Salim Hariri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is the Director of the Autonomic Computing Laboratory (ACL) as well as one of the Directors of the multi-university National Science Foundation (NSF) center for autonomic computing. He is one of the leading experts in the fields of autonomic computing and virtualization, author of four scholarly books and monographs and published extensively in the leading journals and conferences in these areas. The research conducted in his lab focuses on autonomic computing, self-protecting, self-controlling self-managed networks and systems and parallel and distributed systems. Professor Hariri has served as the general chair or on the program committees and steering committees for the International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications. Salim Hariri is also Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cluster Computing which is a premier forum for presenting the latest research and applications in parallel processing, distributed computing systems, cloud computing, virtualization and computer networks.