Mr. Georgios Xylouris received his BSc in Physics from University of Ioannina in 1999 and his MSc in Automation Control Systems from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2001. He serves as Associate Researcher at Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos which he joined in 2000 working on Network Management and Virtualisation. His diverse interests include software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualisation (NFV) , cloud technologies for the core and the edge and network security. Recently he is focusing on 5G communications and in particular Network Slicing and validation. He actively participates in standardisation bodies and fora such as IETF, ETSI and MEF disseminating research results. He has actively participated in several EU funded projects as Technical Manager and technical work packages leader. He has also served as expert evaluator for EC. He is author of more than 80 publications in refereed journals and conferences as well as author of many technical reports and deliverables. Finally, he participates at the organising committee and technical program committee of many international conferences and as review in prestigious scientific journals.