Joel Rodrigues is a professor and senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil, and a senior researcher at the Institute for Telecommunications, Portugal. His main research interests include Internet technologies, sensor networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, vehicular communications, e-learning and e-health technologies, mobile and cloud computing. He his the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications Group and has authored or co-authored over 450 scientific publications. He is an IEEE and ACM Senior Member, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, and the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software. Joel is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (from IGI Global, USA) and the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technologies Journal (from Bentham Science, USA). He is the Symposium Co-Chair leader of Several ICC/GLOBECOM conferences, among others.