Prof. Ernesto Pimentel holds the BSc. and MSc degrees in Mathematics (1988), and the PhD degree in Computer Science (1993). He is Full Professor at the University of Malaga since 2003 (currently, he is the Dean of the Informatics School and has been Head of the Dept. of Computer Science). He is leading the SCENIC research team (Service and Component Engineering for Internet Computing) at UMA, and is involved in a number of national and international research projects as responsible and senior researcher. In addition to his research activity he also has occupied several relevant positions as member of the managing team of the Spanish National Research Program for Communication and Information Technologies (2001-2004), or Spanish representative in the executive committee of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (2003-2009). His research activity is focused on Service-Oriented Computing, Component-Based Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things. He has participated in many conferences as member of the program committees, member of the organizing and steering committees, and chair. Most of his work has been published in over 150 papers in international journals and conferences.