Sandro Zappatore was born in Savona, Italy. He received the “Laurea” and Ph. D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1995 and 1990, respectively. In 1990 and 1991, he was awarded two scholarships from the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) within a National Project on Telecommunications. From 1992, he is a Researcher at the Department of Communication, Computer and Systems Science of the University of Genoa, where he is currently an Associate Professor of telecommunications and teaches the course “Digital Communications”. His interests are both in the area of signal processing, especially audio and video coding, and computer networks. His current research is devoted to Multimedia Network Applications. In this field, he is the technical manager of some national projects, funded by the Italian Ministry of the Education, University and Scientific Research (MIUR), concerning the networked access and management of remote and complex laboratories. Currently, he is interested in grid-based platform for the control of remote laboratories, in wireless sensor networks, and network security. He is author of many papers, appeared on International Journals and on proceedings of International conferences.