Laurence DUVAL, UBO (France). She has obtained her Ph.D in Computer Science at École Centrale de Nantes (France). Databases where for a long time her chosen field on research, particularly on fuzzy logic databases. Since few years she has joined a research team of Lab-STICC laboratory specialized on learning technologies. She works on tools to help custumisation of learning. Merging teaching and research is important for her for nourish these two areas reciprocally. She is the head of the UBO computer science department.