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Luca Cervone

Research fellow

Centro Interdipartimentale Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence - (Alma AI)

Curriculum vitae

Luca Cervone,  PhD student in legal informatics, gamification, HCI, eParticipation and eDemocracy.
Address: CIRSFID, via Galliera 3, Bologna
Contactsemail: luca dot cevone at unibo dot it, phone number: +39 051 277267


His research covers the following fields:
  • eDemocracy and eParticipation: tools and technologies for eDemocracy and eParticipation
  • Gamification: gamified technologies applied to various tools for legal informatics, eDemocracy and eParticipation
  • Games, videogames and serious games: research on games, videogames and serious games applied to new forms of democracy and to education
  • Legal informatics: legal drafting systems, legal markup and XML standards for the markup and interchange of legal and legislative documents
  • Human-Computer Interaction: new forms of interaction and new metodologies for the evaluation of usability and user experience

CURRICULUM VITAE (Updated in January 2014)

Born in San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy) July 12th 1981. He got the scientific high school diploma in 2001 at the Liceo Scientifico Statale Generoso De Rogatis of San Nicandro Garganico (Italy). On December 19th 2006, he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Bologna. He completed his undergraduate studies obtaining a Master's degree with honors in Internet Science on November 14th 2013 at the University of Bologna.
In January 2007 he began his collaboration with the University of Bologna, in particular with the CIRSFID (Interdepartmental Centre for Research in Legal History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law and Legal Informatics). He also works with several professors of other departments and facilities.

Specifically, he developed, designed or contributed to the following projects :

  • Parametric editors for structured documents
  • Web applications for legal drafting, legal documents repositories, semantic search engines
  • Web applications for the management of ancient legal manuscripts
  • Tools for the publication of annotated linguistic resources
  • METALEX/CEN legal XML standard
  • Editor NormaEditor for the markup of legislative documents
  • Web editor LIME for the markup of XML resources (especially legal and legislative documents marked up using AKOMA NTOSO standard)
  • Research in legal informatics during the following european projects:
    • SEAL
    • LAST-JD
    • ICT4LAW
  • He was involved in several PRIN and FIRB projects financed by MIUR (Italian Minister of Education, University and Research):
    • Cognitive sources of law in the Internet
  • He created several web portals for legal informatics' conferences of global relevance:
    • RULEML
    • JURIX
    • AICOL
    • ICAIL
  • Tutor of the LEX Summer School from 2009 till today
  • AKOMA NTOSO URI resolver
  • Design of User Interfaces
  • Optimizing User Interfaces
  • Study of the User Interfaces' Usability
In January 2014 he became a PhD student in Legal Informatics at the CIRSFID of the University of Bologna. His research attempts to apply gamification's methodologies to technologies of eDemocracy and eParticipation.

  1. Palmirani, P., Bianchi, I., Cervone, L., & Draicchio, F. (2015, December). Analysis of Legal References in an Emergency Legislative Setting, paper prepared for the JURIX 2015. In 28th International Conference on" Legal Knowledge and Information Systems", Braga, Portugal (pp. 9-11).
  2. Monica Palmirani;Luca Cervone, Measuring the Complexity of the Legal Order over Time, in: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, pp. 82 - 99 [capitolo di libro]
  3. Monica Palmirani,Luca Cervone, A Multi-layer Digital Library for Mediaeval Legal ManuscriptsDigital Libraries and Archives , in: Communications in Computer and Information ScienceDigital Libraries and Archives, Heidelberg, SPRINGER Berlin Heidelberg, «COMMUNICATIONS IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE», 2013, 354, pp. 81 - 92
  4. Palmirani M., Ognibene T., Cervone L., Legal Rules, Text and Ontologies Over Time , in: RuleML2012@ECAI Challenge , CEUR Workshop Proceedings, «CEUR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS», 2012, Vol-874, pp. 1 - 18
  5. M. Palmirani, L. Cervone, F. Vitali, A Legal Document Ontology: The Missing Layer in Legal Document Modelling , in: APPROACHES TO LEGAL ONTOLOGIESTheories, Domains, Methodologies, DORDRECHT, Springer Netherlands, 2011, pp. 167 - 178
  6. G Barabucci, M Palmirani, F Vitali, L Cervone, Long-term preservation of legal resources , in: Proceedings of Second International Conference, EGOVIS 2011, LNCS 6866, BERLIN, Springer Verlag, 2011, pp. 78 - 93
  7. Barabucci G., Cervone L., Di Iorio A., Palmirani M., Peroni S., Vitali F., Managing semantics in XML vocabularies: an experience in the legal and legislative domain , in: Balisage Series on Markup Technologies Vol 5. Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2010, MONTREAL, Balisage, 2010
  8. M. Palmirani, L. Cervone, Legal Change Management with a Native XML Repository , in: Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, AMSTERDAM, ISO press, 2009, pp. 146 - 156 
  9. M. Palmirani, L. Cervone, F. Vitali, Legal metadata interchange framework to match CEN metalex. ICAIL 2009: , in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, NEW YORK, NY, USA, ACM, 2009, pp. 232 - -233
  10. Barabucci G., Cervone L., Palmirani M., Peroni S., Vitali F., Multi-layer markup and ontological structures in Akoma Ntoso , in: AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems. Complex Systems, the Semantic Web, Ontologies, Argumentation, and Dialogue, BERLIN, Springer Verlag, 2009, pp. 133 - 149 
  11. Monica Palmirani, Luca Cervone,  A native XML repository for heterogeneous   legal resources: eXistimas,  in: Proceedings of Workshop on Legislative XML: the  Law in the Semantic Web, Amsterdam: Springer, 2008, 60–69.


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