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 Internet of Things research group (CNPq) and has authored or co-authored over 550 scientific publications. He is an IEEE and ACM Senior Member, Member of the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors as Director for Conference Development, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, 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.