Luigi Palopoli graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1992, and received the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in 2002. He is Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the University of Trento. His main research activities are in embedded system design with a particular focus on resource--aware control design and adaptive mechanisms for QoS management. He has served in the program committee of different conferences in the area of real-time and control systems.