20 partners (15 countries) and 1 international  organisation (representing 190 countries)

  • University of Groningen ………………………………………………………. NED
  • University of Central Lancashire …………………………………………… UK
  • University of Ljubljana …………………………………………………………. SLO
  • Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza ……………………………. ITA
  • Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca ……………………………… ROU
  • Universitetet i Oslo ……………………………………………………………… NOR
  • Universidad de Leon …………………………………………………………….. ESP
  • Law and Internet Foundation ………………………………………………. BUL
  • Uppsala Universitet …………………………………………………………….. SWE
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ………………………………….. GER
  • Sheffield University ……………………………………………………………….. UK
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover ……………….. GER
  • CNR National Research Council …………………………………………….. ITA
  • Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave …………………………………… SVK
  • Universita ta Malta ……………………………………………………………….. MLT
  • University of Vienna ……………………………………………………………. AUT
  • Masaryk University ………………………………………………………………. CZE
  • Edith Cowan University ……………………………………………………….. AUS
  • INTERPOL int. org. Universidad de Barcelona ……………………… ESP
  • University of Westminster …………………………………………………….. UK
  • Universitat de Barcelona ……………………………………………………… ESP

University of Groningen (NED)

Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici

Mifsud Bonnici

Prof. Dr. Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and holds the chair in European Technology Law and Human Rights at the Department of European and Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She holds two doctorates in law (LL.D – University of Malta, 1995 and PhD – University of Groningen, 2007) as well as a Masters in Cognitive Science (University of Birmingham, 1996). Prof. Mifsud Bonnici has carried out extensive research on the role of self-regulation in the regulation of activities on the Internet and has authored a book on “Self-regulation in Cyberspace (TM Asser Press, 2008). In this study she examined the interaction between state regulation and private regulation in the regulation of Internet activities. For over 15 years she has researched and written on different aspects of data protection law and privacy especially issues relating to healthcare, medical information and police data.

  • MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., Self-regulation in Cyberspace, T.M.C. Asser Press: The Hague, 2008.
  • CANNATACI, J. & MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., The end of the purpose-specification principle in data protection? International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, March 2010, Vol. 24, Nos. 1, 101-117.
  • CANNATACI, J. & MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., The UK 2007 Data Protection Fiasco: Moving On From Bad Policy And Bad Law. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, March-July 2009, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, 47-76.
  • CANNATACI, J. & MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., Weaving the mesh: finding remedies in Cyberspace. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, March 2007, Vol. 21, no.1, 59-78.
  • MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., Recent EU developments on data protection…in the name of Islam or ‘combating terrorism. Information and Communications Technology Law, June 2007, Vol.16 No. 2, 161-175.
  • CANNATACI, J., CARUANA, M. & MIFSUD BONNICI, J.P., R(87) 15: A slow death? In ‘Monitoring, Supervision and Information Technology’ Erasmus University Press, Rotterdam, 2006, pp.27-49

University of Central Lancashire (UK)

Edward William Beaman


Ed is an ex Superintendent of Police having served in Lancashire & Greater Manchester Police,mostly in the Intelligence area. he has served throughout Europe, USA and the Caribian. He also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.

University of Ljubljana (SLO)

Simon Dobrišek


Simon Dobrišek is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, currently working as a senior researcher and teaching assistant at the Laboratory of Artificial Perception, Systems and Cybernetics of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His research interests center on artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, biometrics, smart surveillance systems, and spoken language technologies.  He teaches courses on artificial intelligent systems and he has given invited lectures on biometrics and ambient intelligence technology.  In the last ten years he has been involved as a key team member in eight national and international ICT projects in the field of biometrics, speech technologies, pattern recognition, machine learning, and personal detection technology ethics.  He has published popular journal articles and peer-reviewed scientific and conference papers on biometrics, ambient intelligence technology, spoken language technologies, and privacy protection.

  • Štruc, V., Dobrišek, S., Pavešić, N. “Confidence weighted subspace projection techniques for robust face recognition in the presence of partial occlusions”, ICPR 2010 : proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey, Los Alamitos, Piscataway, Tokyo, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1334-1338, 2010.
  • Dobrišek, S., Žibert, J., Pavešić, N., Mihelič, F., “An edit-distance model for the approximate matching of timed strings”, IEEE trans. pattern anal. mach. intell., Vol. 31, Vo. 4, pp. 736-741, 2009.
  • Dobrišek, S., Mihelič, F., “A method for minimization of pronunciation-lexicon finite-state model for automatic speech recognition”, MATHMOD Vienna 09 : proceedings, 6th Vienna Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, pp. 2462-2465, 2009.
  • Dobrišek, S., “Is there no place to hide? Biometrics and Privacy protection”. Moj mikro (in Slovenian), Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 82-83, 2008.
  • Dobrišek, S., “Criteria for the evaluation of automated speech-recognition scoring algorithms”, Electrotechnical Review, Vol. 75, No. 4, pp. 229-234, 2008.

Vildana Sulić


Vildana Sulić Kenk received her B.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2006, in the field of biomedical engineering. She was a junior researcher at the Machine Vision Laboratory at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering from 2007 to 2011. She received her Ph.D. degree from the same faculty in 2011. The main focus of her dissertation is knowledge distribution in a distributed sensor network, especially in the visual-sensor network, for a task of object matching and recognition. Results of her Ph.D. research can be directly applied in the field of distributed surveillance. Currently, she is a research assistant with the Machine Vision Laboratory, with her interests in computer vision, image processing, human-motion analysis, distributed camera networks and visual-sensor networks. She has authored and coauthored peer-reviewed scientific and conference papers addressing different issues related to biometry, surveillance, visual-sensor networks, image processing, pattern recognition and computer vision.

  • SULIĆ, Vildana, PERŠ, Janez, KRISTAN, Matej, KOVAČIČ, Stanislav. ‘’Efficient feature distribution for object matching in visual-sensor networks’’, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology, Vol. 21, No. 7 , pp. 903-916, 2011.
  • PERŠ, Janez, SULIĆ, Vildana, KRISTAN, Matej, PERŠE, Matej, POLANEC, Klemen, KOVAČIČ, Stanislav. ‘’Histograms of optical flow for efficient representation of body motion’’, Pattern recognition letters, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp. 1369- 1376, 2010.
  • SULIĆ, Vildana, PERŠ, Janez, KRISTAN, Matej, KOVAČIČ, Stanislav. ‘’Hierarchical feature scheme for object recognition in visual sensor networks’’, Electrotechnical Review, Vol. 76, No. ½, pp. 38-44, 2009.
  • SULIĆ, Vildana, PERŠ, Janez, KRISTAN, Matej, KOVAČIČ, Stanislav. ‘’PhD forum: hierarchical feature scheme for object recognition in visual sensor networks’’, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), 2009.
  • SULIĆ, Vildana, PERŠ, Janez, KRISTAN, Matej, KOVAČIČ, Stanislav. ‘’Dimensionality reduction for distributed vision systems using random projection’’, ICPR 2010 : proceedings, (International Conference on Pattern Recognition), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 380-383, 2010.

Janez Križaj


Janez Križaj received his B.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2008. Currently he is a Ph.D. student and junior researcher at the Laboratory of Artificial Perception, Systems and Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are computer vision, image processing and pattern recognition. The main focus of his dissertation is 3D face recognition based on local features.

  • Krizaj, J., Struc, V., Pavesic, N.: “Adaptation of SIFT Features for Face Recognition Under Varying Illumination,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Convention MIPRO 2010, pp.691-694, 2010.
  • Krizaj, J., Struc, V., Pavesic, N.: “Adaptation of SIFT Features for Robust Face Recognition,” Proceedings of the international conference ICIAR 2010, pp. 394-404, 2010.

Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza  (ITA)

Claudia Colonnello


Sociologist, she is expert in the investigation of contemporary social phenomena in a gender perspective.

Since 1998 she worked as consultant/expert on gender issues and directed several projects in Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Romania, Morocco, Australia, Angola, Denmark, UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands focused on: gender and qualified migration; women and conflict resolution; women and decision-making; work-life balance; gender and enterprise creation; gender and development; women and politics; women, scientific research and technology.  Concerning this latter thematic field, she worked in several european projects financed by the European Commission (7th Framework Program): PRAGES; WHIST; TWIST. She is member, since 1990, of the Scuola di Sociologia e Scienze Umane (School of Sociology and Human Sciences) – Rome.

She is also expert in training/adult education, networking and public communication activities, team  management and human resources mobilisation for non profit organisations.

  • Colonnello C., with Cacace M., Olmi A. (2011), “Guidelines for communication activities on women and science to be implemented by science centres and museums”, ASDO, TWIST project.
  • Colonnello C. with Cancedda A., Caiati G. (2008), Linee guida per la promozione delle pari opportunità in ambito politico e sindacale (Guidelines for equal opportunities in politics and trade unions), ASDO, Project Women and Politics.
  • Colonnello C., Declich G., Mezzana D. and Bonamini M (2006), Donne e politica. Linee guida per la sperimentazione(Women and politics. Guidelines for experimental activities), ASDO
  • Colonnello C., Cancedda A. (2004), Equality at a turning point, Reconciling family life and working experience, Guidelines. ASDO, Project “Women Career Family Friendly: reinforcing and reproducing good practices of reconciliation between Family life and Qualified Women Work in three Eu Countries”.

Alfonso Alfonsi


Senior researcher, he is a sociologist, with more than 30 years of experience in social research and educational studies, monitoring and evaluation, scientific networking. His areas of expertise include social studies on scientific and technological research urban development, technology transfer, urban services for disadvantaged groups, science ethics. He has directed and participated in several research projects in Europe, Africa (including Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Senegal), Asia (India), and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico). His last assignment has been to coordinate the scientific activities of the FP7 project “SET-DEV – Science, ethics and technological responsibility in developing and emerging countries” ( In this capacity he co-edited the “African Manifesto for Science, Technology and Innovation” and the “Guidelines for a shared governance of the process of socialisation of scientific research and innovation, within an interconnected world”. He serves as an expert in Ethical Review panels for the European Commission. He is permanent representative at the United Nations of a research NGO in general consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council. Worked in 2004-2005 as consultant to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in preparation of the Triennal Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities of the UN System.

Federico Luigi Marta


Sociologist, he is expert in the investigation of contemporary social phenomena such as poverty and social exclusion, international migration and return process, governance, social capital and civil society. On this issues, he coordinated several research and technical assistance projects, especially in Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe), in Italy and in other European countries. He supervised some European projects (7th Framework Program) including: Pact – Pathway towards Post Carbon Society; WHIST – Women’s careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research; BESSE – Brokering Environmentally Sustainable Sanitation for Europe.

Currently he is working, as consultant for monitoring and evaluation activities, in some European projects financed by the European Commission some of  them focused on privacy issues, namely: SMART – Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies; CONSENT – Consumer Sentiment Regarding Privacy on User Generated Content Services in the Digital Economy.

He is also expert in training activities, member and teacher of the Scuola di Sociologia e di Scienze Umane (School of Sociology and Human Sciences).

  • F.L. Marta, G.M. Quinti, S.A. Taurelli, Etude diagnostique sur la gouvernance en Côte d’Ivoire (2010).
  • F.L. Marta, G. Costantini, M. Montefalcone, Migrations et retour, ressources pour le développement (2008).
  • G. Quaranta, G. Quinti, M. Cacace, F.L. Marta, Esclusione sociale e povertà. Contributo per la conoscenza e la misurazione dei rischi sociali e ambientali nei contesto internazionale (2005).
  • F.L. Marta, Recherche-action sur le capital social a Douala e Yaoundé. Rapport de recherche (2004).

Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca  (ROU)

Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi


Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi is Associate Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He received a Bachelor degree in Business Information Systems in 2000 and his Engineering degree in Computer Science in 2002. From 2002, he is MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Free University of Amsterdam. G.C. Silaghi completed his PhD in 2005. He joined the Babes-Bolyai University in 2000 and currently he is the Head of the Business Information Systems department. His current research interests are focused on security and resource management techniques in untrusted distributed environments, like peer-to-peer systems, volunteer computing and clouds.

  • Alvaro E. Arenas, Benjamin Aziz, Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Reputation management in collaborative computing systems, Security and Communication Networks, volume 3, issue 6, Novermber/December 2010, pages 546-564, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/sec.146.
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Liviu Dan Serban, Cristian Marius Litan, A Framework for Building Intelligent SLA Negotiation Strategies under Time Constraints, in Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6296, 2010, pages 48-61, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15681-6_4.
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Filipe Araujo, Luis Moura Silva, Patricio Domingues, Alvaro E. Arenas, Defeating Colluding Nodes in Desktop Grid Computing Platforms, Journal of Grid Computing, volume 7, issue 4, pages 555-573, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10723-009-9124-5.
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi, Alvaro E. Arenas, Luis Moura Silva, Reputation-based trust management systems and their applicability to Grids, CoreGrid technical report TR-0064, February 2007.

Cristian Bologa


Cristian Bologa graduated the Business information Systems bachelor degree in 1997 at Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca. In 2005 he got his  Phd with a thesis regarding expert systems in finance.  After graduation, he worked in several positions as a trader on Rasdaq, database programmer, business analyst and ICT consultant for software houses. From 2003, he holds a lecturer position within the Business Information Systems department and Babes-Bolyai University. His competencies include algorithms and data structures, programming languages (C/C++), databases (Oracle), expert systems, decision support systems and business information systems.

  • Cristian Bologa, C. Faur, N. Ghisoiu, Generic Model of an Enterprise Information Architecture for a Public Institution, Journal of Computer Science and Control Systems, volume 3, issue 1, 2010, pages 19-24, Oradea University Press.
  • Cristian Bologa, C. Faur, On some standards for Business Process Modeling. BPMN, BPEL, XPDL and their interaction in business process management as part of enterprise business architecture, in Studia Universitatis Informatica, special issue 3, 2009.

Monica Iuliana Ciaca


She was born on July 4th, 1968 in Cluj-Napoca. In 1993 she obtained her bachelor degree at Babes Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, in the field of Computer Science. In 2003 she got her Phd in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a thesis regarding parallel computing.

After graduation, she has worked as programmer at the Institute for Computation Techniques from Cluj-Napoca. In 1994 she started working at the Babes Bolyai University as teaching assistant.

Since 2004 she is associate professor at the same university, Faculty of Economic Studies, Business Information Systems department.

She has skills in artificial intelligence, expert systems, business information systems and software engineering.

  • Mocean L, Ciaca I.M., Khelalfa H., A Formal Model For Implementation Of Or Parallelism, Journal of Economic Computation And Economic Cybernetics Studies And Research, pp.170-180, vol. 2, 2009, ISI Thomson ISSN 0424-267X.
  • Mocean L., Buchmann R., Ciaca M., Learning Intelligent Collaborative Systems, Economy Informatics Journal, vol. 10. Nr.1, pp. 74-84, 2010, ISSN 1453-1305.

Universitetet i Oslo  (NOR)

Dag Wiese Schartum


Dag Wiese Schartum (born 1956) is Professor of law and chairperson of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL) at the University of Oslo.  Schartum’s research interests comprise data protection, automated decision-making in government sector, access to government-held information and regulatory management.  Dag Wiese Schartum has been member of several governmental expert committees in particular within the field of privacy and data protection.

