Vasco T. Vasconcelos is currently a full professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon where he has been lecturing since March 1996. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Keio University (1992, 1995), and the habilitation title in informatics from New University of Lisbon (2003). He spent a sabbatical year at Sussex University in 2002-03, was at New University of Lisbon, first as a post doc, then as teaching assistant in 1995-96, and worked at Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Tokyo, in 1993-94 while a Ph.D. student. Vasconcelos is a founding member of the Gloss research team at Lasige. His research work centers on programming languages for concurrent and distributed programming, type systems, process calculi, and specification and verification of computer systems.