Jean Bacon is Professor of Distributed Systems in the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University. She leads the Opera Research Group with colleague Ken Moody. She is the author of Concurrent Systems (Addison Wesley), was the editor-in-chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online between 2000-2008 and is a member of the IEEE Computer’s Editorial Board.


Andreas Bontozoglou received the BS degree from the Dept. of Information Technology of T.E.I. Thessaloniki, GR in 2008 and the MS degree in Telecommunications and Information Systems from University of Essex, UK in 2009. He is currently working towards the Ph.D degree at the Dept. of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering of University of Essex. His research interests include fixed-mobile network convergence, resource management, quality of service and network performance measurement.


Vic Callaghan is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at University of Essex. He is a member of the Pervasive Systems Research group. His main research interests are in ambient intelligence, ubiquitous computing, disappearing computing, robotics and embedded agents.


Peter Gould is the Consulting Services Director at Multiple Access Communications Limited. His interests include the design of robust wireless sensor networks and gateway nodes for a range of different applications and markets.


Glyn Jones is responsible for Information Security and Cyber Security research programmes at Thales UK’s Research and Technology centre in Reading. He joined Thales in 1998 to work on last mile communications and data networking technologies before becoming involved in security research. Prior to joining Thales, he worked on telecommunications and data communications research projects at the GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Centre. Glyn graduated from Durham University in 1978 with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics and Electronics. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IET.

SH1 Souroush Honary is the Director of HW Communications Ltd and the PAL Project Manager. His background is in satellite communications and creating positioning solutions. He has a PhD from University of Leeds and a BEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester.

Dr Ying Li is a Principal Engineer with MAC Ltd. She has been involved in a number of products design and consultancy projects. She has also been involved in preparing and presenting training courses on UTRA FDD/TDD and TETRA systems. She is currently interested in wireless sensor networks.


Dana Pavel  has been working in  designing and building context-aware systems since 1999, first as part of Nokia Research Centre and currently as a PhD candidate in Computer Science at University of Essex. Her research interests range from sensing platforms to context-aware user interfaces. She has a BSc in Control Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bucharest and a MSc in CS from University of New Hampshire, USA.


Jat Singh is a Research Associate in the PAL project. He is a member of St. John’s College in Cambridge and he has recently completed his PhD work in information governance concerns in an information-centric routing paradigm. His interest is on controlling healthcare information flows by effecting higher-level user policies while managing lower-level network concerns.


Dirk Trossen is the Technical Manager of the project. He is currently a Senior Researcher in the Systems Research group at University of Cambridge. His main interests lie in the areas of large-scale networking architectures, in particular pub/sub systems, network economics, wireless sensing and context-aware systems. He’s also technically leading the EU PURSUIT project on pub/sub internet architectures.


Nikolaos Vastardis is a Ph.D Candidate in the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex. He received his bachelor degree in Informatics & Telecommunications from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens in 2007 and his M.Sc. degree from the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering of the University of Essex in 2008. His main research interests include opportunistic networks, mobile social networks, mobility models, sensor networks and future network technologies.


Adrian Waller joined Thales UK Research & Technology (then Racal Research) in 1997. He is a Technical Consultant responsible for providing cryptography and information security expertise on many projects. His current interests include multi-level security, identity management, policy based management and security for system-of-systems. Adrian qualified as a CISSP in 2003.


Kun Yang is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at University of Essex. He is the Head of the Network Convergence Laboratory. His main research interests are in: mobile wireless networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, fixed mobile convergence, pervasive service engineering, and cloud computing.