral degree in law with the dissertation:… Continue reading Cornelson, Max
  • Di Tomaso, Vittorio
    First generation entrepreneur, Vittorio is co-founder of CELI – Language Technology, now part of H-FARM Innovation. He also is co-founder of Blogmeter, the most advanced Italian platform of Social Media Intelligence and Synapta, an innovative spin-off start-up of the Nexa Center of the Turin Polytechnic, whose mission is to bring… Continue reading Di Tomaso, Vittorio
  • Eder, Stefan
    Stefan Eder is a lawyer and partner at Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, an Austrian law firm with clients around the globe. He focuses, among other things, on IT law and data protection and has advised corporates and private clients on IT-related issues for more than 30 years. Aside from the law… Continue reading Eder, Stefan
  • Fill, Hans-Georg
    Hans-Georg Fill is a full professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and head of the Digitalization and Information Systems Group. Prior to his engagement at the University of Fribourg he held positions at the University of Bamberg and the University of Vienna. He holds a PhD and a habilitation… Continue reading Fill, Hans-Georg
  • Filtz, Erwin
    Erwin Filtz graduated as a Master of Science in Information Systems in 2015. He also holds a diploma in Law from the University of Vienna (2010). He is currently working as a project staff member and doctoral student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • Fitsilis, Fotios
    Dr. Fotios Fitsilis has an academic background in engineering, economics and law, as well as over 20 years of professional experience in science positions within both the private and the public sectors. Since 2009, he is Head of the Department for Scientific Documentation and Supervision and Lead Researcher at the Scientific Service… Continue reading Fitsilis, Fotios
  • Genesereth, Michael
    Michael Genesereth is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. He received his Sc.B. in Physics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. Genesereth is most known for his work on Computational Logic and applications of that work in Enterprise Management, Electronic… Continue reading Genesereth, Michael
  • Governatori, Guido
    Guido Governatori received PhD in Legal Informatics in 1997 from CIRSFID, University of Bologna. Since then he had academic positions at Imperial College London, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and The University of Queensland. He joined NICTA (now Data61), in 2008, where he leads the research activities on Business… Continue reading Governatori, Guido
  • Grupp, Michael
    Born in Mainz, growing up & going to school close to Stuttgart & La Paz, Bolivia. Civil service in the Picardie in France before studying Law in Mainz, Paris and to some extent in Münster. He started as an attorney specializing in international arbitration & commercial litigation, but chose to… Continue reading Grupp, Michael
  • Haapio, Helena
    Helena Haapio is a lawyer and contract strategist by day and a researcher, author, and editor by night. She has had the good fortune of working with information designers and plain language experts who have taught her a lot. She is a co-founder and co-creator of the WorldCC Contract Design… Continue reading Haapio, Helena
  • Heydt, Volker
    Volker Heydt was born in Hamburg in1942. He studied law in Germany (Hamburg, Münster, Berlin), focusing on public law. He has a particular interest for official publications (official journals). From 1968-72 he was Assistant to Prof. Bülck (chair for international and European law) at the Postgraduate school for Administrative Sciences (Speyer,… Continue reading Heydt, Volker
  • Kahlig, Wolfgang
    Prof. Wolfgang Kahlig studied Business Sciences at the TU Vienna and received his degree as a graduate engineer in 1974. In 1978, he joined Philips GmbH as a project manager for the automation of economic processes (development of database systems in the Netherlands). Until 1983 he seved as head of… Continue reading Kahlig, Wolfgang
  • Kelly, Adrian
    Adrian is a Legislative Drafter for the New Zealand Parliament and has worked for over 20 years in the Fiscal Law area for the NZ Government and in private practice. He has written C/C++ microcontroller operating system code for Deep Instruments out of London, and written “LogLaw”, a structured, computer-interpretable… Continue reading Kelly, Adrian
  • Kowalski, Robert
    Robert Kowalski is Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. He studied at the University of Chicago, the University of Bridgeport, Stanford University, the Univer-sity  of  Warsaw,  and  the  University  of  Edinburgh,  where  he  completed  his  PhD  in 1970. He joined Imperial College in 1975. Kowalski’s early research was in the… Continue reading Kowalski, Robert
  • Muff, Fabian
