Peter Stanchev is a professor in the Software Engineering and Information Systems Department at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is also a professor at Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, USA. He has M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. in Mathematics/Computer Science from Sofia University. He has forty-five years of professional experience in of multimedia systems, database systems, multimedia semantics, education, open access to scientific information and data and medical systems. He has published 2 books, more than 200 chapters in monographs, journal and conference peer-reviewed papers, more than 200 conference papers and seminars, and has more than 1800 citations, h-index - 22, i-10 index – 36, impact factor – 77.03. Serving also on many database and multimedia conference program committees, he is currently editor-in-chief and member of the editorial boards of several journals. He is the Bulgarian representative in the EU OpenAIRE projects since 2008.