Bartłomiej Płaczek, MSc (2002), PhD (2005), Habilitation (2016), is an assistant professor at the University of Silesia, Institute of Computer Science in Poland, expert form the National Centre for Research and Development. His research interests include sensor networks, smart sensors, intelligent systems and image processing with applications to healthcare and medicine. He is the author or co-author of more than seventy papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, as well as the co-author of several books. He serves as a reviewer for many scientific journals, international conferences, and research founds. Since 2010, he is a reviewer of grants and projects (including EU projects) in the field of information technologies.