Manuel Díaz is a University Full Professor in the Department of Languages and Computer Sciences at the University of Malaga, where he directs the ERTIS research group, integrated within the Software Engineering Group of the University of Malaga and from 2016 he is the CEO of Software for Critical Systems, S. L. of which he was co-founder in 2009. Between 1987 and 1991 he worked in the private sector (Olivetti Spain and R&D department of Fujitsu in Malaga). Since 1991 he belongs to the Dept. of Languages and Computer Sciences. His main lines of research focus on distributed systems, real-time embedded systems, and IoT and, more specifically, on the aspects related to middleware for this type of applications and the development of innovative applications in critical systems through the use of disruptive technologies as deep learning and distributed ledger technologies. He has been a principal researcher in 40 research contracts with private companies (Tecnatom, Abengoa, Indra, Adif, ...), 6 National Plan projects and 8 European projects (one of them as coordinator).
Bartolomé Rubio received his MS and PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Málaga in 1990 and 1998, respectively. From 1991 to 2000 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages and Computer Science of the University of Málaga. Since 2001 he has been an Associate Professor in the same department. He has been working in the areas of distributed and parallel programming and coordination models and languages. Currently, he is specially involved in the research fields of Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks and the Integration of Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. He has been a member of the Software Engineering group of the University of Málaga (GISUM) since its foundation and recently is a member of the ITIS software Institute of the University of Málaga.
Luis Llopis received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Málaga in 1995 and 2002, respectively. From 1996 to 2008 he was an Assistant Professor at the Department Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación of the University of Málaga. Since 2009 he has been an Associate Professor in the same department. He is working in the areas of Software Engineering and formal methods related to Real Time Systems. Currently, he is specially involved in the research field of wireless sensor and actor networks. He has been a member of the Software Engineering group of the University of Málaga (GISUM) since its foundation.
Enrique Soler received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Málaga (UMA) in 1990 and 2001, respectively. From 1995 to 2002, he was Assistant Professor at the Dep. of Languages and Computer Science of the University of Málaga where he is an associate professor since 2002. He has published several papers in the field of high performance computing and simulation of complex systems, such as nuclear power plants. He has also worked in image analysis for the detection of defects in the inspection of industrial components and in the field of quality of food. He is also specialized in the design and Administration of Databases and Data Warehouses.
Daniel Garrido received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain, in 1999 and 2006, respectively. From 2006, he worked in different public and private projects related to distributed programming, simulation, and real-time systems, especially in the areas of software engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor with the Departamento de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad de Málaga, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2009. He was one of the Founders of the spin-off company Softcrits, Software for Critical Systems, Málaga. He has published several papers in international refereed journals and representative congresses in the area.
Cristian Martín received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, a M.Sc. in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Málaga in 2014, 2015 and 2018 respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the ERTIS research group at the University of Málaga and at the ITIS Software. Previously, he has been working as a software engineer in various tech companies with the RFID technology and software development. His research interests focus on the adoption of the Internet of Things, cloud, fog and edge computing, IoT reliability, low-latency applications and structural health monitoring.
Joaquín Trillo received his M.Sc degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Málaga in 2019. Since 2017, he is a Research Assistant at the Departament of Languages and Computer Science of the University and a member of ERTIS research group. Previously, he worked as a Software Developer at various IT companies or departments. His research interests focus on the integration of structural health monitoring with blockchain.
Pilar Rodríguez Pinos received an M.S. degree in Telematics and Telecommunication Networks from the University of Malaga in 2019. She is a researcher at the University of Malaga with over 4 years of experience in R&D projects. Her research interests are mobile broadband communications, communication protocols, experimentation platforms and testing. She has participated in research projects such as Q4Health, 5GEx, Slicenet and NRG5 covering the deployment, implementation and testing of new solutions for 4G and 5G. Previously, she worked as a Software Developer and as a QA at various IT companies.
Ivan Alba received an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Malaga in 2016 and he is currently pursuing his M.S. degree in Computer Engineering in the same university. Since 2018 he has been working as a research assistant at the ERTIS research group. Before he worked as a technician at the University of Malaga. He has experience on fire detection monitoring systems and his research interests focus on integrating structural health monitoring with blockchain.