José Fernando Lopes Barbosa has a PhD in Automation and Computer Science from the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (France). He is a senior researcher at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, participating in several European funded projects, namely in the EU FP7 ARUM, in the EU FP7 GRACE project and in the EU H2020 ERASMUS+ DA.RE, EU H2020 GO0DMAN, EU H2020 PERFoRM. He is also an invited professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. José Barbosa has more than 40 papers published at international journals and proceedings of international conferences. His main research topics focus on the development of self-organizing and evolvable manufacturing control architectures following the holonic and multi-agent system paradigms enriched with biological inspired mechanisms, particularly applied into Cyber-Physical Systems. He is also member of several IEEE and IFAC Technical Committees.