The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is one of the major public universities in Spain, and it is in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. The university consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 13 faculties/schools. All these centres together award a total of 85 qualifications in the form of first degrees, diplomas, and engineering degrees. Moreover, almost 80 doctoral programs, and more than 80 others postgraduate programs are offered. UAB has more than 40,000 students and more than 3,600 academic and research staff. The UAB is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research. There are many research institutes in the campus, as well as other research centres, technical support services and service-providing laboratories, and the ALBA (synchrotron) located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park is very close to the UAB.

The UAB Institute of Law and Technology (IDT), housed at the Faculty of Law, is a research centre promoting cutting-edge research on Law and Technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. The IDT was created in 2005 and emerged out of the former UAB Socio-legal Studies Group (GRES). At present, the areas of research include Data Protection, Ethics and regulations for the Web of Data, Citizens’ rights and their access to Justice through technology, Law and Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, and legal ontologies. IDT-UAB researchers are also able to contribute significantly to the organization of specialized Workshops, and the dissemination of the project findings and results through scientific publications and presentations in the main Data Protection and Law & Technology Conferences and Workshops (e.g. IVR, Jurix, ICAIL, and AICOL).



News & Events

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP
    Next Monday 19 December, we will hold the AIGEL full-day scientific workshop with the collaboration of the IIIA-CSIC, from 9am to 6.45pm CET. A panel of twenty-three international speakers will offer a multidisciplinary approach to Ethics and AI.  The event will take place at the Sala de Graus of UAB […]
  • The fifth AIGEL session at the UAB Faculty of Law
    On Wednesday 14 December, we held the fifth AIGEL session at the Faculty of Law of the UAB. We would like to thank Professor Nardine Osman (IIIA-CSIC) for her great conference “Value Engineering in AI”, as well as Professor Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC) for chairing such an interesting and enlightening discussion. […]
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOVERNANCE: ETHICS and LAW (5th Session)
    Next Wednesday 14 December at 2.30pm, we will hold the 5th AIGEL session. Professors Carles Sierra and Nardine Osman (IIIA-CSIC) will be our main speakers with the conference “Value Engineering in AI”. The open discussion will be chaired by Professor Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC).  The session will be held in the […]
  • The fourth AIGEL session at the UAB Faculty of Law
    On Wednesday, 30 November, we held the fourth AIGEL session at the Sala de Graus of the UAB Law Faculty. We would like to thank Nadia Pocher (IDT-UAB) for her insightful conference “Detecting Anomalous Cryptocurrency Transactions: AML/CFT/CPF applications of Machine Learning-based Forensics”, as well as Professor Carles Górriz (IDT-UAB) for […]
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOVERNANCE: ETHICS and LAW (4th Session)
    Next Wednesday 30 November at 2.30pm, we will hold the 4th AIGEL session. Nadia Pocher (IDT-UAB) will be our main speaker with the conference “Detecting Anomalous Cryptocurrency Transactions: AML/CFT/CPF applications of Machine Learning-based Forensics”. The open discussion will be chaired by Professor Carlos Górriz (IDT-UAB).   The session will be […]
  • The third AIGEL session at the UAB Faculty of Law
    Last Wednesday 16 November we held the third AIGEL session. We would like to thank our speakers, Professors Pablo Noriega and Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC), for their inspiring conference: “Policy Simulation as an Instance of the Value Alignment Problem”. And special thanks to Professor Nardine Osman (IIIA-CSIC) for chairing such an interesting discussion. Next session will […]
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOVERNANCE: ETHICS and LAW (3rd Session)
    Next Wednesday 16 November at 2.30pm, we will hold the 3rd AIGEL session. Professors Pablo Noriega and Enric Plaza (IIIA) will be our main speakers with the conference “Policy Simulation as an Instance of the Value Alignment Problem”. The open discussion will be chaired by Professor Nardine Osman.  The session […]
  • The second AIGEL session at the UAB Faculty of Law
    On Wednesday 9 November, we held the second AIGEL session at the Faculty of Law of the UAB. We would like to thank all participants for their support, especially Professor John Zeleznikow for his bright presentation “Online Dispute Resolution Governance: Ethics and Law”, and Professor Louis de Koker for chairing […]
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOVERNANCE: ETHICS and LAW (2nd Session)
    Next Wednesday 9 November at 2.30pm, we will hold the 2nd AIGEL session. Professor John Zeleznikow (LAWTECH, La Trobe) will be our main speaker with the conference “Online Dispute Resolution Governance: Ethics and Law”. The open discussion will be chaired by Professor Louis de Koker.  The session will be held […]
  • The first AIGEL session at the UAB Faculty of Law
    The first AIGEL session was held at the UAB Faculty of Law last Wednesday. Professors Susana Navas (dean of the Law Faculty) and Felip Manyà (deputy director of the IIIA-CSIC) opened and presented the series of seminars. Professor Pompeu Casanovas (IDT-UAB) carried out the first presentation: “Present Issues in AI, […]

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