Luis Moura Silva* - Luis Moura Silva is an Associate Professor in the University of Coimbra. He graduated in Informatics Engineering in 1991, from the University of Coimbra. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1993 and his PhD from the University of Coimbra in 1997. Up to this date he has published more than 110 scientific papers in International Conferences, some Journal articles and two Book chapters. His current research interests include autonomic computing, recovery-oriented computing, dependable web-services, fault-tolerance for grid computing and desktop grids. He is now involved in the collaboration between Portugal, the University of Texas-at-Austin 43 and the University of Carnegie-Mellon to support dual degrees and research collaborations in the area of Advanced Computing. He is also the founder and CEO of WIT-Software, which is a spin-off company that develops software for mobile communications for clients like Vodafone, ESA, Alcatel, Panasonic, RealNetworks, among others.

He has research grants from EU-ICT programs  - FP6 and FP7.