Christos Verikoukis received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2000. He is currently the Head of the SMARTECH department at CTTC and he is an adjunct associate professor in the area of ICT for Healthcare at Barcelona University (UB). He has published 55 journal papers and over 120 conference papers. He is also the co-author of 2 books, 14 chapters of different books and of 2 patents. Dr. Verikoukis has participated in more than 30 competitive research projects. He is currently an officer (the secretary) of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM).