Rui A. Alves is the Chair of the European Literacy Network (ELN) and works as Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Center of Psychology of the University of Porto. His main research interest are the cognitive processes of writing, which he studies using on-line methods and logging tools. He is interested in writing development and more recently on the affective and implicit processes in writing. He is also interested in literacy development and its disorders. He is past coordinator of the Special Interest Group on Writing of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction and past treasurer of the Portuguese Association for Experimental Psychology.