Panos K. Chrysanthis received his BS degree (Physics with concentration in Computer Science, 1982) from the University of Athens, Greece, and his MS and PhD degrees (Computer and Information Sciences, 1991) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He received the NSF CAREER Award (1995) and five teaching awards. Besides journal and conference articles, his publications include a book and book chapters. He is an editor of the VLDB Journal and has served as the program co-chair of five workshops. His current research focus is on network-centric and mobile data management, and E-Commerce and workflow technologies.