We are international research group from:

Asia: Bangladesh, China, Israel, Turkey;

Europe: Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal.



PhD Arif Jamil is Associate Professor at Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. LL.B. & LL.M. (DU); LL.M. in Intellectual Property (UNITO, ITC-ILO, WIPO); PhD in Biolaw (Conducted the doctoral research from UNIBO, UNITO, MRU and LUH (Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Law, Science and Technology)).

Arif Jamil is currently employed at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka as the Associate Professor. He was enrolled as an advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2006.

Jamil holds two masters; first one in law from the University of Dhaka and the second one in intellectual property law from the University of Turin. He earned an interdisciplinary PhD in intellectual property law and life science from the University of Bologna and University of Turin. The discipline being known as “Bioethics and Biolaw”, encompassed different areas of knowledge, such as Intellectual Property, Patent, Life Science, Regenerative Medicine (Human Stem Cell based Inventions), Bioethics, Moral Philosophy, Health Care and Biostatistics. His PhD thesis “Patent Framework for the Human Stem Cells in Europe and the USA: Innovation, Ethics and Access to Therapy” was defended in 2016.

Some of the articles in the area of his current research interest include:
Jamil, Arif. 2013a. “Does Patent Provide the Best Incentive for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research in Europe? Clinical, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.” In Proceedings of the International Academic Conference on Social Technologies '13: 23--51.
───. 2013b. “Human Stem Cell Inventions in Europe: What Causes Tug of War Between Patent and Ethics.” In Proceedings of the VIII World Conference on Bioethics 2013: 329--334.
───. 2013c. “Human Stem Cell Research in Europe and the USA: Post Brüstle and Sherley, Ethics Issues and Patent Quagmire.” NTUT Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Management 2(2):145-66.
Jamil, Arif, and Tania Sultana Bonny. 2014. “Fostering Innovation and Affordability: An Empirical  Study Delving into Intellectual Property Protection of Human Stem Cell Based Invention/Innovation.” NTUT Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Management 3(2):133--63.

Arif Jamil made seminar presentations in many countries, including Lithuania. In the past (2008),  he worked as Evaluation Assistant of Anti-corruption Commission Mission of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

He earned many awards and scholarships. His LL.M in IP was funded by the WIPO. His PhD was funded by the European Commission’s EACEA.

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PhD Cong Xu is Assistant Professor at Intellectual Property Academy, Law School, Shanghai University, China. She was majoring in Law, Science and Technology programme (Last-JD) in an Erasmus Mundus Project which was sponsored by European Union. In May 2016, she got PhD title from University of Bologna (UNIBO). Throughout her PhD training at a culturally diverse institution, she has obtained fruitful research experiences both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, technicians, and research scholars of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Xu was also invited as a visiting scholar in Remin University (China) in 2014-2015, Macau University(China) in 2015, Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany) in 2015-2016, and Kyushu University(Japan) in 2016-2017.
She majored specifically in intellectual property law and acquired her LL.M in the University of Leeds, U.K in 2010. Her research interests include intellectual property law, internet regulation, computer law, and cyber governance. She also maintains interdisciplinary research interests in digital culture and socio-economic development.

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PhD Denard Veshi is a scholar specialized in interdisciplinary research. In January 2016, D.Veshi was awarded with Ph.D. title in “Law, Science and Technology”, an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate, designed to address new challenges in legal, socio-ethical and technical domains arising from the information society and newly emerging technologies. He has conducted research at various institutions of higher education in Europe and Israel, including the Research Centre of  History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, Computer Science and Law at University of Bologna (Italy), the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences at Hannover Medical School (Germany), the Bioethics and Law Observatory at University of Barcelona (Spain), the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at University of Tilburg (the Netherlands), and Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at University of Haifa (Israel). He has participated in different international workshops and conferences. His expertise is primarily in the areas of health law, comparative public law, refugee law and critical legal reasoning.


PhD Şahika Eroğlu is currently faculty member in Department of Information Management at Hacettepe University in Ankara. She previously worked as an e-government expert at Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior. She received her B.A. and M.A at the same department. She holds PhD degree with the dissertation about public sector information management and open government in Turkey.

Her main research interests are electronic records management, enterprise information systems, e-government, open government, intellectual property rights and information Law.

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PhD Marco Giacalone is a legal expert in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), EU regulations and the application of economic principles into the field of law. 

Marco is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Law Science Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). He graduated from the law faculty at the University of Napoli Federico II in 2010 and completed a Specialisation School for Legal Professions (Napoli Federico II) in 2012. In 2016 he has successfully defended his Joint PhD dissertation titled "Dispute Resolution and New IT Realities" between University of Napoli Federico II and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), receiving the title of Doctor Europaeus. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Luiss University of Rome and as an academic assistant at the University of Napoli Federico II. 

Moreover, his other main scientific interests are in the domains of sports law (in particular Media Law), privacy, new technologies and A.I. and law.



