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Professor Pompeu Casanovas Romeu Research Professor (Law), Law School Operations

Prof. Pompeu Casanovas [h-Index: 34] is Research Professor at La Trobe University Law School and Key Researcher of the Australian government-funded Data to Decisions CRC Project, and at the EU H2020 Projects TakeDown, LYNX, SPIRIT, and RiOE (Marie Curie). He is also Director of Advanced Research and Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB Faculty of Law), and founder and Head of the UAB Institute of Law and Technology (IDT-UAB).

He has been Principal Investigator in over 50 national, European, and international projects. He has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 books and more than 200 scientific articles in the areas of legal philosophy, legal sociology, intellectual history, pragmatics, the Semantic Web, and Artificial Intelligence & Law (e.g. Journal of Knowledge Management, The International Review of Law Computers & Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Law, Philosophy and Technology, Computer Law & Security Review, Journal of Governance and Regulation, Health and Technology, Semantic Web Journal, Information Systems Frontiers). His research interests include AI, cyber-security, legal theory, democracy on the Web of Data, and intellectual history.

His recent publications focus on regulatory models to implement security and privacy on the Web of Data (including Public Health). At present he is carrying out an extended survey on compliance by design and through design (legal compliance). His last co-authored book (with Marta Poblet and Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel) is Linked Democracy (Nature Springer Briefs, 2019). His last co-edited volumes are AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems (LNCS-10791, Springer 2018) and The Rise of Catalan Identity (Springer, 2019). He is also General Co-Editor of the Law, Governance and Technology Series (LGTS, Springer Verlag), the Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL, University of Cornell), and the Journal of Catalan Intellectual History (de Gruyter Open, Sciendo). He has been a member of the Scientific Board of Directors of the European Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Law, Science and Technology (2012-2017), and has served at the JURIX (AI Foundation) Steering Committee (20014-1018). He has recently been appointed General Editor of Law in Context (La Trobe University) and he has joined the group of experts in ethics AI4People.

Pompeu had a Spanish and French education (Alliance Francaise). He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy, and Degrees in Law (UAB) and in Philosophy (UAB). He carried out post-doctoral research at the universities of Bari (and Rome, 1987), University of California San Diego-UCSD (1990-92), and Stanford University (2000-2001). He has been Visiting Professor in many universities and research centres: e.g. CNRS (Paris, France, 1994-1997, 2005), University of Bologna (CIRSFID, 2006), CNR-Bologna (IRSIG, 2006), Victoria University (Melbourne, 2012-2013), Deakin (2016). From 1995 to 2008 Pompeu served as Consultant of Legal Methodology, Artificial Intelligence, and Professor of PhD programme at Open University of Catalonia.

Some of his projects and grants are listed below:

