Pedro Garcia is professor of the Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). He leads he “Architectures and Telematic Services” research group and coordinates the FP7 European project CloudSpaces: Open Service Platform for the next generation of Personal Clouds “CloudSpaces” and H2020 European project IOStack: Software Defined Storage for Big Data. His research topics are distributed systems, peer-to-peer, cloud storage, software architectures and middleware and collaborative environments. He has published more than 80 papers and participated in several spanish and european research projects. He is an active member of the P2P research community: Steering Committee Member of IEEE P2P, General Chair of IEEE P2P’12, PC Member of IEEE P2P (2008-20011),chair of the IEEE Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems Workshop (COPS 2009,2009,2010).