    Fabian Muff is a doctoral assistant at the university of Fribourg in the Research Group Digitalization and Information Systems. He is currently working on his PhD in the field of Virtual- and Augmented Reality in relation to metamodeling. He graduated from the university of Fribourg in 2020 with a master’s… Continue reading Muff, Fabian
  • Palmirani, Monica
    Monica Palmirani, full professor of Computer Science and Law at Bologna University, School of Law, Italy. Graduated in Mathematic, Ph.D. in Legal Informatics and IT Law, teacher of several courses since 2001 on Legal Informatics, eGovernment, Legal drafting techniques, and Legal XML.She is member of CIRSFID, one of the main… Continue reading Palmirani, Monica
  • Rodríguez-Doncel, Victor
    Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (1978) is Associate Professor at the Artificial Intelligence department of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), conducting research in areas related to Semantic Web, Language Technologies and Law. He is editor of several ISO/IEC international standards for representing intellectual property righs (ISO/IEC21000-19), editor of an W3C Recommendation for representing… Continue reading Rodríguez-Doncel, Victor
  • Sageder, Christian
    Christian Sageder, is co-founder and managing director of Cybly GmbH. He has obtained his degree in computer science (Johannes Kepler University Linz). Before starting Cybly, he has been working for international IT companies, including Sony, SKIDATA, T-Mobile UK and Jamba. He has 20 years experience in computer science. He has… Continue reading Sageder, Christian
  • Sartor, Giovanni
    Prof. Giovanni Sartor is part-time professor in legal informatics at the University of Bologna and part-time professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute of Florence. He is currently Principal Investigator for the ERC (Europen Research Council) Advanced project COMPULAW, started on 1 November 2019, to be… Continue reading Sartor, Giovanni
  • Schweighofer, Erich
    Prof. Erich Schweighofer is Professor of Legal Informatics, International Law and European Law and head of the Centre for Computers and Law at the University of Vienna. He leads the Centre for Computers and Law – one of the top – 10 research groups in Legal Informatics worldwide. Erich Schweighofer… Continue reading Schweighofer, Erich
  • Shadab, Houman
    Houman Shadab is the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology and Professor of Law at New York Law School. Houman is a prolific and influential expert whose research and software development focuses on enterprise software, legal technology, and commercial transactions. Houman has testified before the federal government… Continue reading Shadab, Houman
  • Sidhu, Joanna
    Joanna Sidhu is Director of Marketing at BRYTER. Joanna has over ten years of experience working in legal and technology. She started her career in London as a lawyer at global law firm, Ashurst, specialising in litigation and international arbitration before moving into legal technology.  Joanna leads on strategic communications… Continue reading Sidhu, Joanna
  • Sullivan, Clair
    Dr. Clair Sullivan is currently a graph data science advocate at Neo4j, working to expand the community of data scientists and machine learning engineers using graphs to solve challenging problems.  She received her doctorate degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 2002.  After that, she began her… Continue reading Sullivan, Clair
  • Tarasconi, Francesco
    Francesco Tarasconi is a Data Scientist, currently working at CELI and acting as Data Science Manager. He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Turin with the thesis “Singular Value Decomposition, Eckart-Young Theorem and Text Mining in SAS”, which was awarded 2nd prize in the SAS University Challenge. He has… Continue reading Tarasconi, Francesco
  • Waddington, Matthew
    Matthew Waddington is the deputy head of the Legislative Drafting Office for the island of Jersey, which has its own parliament and legal system (and a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom and the European Union). He has been working on “Rules as Code” since 2018, particularly focusing on how… Continue reading Waddington, Matthew
  • Wahlgren, Peter
    Peter Wahlgren is professor of legal informatics at Stockholm University and presently (2019-23) Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Legal Science. He is the director of the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute http://irilaw.org/ and was between 1999-2020 editor of Scandinavian Studies in Law. Peter Wahlgren has a long experience… Continue reading Wahlgren, Peter
  • Westermann, Hannes
    Hannes Westermann is a PhD student in the field of artificial intelligence and law at the Université de Montréal. He works at the Cyberjustice Laboratory and is the lead researcher of the JusticeBot project. JusticeBot is an online platform that aims to improve public access to justice through the use… Continue reading Westermann, Hannes