Adriano Ferreira received his MSc. in 2012 in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. He is currently Ph.D. candidate at the Nova University of Lisbon. He is a researcher at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal participating in H2020 PERFoRM, GO0D MAN projects and in the past in FP7 projects ARUM and GRACE. His research interests include industrial informatics, smart grids, self-sustainability of microgrids, multi-agent systems and services-oriented architectures. He is also a member of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents, IEEE SMC Technical Committee Intelligent Industrial Systems.