Juan Antonio de la Puente is a Professor in the Department of Telematic Systems Engineering at the School of Telecommunication of the Technical University of Madrid. His current research interests are in real-time systems design and implementation, including design methods, software architectures, and real-time operating systems and languages. Prof. de la Puente has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical papers and reports, and has edited several books, most of them in the field of real-time systems. He teaches courses on Operating Systems and Real-time Systems. Prof. de la Puente is a member of Ada-Europe, and President of Ada-Spain. He is also a member of ACM, SIGAda, and IEEE.