Klaus-Dirk Schmitz is Professor Emeritus at Technische Hochschule Köln – TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany. His research activities focus on terminology theory and terminology management as wells as on software localization and computer tools for translators. Numerous articles and books where he acts as author, co-author and editor show his excellent expertise in these fields. Prof. Schmitz has also taken a leadership role in national and international forums e.g. as president of the International Information Centre for Terminology Infoterm (2001-2009), vice-president of the German Terminology Association and the International Terminology Network TermNet, chairman of the German Standards Committee on Terminology and member of several advisory boards.