Jean-Dominique Decotignie is head of the wireles embedded systems group at Centre Suisse l’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He is also adjunct professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His current research interests include realtime networks and self-organizing wireless sensor networks as well as software engineering and middleware for real-time systems. Dr. Decotignie received his MS in 1977 and PhD in 1982 both in EE from the EPFL. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been an evaluator and a reviewer for the EU and a number of journals and international conferences. He is an IEEE fellow for his work on sensor and actuator networks. He is also the convenor of the IEC working group on industrial wireless communications.