Florin Gheorghe FILIP took his MSc and PhD in control engineering from the TU “Politehnica” of Bucharest. In 1991 he was elected as a member of the Romanian Academy (RA). He has been a scientific researcher at the National R&D Institute in Informatics (ICI) of Bucharest. Currently he is a part-time researcher at the National Institute of Economic Researches (INCE) of the RA, also the director of the Library of the Academy. He was elected as vice-president of RA in 2000 and reelected in 2002 and 2006. His main scientific interests include large–scale systems, decision support systems, technology management and foresight.