João M. Fernandes is an Associate Professor at the Dept. Informatics, Universidade do Minho. He conducts his research activities in Software Engineering, with a special interest in Software Modeling, Requirements Engineering, and Embedded Software. In May 2000, he finished his Ph.D. dissertation, where he proposed a UML-based approach to develop embedded systems. During his Ph.D. and now as part of his research and teaching activities, his work is focused on the methodological and technologic aspects related with the use of a multi-perspective, model-driven approach for developing embedded systems. From Sep/2002 until Feb/2003, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Embedded Systems Laboratory, TUCS, in Turku, Finland, and from Sep/2006 until Jun/2007, he was an invited assistant professor at Dept. Computer Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is author of more than 70 papers published in journals, books and conference proceedings. He is member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Information Technology Research, IGI Publishing, since Jun/2007. He has been involved in the organization of various international events, including ACSD 2003, DIPES 2006, GTTSE 2009, PETRI NETS 2010, ACSD 2010, and the MOMPES workshops series.