Basilis Gatos worked as Director of the Research Division in the field of digital preservation of old newspapers at Lambrakis Press Archives and as Managing Director of R&D Division in the field of document management and recognition at BSI S.A. in Greece. He is currently working as a Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Center for Scientific Research „Demokritos“ in Athens, Greece. His main research interests are in Image Processing and Document Image Analysis, OCR and Pattern Recognition. He has more than 150 publications in journals and international conference proceedings and has participated in several research programs funded by the European community. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) and program committee member of several international Conferences and Workshops. He is co-organiser of the International Conference of Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) in 2014 and of the International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2016) that will be held next year in Santorini, Greece.