Activities / Projects

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IRI’s co-workers are continuously engaged in research projects of various kinds, nationally and internationally. External funding is an important presupposition and often projects are initiated and carried out in cooperation with other organisations. Several large projects are the basis for postgraduate studies and doctoral dissertations. The list below exemplifies ongoing and recently completed projects. Doctoral projects are listed here. Please contact the Institute for further information.

AI and Law – AI and Law Is a project funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program– Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The ambition is to strengthen and ensure a logical development of IRI as an international research environment of excellent quality, able to operate at the forefront of AI and ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Impact) research. More information.

SmartBuilt – In the light of a new EU legistlation, this project that centres around the “lab-environment” Livinlab at KTH, aims to investigate the legal and ethical aspetcs of gathering information on residents in smart buildings. The project, funded by Formas, is a collaboration between IRI, KTH, Akademiska hus and HSB.

Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies – an EU financed project coordinated by eGovlab at the Department of Computer and System Sciences.

Kompletterande reglering av personuppgiftsbehandling – utredning om en kompletterande reglering av personuppgiftsbehandling inom forskningsområdet. Utredningen syftar bland annat till att Sverige även fortsättningsvis ska ha goda förutsättningar för att vara världsledande inom registerbaserad forskning utan att ge avkall på skyddet för den enskildes integritet.

SkillsMatch – SkillsMatch is an EU financed project that aims to develop a European wide system for matching the skill sets of individuals with the requirements on the labour market.

Data Event Recorders in self-driving cars  – this project was initiated by the Swedish committee on self-driving vehicles (N 2015:97) to investigate regulatory issues relating to Data Event Recorders in self-driving cars.

PAAL – The PAAL project purpose is to understand user’s perceived benefits and barriers and to increase awareness for the ethical legal, social and privacy issues associated with lifelong-logging. The research is carried out by a consortium drawn from 5 countries.

SAYSO – The mission is to define the reference architecture and specifications for future innovative European cost‐effective and user‐friendly situational awareness tools that fulfil end-user requirements and can be used across different organisations, hierarchical levels and national borders.

BRIDGE – a project co-funded by the EU 7 Framework Programme on interoperability in large-scale emergency management. Contributing to efficient response to natural catastrophes, technological disasters, and large-scale terrorist attacks.

E-examination and e-learning – IRI’s co-workers have initiated and participated in several development projects concerning e-examination (online examinations) and e-learning. An example of the latter is Case Karlsson, an interactive criminal investigation online.

LAPSI 2.0 – the European Thematic Network on Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information. The overall objective is to identify the remaining legal barriers and obstacles to access and re-use of public sector information (PSI) on the European content market.

Legal Risk Analysis – An investigation of proactive methods for detecting risks in legal work. Several examples illustrate how risk analysis can support crucial work tasks. Pros and cons of various methods as well as preconditions for effective use are discussed.

Legislative Techniques – A study on technical initiatives and solutions with a potential to complement or replace traditional legislation. The intention is to highlight critical issues and contribute to the discussion with arguments based on in-depth studies of a number of interrelated phenomena.

The Virtual Law Firm – An educational project run by the Master’s Programme in Law and Information Technology. Functioning as a global network and forum for students and Law and IT alumni from Stockholm University.

Corpus Legis – the Corpus Legis project commenced in response to established needs for improved legal information retrieval methods and enhanced support for legal investigations of different subject matters.

DAPRO – Data Protection in Europe was part of the Telematics Applications Programme, financed by the Directorate General XIII (European Commission).

The Quest for Law – A project in which a general model for the evaluation of Legal IT products and services was developed. A large number of applications were analysed with a focus set on information content, technical aspects and organisational issues.

IDUN – Research was carried out into copyright of educational material using different Internet resources and legal information services.

PRIMA – the main goal of the PRIMA project was to provide concrete means to successfully guide and manage privacy in the context of future information and communication technologies.

SLIM – Secure Legal Information Management (SLIM) researched legal information management with a particular focus on security, trust and standards.