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Yanchun Zhang is a Professor and the Director of Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University. He obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from The University of Queensland in 1991. He was a research fellow at UQ and CRC Distributed Distributed Systems Technology from 1991 to 1993, and an academic member in the Department of Mathematics and Computing at University of Southern Queensland from 1994 to June 2003. He has been active in areas of database and information systems, distributed databases, Web and internet technologies, Web information systems, Web data management, Web mining, Web search, Web services, and e-Research. He has published over 200 research papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, and authored/edited over dozen books/proceedings and journal special issues. His research has been supported by ARC Discovery (formally Large Grant) and e-Research Projects. He is a member of Member Supporting Committee of Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing. He is the winner of 2005 Victoria University Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research. He is currently communication expert panel member of Cheung Kong Scholars Programme (长江学者奖励计划) from Ministry of Education of China (since 2006), and a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts (2008-2010), and a steering committee member of The ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure (EII). He held honorary professor positions at several universities/institutions in China, including Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Northerneast University, Hubei University, Hebei Polytechnic University and Hebei Normal University, and visiting professor position at Nagoya University in Japan (2006/7). He is Editor-In-Chief of World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems, the Editor of Web Information Systems Engineering and Internet Technologies Book Series by Springer, and Chairman of Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Society. He is Australian representative of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 's Working Group WG6.4 on Internet Applications Engineering.