Prof. Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou (female) is Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus (www.ucy.ac.cy). She served as the first Rector of the Cyprus University of Technology during the period 2012-2015. She started her academic career in the Department of Computer Science at University College London in 1985. In 1992 she took up an academic position in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus where she served as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (2002-2006), as Dean of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (1999-2002) and as Chairperson of the Department of Computer Science (1994-1998). She also served as President of the Governing Board of the Cyprus University of Technology (2009-2010). Her research specialization is in the areas of: Knowledge Engineering; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine; Expert Systems; Deep Models for Knowledge-Based Systems; Diagnostic Reasoning; Temporal Reasoning; Temporal Data Abstraction; Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine; Hybrid Decision-Support Systems; Quality assurance; Flexibility in learning. She is Associate Editor of the scientific journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Elsevier) and a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Systems Research and Information Science (Gordon and Breach) and of the open access journal Advances in Artificial Intelligence (www.hindawi.com/journals/aai). In addition to her publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters she has co-authored (with Professor L. Johnson) three books (Expert Systems Technology: a guide, Abacus Press, 1985, Competent Expert Systems: a case study in fault diagnosis, Kogan, 1986, and Expert Systems Architectures, Kogan, 1988), she has edited a book volume on Deep Models for Medical Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier, 1992), and has co-edited (with Drs N.Lavrac and B.Zupan) a book volume on Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997). In addition she authored a book on Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for the Greek Open University and a book with C. Combi (Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy) and Y. Shahar (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), titled Temporal Information Systems in Medicine (Springer, 2010). She was the Program Committee Chair of the 6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (France, Grenoble 1997), and the Co-Chair of two International Workshops on Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP-96 organized under ECAI-96 and IDAPAM-97 organized under IJCAI-97). She has served as member of the Program Committees of various International Conferences. She served as the Organizing Committee Chair for the 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (AIME 2003), which was hosted in Cyprus in October 2003. During the period 2003-2005 she served as Chairperson of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (AIME) Board. She served as a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT – www.eit.europa.eu) (2012 – 2018) and its Executive Committee (2014 - 2018).