Marcos R.S. Borges is a full professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He earned his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1986.From 1994 to 1996, he was a visiting research scholar and a member of the Object Technology Laboratory at Santa Clara University, California, USA. Professor Borges has also served as Visiting Professor University of Paris, France (2001) and at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2004-2005)..His research interests include Emergency Management Systems, Computer-Supported Collaborative Work, Group Decision Support Systems and Collective Knowledge. Since 2004 he has been working in the emergency management domain and has published the results on this topic in international conferences and journals such as the Journal of Decision Systems,International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Group Decision and Negotiation, Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management and Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries.