Marios Dikaiakos is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus. Undergraduate studies at the National Technical University of Athens (Dipl.-Ing. In Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1988). Graduate studies at Princeton University (Ph.D. 1994, M.A. 1991 – both in Computer Science). He has worked and taught as Research Associate at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1994-1995), the University of Cyprus (visiting Assistant Professor 1996; Assistant Professor 1998-2004; Associate Professor 2004-2011; Professor from 2012), the University of Crete, Greece (Socrates/Erasmus visiting Professor, 10/2004), and Rutgers University, USA (visiting Research Professor, spring semester 2005). He also spent a pre-doctoral internship at the Paris Research Lab of Digital Equipment Corporation (1991). He established and is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Internet Computing at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, where he directs several research projects funded by the European Union and the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. Dr. Dikaiakos has served in the program committees of several international scientific conferences and has consulted with the European Commission and several organizations of European countries in evaluating research proposals, research projects, and academic work. His research interests include Network-Centric Computing with an emphasis on Grid Computing systems (Performance, Dependability, Information Services), Web Technologies (Search Engines, Web Characterization and Mining), and Mobile Computing (Application Protocols).