- Iuriservice. Computer network for newly appointed judges. MEC (Spain) (FIT-150500-2003-198) IP
- Netcase. Design of a Software System to assist legal services providers in transnational networks. MEC (Spain) (FIT-150500-2003-152) IP
- Recruitment, Professional Evaluation and Career of Judges and Prosecuters in Belgium, Germany, France, Holland, Italy and Spain. CeSROG and IRSIG-CNR, Bologna, Italy.
- SEKT. Semantically Enable Knowledge Technologies. European Project, VI Framework Programme. 2004-2006. IP Contract: 506826.
- E-Sentencias. Plataforma hardware-software de aceleración del proceso de generación y gestión de conocimiento e imágenes para la justicia. PROFIT P-350101-2006-26, MCI 2006-2008.
- DALOS. Drafting Legislation with Ontology-Based Support. European Project, VI Framework Programme. E-government. 2007-2008. Contract: 2006/01/024
- Metabuscador semántico legal, clustering de resultados y autoclasificación de fuentes jurídicas. PROFIT , MCI 2007-2008.
- Agreement Technologies. COST 0801 AT, EU Commission (2008-2012) (as expert)
- Web Semántica, Multimedia y ODR. Ontologías y plataforma de servicios web para la mediación online. CSO2008-05536/SOCI. Proyecto del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2008-2010.
- SNS: Social Network Surveillance (TSI-020110-2009-374) Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Acción estratégica de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información, en el área temática de contenidos digitales. Plan AVANZA I+D. 2/2009
- CAPER: Collaborative information, Acquisition, Processing, Exploitation and Reporting for the prevention of organised crime. European Commission-Collaborative project. Large scale integrating project. Topic SEC-2010.1.2-1 Information and knowledge management for the prevention of organised crime. 2011-2013.
- CONSUMEDIA, Plataforma basada en ontologías para el modelado de procesos de mediación empresarial y de consumo. INNPACTO IPT-2011-1015-430000. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2011-2013.
- European Network for Social Intelligence. Exploring the interplay of Information technologies, Philosophy, Humanities and the Social Sciences. FP7-ICT-2009-C Project No. 286380 (2011-2015). Expert, member of the Advisory Committee.
- Erasmus Mundus Doctorate on Law, Science and Technology, 520250-1-2011-1-IT-ERA MUNDUS-EMJD (2012-2017)
- El diàleg com a font de dret. Modelització dels fonaments de la filosofia política i jurídica catalana (s. XII-XXI); [Dialogue as source of law. Modelization of the bases of the political and legal Catalan philosophy (12 c. – 21 c.). PT2012-S05. IEC-Catalan Academy of Sciences and Humanities. (2013-2017)
- CROWDSOURCING: Instrumentos para el desarrollo de la participación y la mediación online. [Tools for developing online participation and mediation] DER2012-39492-C02-01.DGCYT-2013-2015.(2013-2015) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain).
- CROWDCRISISCONTROL IPT-2012-0968-390000. (2014-2015) Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
- Info_COR: Módulo de servicios para la implementación del equilibrio entre empresa y consumidor en la resolución online de reclamaciones de consumo. [Service module to implementing the balance between business and consumer in ODR] RETOS-COLABORACIÓN RTC-2014-2666-7. (2014-2015)
- CROWDS eAssessment RETOS-COLABORACIÓN RTC- 2014-2946-7 (2014-2016), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
- TAKEDOWN- Understand the Dimensions of Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks for Developing Effective and Efficient Security Solutions for First-line-practitioners and Professionals. H2020-FCT-2015, FCT-16-2015, Number 700688. UE Commission, 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018
- CRC-D2D Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia; Data to Decisions CRC, ERA (Australian Government), 2016-2017. Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC Ltd, ABN 45 168 769 677) Project DC160051.
- LYNX. LYNX. Building the Legal Knowledge Graph for Smart Compliance Services in Multilingual Europe. Topic: ICT-14-2016-2017.
European Commission H2020. 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020
- SPIRIT. Scalable privacy preserving intelligence analysis for resolving identities. European Commission. Contract 786993. 01/08/2018-31/07/2021
- EU project 814177 - LAST-JD-RIoE, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks) Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate: Rights of the Internet of Everything.

In Australia:

2017: A governance framework for the National Criminal Intelligence System (NCIS). Researchers: de Koker, L. (PL), Watts, D. (CI), Casanovas, P. (CI), Bainbridge, B. (CI) and Smyth, S. End-user: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Canberra.
Data to Decisions CRC: $201 000

2016-17: Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia: Identity Proofing. Researchers: de Koker, L. (PL), Casanovas, P. (CI), Bainbridge, B. (CI); Mendelson, D. (CI) and Wolf, G. (CI). End-user: Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra.
Data to Decisions CRC: $204 000

2016: Guiding principles in the design, regulation, implementation, governance and oversight of data-based decision-support technologies for law enforcement and national security. Researchers: Bennett Moses, L. (PL), Casanovas, P. (CI), Chan, J. (CI), Bennett Moses, L. (CI), De Koker, L. (CI), Maurushat, A. (CI), Bainbridge, B. (CI); Mendelson, D. (CI) and Vaile, D. (CI) (Joint Deakin Law School / UNSW Law project). End-user: Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra.
Data to Decisions CRC: $ 57 000


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