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Apostolis K. Salkintzis ( received his Diploma in 1991 and his Ph.D. degree in 1997, both from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece. From 1992 to 1997, he was a Research Engineer at the Democritus University. In 1999 he was a Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada, and from Oct. 1998 to Dec. 1999 he was also Post Doctoral Fellow in the same department. During 1999, he was a Visiting Fellow of Advanced Systems Institute of British Columbia, Canada, and during 2000, he was with the Institute of Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) of the National Observatory of Athens, Greece, where he conducted research on digital satellite communication systems. Since Sept. 1999, he has been with Motorola, working on the design and standardization of modern telecommunication networks, such as GPRS and UMTS. He has served as principal guest editor in many special issues and has published over than 40 papers in IEEE journals and international conferences. His primary research activities lie in the area of wireless digital communication networks, and he is particularly interested in mobility management, IP multimedia over mobile networks, mobile channel modeling, diversity techniques in multipath fading channels, radio modem design with DSPs, and multiple access and data link protocols. Currently, he is most active in the design and standardization of GPRS and UMTS networks and he is an active participant and contributor in 3GPP standardization body.