In this talk, Professor Guido Governatori will introduce the paradigm of Digital Legislation, namely, norms in a normative system that are available in a digital format, executable by machine and understandable by humans. He will present a vision of Digital Legislation and its benefits, and also outline a technical roadmap to implement this vision.

Presenter biography

Professor Guido Governatori leads the research activities on Legal Informatics and Computational Law at CSIRO’s Data61. He received his PhD in Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna, and before joining Data61 held several academic positions in Australian Universities. He serves as chairs of the major conferences in AI and Law, and he is the co-chair of the OASIS LegalRuleML technical committee for the creation of a standard for the representation of legislation.  In 2015, he won the Australian Computer Society Gold Award for the Australian Researcher of the year in computer science.

About Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession Lecture Series

The Technology and the Future of the Legal Profession Lecture Series will bring together experts from academia, industry and legal practice to debate the ways in which technology is being taken up by the legal profession and the impact that this might have in the future. Accelerating technological change has already affected the legal profession, and it will inevitably have broader effects on law and legal practice in the years to come. The purpose of the lecture series is to highlight the challenges and opportunities that these changes present for lawyers.

The series is organised by the UQ Law, Science and Technology Program.


UQ Brisbane City
Level 6, 293 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Seminar Room 3