  • Schartum, Dag Wiese. Sharing information between Government Agencies: Some Legal Challenges Associated with Sematic Interoperability, In: van der Hof, Simone and Groothuis, Marga M. (eds), Innovating Government. Normative and Technological Dimentions of Modern Government, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
  • Schartum, Dag Wiese og Bygrave, Lee A. Personvern i informasjonssamfunnet. En innføring i vern av personopplysninger [Data Protection in the Information Society], Fagbokforlaget, Oslo 2011, 2nd edition.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew and Schartum, Dag Wiese. Consent, Proportionality and Collective Power, In: Gutwirth, Serge; Poullet, Yves; De Hert, Paul; de Terwangne, Cécile; Nouwt, Sjaak (eds), Reinventing Data Protection?, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
  • Schartum, Dag Wiese. Designing and formulating data protection laws. International Journal of Law and Information Technology 2008.
  • Schartum, Dag Wiese. Personvern og transportsikkerhet.  Personvernmessige spørsmål knyttet til tiltak for å sikre transportmidler mot fiendtlige anslag. [Data Protection and Security in Transportation] Complex 3/07, Senter for rettsinformatikk/Avdeling for forvaltningsinformatikk, Universitetet i Oslo 2007.

Complete survey of scientific works, 1994 – 2011

Complete survey of scientific works, 1984 – 1994

Tommy Tranvik


Tranvik’s main topic of research is the regulation and use of electronic technology within public and private institutions or organisations. The focus of this research is data protection, information security and organisational change. This includes the study of implementation processes, i.e. the organisational effects of laws and regulations that are of particular significance for the development of electronic government, especially data protection and information security legislation.

  • 2011 The State of IT-Governance. Patterns of Variation at the Central Government Level in Norway (together with Arild Jansen). Paper presented at the IFIP E-Government Conference, University of Delft, 28. August-2. September.
  • 2011 IP Addresses – Just a Number? (together with Patrick Lundevall-Unger). I International Journal of Law and Information Technology. Spring, Vol. 19, Issue 1.
  • 2010 Informasjonssikkerhet i praksis. Regeletterlevelse i norske kommuner. In Stanley Greenstein (red.): Vem reglerar informationssamhället? Stockholm: Jure AB.
  • 2010 Norway (together with Anne-Lise Fimreite). In Michael J. Goldsmith og Edward C. Page (ed.): Changing Government Relations in Europe. From Localism to Intergovernmentalism. London: Routeledge. 2009 Personvern og informasjonssikkerhet. En studie av rettsreglers etterlevelse i kommunal sektor. Complex nr. 4. Oslo: Senter for rettsinformatikk/Unipub.

Gisle Hannemyr


Gisle Hannemyr (born 1953) is a computer scientist affiliated with the Institute of Informatics at the University of Oslo. His research interests include design of information systems, privacy, surveillance technology, computer security, technology and society, information architecture, digital media, ICT standards and open systems, free software, and open access.

Gisle Hannemyr was a member of the Privacy Commission set up by the Norwegian Government (2007-2008), and is currently member of the Privacy Appeal Board.

  • Hannemyr, Gisle. Biometri – kommentar til N. Y. Liu. Lov & Data: Tidsskrift for Rettsinformatikk 2012 (110) pp. 12-14.
  • Hannemyr, Gisle. Personvern i deltagerskapte, rike medier. In: Delte meninger. Om nettets sosiale side. Universitetsforlaget 2009. pp. 161-175.
  • Hannemyr, Gisle; Lunde, Kjellbjørg; Coll, Line Marianne; Ulrichsen, Christine Lie; Bygrave, Lee Andrew. NOU 2009:1 Individ og integritet. Personvern i det digitale samfunnet. Oslo: Departementenes servicesenter Informasjonsforvaltning 2009.
  • Liestøl, Gunnar; Fagerjord, Anders; Hannemyr, Gisle. Sammensatte tekster. Arbeid med digital kompetanse i skolen. Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2009.

Universidad de Leon  (ESP)

Carmen Rodríguez-Santos


Dr. Carmen Rodríguez-Santos was born in 1975. She studied business administration and management at the University of León and specialized in marketing. Her stays abroad include: Insead, MAPP, Vaasa. Accreditated as “Ayudante Doctor” (March 2006) and Contratado Doctor” (February 2010). At present, she works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Economics at the University of León. She is  the coordinator of the Erasmus Network COBEREN and a Country Director EuroMed Research Institute. Also a Professor Vissitor abroad and consultant. Her teaching and research activities include: consumer behaviour, market research, brand strategy, advertising. She has experience with leading national and international projects.

  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., CERVANTES BLANCO, M. y GONZÁLEZ FERNÁNDEZ, A.M. La implicación temporal con la Denominación de Origen en el proceso de decisión de compra de productos agroalimentarios. Revista Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, 16 (3), 149-166, 2007. [Base In-RECS, Categoría: Economía, Ranking (2008): 28/85].
  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., GANASALI, S., CASARIN, F., CERCHIELLO, P., MAU, G. y SIEBELS, A., How perceived image of a sponsorship event influences on the brand perceptions: an international research of the America’s cup and Louis Vuitton. International Journal of Management Cases, 10 (3), 261-281: 2008.
  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., CERVANTES BLANCO, M. y GONZÁLEZ FERNÁNDEZ, A.M. Segmenting wine consumers according to their involvement with appellations of origin. Journal of Brand Management, 13 (4/5), 200-312, 2006. [Indexada en Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Quality Guide, Proquest – LISA database y SCOPUS].
  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C. Brandmatters ESOMAR World Research. Investigación y Marketing, 93, 4-6, 2006. [Base In-RECS, Categoría: Economía, Ranking (2008): 67/85].
  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., El consumidor ante las Denominaciones de Origen del vino. Economía y Empresa, 4, 14-16, 2004.
  • RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C. y GONZÁLEZ FERNÁNDEZ, A.M., Evolución y situación actual del turismo rural en León. Estrategias de desarrollo. Economía y Empresa, 5, 13-17, 2004.
  • KÜSTER, I., VILA, N., ALDÁS, J. y RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., Efecto del patrocinio de la Copa América en las percepciones de Louis Vuitton: una perspectiva internacional. Universia Business Review, 22: 40-55, 2009. [Base In-RECS, Categoría: Economía, Ranking (2008): 17/85].
  • KÜSTER BOLUDA, I., VILA LÓPEZ, N., RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., ALDÁS MANZANO, J. El efecto de la congruencia marca-acontecimiento sobre el recuerdo de marca: El caso del patrocinio de Louis Vuitton a la America’s Cup. Portuguese Journal of Marketing, 2 (23): 7-18, 2008. [De acuerdo con la base de datos de indexación harzing (h-index): índice de impacto 3.000, posición que ocupa la revista: 3/100. Indexada en EBSCO, Scielo, Latindex y Redalyc].
  • GANASALLI, S., CERCHIELLO, P., HENNIGS, N., KUSTER, I., MOSCAROLA, J., RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., SIEBELS, A., VILA, N. y ZUCCHELLA, A. Il comportamento di acquisto dei Giovanni. Un’analisi comparativa europea. Micro&Macro Marketing, 1: 71-89, 2008.
  • GONZÁLEZ FERNÁNDEZ, A.M., RODRÍGUEZ SANTOS, M.C., MIRANDA BARRETO, M. y CERVANTES BLANCO, M., Cognitive age as a criterion explaining senior tourists’ motivations. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 3 (2),148-164, 2009. [Indexada en ABI Infrom, Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Marketing, C.I.R.E.T., Electronic Collections Online y Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts].

