Enrico Francesconi holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florence. He is a researcher at IGSG-CNR, the Institute for Legal Informatics and Judicial Studies of the National Research Council of Italy and, currently, he is a Temporary Agent of the European Commission - DG Publications Office.
His main research interests include Semantic Web technologies for the legal domain, legal ontologies and knowledge representation, AI techniques for legal document classification and knowledge extraction, e-Government, e-Participation, semantic models for the document collections of the EU.
He has been a member of the Italian and European working groups defining XML and URI standards for legal documents and representative of the Italian Ministry of Justice in the e-Law Working Group of the Council of the European Union. He has been involved in various projects of the European Commission framework programs and consultant of the European Parliament for semantic web technologies in the legislative procedures.
He is Vice-President (President in 2020-2021) and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, Section Editor on Ontology and Knowledge Representation of the Artificial Intelligence and Law journal (Springer), co-Editor in Chief of the Journal on Open Access to Law (Cornell University, Law School), Scientific Advisory Board Member of Law, Governance and Technology Series (Springer).
He served as Conference Chair of the Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2013, Rome).
He is contract professor of Information Retrieval and Semantic Web Technologies at the Computer Science Faculty of the University of Florence.