1. Personal Information
Date of Birth: 30th January, 1971
University of Bologna
Via Galliera, 3
2. Detailed CV
2.1. Current Employment
Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Bologna,
2.2. Employment History
15 September 2014 - : Professor, Department of Legal Studies,
University of Bologna, Italy.
1 October 2007-15 September 2014: Associate Professor, Law
Faculty, University of Bologna, Italy.
2002-1 October 2007: Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of
2000-2002: Postdoc research position at CIRSFID, University of
2000. PhD in Philosophy of Law, University of Padua, Padua,
1998-1999. Visiting PhD student Dept. of Computer Science King's
1995. Degree in Philosophy - University of Bologna, Bologna,
2.4.1. Statement of Research Interests
Antonino Rotolo's research interests include Logics for
Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Law,
Philosophical Logic, Normative Reasoning, Non-Classical Logics,
Non-Monotonic Reasoning, and the Foundations of Practical
Reason, Legal Informatics.
2.4.2. Grants (selected)
2016-. CROWD-FUND-PORT - Central European Crowd-funding Support (Interreg Central Europe).
2015-. MIREL - MIning and REasoning with Legal texts (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015).
2006-2008. European Research
Project “European project for Standardized Transparent
Representations in order to Extend Legal Accessibility (ESTRELLA,
2003-2004. University of Bologna's Research
Project “Società di agenti, istituzioni e diritto. Prospettive
logico-filosofiche” (Multi-agent Societies, Institutions and the
Law: Logical and Philosophical Perspectives), University of
2002. European Research
Project “A Logical Framework for Ethical Behaviour between
Infohabitants in the Information Trading Economy of the Universal
Information Ecosystem” (EU IST FET UIE project ALFEBIITE,
2000-2002. Postdoc research grant, University of Bologna.
1999-2000. Research Project “Defeasibility
of Normative Reasoning” (Research Project supported by the Italian
Ministry of Scientific Research), University of Modena and Reggio
2.5. Scholarly Activities
2.5.1. Leadership Activities
Board Member, Erasmus Mundus LAST-JD “Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science and Technology”, Università di Bologna.
Assistant Editor of Ratio Juris: An International Journal of
Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (Oxford, Blackwell
Publishers) and A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General
Jurisprudence (Dordrecht, Springer).
Member of the Programme Committee of international conferences
2005. Visiting scholar, School of ITEE, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
2001. Visiting scholar, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Brisbane Australia.
2000. Visiting scholar, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Brisbane Australia.
1998-1999. Member of the Logic and Computation Group, Dept. of
Computer Science, King's College London.
2.5.2. Reviewing Activities
Reviewer for international journals (among them, Artificial
Intelligence and Law, Dordrecht, Springer, and Ratio
Juris, Oxford, Blackwell), and for international conferences
2.5.3. Invited Talks (selected)
27 May 2015. “Deontic Defeasible Reasoning in Legal Interpretation: Two Options for Modelling Interpretive Arguments”. ACLE Law Seminar Series, Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam.
1 March 2014. “Logics for Normative Supervenience”. Workshop on Supervenience and Normativity, University of Montreal, Canada.
3 December 2013. “Challenging Issues in Argumentation Theory: Lessons from Jurisprudence and AI and Law”. ARGAIP Workshop, Università di Torino.
17 May 2013. “Social Agency, Reinforcement and Vicarious Learning, and Legal Compliance: Results from Agent-Based Simulations”. The Normative Mind: Dimensions of Decision-Making, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
29 May 2012. “Arguing about Legal Concepts and Norm Applicability using Theory Revision and Inferences to the Best Theory”. Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
28 May 2012. “God's Omniscience: A Formal Analysis in Normal and Non-normal Epistemic Logics”. Copernicus Center, Krakow, Poland.
12 March 2012. “The Use and Meaning of Norms in MAS”. NorMAS workshop, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.
23 December 2011. “Arguing about Legal Concepts and Norm Applicability using Theory Revision and Inferences to the Best Theory”. Multi-Agent Organisation Workshop, Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
19 August 2011. “Constitutive Rules and Coherence in Legal Argumentation”. Workshop on Legal Argumenation at IVR 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.
6 July 2010. "Compliance in Multi-agent Systems", Workshop on Norm Compliance, EUI, Fiesole.
18 January 2010. "Modeling Legal Dynamics in Defeasible Logic". Formal Models of Norm Change 2 Workshop, University of Amsterdam.
10 September 2009. "Argumentation Semantics for Temporal Defeasible Logic". COST AT Argumentation day. Università di Torino.
12 May 2008. “The Grammar of Social Practices and the Connection between Law and Morality”. Conference “Inclusive Legal Positivism And Beyond: The Perspective Of Jules Coleman”. University of Bologna.
29 November 2007. “Legal Modifications in Temporal Defeasible Logic”, Workshop “Formal Models of Norm Change”, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
1-7 August 2007: IVR Workshop on Legal Argumentation. Presentation “On the Argumentative Role of Performative Contradictions”.
6 October, 2006. “Inferentialism, Social Practices, and the Connection between Law and Morality”, Workshop “The Rules of Inference: Inferentialism in Law and Philosophy”, Università Bocconi, Milano.
25 July 2006. “The Grammar of Social Practices: From Cooperation to Morality”, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel - Juristisches Seminar, Germany.
25 April 2006. “Modelling Intentions and Motivational Attitudes in Defeasible Logic”, University of Luxembourg, Department of Computer Science FTST, Luxembourg.
11 November 2005. “The Claim to Correctness and Inferentialism”, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel - Juristisches Seminar, Germany.
6 September 2005. “Programming Cognitive Agents in Defeasible Logic”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
2 September 2005. “Modelling Intentions and Motivational Attitudes Defeasible Logic”, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
22 August 2001. “Towards a Logical Framework for Computing Classes of Nonmonotonic Deductive Relations”, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.
12 August 2001. “Formal Representation of Normative Reasoning”, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Brisbane Australia.
28 August 2000. “Logical Approaches to Reasoning by Analogy. Some General Remarks and Applications to Normative Reasoning”, School of Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Brisbane Australia.
10 February1999. “Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Conditional Logic”, Department of Computer Science, King's College London.