Angela González Díez


Angela González Díez has a double degree in business administration and management  and Economics at the University of León. Currently, she is an  associate researcher in the Department of Marketing at the University of León (Spain). She collaborates in international research projects as COBEREN  (Consumer BehaviouR Erasmus Network) or CONSENT (Consumer Sentiment  regarding  privacy on User Generated Content Services in the digital economy).

Law and Internet Foundation  (BUL)

George Dimitrov


Assoc. Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov is the Chairperson of the Law and Internet Foundation. He graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law (LL.M. in 1995) with honours and has specialised at the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, Texas, where he was awarded the prestigious Victor Folsom Fellowship. He is a holder of a PhD in ICT Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrov teaches ICT Law at Sofia University, the Technical University, the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, and Veliko Tarnovo University.

He has been the leading expert and head of numerous work groups that have drafted the contemporary Bulgarian legislation in the area of ICT, incl. the preparation of the analyses of the legislation in the area of personal data protection in relation to the implementation of the new framework of the e-Communications sector (Acquis’2002). Since 2009 he is an expert at the Advisory Council on Electronic Communication, Postal Services, Information Society and Electronic Governance at the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications. He played an essential role in the elaboration of key national strategies such as: Strategy for the Implementation of e-Healthcare in Bulgaria, the Strategy for e-Government, the Strategy for Bulgaria’s Competitiveness on International ICT Markets, etc. He has been appointed a national correspondent in many projects assigned by the EC on reporting the implementations of various EU directives in Bulgaria. He is a member of Scientific Board of the European Privacy Institute. In 2011 he has been appointed a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Research Directorate for Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

  • DIMITROV, G., The International Encyclopaedia of Laws – Cyber Law. Monograph Bulgaria. Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2010.
  • DIMITROV, G., Implementing the Bulgarian Data Protection Act concerning the Lawyer’s Profession. Lawyers Review. Vol. 3, 2010, Sofia, pp. 3-6 (bg).
  • DIMITROV, G., Liability of Certification Service Providers. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller, Saarbruecken, 2008.
  • DIMITROV, G., PETROV, B., KRUSTEVA, D., et. al. The Enforcement and Implementation of the Acquis Communautaire in the Field of Information Society. Institute of Public Administration and European Integration, Sofia, 2008.

Bogdan Petrov


Mr. Bogdan Petrov is a founder and senior legal expert in Law and Internet Foundation. He graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law (LL.M. in 1994) and specialized in Management at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia. He also completed the Enterprise and Investment Course organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome, Italy in 2003.

Mr. Petrov has assisted in drafting numerous acts of primary and secondary legislation, and various reports. His practice focuses on electronic governance, electronic commerce, electronic communications, electronic signature and electronic document, etc. Mr. Petrov has been a noted speaker at numerous public discussions and workshops.

He has published studies and articles in national and international editions on the e-Document and e-Signature Act, the Public Procurement Act, the Telecommunications Act, etc. Mr. Petrov has more than 12 years of practical experience in leading projects and providing legal advice to major telecom operators and ICT companies in Bulgaria on complicated commercial matters. He is also a member of the Sofia Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

  • DIMITROV, G., PETROV, B., KRUSTEVA, D., et. al. The Enforcement and Implementation of the Acquis Communautaire in the Field of Information Society. Institute of Public Administration and European Integration, Sofia, 2008.
  • KALAIDJIEV A., BELAZELKOV B., DIMITROV G., PETROV.B., “Legislation of the e-commerce in Bulgaria”, 2004.

Desislava Krusteva


Desislava Krusteva graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law (LL.M. 2003). Her practice now focuses on E-commerce and Internet Law, Telecommunications Law, Personal Data Protection Law, Contract Law and Corporate and Commercial Law. In recent years Ms. Krusteva has been actively involved in drafting numerous legislative acts including the Law for Amendment and Supplementation of the Access to Public Information Act, the secondary legislation on the implementation of the e-Documents and e-Signatures Act, the e-Communications Act, on the state administration’s corporate identity, etc. She is the author of numerous reports and legal opinions on the implementation of the EU ICT legal framework, egovernment, privacy, data protection, e-communications, etc. Ms Krusteva has won the scholarship of the Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Section of the International Bar Association and is now a member of this prestigious organization.

  • DIMITROV, G., PETROV, B., KRUSTEVA, D., et. al. The Enforcement and Implementation of the Acquis Communautaire in the Field of Information Society. Institute of Public Administration and European Integration, Sofia, 2008.
  • KRUSTEVA, D., OGNYANOV, M., Privacy of Communications and Personal Data Protection in Electronic Communications Networks. Market and Law Magazine, November 2004.

Alexandra Tsvetkova


Alexandra Tsvetkova is an Executive Director and member of the Management Board of the Law and Internet Foundation which she joined September 2008. She is responsible for the leadership, financial management and the overall execution of the foundations’ projects and initiatives. Ms. Tsvetkova graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (2007), as a Bachelor of Informatics and later on continued her education specialising in Electronic Business and Electronic Governance in the same university (Master’s Degree in Informatics, 2010). During 2009 she has successfully completed a special six-month European Project Management Certificate Programme. She has profound experience in project management which includes, inter alia, planning, organizing and managing resources, timelines and budgets; with more 25 projects implemented on national and international level. Expert in e-Government. She is currently assistant lecturer in ICT Law at Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

Uppsala Universitet  (SWE)

Mats Edenius


Dr. Mats Edenius is professor for information systems and head of the Department of Informatics and Media Studies. His main research interests are in the areas of information technology, knowledge and management. He currently directs three funded research projects about new technologies in open innovation processes, the role of social media and mobile technologies in virtual collaboration processes, and the use of new information technologies to support innovation processes in the health care sector. Mats is also the founder of NITA – the National IT User Centre, which promotes the development and use of information and communication technologies (IT) by bridging gaps within and between the research community, industry, and the public sector.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen  (GER)

Andreas Wiebe


Prof. Dr. Wiebe studied law at the University of Hannover from 1981 to 1987 and at the University of Virginia (U.S.A.) where he received the LL.M. degree in 1988. Having obtained the doctoral degree in 1991 he worked as an assistant at the Institute of Legal Informatics at the University of Hannover. In 2001 his habilitation was accepted based on a work on “The electronic contract declaration”. From 2002 to 2009 he was the head of the Department of Information Law and Intellectual Property Law at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Besides several guest professorships he was a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School from January to June 2008 and at the University of Nanjing, China, in October 2012. Since May 2009 he is a professor of competition law, intellectual property law and media law at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Main areas of research are information and communication technology law, copyright and intellectual property law, and unfair competition law. He participated in several nationally and EU funded research projects, in recent years with a special focus on data protection law.

Prof. Wiebe is on the scientific board of several IT and media law journals in Germany and other European countries. He is an author of several German and English legal articles and books and co-editor of handbooks on the law of internet auctions and electronic databases. He was Vice President of the German computer law association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik, DGRI e.V.) from 2005 to 2011. He is also a member of the German Society of intellectual property law (GRUR e.V.), the German society for comparative law (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung) and the Austrian chapter of the ALAI.

