Lectures will be given by a panel of renowned experts from the field of IT Law and Legal Informatics. These include:

Prof. Dr. Georg Borges

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • Since 2014, Prof. Dr. Georg Borges has held the Chair of Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law and Legal Theory at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. He is also managing director of the Institute of Legal Informatics.
  • Prof. Dr. Borges practiced as a lawyer before having been appointed professor in 2004. For several years, he was also practicing as a judge at the Oberlandesgericht Hamm (functioning nearly exclusively as a Court of Appeal), where he was dealing with numerous corporate and commercial civil law matters.
  • Current research focuses on topics related to autonomous systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and German and European data protection law.

Junior Professor Dr. Dominik Brodowski

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • In 2018, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Dominik Brodowski was appointed junior profes-sor for criminal law and criminal procedural law.
  • o Studied law at the University of Tübingen, Germany, earned an LL.M. at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and holds the venia legendi for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, European and International Law, IT-Criminal Law and Economic Criminal Law, granted by Goethe Universi-ty Frankfurt.
  • After his doctorate, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Brodowski worked as a research assistant at the Open C³S – the Open Competence Centre for Cyber Security – and the Institute for Criminal Science and Philosophy of Law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
  • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Brodowski is a senior fellow at the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Centre for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Research expertise in the areas of criminal law and digitalization, foundations and methodology of criminal law, criminal law and criminal procedural law with its European, international, constitutional and interdisci-plinary dimensions.

Professor Dr. Raja Chatila

Professor Randy Goebel, Ph.D.

University of Alberta, Edmonton/Alberta, Canada

  • Prof. Randy Goebel, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, and Fellow and Co=Founder of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, one of three Canadian federally funded AI Institutes (Amii, MILA, Vector).
  • Prof. Goebel, Ph.D. received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Regina, his M.Sc. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
  • Prof. Goebel’s research focuses on the area of Artificial Intelligence, especially the application of formal representation and reasoning to applications in legal informatics and precision health.
  • Prof. Goebel is a former Chair, Associate Provost, Associate Vice President Research, and has held research appointments at the U of Tokyo, Hokkaido U., and Multimedia U (Malaysia). He is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsches Forschungzentrum für Künstliche Intelligence (DFKI).

Professor Dr. Kai Rannenberg

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Professor Dr. Ken Satoh

National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

  • Ken Satoh is a professor from NII(National Institute of Informatics) and Sokendai (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies) in Japan.
  • He has been studying logical foundations of artificial intelligence for 30 years and published more than 150 papers (See here). Currently he is very much interested in application of logical framework to law such us a support system for judge and a compliance mechanism of AI.
  • For a preparation for this research topic, he entered the law school of the University of Tokyo in 2009 and passed the Japanese bar exam in 2017. He is one of the founders of JURISIN workshop (workshop on Juris-Informatics) and COLIEE competion (competitions on Legal Information Extraction and Entailment).

  • Professor MMag. DDr. Erich Schweighofer

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Professor Dr. Christoph Sorge

    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

    • Prof. Dr. Christoph Sorge is professor of legal informatics at Saarland University and director at the Institute of Legal Informatics at Saarland University.
    • Prof. Dr. Sorge completed his studies of Information Engineering and Management at the Universität Karlsruhe.
    • Previously, he worked as a researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH and as an assistant professor at Paderborn University.
    • Prof. Dr. Sorge’s research interests lie in privacy-enhancing technologies, applications of cryptography in network security, and questions of information privacy law with relation to security and data protection.