Prof. Pompeu Casanovas holds a Doctorate in Philosophy at the UAB, and has conducted post-doctorate research at the universities of La Sapienza (Rome, 1987), UCSD (California, 1990-91), Stanford (California, 2000-2001), and University of Bologna (CIRSFID and IRSIG-CNR, 2006). He is currently a visiting professor at Victoria University (Melbourne, 2012). He is Director of Advanced Research, and professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the UAB Law School. He founded the Institute of Law and Technology (IDT) in 2005, and was its Director until June 2011. He has 20 years of experience conducting research on legal sociology, legal philosophy, pragmatics and AI and law. He has been principal investigator of over 50 national, European, and international projects. He has published over 10 books and more than 150 scientific articles in the areas of legal philosophy, legal sociology, and AI & Law. He belongs to the Scientific Board of several Journals and academic institutions. His recent publications have concerned the development of legal ontologies to implement Semantic Web technologies. He is general co-editor, with Giovanni Sartor, of the Law, Governance and Technology Series (Springer Verlag), and the editor of the research series La razón áurea (Editorial Comares, Granada) ), in Spanish..