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Invited Session 1

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 | 11:00 - 13:00 | Room Athena


Standards in Legal Informatics and their Practical Implementation

This session brings together scholars who have participated in the development of legal document standards, as well as experts who have designed and operated end-to-end legal informatics systems. The discussion will be enriched by relevant experiences of end users in parliaments and bar associations, who will offer practical insights about lessons learned, do's and don'ts, and how to deal with conflicting system requirements. The session will not only offer a quick orientation for non-experts in the complex regime of legal informatics, but it will also be of value to those who would like to have practical guidance on how to proceed with the digital transformation of their organization in a structured and organized way.


  • Present the most significant standards in legal informatics.
  • Highlight the challenges and perspectives from the application of legal document standards in parliaments.
  • Discuss a series of case studies where legal document standards have been applied.
  • Give the floor to a wide range of stakeholders engaged in legal informatics.


The session shall be opened by the session chair who shall frame the topic and introduce the panelists. The panelists will have 15 minutes to present their specific aspects and views on the topic. After the talks, the session chair shall shortly summarize and initiate an open (moderated) discussion among the panelists and the session participants. At the end of the discussion, the panelists shall have a few minutes to provide their concluding comments and thoughts.


Chair - Invited Session 1
Fotis Fitsilis
Hellenic Parliament
Speaker - Invited Session 1
Claudio Fabiani
European Parliament
Speaker - Invited Session 1
Georgios Yannopoulos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Speaker - Invited Session 1
Grant Vergottini
Speaker - Invited Session 1
Günther Schefbeck
Austrian Parliament Administration
Speaker - Invited Session 1
Monica Palmirani
University of Bologna


Organiser - Invited Session 1
Hellenic Parliament