Nick Bassiliades received his MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the Computing Science Dept. of Aberdeen University, in 1992, and his PhD degree in parallel knowledge base systems from the Dept. of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1998, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include knowledge-based and rule systems, multiagent systems, ontologies, and the Semantic Web. He has published more than 150 papers in journals, conferences, and books, and has coauthored two books. His published research has received over 800 citations (h-index 15). He was on the Program Committee of more than 60 and on the Organizational Committee of 5 conferences / workshops. He has been the Program co-Chair of RuleML-2008 and RuleML-2011@IJCAI. He has been involved in 29 R&D projects leading 9 of them. He was the general secretary of the Board of the Greek Artificial Intelligence Society and he is a director of RuleML, Inc.