  • (Zus. mit G. Spindler) Internet-Auktionen, Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen, München 2001, 2d ed. Köln 2005.
  • Die elektronische Willenserklärung (Electronic contracting), Habilitationsschrift, Tübingen 2002.
  • (zus. mit Georg Kodek) Kommentar zum UWG, Wien 2009.
  • Open Source Software – Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen nach österreichischem Recht, ÖJZ 2004, 628-639.
  • Patentschutz und Softwareentwicklung – ein unüberbrückbarer Gegensatz? in: Gehring/Lutterbeck (Hrsg.), Open Source Jahrbuch, Berlin 2004, S. 277-292.
  • Zum Funktionswandel des Urheberrechts, in: Taeger/Wiebe (Hrsg.), Informatik – Wirtschaft – Recht, Festschrift für Wolfgang Kilian, Baden-Baden 2004, S. 603-620.
  • Database protection in Europe in the aftermath of William Hill and Fixtures, MR Int. 2004, 38-44.
  • Auskunftsverpflichtung von Access Providern, Beilage zu Medien und Recht 4/05, S. 1-20.
  • Legal Aspects of migration of Intellectual Property into the Internet according to EU Directives and their implementation in certain Member States, in Golaczynski (ed.), Information goods in electronic communication in laws of Poland and the European Union, Polen 2005.
  • Sec. 4-7 Distance Selling Directive, in: Büllesbach et al., Concise IT Commentary, 2006, Kluewer Verlag, Niederlande.
  • New digital services and copyright – Case studies: mobile TV, “virtual” video recorder, in: ‘prace Instytutu Prawa Wlasnosci Intelektualnej Uj 2007, S. 98 ff.
  • §§ 40a-40e UrhG (Softwareschutz), in: Kucsko (Hrsg.), urheber.recht, Systematischer Kommentar zum Urheberrechtsgesetz, Wien 2007.
  • Electronic Banking, in: Koziol/Iro/Apathy (Hrsg.), Bankvertragsrecht, Band 3, Wien 2007, 145-201.
  • Constitutional Protection in the Information Age, in: Gaster/Schweighofer/Sind (eds.), KnowRight 2008, Knowledge Rights – Legal, Societal and Related Technological Aspects, Wien 2008, 29-47.
  • The New fundamental Right to IT Security – First evaluation and comparative view at the U.S., DuD 2009, 1-4.

Andriy Ilyuk


Andriy Ilyuk has extensive experience both as a legal researcher and a practicing lawyer. He has always strived to overcome national boundaries typical for the legal profession by approaching legal topics from comparative and international perspective. He has studied, practiced law, and carried out legal research in various European countries. Moreover, he is familiar with both civil and common law systems, thanks to his long-term research stays in the UK and the USA.

Sheffield University  (UK)

Clive Norris


For the last decade his research has involved documenting and analysing the increased use of surveillance in contemporary society. In particular it has focused on the police use of informants, CCTV surveillance, and surveillance in the criminal justice system. He has also played a central role in establishing Surveillance Studies as a specialist field of knowledge by building the infrastructure to create a viable sub-discipline. This has informed his work in setting up: a journal – /Surveillance and Society/; creating an academic community of scholars the through the /Surveillance Studies Network/; hosting a biennial conference (held in Sheffield 2004, 2006, 2008); being awarded (with others) an ESRC seminar series, and participating in range of international collaborations, UrbanEye, 2001-2004, (EU Funded – TU Berlin); For Whom the Bell Curves, 2005-9, (University of Trondheim); The New Transparency 2008-14; (Kingston University, Ontario), Living in Surveillance Societies (EU Funded COST — University of Sterling 2009 — 2013).

  • Norris, C. (2011), /’There’s no success like failure and failure’s no success at all’:Some critical reflections on understanding the global growth of CCTV surveillance, /’Eyes Everywhere in The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance’, Edited by Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert, David Lyon Published 14th November 2011 by Routledge — 368 pages, Hardback: 978-0-415-6 11 000 words.
  • Ball, K., Lyon, D., Murakimi-Wood, D., Norris C. and Raab, C. (2006) /A Report on the Surveillance Society for the Information Commissioners office by the Surveillance Studies Network: Full Report./ pp. 1-102.
  • Norris, C. and McCahill, M. (2006) ‘CCTV: Beyond Penal Modernism? /The British Journal of Criminology/ 46: pp. 97-111.
  • Norris, C. and Armstrong, G. (1999), /The Maximum Surveillance Society: the rise of CCTV/, Berg, Oxford and New York.
  • Norris, C., Moran, J. and Armstrong, G. (eds), (1998),/Surveillance, Closed Circuit Television and Social Control/, Aldershot: Ashgate.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover  (GER)

Nikolaus Forgó


Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó studied law, philosophy and linguistics in Vienna and Paris. In 1997 he received his Dr. iur. (Dissertation in legal theory). From 1990 until 2000 he was an Assistant professor at the University of Vienna (Austria). Since 2000 he is a full Professor for Legal Informatics and IT-Law at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. Since 2007 he is also the co-deah of the Institute for Legal Informatics. His publications, research, teaching and consulting experience extends to IT-law, legal informatics, civil law, legal history and legal theory on national and international level. However, the main focus of his research are all aspects of data security issues.

  • FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Vorschriften zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung verfassungswidrig: Nach der Entscheidung ist vor der Entscheidung, Anm. zu BVerfG, Urteil vom 2.3. 2010 – 1 BvR 256/08, 1 BvR 263/08, 1 BvR 586/08, K&R 2010, p. 217-219.
  • FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Veröffentlichung von Fotos eines Hauses im Internet begründet keinen Unterlassungsanspruch des Eigentümers, Anm. zu LG Köln, Urteil vom 13.01.2010 – 28 O 578/09, GRUR-Prax 2010.
  • FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Der Personenbezug von Geodaten – Cui bono, wenn alles bestimmbar ist?, MMR 2010, p. 17.
  • ARNING, M., FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Data protection in grid-based multicentric clinical trials: killjoy or confidence-building measure?, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2009, p. 2729-2739.
  • FORGO, N., JLUSSI, D., KLÜGEL, C. & KRÜGEL, T., Die Umsetzung der Richtlinie zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung – Europa tut sich schwer, DuD 2008, p. 680 – 82.

Tina Krügel


Dr. Tina Krügel, LL.M. has studied law in Hanover and completed her legal clerkship in Hanover/Johannesburg (South Africa). In 2002 she attended the LL.M.-Programme European Legal Informatics Study Programme (EULISP) in Hannover/Oslo. In 2005 she got her Dr. iur. (e-commerce law). Since 2004 she is an attorney at law and works for the IRI as senior research associate with the main focus on German and European data protection law and e-commerce law. She has several publications in the field of data protection law.

  • CORRALES, M., EGERMANN, E., FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Intellectual Property Rights in e-Health: balancing out the interest at stake? A Herculean task?, in Legal Discourse in Cyberlaw and Trade, Sylvia M.  Kierkegaard (ed.) 2009, pp. 307-321.
  • FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Der Personenbezug von Geodaten – Cui bono, wenn alles bestimmbar ist?, MMR 2010, p. 17.
  • ARNING, M., FORGO, N. & KRÜGEL, T., Data protection in grid-based multicentric clinical trials: killjoy or confidence-building measure?, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2009, p. 2729-2739.
  • ARNING, M., CLAERHOUT, B., FORGO, N., KRÜGEL, T. & de Moor, G., A Data Protection Framework for Transeuropean genetic research projects, in: De Clercq/De Moor/Bellon/Foulon/Van der Lei (Hrsg.): Collaborative Patient Centred eHealth, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Volume 141, IOS Press: Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington, DC 2008, S. 67-72.

Christian Marcel Hawellek


Christian Marcel Hawellek has studied law in Hannover. He is specializing on European economic law and German and European IP- and IT-law. Being a senior research associate at IRI, one principal focus of his field of work is data protection law, thus contributing to different projects examining legal requirements for data processing within complex environments of distributed services. Beyond this, fields of research have been computer related criminal law, such as developing best practice routines for IT-related security audits with special regards to recent developments in German criminal law respectively the European legal framework it is based on, as well as the impact of the European Directive on Payment Services and its recently coming into force domestic transposition on the given legal framework for online payment services in multiple player constellations.

