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  Conference speakers

Maria Angela Biasiotti

Maria Angela Biasiotti has a degree in Law (1999) and holds a Ph.d in Information Technologies and Law (2008) at the Faculty of Law, Bologna

She has been collaborating in several European Projects: MAPPING (Managing Alternatiave for Privacy, Property and INternet Governance), CARISMAND (Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters), ESSENTIAL (Evolving Security SciencE through Networked Technologies, Information policy And Law) moreover she has been the coordinator of the EVIDENCE project (European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Courts and Evidence).

She combines a robust practical experience in the area of law (she has practised as a lawyer in public law, administrative law and EC law for an Italian leading law firm) with a broad knowledge in the field of ICT and law. ).

Her main research areas involve: legal informatics, computer law, legal information modelling and accessing, and legal information documentation management and dissemination.

She is the author of many scientific works and contributions presented at international conferences. She organized conferences, workshops and summer schools in her domain of research and activity.


Federico Costantini

Since 20111 he is Researcher in Philosophy of Law (Legal informatics) in the Department of Law at the University of Udine (Italy), where he lectures in Legal informatics and General Theory of Law.

He holds a Master’s degree in Law and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Law from the University of Padua (Italy).

He was appointed by the Department of Law as member of the commission for the license of lawyer in the Court of Appeal of Trieste (second sub-commission) in the year 2012.

His inquiries aim to bridge philosophy, computer science and law, focusing on the strife between human nature and new technologies.

He is author of several publications on legal issues in peer to peer systems, web semantics and legal information management, artificial intelligence and law.

He is currently MC member of the COST action "Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport".


Primož Gorkič

After attaining B.A. in law in September 2002, Primož Gorkič enrolled in post-graduate studies in Civil and Commercial Law at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law, later substituted for studies in Criminal Law.

He passed the national bar exam in April 2005 and continued working as an assistant at the Ljubljana Faculty of Law.

From October 2007 till November 2009 he worked as part-time advisor to the Supreme Court of Slovenia and from 2014 to 2015 as a part-time advisor to the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office. He attained his doctoral degree in November 2009. 

He is currently working as Assistant Professor with the Chair for Criminal Law at Ljubljana Faculty of Law and as part-time researcher at the Institute of Criminology at Ljubljana Faculty of Law.

His research focuses on criminal procedure, evidence law and human rights in the context of criminal justice. He teaches Criminal procedure law (undergraduate and graduate studies) and Criminal Investigation (graduate studies).

Academic website: http://www.pf.uni-lj.si/en/faculty/teachers-and-researchers/primoz-gorkic-phd-associate-professor.


Eric Schweighofer

Erich Schweighofer is Professor at the University of Vienna and head of the research group on legal informatics.

His interdisciplinary teaching and research focusses on computers and law, international and European law, in particular legal information systems, legal tech, AI & law, internet governance, data protection, telecommunications law and competition law.

He is the main organizer of the International Law Informatics Symposium IRIS (www.univie.ac.at/RI/IRIS2017) and co-editor of the journal Jusletter IT (www.jusletter-it.eu).

More info: rechtsinformatik.univie.ac.at, www.univie.ac.at/RI/ES/


  Workshop participants

Mattia Epifani

Mattia Epifani is the CEO at Reality Net System Solutions, an Italian consulting company involved in InfoSec and Digital Forensics and a past research contractor at ITTIG - CNR. He works as a digital forensics analyst for judges, prosecutors, lawyers and private companies, both as Court Witness Expert and Digital Forensics Expert.

He obtained a University Degree in computer science in Genoa (Italy) and post-graduate training in Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations in Milan. In the last few years he has obtained several certifications in Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking (GCFA, GCFE, GNFA, GSAF, GREM, GMOB, GCWN, CIFI, CEH, CHFI, ACE, AME, ECCE, CCE, MPSC).

He is a regular speaker on Digital Forensics matters in different Italian and European universities and events. He is author of Learning iOS Forensics and Learning iOS Forensics Second Edition edited by PacktPub.

He is also a member of DFA, IISFA, ONIF and T&L Center.

More information is available at http://www.realitynet.it/en/people/mattia-epifani/


Fausto Galvan

Fausto Galvan is a Warrant Officer in the Carabinieri Army, where he works since 1991.

At the University of Udine, he received his degree in Mathematics in 2002 and his PhD in Computer Science in 2016. His research interests include Image Enhancement and Processing, Image Coding and Multimedia Forensics.

He has coauthored about 10 papers in international and national journals, conference proceedings and books chapters.

He is a member of IISFA Italian Chapter since 2009.

Since 2014, he joined the Criminal Police Department at the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the Court of Udine.


Ernst Österreicher

He joined the Austrian Federal Police in 1986 und was promoted to a Detective in 1992.

Since 1999 he worked  as a team leader in the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Cybercrime Competence Center (C4) which is part of the Criminal Intelligence Service Austria (“Bundeskriminalamt”), where he is responsible for conducting and coordinating investigations concerning “Cybercrime” on a national and international level.

He holds a master’s degree of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt for Business and Engineering (MSc in Business & Cyber Crime Control) und the CISSP certification.

Being fully trained in computer forensics and technical investigations, he is jointly responsible for developing and teaching cybercrime related courses of instruction at the Austrian Federal Security Academy and works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt for the subjects “IT-Security” and “Attacks on IT-Systems”.


Andrea Raffaelli

Lt. Col. Andrea Raffaelli is a Technical Engineer, graduated from the Università Statale of Milan in Computer Science in 1993.

In 1996 he won a public competition for Arma dei Carabinieri and became Captain for the Technical Role specialized in IT.

From 1997 to 2008 he occupied different positions in the IT Department of Carabinieri HQ; from 2002 to 2008 he was Technical Director for Network, System and Security Management in Carabinieri HQ.

Currently, Lt. Col. Andrea Raffaelli is the Head of the Cybercrime Investigation Department in the Carabinieri Special Operations Group.

He is Board Member in the EUCTF (European Union Cybercrime Task Force) and member in different working groups regarding the fight against cybercrime in Europol.

He cooperates with UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) in training activities on cybercrime to non-European Polices.

He completed the first “Program on Cyber Security Studies 15-01” in G. Marshall Center in Garmisch in 2014.


Fabrizio Turchi

Fabrizio Turchi is the technological director at ITTIG. 

His research activities are the applications of IT to legal domain, legal standard and legal drafting, use of the XML technologies to devise legal documents models.

He has been designing and developing Web applications, formal parsers to identify parts and structures that exist inside textual documents and natural language processing techniques applied to legal documents for knowledge extraction, such as automated text classification and anonymity processes based on Named Entity Recognition (NER). 

He is involved in many European Projects: EVIDENCE (European Informatics Data Exchange Framework for Courts and Evidence - March 2014/August 2016 ), where he is the Standard issues WP leader; MAPPING (Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and INternet Governance - March 2014/February 2018); CASELEX (financed by the European Commission under the e-Content and later e-Ten program). 

Within the activities of the EVIDENCE project he is leader of the Work Package WP4 (Standard Issues), whose main aim consists of identifying open standards, for the handling of E.E. and its exchange across EU member.


Patrick Tobin

He is a retired police officer, having served 31 years in An Garda Síochána. 

He has a BSc. (Hons) Computer Applications (2009) and an MSc. in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation (FCCI) (2010). 

He retired in 2011 and started his PhD research in 2012, finishing in January, 2017.  His PhD research was into Forensic Examination and Evidence Extraction from Virtual Machines. 

He is currently lecturer for Voice over Internet Forensics in the FCCI programme, and Software Engineering and Security to the National School of Business Management in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

His current research is focussed on investigating ways of defeating Cross-VM Side Channel Attacks using TinyCore Linux and at taking Digital Forensics into the 'cloud', giving investigators on-scene and real-time results of evidence analysis, and using TinyCore Linux to 'heat-sink' DOS and DDOS attacks.


Aleš Ulčar




  "Question & Answers" Session

Nhien An Le Khac

Dr. Nhien-An Le Khac is a Lecturer with the School of Computer Science at the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. He is currently the Program Director of MSc programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation – an international distance learning programme for the law enforcement officers specializing in cybercrime investigations. Since 2008, he is a Research Fellow in Citibank, Ireland (Citi) where he proposed new techniques for money laundering investigation.

He was also a postdoctoral fellow from 2006 in UCD. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 at the Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble (INPG), France. His research interest spans the area of digital forensics, data analytics and data privacy for Cybersecurity and Cybercrimes investigation.

He has published over 80 publications in different books, journals and conferences in related disciplines. He is also a reviewer of international conferences and is an IEEE CS member. Since 2013, he has secured more than €500,000 of research grant. He is a Principal Investigator, Funded Investigator for funded projects from Scientific Foundation of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, UCD and international organisations.