Prof. Dr. Péter Kacsuk received his Kandidat (Ph.D.) degree from the Hungarian Academy in 1989. He habilitated at the University of Vienna in 1997, he received his professor title from the Hungarian President in 1999 and the Doctor of Academy degree (D.Sc.) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2001. He is currently the Head of the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (LPDS) in the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in Budapest. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems and programming environments; cluster computing; and grid computing. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Grid Computing.