Prof. Michael Chatzopoulos is currently a Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Athens. He has a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Athens (1971) and an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science from Loughborough University of Technology (in 1972 and 1974 respectively). He has participated in many R&D projects, both National and European Union. He is the project coordinator for DRIVER, DRIVER II and OpenAIRE. His research interests are Agent Technology; Multimedia Databases; Multimedia Indexing; Statistical Databases; Performance Issues in the WEB; and Physical Database Design. He is a referee in many scientific journals and conferences and for NSF proposals and has worked as a referee and evaluator many times for the European Union (DGIII and DGXIII).