Pompeu Casanovas

Professor Dpt Political Science Autonomous University of Barcelona & Visiting Professor, Salvador de Madariaga Fellow,School of Management and Information Systems, RMIT University

Dr. Pompeu Casanovas, of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), is a visiting professor at Victoria University. 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, 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 (e.g. EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on "Law, Science and Technology"). 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), in Spanish.


  • 2012–present
    Visiting Professor, School of Management and Information Systems Victoria University
  • 1992–present
    Professor , UAB Institute of Law and Technology, Dept. Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona


  • 2010
    Casanovas, P. et al. (Ed.9) AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6237, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag
  • 2010
    Casanovas, P.; Magre, J.; Lauroba, E. (Dir.) Libro Blanco de la Mediación en Cataluña, Departament de Justícia Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1200 pp. (Catalan / Spanish)
  • 2008
    Casanovas, P. Concepts and Fields of Relational Justice, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4884 Berlin, Heidelberg,: Springer, pp. 323-339