Christian Bauckhage is professor of Computer Science at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it) and also a scientist researching multimedia pattern recognition at the Fraunhofer IAIS. In 1998 he graduated in Computer Science following his studies in Bielefeld and Grenoble; in 2002 he obtained his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in Bielefeld where he subsequently coordinated a successful EU research project on Cognitive Vision. From 2004 to 2008 Christian Bauckhage was involved in research at the Center for Vision Research at York University in Toronto and in the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin. He is the author of a number of published scientific papers in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Advanced HCI and Behavior Analysis and regularly acts as an assessor for conferences and journals as well as for the European Union’s IST program.