JongWon Kim received a Ph.D. degree in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1994. In 1994-1999, he was with the Department of Electronics Engineering at the KongJu National University, KongJu, Korea, as an Assistant Professor. From 1997 to 2001, he was visiting the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) of Electrical Engineering - Systems Department at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, where he served as a Research Assistant Professor since Dec. 1998. From Sept. 2001, he has joined Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea, where he is now working as a Professor and directing GIST SCENT (Super Computing cENTer). Also, with Networked Computing Systems Lab. (renamed from Networked Media Lab.) established in Sept. 2001, he has been researching networked media systems and services under the slogan of “Dynamic & resource-aware composition of media-centric services employing programmable/virtualized resources”.