CNR National Research Council  (ITA)

Sveva Avveduto


Sveva Avveduto is the Director of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the Italian National research Council. Her main research interests concern science and education policy and are focused on studies on higher education and research and particularly on human resources for science and technology, and on mobility issues of scientists, egineers and high skilled personnel. A further field of studies concerns diffusion of knowledge, new media and public understanding of science topics. She is the Head of Research Unit on Human Resources and Knowledge Society. She is vice-chair of the OECD Group on Research Institutions and Human Resources and Italian delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development, (OECD), Paris, for the activities stemming from the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy. She chaired from 2004 to 2008 the OECD Group on Steering and Funding of Research Institutions. She has been national expert in many OECD activities concerning postgraduate training, higher education, women in science, employment and mobility and national coordinator of the Group on Human Resources for Science and Technology preparing the Canberra Manual for measurement and indicators of HRST for OECD. She is advisor (from 2009 onwards) to the Ministry of Education and Research as a member of the ‘Commission on International Activities and Internationalization of Italian Research’. She has been working on several European projects and networks funded by the European Commission as chief scientist at Italian level. She is Professor at the Graduate School ‘Socialtrends’ of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and at the Master on Science, technology and Innovation at the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione in Rome and Bologna. She was a lecturer at Universita degli Studi di Cassino on Organization and Education for Research for three years. She has been professor at Jean Monent Courses of the European Commission at Universtity of Catania.

  • AVVEDUTO, S., Mobility of PhD Students ad Scientists, in: Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw (editors). International Encyclopedia of Education, Vol 4, Oxford: Elsevier 2010,2 pp.286-293.
  • AVVEDUTO, S, Cerbara, L., VALENTE, A., La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia: I risultati dell’indagine, (Innovation Culture in Italy: the Results of our Survey) in Cotec Wired, La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia, Rapporto 2010,  Condè-Nast, Milano 2010 pp. 37-87.
  • AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Monitoring progress towards the ERA: Country Report Italy, (Framework Service Contract Nr -150176-2005-F1SC-BE), Erawatch Network, European Commission Brussels, febbraio 2009.
  • AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Training, Career and Gender: a Survey on Italian Researchers in the Life Sciences Sector, ESTIA-Earth, ESTIA-Net, Proceedings of the International Conference, Vilnius May 2009.
  • AVVEDUTO, S, Women in science: what about Italy? Chapter 20 in OECD Women in Scientific Careers: Unleashing the Potential Paris, Oecd Publishing, 2006.

Maria Angela Biasiotti


She has a degree in Law (1999) and holds a Ph.d in Information Technologies and Law (2008) at the Faculty of Law, Bologna University. In 2001 she started her activity at the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques (ITTIG-CNR) where she is a researcher. She collaborated in several projects at European and national level such as Caselex (Case Law Exchange) and CARE – Citizens Consular Assistance in Europe.

She combines a robust practical experience in the area of law (she has practised as a lawyer in public law, administrative law and EC 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.

  • Sartor, G.; Palmirani, M.; Francesconi, E.; Biasiotti, M.A. (Eds.), Legislative XML for the Semantic Web, Principles, Models, Standards for Document Management, Series: Law, Governance and Technology Series, Vol. 4,Berlin, Springer, 2011, XI, 190 p.
  • Giovanni Sartor, Pompeu Casanovas, M.Angela Biasiotti, Meritxell Fernández-Barrera (Eds), Approaches to Legal Ontologies. Theories, Domains, Methodologies, Berlin, Springer, 2011, XIII+279 pp.
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Sebastiano Faro, Caselex – Case Law Exchange: An Unprecedent Service for the Dissemination of National Case Law Applying EU Law.
  • in: P. Cunningham and M. Cunningham (eds), “Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies”, Amsterdam, IOS Press, 2007.
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Daniela Tiscornia, Legal Ontologies: The Linguistic Perspective, in: G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M.A. Biasiotti, M. Fernández-Brrera (eds.), “Approaches to Legal Ontologies, Theories, Domains, Methodologies”, 2011, pp. 143-166.
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Re-using case law across Europe: legal barriers to be faced, in Informatica e diritto, 2006, vol. XXXII, fasc. 2, pp.169-192.

Sebastiano Faro


Sebastiano Faro is Primo ricercatore (Senior researcher) at the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the National Research Council of Italy. He has a degree in Law (1992) and holds a Ph.d. in Administrative Law (1999). His main research areas involve: techniques and methods for legal documentation and for the creation of administrative and legal information systems; techniques and methods for the electronic analysis, production and evaluation of legal acts; formal models for the organization of legal knowledge and ICT and law.

For ten years he was professor under contract of European Public Law and Legal Informatics at the University of Florence (Master in European Studies) and the Unuiversity of Lecce. He worked in several national and international projects as the NiR (Norme in Rete – Legislation on the Net) portal and Caselex (Case Law Exchange), a project funded by the EU Commission under the eTEN programme. He also worked in a research project promoted by the OPOCE on the interoperability between the Eurovoc thesaurus and other thesauri of interest. He was the coordinator of the CARE (Citizens Consular Assistance Regulation in Europe) project funded by the EU Commission under the Fundamental rights and citizenship programme.

He coordinates the ITTIG’s department on Computer law.

Recently he has published academic articles and delivered conference contributions on the processing of personal data, consumer protection, eDemocracy, and digitalisation of document processing in the Italian administrative justice system.

Lucio Pisacane


Lucio Pisacane, sociologist, is researcher at Institute of Research on Population and Social Policy of the Italian National Council for Research. His main research interests are measuring inequality in the Italian context and social/health impacts of environmental degradation in Global South. He has been working with AMREF, African Medical Research Foundation, and Legambiente (the main Italian environmental Ngo) in field research in Africa between 2001 and 2004.

From 2007 he worked for IRPPS-CNR focusing on social policy research programmes and on studies on higher education and research. He worked for the European Project SET-DEV, Scientific and Technological Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Countries (Kenya and in India) and for the European indicators and ranking methodology for university third mission (E3M).

He is the author, with Mattew Ngunga of AMREF, of “Breaking the Cycle” report presented at the UN Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. In Italy, he is co editor of “Climate and Poverty, new ways to understanding globalization”, Le Balze, Florence, 2004. With M. Bussola he author of “Human resources for research: today predetermines tomorrow”, in Avveduto S., Convergence or differentiation, Scriptaweb, Naples, 2011.

Daniela Luzi


Daniela Luzi is researcher of the Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Research on Populations and Social Policies. Her research interests have privileged the analysis of the impact of ICTs on information management and communication processes. Within this context, research topics such as information flow, Open archives, network communication, as well as semantic and structural analysis of clinical documents, exchanged in a collaborative environment have been dealt with in scientific papers and publications. She has been responsible in research projects where information systems have been developed.

Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave  (SVK)

Dušan Šoltés


Prof. Dusan Soltes has been currently i.e. since 1993 working at the Faculty of Management of the Comenius University at Bratislava and since 2003 as a full time regular professor for MIS and International Economic relations and the director of the e-Europe Research & Development centre as a specialized centre for EU funded projects under the former 5th and 6th and current 7th FP especially those from the ICT/IST programme for more details: (// He has been also an evaluator for the EC and its 6 and current 7FP and has been collaborating with numerous DGs of the EC in Brussels in the area of the ERA, Information Society, ICT, etc. In addition to his home university he has been a Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at numerous universities at the EU member states as well as at the universities in the USA and China. Before joining his current university, he worked for numerous United Nations agencies (UNDTCD, ILO, UNECE, ITU, UNFPA, etc.) as a senior expert in the highest Professional category P5 in various countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. In years 1995-98 he has worked on a leave from the university as a Founding Director of the department of European Integration at the Office of Government of the SR and the Coordinator of the Council of Government for Integration of the SR into the EU and as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of the Govenment of the SR. In years 1965-71 he has worked at the company level as an economist and systems analyst and later in years 1971 – 85 as a Researcher in Information systems at the former Computing research centre UN Program at Bratislava on the research tasks for the former state research programme in information systems especially for the former Federal  statistical Office of Czecho-Slovakia at Prague. Prof. Soltes has been widely publishing home and abroad in Professional periodicals as well as proceedings of many international conferences, congresses, seminars especially those organized abroad by various international Professional organizations of which he has been an active member.

Alexandra Jenčova

Dipl. Ing. A. Jencova is a graduate of the University of Economics of Bratislava with the specialization in the macroeconomic regulation. At the same university she has completed also a postgraduate course in Pedagogy for teaching economic subjects. In addition she is also a graduate of the State (foreign) Languages School  at Bratislava  with the state exams in English. On the basis of this qualification currently she has been working as a High school professor at the Trade Academy of Bratislava-Petrzalka teaching economic subjects and English.

In addition to that on an external  basis she has been working  for various international projects  at present with the Faculty of Management of the Comenius University of Bratislava also for EU/7FP projects CONSENT, SMART, RESPECT as a communication and information officer and also as a translator to/from English.

Universita ta Malta  (MLT)

University of Vienna  (AUT)

Erich Schweighofer


Erich Schweighofer is Professor of Legal Informatics, International Law and European Law and Head of the Centre of Legal Informatics at the University of Vienna ( He has over twenty years experience of funded research in legal informatics. He holds degrees in law, informatics, economics and international relations.

His technical background includes all aspects of law in the knowledge society, in particular legal retrieval systems, legal ontologies, semiautomatic text analysis and document categorisation, digital forensic, digital signatures etc. He was head or local co-ordinator of many research projects.

As a lawyer, Professor Schweighofer is an expert in IT law, international law and European law with a long-standing practice in the European Commission. He is recognised as an expert in international and European governance, Austrian and European IT law with a strong focus on theoretical aspects (e-person, e-transaction, regulation in cyberspace). Among other things, he chairs the legal informatics groups in Germany (GI Gesellschaft für Informatik) and Austria (OCG Austrian Computer Society). Every year, he organizes the well-known Legal Informatics Conference IRIS (

  • SCHWEIGHOFER, E. Auf dem Weg zu einer offenen, smarten und vernetzten Verwaltungskultur. Gemeinsame Fachtagung Verwaltungsinformatik (FTVI) und Fachtagung Rechtsinformatik (FTRI) 2012, GI-Edition Lecture Notes in Informatics, GI, Bonn 2012 (editor, jointly with Jörn von Lucke, Christian P. Geiger, Siegfried Kaiser, Maria A. Wimmer).
  • SCHWEIGHOFER, E. Abstraktion und Applikation, Tagungsband des 16. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions IRIS 2013, 21.-23. Februar 2013, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Wien 2013 (editor, jointly with Franz Kummer, Walter Hötzendorfer).
  • SCHWEIGHOFER, E. A history of AI and Law in 50 papers: 25 years of international conference on AI and Law, In: Artificial Intelligence & Law, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2012 (with Trevor Bench-Capon et al.): Commentaries on contributions of Jon Bing, J. C. Smith, Alexander Boer/ Tom M. van Engers.
  • SCHWEIGHOFER, E. Ist ICANN die Kolonialregierung des Internet? In: Juridicum, Nr. 4/2011, pp. 471-477.
  • SCHWEIGHOFER, E. Electonic identities – public or private? In: International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 2013 (jointly with Walter Hötzendorfer).

Walter Hötzendorfer


Walter Hötzendorfer has studied law in Vienna and Sheffield and graduated from the University of Vienna in 2010. He also holds a BSc and an MSc in Business Informatics from the Vienna University of Technology. He acquired know-how in IT and project management during several software engineering projects at different organisations and companies and gained legal research experience from employments in a law firm and at the District Court for Commercial Matters Vienna as well as from doing his interdisciplinary master thesis. During his law studies he also worked as a student assistant at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law. Walter Hötzendorfer is currently doing a PhD in Law at the University of Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics on digital identity and identity federation with a focus on privacy. His research interests span privacy law and information security, digital identity, cloud computing and the legal aspects of these and other fields of IT. He also runs a blog about these topics.

Markus Kemptner


Markus Kemptner holds a master degree in political science of the University of Vienna. He is also a graduate of a Secondary College of Engineering and has strong practice in project planning and IT support organization. He is a project assistant at the University of Vienna since 2012 (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, International Research Center for Cultural Studies and now also Center for Computers and Law/RESPECT team).

János Böszörményi


János Böszörményi graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Vienna. He also studied a semester in Geneva. He obtained professional experience at the Austrian Red Cross, the Austrian Economic Chambers’ branch office in Budapest, the European Parliament in Brussels, several Austrian courts and the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs. He is a project assistant at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law since 2013.

Masaryk University  (CZE)

Radim Polčák


Doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. is head of the Institute of Law and technology. Radim Polčák graduated in law at Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, where he engages in teaching and publishing about law of information and communication technologies, legal theory and legal philosophy as full time member since 2002. He is a visiting lecturer at law schools in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands and UK. In addition, doc. Polčák is the general chair of the annual international symposium Cyberspace; editor-in-chief of the Revue pro právo a technologie and a member of editorial boards and governing bodies of legal journals and international conferences in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and UK. He is a Panelist at the .eu ADR arbitration court, external expert advisor to various corporate and public institutions and former member of the Appellate Committee of the Ministry of Transportation.

  • POLČÁK, R., ČERMÁK, J., LOEBL, Z., GŘIVNA, T., MATEJKA, J., PETR, M. Cyber Law in the Czech Republic. Alpen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012. 228 pp. Encyclopaedia of Law/Cyberlaw. ISBN 978-90-411-4010-4.
  • POLČÁK, R. Kódování práva (Coding of Law), Právník, Ústav státu a práva AV ČR, 2012, roč. 151, č. 1, pp. 52-80. ISSN 0231-6625.
  • POLČÁK, R. Internet a proměny práva (Internat and metamorphoses of law). 1. vyd. Praha: Auditorium, 2012. 388 pp. Edice Téma. ISBN 978-80-87284-22-3.
  • POLČÁK, R. Lex Informatica – die Zwecke des Rechts und die Zukunft der Informationsnetze (Lex Informatica – the utility of law and the future of the information network). In Vladimír Zoufalý, XX. Karlsbader Juristentage. 1. vyd. praha: Leges, 2012, pp. 249-263. ISBN 978-80-87576-16-8.

Eva Fialová


Mgr. Eva Fialová, LL.M., graduated from the Faculty of law of the Charles University in Prague, obtained the master degree in the Informational law at the University of Amsterdam and in the Dutch language at the Faculty of arts of the Charles University. She is specialised in particular in the privacy law and the data protection. She also cooperates with non-governmental organisations particularly on the anti-discrimination and labour law.

