University of Bologna, Italy
Monica Palmirani is full professor in Legal Informatics at University of Bologna, School of Law. She co-chairs the LegalDocML and the LegalRuleML technical committees that co-founded. Since 2013 she serves on the OASIS LegalXML Steering Committee. In 2015, she was recognized as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor. She was member of Board of Directors of OASIS from 2016 till 2018. Her research fields include XML techniques (NormaInRete, CEN Metalex, Akoma Ntoso, LegalRuleML) for modelling legal documents, legal knowledge, normative rules and legal ontologies, and ICT-enhanced legal drafting techniques using artificial intelligence techniques. Those annotated legal sources are the basis for applying legal analytics and Machine Learning techniques for improving the semantic annotation. She is involved also in eGovernment research fields related to AI, Big Data and Open Government Data, Smart Contract, DTL especially for improving data protection, licensing and transparency at national and international level. She is the coordinator of International PhD programme “Law, Science and Technology” funded by the European Commission with Marie-Curie instrument, she is also the scientific coordinator of the Legal Blockchain Lab. She has published more than 100 papers and she has been chair of several international conferences, editor of book series, member of the scientific committee of “AI and Law” Journal, and member of the IAAIL Executive Committee.