Domenico Talia is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria (Italy) and the director of ICAR-CNR. He is a partner of three startups. His research interests include parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, cloud computing, Grid services, distributed knowledge discovery, peer-to-peer systems, mobile computing, and parallel programming. Talia published five books and about 300 papers in archival journals such as CACM, Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSMC-B, IEEE Micro, ACM Computing Surveys, FGCS, Parallel Computing, IEEE Internet Computing and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, the Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the International Journal on Web and Grid Services, the Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience journal, MultiAgent and Grid Systems: An International Journal, International Journal of Web and Grid Services, the International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining and the Web Intelligence and Agent Systems International journal. He served as a program chair or program committee member of several conferences.