PhD Inga Malinauskaite-van de Castel is Lecturer in Law at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania. She obtained doctoral degree (PhD) in Law at Mykolas Romeris University in 2017. Her research topic was – Rights of the data subjects in online social networks. Part of the PhD research was done in Tilburg University, The Netherlands in 2015 and Wahayama University, Japan in 2016. Inga also holds the Master and Bachelor degree in law at Mykolas Romeris University. Her research interests include IT law, privacy and personal data protection law in electronic environment, electronic commerce law, and cybersecurity issues. She has several publications in the field of law, IT and cybersecurity. Currently she is working as a lecturer in the new master degree program “Management of cybersecurity”; and as a team member of the several scientific research groups, creating a cybersecurity model for Lithuania and analyzing the fin-tech companies’ strategy, risk management and cybersecurity in Asia and Europe.
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PhD Martynas Mockus is a lector at the The Faculty of Economics and Business, Mykolas Romeris University. In 2017, he obtained his Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science and Technology. His Ph.D. studies were funded by EMJD fellowship and organized by University of Bologna. During his studies he hold doctoral researcher position at University of Bologna, University of Turin, Autonomous Barcelona University and Tilburg University. Dr. M.Mockus has unique skills to develop a very complex legal ontologies to support AI&Law technologies. His research results have been presented in famous international conferences (DEXA, CONFENIS, CEDEM, IRIS). His paper "Open Government Data Licenses Framework for a Mashup Model" has won LexisNexis Best Paper Award.

Dr. M. Mockus has experience in international and national projects implementation. He was a young researcher at Mykolas Romeris University in the project “Internationalization in Public Administration Studies Nr. VP1-2.2-SHMM-07-K-02-031” in 2012. He led a project funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms in the Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, PRISONIS No. 2004-LT0035-IP-1NOR in 2008, and led the EU BPD funded project “Modernization and Development of the Register of Legal Acts” No. BPD2004-ERPF-3.3.0-02-04 / 0025-01 at the State Enterprise “Legal Information Center” (established by the Ministry of Justice) in 2006-2007. During the last years, M.Mockus has analyzed the legal regulation of EU countries regarding the re-use of public sector information (open government data).

Before his Ph.D. studies M. Mockus was member of E-law/E-Justice Working Party of European Council, he hold deputy director position in state enterprise responsible for one of the core state's register - legal acts register and other important state information systems of Justice sector. For 7 years he hold lector position in university and gave lectures of subjects coming from interdisciplinary domain of Law&CS.

His research interest is in (but not limited to) open data, PSI management, legal ontologies.

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PhD Andrius Puksas is a researcher at Prague Business School, Centre for Migration Studies and a Head of Law and Public Procurement Office at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania (formerly head of Social Innovations Doctoral School at the same higher education institution). 
Andrius Puksas is doctor of law. He is a member of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Council, the director of the Institute of the Lithuanian Scientific Society. He also is a member of the Council at Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers and Lithuanian Scientific Society.

Research interests: competition law; contract law; educational policies; international migration; IP law; IT law.

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PhD Cristiana Santos is a lawyer, with an interdisciplinary research experience in law and computer science.

With a strong background on consumer law, her research interest lies on how to represent relevant legal knowledge with computer ontologies and how to improve the access to legal information. She has a multidisciplinary profile with experience in European Law, in particular Privacy and Data Protection, Consumer Law (including Consumer Credit); Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution (ADR/ODR), Compliance, and Legal Informatics, e.g. legal knowledge engineering.

She holds a Joint PhD title in Law, Science and Technology and in Computer Science within the Erasmus Mundus Program and she has a Masters Degree in Contract and Business Law.

She has work experience in different international frameworks: 6 years as a legal advisor in Porto-Portugal (Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection- DECO), 6 months in the Univ. of Turin, 6 months in the Univ. of Bologna, Italy, 9 months in the Univ. of Barcelona (IDT-UAB), more than one year in the Univ. of Luxembourg.

She is mostly motivated to work in a dedicated way in an interdisciplinary team and highly concerned to derive socio-economic impact applicable to a domain market/policy-making.

She has been collaborating in papers and projects with highly recognized computer scientists, engineers, legal scholars and philosophers in research groups, as the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) with Marcos da Silveira and Cédric Pruski; the interdisciplinary research groups as the Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) with Leon van der Torre and Livio Robaldo; the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust  (SnT), with Cesare Bartolini, Marc Cole, both established in Luxembourg; the Ontology Engineering Group of Madrid (OEG-UPM) with Victor Rodriguez-Doncel and Asunción Gómez-Pérez; the Institute of Law and Technology (IDT-UAB) with Pompeu Casanovas; Paris Nord University-CNRS, ISTC-CNR Italy with Aldo Gangemi; and Marc van Opijnen, Adviser in Legal Informatics at the Publications Office of the Netherlands. References can be provided on demand.

She is acquiring an international scientific standing in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law and ICT, as evidenced by the publications in the area of AI and Law. Many of my publications appear in prestigious international journals and conferences in the area, such as JURIX, AI&Law, JURISIN, WOP/ISWC, EGOVIS, GDN, Computer Law & Security Review.

In her past experience she has worked in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment within a broad and international network of: public authorities, private organisations, stakeholders in government (ministries, regulators, government-run start-up incubators), companies and collaborating partners (academic and non-academic) both nationally and on the global-stage; this collaborative team-up engagement provided her insight on real use-cases in consumer issues (and consumer-credit related issues) and also in privacy and data protection.

She has participated in few national and European projects on legal compliance and she is becoming more knowledgeable on how to stimulate the funding portfolio of the institutions she belongs to.

Within her PhD thesis, entitled "Ontologies for Legal Relevance and Complaints - a case-study in the air transport passenger domain", she had to curate manually, as a domain expert, a knowledge base built from expert-generated sources and with  real complaint datasets. she had to explicitly model and link entities in a consensuated and shared vocabulary and after she had populated the ontologies. She has shown the relevancy of my work in the context of a concrete business case, using a case-study within consumer disputes in the air transport passenger domain. She built two ontological artifacts: ontologies modeling relevant information and an ontology design pattern on complaints. A demo was built and is available online (www.ricontology.com). 


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