Paulo Simões is Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, from where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2002. He is also a senior researcher at the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. He has more than 15 years of experience in European research projects (FP6, FP7, H2020, COST...), with technical and managerial duties, and he regularly leads industry-funded technology transfer projects for companies such as telecommunications operators and energy utilities. His research interests include Network and Infrastructure Management, Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Virtualization of Networking and Computing Resources. He has over 160 publications in refereed journals and conferences, and he regularly serves on program committees of international conferences of these areas. He is also Senior Member of the IEEE Communications Society.