Luciano Baresi is full professor at the Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, where he earned both his laurea (master) degree and PhD in computer science. Luciano was visiting professor at University of Oregon (USA) and visiting researcher at University of Paderborn (Germany). Luciano was program chair for ICECCS, FASE, ICWE, ICSOC, SEAMS, ESEC/FSE, and SCC, and general chair for WICSA/CompArch. He is currently the steering committee chair of ESEC/FSE. Luciano has co-authored diverse papers and a book in Italian. His research interests are in the broad area of software engineering. At the beginning he was interested in formal approaches for modeling and specification languages, he then moved to UML and the design of Web applications. Currently, he is interested in distributed systems, service-based applications, and in the different aspects of mobile, self-adaptive, and pervasive software systems.