Dr. Setsuo Tsuruta received the B.Tec. degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1971 and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1973 and 1984, respectively. He worked in Systems Development Laboratory of Hitachi, from 1973 to 2002, and after that, he became a Professor with the School of Information Environment, Tokyo Denki University, Chiba, Japan. His research interests are intelligent systems, distributed systems, and real-time embedded systems.