Dr. Boualem Benatallah received his PhD degree in computer science from Grenoble University (IMAG, France). He is Professor at the University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. His research interests lie in the areas of Web service protocols analysis and management, enterprise services integration, large scale and autonomous data sharing, process modeling and service oriented architectures for pervasive computing. He has several ARC (Australian Research Council) funded projects in these areas. He was a visiting scholar at Purdue University (USA), Visiting Professor at INRIA-LORIA (France), Visiting Professor at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). He has been a Program Committee member of several conferences. He was the PC chair of several Int. workshops on Web services. He is the PC co-chair of the 3rd Int. Conf. On business Process Management (Nancy, France, September , 2005) and 3rd Int. Conference on Service Oriented Computing (December 2005, Amsterdam). He was guest editor of several journal special issues on Web services. He was keynote and tutorial speaker on Web Services at several workshops and conferences. He is co-author of Interconnecting Heterogeneous Information Systems (Kluwer,1998). He is also co-author of E-Commerce Enabling Technologies, Pearson Education, 2002. He has published widely in international journals and con-ferences including IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Net-work, IEEE Intelligent Systems, VLDB, PADD journals and IEEE ICDE, IEEE ICDS, WWW, ER conferences.