The mission of the Institute of Legal Informatics and Judicial Systems (CNR-IGSG) is to conduct research in the field of legal informatics and information technology law. The Institute operates in continuous interaction with the academic and scientific world as well as with public administrations on topics related to e-government. The Institute also produces and distributes legal databases and make specialized software and tools for legal information online dissemination and for the interoperability of government data.
Dr. Maria Angela Biasiotti has a degree in Law (1999) and holds a PhD in Information Technologies and Law (2008) at the Faculty of Law, Bologna University.
In 2001 she started her activity at the Institute of Legal Informatics and Judicial Systems of the Italian National Research Council (in short, CNR-IGSG; former Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques - CNR-ITTIG). She collaborates also with the European University Institute. From 2009 she is responsible for CNR-IGSG in the ORAAl project aiming at realizing and online observatory on Food Law financed by the CNR. She collaborated in several European Projects: SMART – Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies; EVIDENCE – European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Court and Evidence (Project Coordinating Person); RESPECT – Rules. Expectations & Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenient Technologies; CARE – Citizens Consular Assistance Regulation in Europe (supporting the Coordinator in the management of the project); Multilingual thesauri Matching Project financed by the OPOCE; Caselex Project financed by the European Commission under the e-Content and later e-Ten program, specifically working at the building up of semantic tools (metadata and thesaurus) for retrieving case law and selecting relevant cases for the repository; NormeinRete Project realizing and ABC for the Law helping users of the portal to access in a conscious way legal contents.
She combines a robust practical experience in law (she has practiced as a lawyer in public law, administrative law, and EU law for an Italian leading law firm) with a broad knowledge in the field of ICT and law. Her main research areas involve legal informatics, computer law, legal information modelling and accessing, and legal information documentation management and dissemination. She is the author of many scientific works and contributions presented at international conferences. She leads the organizations of conferences, workshops, and summer schools in her domain of research and activity.