The supervisors involved in the project all have at least 10 years' experience in supervising international Doctoral candidates and coordinating doctoral programmes and include Doctorate program coordinators. They collectively bring excellence to all areas of the project and the scientific expertise to successfully guide all ESRs. They will comply with the European Charter for Researchersvii on supervision and managerial duties, in particular devoting particular attention with highest professional standards to their multi-faceted role as supervisors, career advisors, leaders, project coordinators, managers, building up a constructive and positive relationship with the ESR.

The candidates will be followed by two supervisors from different institutions jointly guiding the ESR, one from each scientific field concerning their interdisciplinary project (Computer Science, Law, Ethics) and by an industrial mentor. They will communicate at every 3 month to make a joint assessment of the ESR. A local tutor will be assigned by the Board from an institution where the candidate has secondments but no supervisor. Meetings with the two supervisors will be frequent (typically weekly) and independent from geographic locations (via use of teleconferencing systems). The supervisors will assist the ESR with the Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP): to outline a clear structure, including tasks and responsibilities, to help anchor the ESR in the “home institution”, to facilitate mobility, and to enhance the professional careers of recruited ESRs. The PCDP will be set up according to European Commission standards, in collaboration between the fellow and the supervisors and will be updated every 6 months.

Exposure to academic and non-academic sectors consists in the following:

  1. Two academic supervisors from different areas and universities and an industrial mentor will be assigned by the Board.
  2. All projects have been designed based on overlapping expertise in at least 4 participating partners complementary sectors and in different nations.
  3. ESRs will spend 1/3 of the total time in two of the other partners of the network;
  4. Industrial internship is obligatory in the last year.
  5. Exposure to the non-academic sector is made possible also through annual network events.

Intended supervisors and co-supervisors will be:

  1. UNIBO: Monica Palmirani ♀ (coordinator of EMJD/Erasmus+ LAST-JD, of the Legislative XML Summer School, of the Italian Society of Legal Informatics), Giovanni Sartor (AI and Law), Antonino Rotolo (AI and Law, Pro Rector of Research), Alberto Musso (IPR), Marina Timoteo ♀ (Comparative Law also on China), Raffaella Brighi ♀ (eHealth), Carla Faralli ♀ (bio ethics, coordinator of PhD in Law of New Technologies), Prof. Silvia Zullo ♀ (Bioethics).
  2. UNITO: Guido Boella (legal informatics, former vice-coordinator of doctorate in Computer Science vice-coordinator of EMJD/Erasmus+ LAST-JD), Cristina Baroglio ♀ (multiagent systems), Rosa Meo ♀ (Big Data), Ugo Pagallo (ICT Law, ethics of new technologies), Massimo Durante (ICT Law, ethics of new technologies,),  Michele Graziadei (Contract law), Llio Humphreys ♀ (legal informatics).
  3. UAB: Carles Górriz López, Jorge González Conejero (legal ontologies), Pablo Noriega (Electronic Institutions, social intelligence), Enric Plaza (eDemocracy), Marta Poblet ♀ (crisis management, crowdsourcing), Antoni Roig (regulatory frameworks, privacy and social networks, and PET).
  4. MRU: Mindaugas Kiškis (coordinator of local unit). Tadas Limba. Irmantas Rotomskis, Gintarė Gulevičiūtė ♀, Loreta Paukštytė ♀.
  5. UL: Pierre Kelsen (Software engineering), Mark Cole (Law of new technologies), Pascal Bouvry (Machine learning), Leon van der Torre (Legal reasoning), Christof Schommers (machine learning).
  6. LUH: Christian Heinze (Director of the Institute of Legal Informatics, and director of the EULISP LL.M. programme, director of the Summer School INSITU on IT-Law), (EU law), Tina Krügel ♀ (eJustice).
  7. KUL: Anton Vedder (IT Law and ethics with expertise in ehealth and security). Peggy Valke ♀ (Media law), Marie-Christine Janssens ♀ (Intellectual Property Rights), Geertrui Van Overwalle ♀ (Patents) Isabelle Huys ♀ (IP and Pharmacology).
  8. UNIVIW: Erich Schweighofer (head of the Centre for Computers and law of the Vienna Centre for Legal Informatics, head of the groups on legal informatics in the Austrian and German Computing Societies, organiser of the IRIS International Legal Informatics Symposium), Nikolas Forgo (Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law).
  9. UPM: Víctor Rodríguez Doncel (representation of rights and policies), Javier Bajo.

Additional supervisors are:

• Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
• Michele Caianiello, University of Bologna, School of Law
• Martin Theobald, University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
• Vittorio Manes, University of Bologna, School of Law