Samir Tata is currently a Research Staff Member with IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, USA. Prior to that he was a Full Professor at Telecom SudParis, part of Institut Mines-Telecom and the University of Paris-Saclay, France. His current research areas include business process management, service oriented computing and their applications in virtual enterprises, cloud environments and the Internet of Things. He published more that 130 refereed articles, conference papers, and book chapters as well as technical reports. He was chair of several international conference and workshops, member of the steering and the program committee of several international conferences. He serves regularly on Ph.D. Committees and teaches graduate classes. He served as a project reviewer of European and French research funding programs.