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Enrico Francesconi holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florence. Currently is a researcher at ITTIG-CNR, the Legal Information Institute of the National Research Council of Italy. His main activities include Semantic Web technologies for the legal domain, ontologies and knowledge representation, legal drafting, AI techniques for legal document classification and knowledge extraction. He is a member of the Italian and European working groups defining XML and URI standards for legal documents. He has been involved in various projects of the European Commission framework programs, the European Parliament and the Publication Office of the European Union. He is professor of Information Retrieval and Semantic Web technologies at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Florence. Since January 2014 he is Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association on Artificial Intelligence and Law

  • Jack G. Conrad (Thomson Reuters, President)
  • Katie Atkinson (Univ. of Liverpool, Vice President)
  • Anne Gardner (Stanford Univ., Secretary-Treasurer), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR), Guido Governatori (NICTA Queensland Research Laboratory), Erich Schweighofer (Univ. of Vienna), Bart Verheij (Univ. of Groningen).

 

Main academic and professional activities:

  • Member (contributor) of the Working Group DCAT application profile for data portals in Europe (DG CONNECT and DG DIGIT Directorates-General of the European Union, and the EU Publications Office) The DCAT working group will be a common specification for describing public sector datasets and sharing these descriptions with data portals across Europe. http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/dcat application profile/home
  • Delegate of the Italian Government - Ministry of Justice, for sub-group meetings on "European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)" on Invitation from the European Commission JUST/B2/AI7pv.
  • Delegate of the Italian Government - Ministry of Justice-IT Department, at the working group on ELI (European Law Identifier) as well as at the ELI non task force meetings within the activities of the Working Group on e-Law of the Council of the European Union.
  • Scientific coordinator the agreement between the Italian Ministry of Justice - Directorate General for the Automation of the Information Systems and ITTIG-CNR, about the introduction of the ECLI standard for the judicial documentary system of the Italian Supreme Court (2014)
  • Scientific coordinator of the agreement between the NetService company and ITTIG-CNR in favor of the Italian Ministry of Justice - Directorate General for the Automation of the Information Systems and ITTIG-CNR, about the introduction of the ECLI standard for the judicial documentary system of the Court of Milan (July 2012 - November 2013)
  • Scientific coordinator of the Italian pilot of the project "e-Codex: e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange", coordinated by the German Ministry of Justice. Funded under: The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme Area: Theme 5 - Services f - ICT for improved services for citizens and businesses (September 2011 - February 2015)
  • Leader of the collaboration agreement between the Swiss Federal Chancellery and ITTIG-CNR for a feasibility study on "Modernisation of the COP (Centre for Official Publication) System" (2010)
  • Section Editor on Ontology and Knowledge Representation of the Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal, Springer (Editors in Cheif: Prof. Kevin D. Ashley, Prof. Giovanni Sartor, Prof. Trevor Bench-Capon) (2010-)
  • Member of the project "ICT4Law: ICT Converging on Law: Next Generation Services for Citizens, Enterprises, Public Administration and Policymakers", coordinated by Departments of Computer Science, Law and Economics of the University of Turin (2010-)
  • Responsible of the CNR Module - ICT.P08.009.004 "Model Driven Legislative Drafting", within the Project "Data Mining, Ontologies and Semantic Web; Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining" (2009-2011)
  • Member of the ITTIG-CNR Commission for National and International Institutional Relationships (2010-)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of Law, Governance and Technology Series, Springer (2011-)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Intenational Journal "Informatica e Diritto", directed by Costantino Ciampi (2010-)
  • Consultant of the European Parliament, DG Innovation and Technological Support, Directorate for Information Technologies Parliamentary Information Systems, in collaboration with Prof. Tom van Engers (Director of the Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam) (2009-2010)
  • Projects proposals evaluator for the Swiss National Science Foundation (2010)
  • Project proposals evaluator for the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) in the field "Humanities, Social Sciences & Business Studies" (2009-)
  • co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL) - Legal Information Institute of the Cornell Law School Editions, Ithaca, NY (Editors: Thomas Robert Bruce, Legal Information Institute Cornell Law School, United States - Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR, Italy - Ginevra Peruginelli, ITTIG-CNR, Italy - Pompeu Casanovas, Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Semantic Web Journal - Special issue on Semantic Web for the Legal Domain, P. Casanovas, M. Palmirani, S. Peroni, F. Vitali (Eds.), IOS Press (June - November 2012)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, IARIA Journal.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member of Law, Governance and Technology Series, Springer.
