Dr Efthimios Tambouris is Associate Professor of Information Systems and eGovernment at Applied Informatics Department at University of Macedonia, Greece. Prior to that, he served at research centers NCSR ‘Demokritos’ and CERTH/ITI as well as the IT industry. He holds an Electrical Engineering diploma from National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MSc and PhD from Brunel University, UK. In the last 18 years, Dr. Tambouris has initiated, coordinated and participated in numerous research projects, e.g. EURO-CITI, eGOV, SmartGov, OntoGov, OneStopGov, LD-Cast, DEMO-Net, eGovPoliNet, EATrain2, WAVE, OpenCube, #ask, OpenDataIntelligence etc. He has authored more than 150 research publications in eGovernment, eParticipation, eLearning etc. He is co-chairing the International Conference on eParticipation (ePart).