  • FIALOVÁ, E., SPOUSTOVÁ, I. HAVELKOVÁ, B., Diskriminace a právo (Discrimination and the Law), Gender Studies, Praha, 2007.
  • FIALOVÁ, E., KRÁLÍKOVÁ LUZAIČ, A., SPOUSTOVÁ, I., Nenechte se diskriminovat a nedovolte to jiným. První právní pomoci. (Don’t let others to discriminate you. First legal aid.), Gender Studies, Praha 2008.
  • FIALOVÁ, E., Diskriminace – co je a co není (Discrimination – What it is and what not), In: SKÁLOVÁ, H. (ed): Neviditelný problém (Invisible problem), Gender Studies, Praha 2010.

Jakub Harašta


Mgr. Jakub Harašta is a PhD student at the Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, where he also works as an assistant. He focuses on the various aspects of cyber security and judiciary-related questions of legal informatics. Main focus of his dissertation is the principle of technological neutrality in cyber security.

Edith Cowan University  (AUS)

Craig Valli


Craig is currently the Head of School and a Professor (Digital Forensics) within the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University (ECU). He is also the Director of the secau – Security Research Centre ( within ECU.

Craig has an active research profile and focuses on network security/forensics, honeypots, wireless, RFID and digital forensics. He has over 70 publications to his name on network security and digital forensics related topics. Craig also supervises 10 doctoral students who are completing theses in the aforementioned areas currently.

Craig has over 20 years experience in the IT Industry and consults to industry and government on network security and digital forensics issues.  His main consultancy focus is on securing networks and critical infrastructures, detection of network borne threats and forensic analysis of cyber security incidents.

Craig is the Chair and Founder of the Australian Digital Forensics Conference and Co-Chair of the Australian Information Security Management Conference which run as part of the annual secau – Security Congress. Craig is the Editor of the Journal of Network Forensics and also a Co-Editor of the Journal of Information Warfare. He also serves on numerous security related conference committees and journal editorial committees.

  • Jones, A. & Valli, C. (2009). Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory, Butterworth-Heinemann Jones, A., Valli, C. et al. (2010). “The 2009 Analysis of Information Remaining on Disks Offered for Sale on the Second Hand Market.” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 5(4): 43-64.
  • Valli, C. (2010). “Developing VoIP Honeypots: a Preliminary Investigation into Malfeasant Activity.” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law 5(2): 35-44.
  • Jones, A., C. Valli, et al. (2009). “The 2007 analysis of information remaining on disks offered for sale on the second hand market.” International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 2(1): 53 – 68.

INTERPOL int. org. Universidad de Barcelona  (ESP)

Joël Sollier


Joel Sollier is a French Magistrate. He currently serves as General Counsel of INTERPOL and Director of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining INTERPOL, he was Chief of Unit at the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee, Executive Directorate to the Security Council (New York). His tasks included the monitoring of a specific geographical area, conducting audits of Member States’ counter-terrorism machinery, advising on the counter-terrorism policy of the UN, representing the UN and liaising with international organizations.  Prior to joining the UN, he was seconded as a magistrate to the French Embassy in Vietnam (Hanoi) to lead legal and judicial co-operation between France and Southeast Asian countries. He has served as a Magistrate, Directorate of European and International Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of France (negotiations on terrorism, organized crime, corruption and money-laundering) and in the Prosecution Office of the Court of Versailles (economic and financial crimes).

Caroline Goemans-Dorny


Caroline Goemans-Dorny is Senior Counsel at the Office of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL and specialised in data protection issues. Prior to joining INTERPOL, she was a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Law and IT (ICRI), University of Leuven. Her main field of published research is data retention, data privacy and standardisation, identity management and anonymity.

Caroline participated in the EU project RAPID – Roadmap for Advanced Research in Privacy and Identity Management and APES – Anonymity and Privacy in Electronic Services. Before joining the ICRI, she served as Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), acting as liaison with the EU institutions. She is an honorary member of the Bar of Antwerp where she practiced for ten years. She holds  Masters degrees in Law, in Notarial Law (University of Leuven) and in European Law (Université libre de Bruxelles).

Sophie Clavet


Sophie Clavet  joined the Office of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL as a Legal Officer specialized in data protection after working as a Consultant for the Financial Market Integrity Unit of the World Bank and the Office for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations. She holds an LL.M in American Law and a Master degree in International and European Law. She is a Ph.D candidate and she has been researching the area of information security and privacy with a strong focus on transfer of personal data at the transatlantic level for counter-terrorism purposes and biometric information storage. Her published research focused on the Passenger Name Record Agreement and the SWIFT Agreement.

University of Westminster  (UK)

Christian Fuchs


Christian Fuchs holds the chair in media and communication studies at Uppsala University’s Department of Informatics and Media. He is a co-founder of the ICTs and Society Network and chair of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network 18 – Sociology of Communications and Media Research. His fields of research are sociological theory, media & society, Internet & society, information society studies, digital media & society. He is co-ordinator of the research project “Social Networking Sites in the Surveillance Society“ (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) and co-ordinator of Uppsala University’s involvement in the EU FP7 projects RESPECT and PACT.

  • Fuchs, Christian. 2008. Internet and society. New York: Routledge.
  • Fuchs, Christian et al (eds). 2012. Internet and surveillance. The challenges of web 2.0 and social media. New York: Routledge.
  • Fuchs, Christian. 2011. Foundations of critical media and information studies. London: Routledge.
  • Fuchs, Christian. 2013. Social media. A critical introduction. London: SAGE.

Daniel Trottier


Daniel Trottier is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Informatics and Media. He previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and obtained his PhD in the Sociology at Queen’s University, Canada.

Daniel’s research considers relations between institutions and individuals as they are shaped by the domestication of new media technologies. His doctoral research examined social media surveillances, with Facebook as a case study. His current focus is social media policing, and he is participating in two FP7 research projects (RESPECT and PACT) on this topic.

  • Trottier, Daniel. 2012. Social media as surveillance: Rethinking visibility in a converging world. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Trottier, Daniel. 2013. Identity problems in the Facebook era. Framing 21st Century Social Issues Series. London: Routlegde.
  • Trottier, Daniel. Forthcoming. Interpersonal Surveillance on Social Media. Canadian Journal of Communication.
  • Trottier, Daniel. 2011. A Research Agenda for Social Media Surveillance. Fast Capitalism 8(1).
  • Trottier, Daniel. 2011. Mutual Transparency or Mundane Transgressions? Institutional Creeping on Facebook. Surveillance & Society 9(1/2):17-30.

Universitat de Barcelona (ESP)

Gemma Galdon Clavell


Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell is the coordinator of WP10 ‘Economics of Surveillance’. She is a policy analyist working on surveillance, the social, legal and ethical impact of technology, smart cities and public space, privacy, security policy, resilience and policing. She is currently working as a researcher at the Sociology Department at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), where she is a leading partner and member of several FP7 and COST research projects (IRISS, LiSS, RESPECT, SMART, SOURCE, CP-UDP). She completed her PhD on surveillance, security and urban policy in early 2012, while working at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and was later appointed Director of the Security Policy Programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She is a member of the international advisory board of Privacy International and a regular analyst on TV, radio and print media. Her recent academic publications tackle issues related to the proliferation of surveillance in urban settings, policing and community safety, security at mega-events and the relationship between privacy and technology.

Àlvar Garola


Àlvar Garola is an economist working on RESPECT’s WP10 at the University of Barcelona. He has an Advanced Studies Diploma in “Territory management and transport infrastructure” at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He has been a researcher of design and analysis of economic forecast models at the University of Stanford. Since 1991 he is professor at the Transport and Territory Infrastructure Department at the UPC. He is a lecturer at the Civil Engineering School and at the Master’s Degree in Logistics, Transport and Mobility, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Infrastructure Management. His research lines include Cost-benefit analysis, economic value of externalities, transport economy, infrastructures endowment, urban and territorial economy.