Professor Christer Carlsson is the Director of the Institute of Advanced Management Systems Research and a professor of management science at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland since 1985. His research interests are soft computing, mobile value services, knowledge mobilisation and multiple criteria optimisation. Professor Carlsson is a Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the SG of the European Centre for Soft Computing. He has lectured extensively at various universities in Europe, in the U.S., in Asia and in Australia. He is on the editorial board of several journals and the author of 5 books, an editor or co-editor of 5 special issues of international journals; he has published more than 270 papers which now have more than 4400 citations in more than 300 journals.