Giancarlo Nota is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno. Since 1982 he has been developing an intense scientific activity in the following fields: programming and specification languages, workflow management systems, project and risk management systems, as well as distributed knowledge management. He was a chairman of various international workshops and is the author of many technical papers in refereed international journals and conferences. In recent years, his research interest about methodological, organizational and technological issues has been directed toward pursuing innovation in the fields of Project and Risk Management in the context of Virtual Enterprises and Networks of Organizations. Nota has been the project and risk manager of many business process reengineering projects. He is also involved in developing actions to promote process innovation and quality management especially in universities and local governments.