| Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis earned an undergraduate diploma in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1987 in mechanical engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. Since 1989, he has been with the computer-aided design and production laboratory (LICP) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He is active in teaching and research in the domain of modeling methods and techniques for integrated product/process/resource planning, product lifecycle information modeling and transformation to knowledge. His principal investigations include an original method for integrated and dynamic manufacture/assembly/disassembly process planning, modeling and simulation using Petri nets, as well as product life cycle information modeling and management. Dr. Kiritsis is the initiator and scientific coordinator of the FP6-IP-507100 PROMISE and is implementing other international research projects in the domains of integrated product design, computer-aided process-planning modeling and closed-loop product lifecycle modeling. He is also an active member of ASME and IFIP WG5.7.