Monica Palmirani. Associate professor of Computer Science and Law at Bologna University, School of Law, Italy. Graduated in Mathematic, Ph.D. in Legal Informatics and IT Law, teacher of several courses since 2001 on Legal Informatics, eGovernment, Legal drafting techniques, and Legal XML. She is member of CIRSFID, one of the main centers of excellence in Italy and one of the leading centers at the international level for the area of computer science and law.
She is the Director of Ph.D. International Program Erasmus Mundus Law, Science and Technology, coordinator of the eGov module in the Master in the Law of New technologies, Director of the Summer School Legislative XML organized by the University of Bologna, Ravenna, with the goal of disseminating the usage of Legal XML in the public administrations. The principal field of research is in Legislative and Legal Informatics, in particular she is an expert of XML techniques for modeling legal documents both in structure and legal knowledge aspects, including normative rules. She is a member of the Akoma Ntoso project managed by the UN/DESA, which aims to promote XML standard for e-Parliament in Africa. She is also a part of the technical committee of the standardization process of the CEN MetaLex Workshop (European XML legal standard), of the NormeInRete government initiative for the standardization of legal documents in Italy, chair of the LegalDocML and LegalRuleML OASIS technical committees and member of the LegalXML OASIS steering committee.