Efthimios Tambouris is an Associate Professor at the Applied Informatics Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Before that, he served as a Researcher Grade D at the research center CERTH/ITI, at research center NCSR “Demokritos” and the IT industry. He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and an MSc and PhD from Brunel University, UK. During the last fifteen years he has initiated, coordinated and participated in several international research projects and service contracts funded by the European Union and the Greek public sector. He has served as an expert in standardisation activities at CEN and is a reviewer for the European Commission. He has more than 120 research publications.