Luis Otavio Alvares is professor at the Department of Informatics and Statistics (Departamento de Informática e Estatistica) at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. Until 2010 he had been professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre,He has served as reviewer,organizing, and technical committee member of several conferences and journals. His research interest include trajectory analysis, spatial and spatio-temporal Data Mining, and Multiagent Systems. He advised 24 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D. thesis.