Dr. Vassilios Karakoidas holds a BSc in Informatics (University of Piraeus), a MSc in Information Systems (Athens of Economics and Business) and a PhD in Programming Languages (Athens University of Economics and Business). He is now a member of ISTLab/SENSE and a former member of the Health Informatics Laboratory at University of Piraeus. He has been involved in various research projects. The most recent are GEMINI, PRAXIS, SQO-OSS, TRACER, and STEREO In 2008, he co-founded Wizhut, a software company that was involved with various software development projects. He was leading the design and the implementation effort of warp.ly mobile marketing platform. He worked part-time with the Total Eclipse development team and he was the lead software architect at Emaginal AG. He is the author of a number of open-source and public-domain software packages and tools. His research interests include Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Operating Systems and Networking. He has published more than 25 scientific articles in refereed scientific journals and conferences.