  • Section Editor of Ontology and Knowledge Representation for Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal, Springer (Editors in Chief: Prof. Kevin D. Ashley, Prof. Giovanni Sartor, Prof. Trevor Bench-Capon).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence and Law Springer (Editors in Cheif: Prof. Kevin D. Ashley, Prof. Giovanni Sartor, Prof.ssa Anja Oskamp) (since 2009)
  • Scientific Committee Member of the International Journal on Informatica e Diritto (Informatics and Law). Editor in Chief: Costantino Ciampi. (Since March 2010)
  • Member of the Italian and European working groups establishing legal XML standards.
  • Member of the project ``e-Codex: e-Justice Communication via Online Data Exchange", coordinated by the German Ministry of Justice (2010-)
  • Member of the project management board of DALOS "Drafting Legislation with Ontology-based Support", coordinated by ITTIG-CNR, in the eParticipation framework of the European Commission - Information Society and Media (2007-2008);
  • Project leader for ITTIG-CNR of SEAL "Smart Environment for Assisting the drafting and debating of Legislation", coordinated by the University of Amsterdam, within the eParticipation framework of the European Commission - Information Society and Media (2007-2008);
  • Member of the ITTIG-CNR pproject management of VoiceS - "Integrating Semantics, Social Software and Serious Games into eParticipation", coordinated by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg (EU Commission, Directorate General Information Society & Media - eParticipation Initiative)
  • Project Leader of "Eurovoc studies" (2007) in favour of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (OPOCE) within the "Invitation to tender N. 10118 Eurovoc studies in the frame of a Restricted Procedure following the Call for Expression of Interests ("AMI") published in the OJS N. 2005/S 195-191899
  • Program Committee co-Chair of EGOVIS 2015 - International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, University of Valencia, September 2015
  • Program Committee co-Chair of EGOVIS 2014 - International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ̈at Mu ̈nchen, September 1-5, 2014
  • Program Committee member of RuleML 2014 - Special Track: Rules and Human Language Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-20, 2014
  • Program Committee member of the 8th International Web Rule Symposium, (RuleML-2014), Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-20, 2014
  • Program Committee Member of SEMAPRO 2014 - The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, August 24 - 28, 2014 - Rome, Italy, within NexTech 2014
  • Program Committee Member of ESWC 2014 - The 11th European Semantic Web Conference, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, 25-29 May 2014
  • Program Committee Member of Web Technologies, 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Gyeongju, Korea, 24-28 March 2014
  • Program Committee Member of LOD2014 - Linked Open Data: where are we?, W3C Office, Rome, 20-21 February 2014
  • Program Committee Member of Jurix 2013 - The XXVI International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Bologna, 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of JURIX2013-DC - JURIX2013 First Doctoral Consortium, Bologna, 2013
  • Program Committee Member of the 1st Workshop on Legal Knowledge and the Semantic Web, Bologna, 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of the Sintelnet Workshop on Social Intelligence and the Law of the the European Network for Social Intelligence - Bologna, 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of Argumentation 2013 - International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law, Univerity Brno, 8 November 2013
  • Track co-Chair on “Legal knowledge in the age of the semantic Web”, Law via the Internet Conference 2013 - Jersey, Channel Islands, 26-27th September, 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of SEMAPRO 2013 - The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, September 29 - October 3, 2013 - Porto, Portugal, within NexTech 2013.
  • Organizing Committe Member of the 13th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng), Florence, 10-13 September 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of RULES Conference, Krakow on 27-29 September 2013.
  • Scientific Committee Member of LeX 2013 - Legislative XML Summer School (Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna, Ravenna, 2-7 September 2013).
