Ovidio Salvetti holds the position of Director of Research of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), in Pisa. He is working in the fields of theoretical and applied computer vision, multimedia, and computational intelligence. His research interests are image analysis and understanding, multimedia information systems, spatial modeling, decision support systems, and intelligent processes in computer vision. He is coauthor of four books and monographs and more than four hundred technical and scientific articles; he is also owner of ten patents regarding systems and software tools for image processing. At present, he heads the ISTI Signals and Images Laboratory.