Lars Erik Holmquist is leader of the Future Applications Lab at the Viktoria Institute in Göteborg, Sweden. Before this, he founded and led the PLAY research group from 1997-2001. He received his master’s degree in Computer Science in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Informatics in 2000, both at the Göteborg University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, information visualization and ubiquitous computing. He has been member of many international conference committees and published extensively in these research fields. In 2002 he chaired the international conference on ubiquitous computing, UbiComp 2002, which attracted almost 500 visitors from companies, universities and research institutes all over the world. He is an associate editor of the Springer journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.