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Our Speakers, Panel Members and Workshop Chairs

We are very excited to introduce our range of top-notch speakers, panel
chairs and workshop chairs.

Prof. Heribert M. Anzinger

University of Ulm

Prof. Anzinger, professor for business and tax law at the University of Ulm, is co-initiator of a joint research programme of the Universities of Ulm and Heidelberg on computational methods in law. His research focuses, among other things, on smart contracts, computational methods in law, legal issues of data science applications and distributed ledger technologies. He recently published a study on the role of legal tech in legal education.

Prof. Kevin D. Ashley

University of Pittsburgh

Prof. Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, is an expert on computer modeling of legal reasonsing and cyberspace legal issues and a PI of a number of NSF grants to study reasoning with cases in law and professional ethics. He is a leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law and one of the field’s most often cited researchers. Among his recent work is a publication on Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age (2017).

Prof. Jonathan Askin

Brooklyn Law School

Prof. Askin, Brooklyn Law School, teaches technology, telecommunications, and entrepreneurial law and policy. He is the Founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which provides full service, pro bono, legal support for bootstrapped entrepreneurs, startups, innovators, and organizations, typically exploring ventures and issues the law has not anticipated. He is also the Faculty Chair for the Brooklyn Law Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship.

Víctor Rodríguez Doncel

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Víctor Rodríguez Doncel is a postdoc researcher in the Ontology Engineering Group at Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has conducted research both in the industry (GMV Sistemas) and academia (University of Thessaloniki, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Digital), achieving his Ph.D. with the thesis “Semantic Representation and Enforcement of Electronic Contracts on Multimedia Content”.

Stefan Eder

Benn-Ibler Rechsanwälte

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 individuals on IT-related issues for more than 30 years. He also studied business informatics which gives him a sound technological background and helps him building a bridge between the worlds of IT and law.

Prof. Enrico Francesconi

University of Florence

Prof. Francesconi is professor under contract of Information Retrieval and Semantic Web Technologies at the Computer Science Faculty of the University of Florence. He is currently a researcher at ITTIG-CNR, the Legal Information Institute of the National Research Council of Italy. On behalf of ITTIG-CNR he is responsible for the e-Codex project on e-Justice Services and e-SENS project on European Digital Market development.

Prof. em. Robert Kowalski

Imperial College London

Prof. em. Kowalski is Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. Kowalski’s early research lead to the development of logic programming in the early 1970s. His later research has focused on the use of logic programming for knowledge representation and problem solving. He is currently working with Fariba Sadri on developing the logic and computer language LPS, and with Miguel Calejo on the logical representation and execution of legal contracts.

Prof. Giovanni Sartor

Universities Bologna and Florence

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 advanced project COMPULAW, to be completed on 31 October 2024. He has published widely in legal philosophy, computational logic, legislation technique, and computer law.

Prof. Burkhard Schafer

Edingburgh Law School

Prof. Schafer is Professor of Computational Legal Theory at the Edinburgh Law School His main field of interest is the interaction between law, science and computer technology, especially computer linguistics. Currently he holds the position of Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law, working mainly on issues such as privacy compliant software architecture and more generally the scope and limits of representing legal concepts directly in the internet infrastructure.

Prof. Erich Schweighofer

University of Vienna

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 is head of the Centre for Computers and Law – one of the leading research groups in Legal Informatics worldwide. Erich Schweighofer is an international expert in legal informatics and internet governance. He has been involved in many research projects, above all, text analysis, data protection, surveillance technologies and IT security.

Prof. A Min Tjoa

Vienna University of Technology

Prof. Tjoa has been a full professor and director of the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology since 1994. He is the chairman of the Austrian National Competence Center for Security Research (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies Initiative of the Austrian government). His current research focuses on data warehousing, cloud computing, semantic web, security, and non-standard IT-applications.

Bernhard Waltl

Liquid Legal Institute e.V.

Bernhard Waltl is an industrial researcher and computer scientist mainly working in the field on semantic analysis of documents. He is specialized on the analysis of legal documents, using computational methods, especially Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining. He co-founded the Lexalyze, an academic initiative at the intersection between law and technology, and the Liquid Legal Institute e. V. which focusses more on practical challenges of legal tech.

Prof. Martin Winner

WU Vienna

Prof. Winner is a professor for business law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He is also director of the Research Institute of Central and Eastern European Business Law (WU), Director of the Centre of IP/IT-Law (WU) and Chairman of the AustrianTakeover Commission. His research currently focuses on company law and securities regulation, intellectual property law, comparative law (esp. CEE) and general business law, contracts and property.

Prof. Adam Wyner

Swansea University

Prof. Wyner is Associate Professor of Law and Computer Science at Swansea University in Wales and a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. He is a Doctor of Philosophy and holds PhDs in Lingustics from Cornell University and Computer Science from King’s College London. Prof. Wyner is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence and law, natural language processing, argumentation, knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition, reasoning, semantic web and knowledge graphs.