  • Program Committee Member of EGOVIS and EDEM 2013 - International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective and International Conference on Electronic Democracy, August 26-30, 2013, Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML 2013 - International Web Rule Symposium, July 11-13, 2013, University of Washington (Seattle, USA).
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML 2013 - International Web Rule Symposium, Special Track on “Translating between Human Language and Formal Rules: Business, Law, and Government”, July 11-13, 2013, University of Washington (Seattle, USA).
  • Conference Chair of ICAIL 2013 - The XIV International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, 10-14 June 2013, Rome.
  • Program Committee Member of COHERENCE 2013 - II Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Coherence and Judicial Reasoning, 10 June 2013, Rome.
  • Program Committee Member of Workshop on Legal Open Data: from Institutions to Crowd- sourcing (legalOD), 10 June 2013, Rome.
  • Program Committee Member of Web Technologies - Track of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Coimbra, Portugal, 18-22 March 2013.
  • Program Committee Member of Jurix 2012 - The XXV International Conference on Legal Know- ledge and Information Systems, Amsterdam, 2012.
  • Program Committee Member of FCASL 2012 - The Fundamental Concepts and Systematization of Law, 17 December 2012, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Program Committee Member of Argumentation 2012 - International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law 26 October 2012, Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic).
  • Program Committee Member of EGOVIS and EDEM 2012 - International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective and International Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 3-7, 2012, Vienna (Austria).
  • Program Committee Member of SEMAPRO 2012 - The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, September 23 - 28, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain, within NexTech 2012.
  • Scientific Committee Member of LeX 2012 - Legislative XML Summer School (Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna, Ravenna, 10-15 September 2012).
  • Program Committee Member of The 6th International Symposium on Rules (RuleML-2012@ECAI), Montpellier, France, August 26-28, 2012.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of a Special Issue of the International Workshop on Artificial Intel- ligence and e-Discovery: Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management for Legal Discovery Proceedings - AIeD 2012, in conjunction with ECAI 2012, 27-31 August, Montpellier (France).
  • Program Committee Member of Web Technologies - Track of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy, 25-29 March 2012.
  • Co-organizer of EVALITA 2011 - Third evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian, supported by the NLP working group of AI*IA (Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale/Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence) and AISV (Associazione Italiana di Scienze della Voce/Italian Association of Speech Science); final workshop with the AISV Conference - Rome, 24th-25th January 2012.
  • Program Committee Member of Jurix 2011 - The XXIV International Conference on Legal Kno- wledge and Information Systems, 14-16 December 2011, Wien, Austria.
  • Program Committee Member of SEMAPRO 2011 - The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing November 20-25, 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML-2011@BRF - 5th International RuleML Symposium on Rules, within the 14th International Business Rules Forum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, November 2011.
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML-2011 Challenge - 5th International RuleML Symposium on Rules, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, November 2011.
  • Program co-Chair of EGOVIS 2011 - International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, 29 Agosto-2 Settembre 2011 (Chairs: Kim Norman Andersen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Enrico Francesconi (Italian National Research Council, Italy), Ake Gronlund (Orebro University, Sweden), Tom van Engers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)).
  • Scientific Committee Member of LeX 2011 - Legislative XML Summer School (Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna, Ravenna, 5-10 September 2011).
  • Scientific Committee Member of the AICOL 2011 - Workshop on AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems, within the IVR-XXV World Conference (Legal Theory and Social Philosophy), Frankfurt 15-20 August 2011.
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML-2011@IJCAI - 5th International RuleML Symposium on Rules, Barcelona, July 2011.
  • Program Committee Member of RuleML 2011 Doctoral Consortium, Barcelona, July 2011.
  • Scientific Committee Member of IKS 2011, Konya (Turchia), 7-9 July 2011.
  • Program Committee Member of ICAIL 2011 - International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Pittsburgh, 6-10 June 2011.
  • Program Committee Member of the Workshop Applying Human Language Technology to the Law, held in conjunction with ICAIL 2011: The Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law in Pittsburgh, USA on June 10, 2011.
