Paolo Bellavista is Associate Professor of Distributed and Mobile Systems at the University of Bologna. His research activities span from mobile computing to middleware, from network/systems management to adaptive location/context-aware services, from federated cloud computing to big data online stream processing. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM. He serves in the Editorial Boards of IEEE T. Computers, IEEE T. Services Computing, Springer J. Network and Systems Management, and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing J. He serves in the TPC of many international conferences about software support for advanced distributed systems and has chaired several ones. He authored more than 150 papers in most prestigious journals/magazines, books, and conferences.