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Marten J. van Sinderen received his PhD in Computer Science in 1995 from the University of Twente. He is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) of the University of Twente. He is also research manager in the area of Service Architectures and Health Applications, on behalf of the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the ICT research institute of the University of Twente. During his professional career, he has been active in the areas of network interconnection, communication protocols, middleware, application protocols, and enterprise interoperability. His current main research interests are design methods and architectures for networked systems, particularly mobile middleware, service platforms, and context-aware mobile applications. Considered design paradigms comprise Service Oriented Architecture, Model Driven Architecture and the Semantic Services. He was chairman of the Program Committee of EDOC 2004, and general chair of IDMS 2000, PROMS 2001, EDOC 2005 and EUNICE 2007. He has been a member of the steering committees of IDMS, PROMS, MIPS and EDOC, and involved in numerous program committees of major international conferences, including INFOCOM 2006 and ECMDA 2005, 2006 and 2007. He participated in European initiatives/projects including MODA-TEL (Model Driven Architecture for Telecommunications Systems Development and Operations, IST 37785), E-NEXT (Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies, IST 506869), AMIGO (Ambient Intelligence for the Networked Home Environment, IST 004182), and SPICE (Service Platform for Innovative Communication Environment, IST 027617). He currently leads the Dutch Freeband A-MUSE project (BSIK 03025) on model-driven service design for context-aware mobile applications, and the Dutch GenCom U-Care project (IGC0816) on user-tailorable healthcare services for the home environment. He was invited reviewer for the European Union of C-ARCTIC (Concurrent Environment and Architecture for Telecollaboration Integrated in the Company, IST 1999-20087). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Enterprise Information Systems journal, published by Taylor & Francis. He is also member of the Managerial Board of IFIP WG5.8 on Enterprise Interoperability.