João M. P. Cardoso got his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the IST/UTL (Technical University of Lisbon), Lisbon, Portugal in 2001. He is Full Professor at the Dep. of Informatics Eng., Faculty of Eng. of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and a research member of INESC TEC. He has been involved in the organization and served as a Program Committee member for many Int’l Conferences. He is co-author of two books and co-editor of two Springer Books and four Springer LNCS volumes. He has (co-)authored over 200 scientific publications on subjects related to compilers, embedded systems, and reconfigurable computing. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of IEEE Computer Society, and a senior member of ACM. His research interests include compilation techniques, domain-specific languages, reconfigurable computing, high-level synthesis and application-specific architectures, and high-performance computing with a particular emphasis in embedded computing.