Narciso Cerpa ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Engineering at the “Universidad de Talca”, Chile. He has qualifications in computing engineering and information systems. He has 15 years of experience in the software development industry and 25 years of experience in academia and has held appointments in both Australia and Chile. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Development and Innovation at the University of Talca during the period 2003-2006. His research interests include software engineering, and electronic commerce. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research and one of its founding members. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM), member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS), and member of the Scientific Editorial Board of the Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento. He is also a member of the IFIP Working Groups 6.11 (Electronic Commerce – Communication Systems) and 8.4 (E-Business Information Systems: Multi-disciplinary research and practice), and the Director of CollECTeR (Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research) Iberoamerica (2003-2008).