Stan Geertman is Professor of Planning Support Science and Chair of Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. He has published widely in both national and international journals and has published a range of (editorial) books. He is editor of the international peer-reviewed journal ASAP (Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy) and member of the editorial board of several other scientific journals (e.g., CEUS). He has been member of several international conference organizations (EGIS; JECC; AGILE; DDSS) and is chair of the organizing committee of the international CUPUM conference in 2013. He is since 2013 elected Chair of the international Board of Directors of CUPUM (Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management).