Giansalvatore Mecca, born in Potenza, is full professor (professore ordinario) at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science of Economics of Università della Basilicata. He graduated with honors in Computer Engineering from Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and received his PhD, also from "La Sapienza", under the supervision of Paolo Atzeni. He is with Universita' della Basilicata from 1995, first as a research associate and then as an associate professor. He also had visiting appointments at the University of Toronto and Universita' di Roma Tre. His research interests include information extraction and data management techniques for XML and Web data. He has also worked on cooperative database systems, string databases, deductive databases, and object-oriented databases. He teaches various courses in Computer Programming, Databases, and Web Development, for the Computer Science diploma of Università della Basilicata.