Dr. Dieter Pfoser received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2000 and his diploma degree in business information systems from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria in 1996. He is a senior researcher at IMIS since 2008. His previous employment includes researcher and leader of the Data and Knowledge Engineering Group at the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute in Athens, Greece, assistant professor (2000-2002) at the Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark, research assistant with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) and the Department of Spatial Information Science, both University of Maine, USA (1996-1997). His areas of expertise include geographic information systems, spatiotemporal databases, traffic telematics, and mobile databases. He has co-authored more than 35 scientific papers in conference proceedings, journal papers and book chapters. He has served on numerous program committees and was the program committee co-chair of the 12th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS'04) and the demonstration chair of the 8th Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM ’07). He has also served as a project evaluator and proposal reviewer for the European Commission, the Swiss National Science Foundation, Icelandic Science Fund, and the National Science Foundation. His research has been supported by several grants from the Austrian Ministry of Education, the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology and the European Commission.