  • Scientific Committee Member of ICI-2011 - International Conference on Informatics, Canakkale (Turkey), 27-29 April 2011.
  • Program Committee member of Web Technologies - Track of the 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Taichung, Taiwan, 21-25 March 2011.
  • Scientific Committee member of La Razon Aurea (The Golden Reason), a scientific series at the Editorial Comares, Editor in Chief Prof. Pompeu Casanovas.
  • Program Committee Member di Jurix 2010: the International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, Liverpool, September 2010
  • Member of the Program Committee of ICAIL: the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (2010-)
  • Program co-Chair di RuleML-2010 Challenge, 4th International Web Rule Symposium: Research Based and Industry Focused, Washington DC, 17-21 Ottobre 2010
  • Program co-Chair di EGOVIS - II International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, Tolouse, 30 Agosto - 1 Settembre 2010
  • Program co-Chair di EGOVIS - I International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, University of Bilbao, Portogallo, 30 Agosto - 8 Settembre 2010
  • Program Committee di Web Technologies - Track of the 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2010;
  • Program co-Chair del Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts in "International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation" LREC2010, Malta, 17-23 Maggio 2010
  • Organising Committee Chair of Deon 2010 - 10th International Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer Science, Fiesole (Florence), 7-9 July 2010
  • Program co-Chair of LOAIT 2010 - 4rd Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques, joint with Deon Conference 2010, Fiesole (Florence), 7-9 July 2010
  • Scientific Committee Member of Workshop on AI approaches to the complexity of legal systems: Multilingual ontologies, Multiagent systems, Distributed networks (AICOL-09), Rotterdam, 16 December 2009;
  • Membro dello Scientific Committee del Workshop on AI approaches to the complexity of legal systems: Multilingual ontologies, Multiagent systems, Distributed networks, Pechino, Cina, 15-16 Settembre 2009;
  • Program co-Chair of LOAIT 09 - 3rd Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques, joint with 2nd Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts, (Organizers: Nuria Casellas (IDT, Autonomous University of Barcelona), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR), Rinke Hoekstra (Univ. of Amsterdam), Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR)), within the "International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law", Autonomous University of Barcelona, 8 June 2009;
  • Member of the Program Committee di ICSD - International Conference for Digital Libraries and the Semantic Web, Università di Trento, 8-11 Settembre 2009;
  • Member of the Program Committee of JURIX: the International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (2008-)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference "Law via the Internet", 2008;
  • Member of CEN/ISSS working group "Workshop on an Open XML interchange format for legal documents" (2006-2008);
  • Organizer and Member of the Scientific Committee of "Legislative XML Summer School" (European University Institute, 2007, 2008, 2009, University of Bologna 2010);
  • Member of the Program Committee of "Web Technologies" - Track of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 2009;
  • Member of the Program Committee of the Conference "ICT Solutions for Justice", Thessaloniki, Greece - October 24th, 2008;
  • Program co-Chair of "Workshop on Semantic Processing of Legal Texts", within LREC 08 - Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Marrakech, May 2008 (Organizers: Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR), Daniela Tiscornia (ITTIG-CNR), Wim Peters (University of Sheffield);
  • Program co-Chair of the "Workshop on Legislative XML 2008" within the Conference JURIX 2008, Florence, 10 December 2008 (Organizers: Radboud Winkels (University of Amsterdam), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR));
  • Program co-Chair of the "Workshop on Legislative XML" within the Conference JURIX 2007, Leiden University, 15 December 2007 (Organizers: Radboud Winkels (University of Amsterdam), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR));
  • Member of the Program Committee of MOAIL 07 - Workshop on Multimedia Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Law, 2007;
  • Program co-Chair of LOAIT 07 "Workshop on Legal Ontologies and Artificial Intelligence Techniques" (Organizers: Pompeu Casanovas (IDT-UAB) and Maria Angela Biasiotti, Enrico Francesconi, Maria Teresa Sagri (ITTIG-CNR)), within the "International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law", Stanford University Palo Alto, CA USA, 4 June 2007;
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference "Approaching the Multilanguage Complexity of European Law: Methodologies in Comparison", European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy), 17 November 2006;