Professor Monica Palmirani
Associate Professor of Computers and Law
Bologna University School of Law
Monica Palmirani is Associate Professor of Computers and Law at Bologna University School of Law in
Italy. She holds a Ph.D. in Legal Informatics and IT Law.
Professor Palmirani is a member of CIRSFID at Bologna University, one of the leading centers for com-
puter science and law worldwide. She is also a member of the technical committee for the standardization
of CEN MetaLex (European XML legal standard), as well as member of the AKOMA NTOSO project
managed by the UN/DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) which promotes
XML standards for e-Parliament in Africa, and of the scientific committee of the LEX Summer School, at
the European University Institute in Fiesole (Florence).
Professor Palmirani’s main field of research is Legislative and Legal Informatics. She is an expert in XML
techniques for modelling legal documents, and in legal drafting techniques supported by the ICT. She man-
ages several related projects for International Organizations and Public Administrations (EU Parliament,
United Nations, Inter-American Bank for Development, Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, Senate of
Italy, Italian Privacy Authority). She is also a leading developer of LKIF (Legal Knowledge Interchange
Format), and she recently joined the group working in the RuleML standardization process, in order to
open a new track dedicated to Legal RuleML.