FRANCESC ESTEVA received his B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1969 and his Ph.D. also in Mathematics in 1974, both from the University of Barcelona. He was Full Professor at the Thechnical University of Catalunya and he was the first Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) from 1987 until 2007. He has published about 100 papers in Journals and Conferences mainly in the area of approximate reasoning and its applications to different areas like knowledge-based systems and case-based reasoning. Multi-valued Logics, Modal and Multi-modal Systems and mainly Fuzzy Logic are the topics he has been working in. He was the first President of the European Society for Fuzzy logic. Multiple-valued (residuated, fuzzy) logics and its modal extension and fuzzy description logics are his main areas of interest at this moment. Apart from sciences I like theater, dancing and cultural and natural life (exhibitions, art, nature, etc..). I also enjoy very much friends, cooking and good meals and wines.