Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai is Professor in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University. In 2001, he received a PhD studentship (Merit Competition-Award) from the Dept. Computing Science, University of Glasgow and was awarded his PhD in 2004. He has been working on the area of group communications, parallel and distributed computing and high-performance networks. His research has been supported by EU, Universities UK and the Royal Society. His findings have been published in world leading journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and in prestigious international conferences including IEEE IPDPS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, ICPP, IEEE IPCCC and ACM-SAC. Ahmed has been the recipient of several academic awards and recognitions. He has been a member of several editorial boards of scholarly journals. He has been the Guest Editor for a number of special issues in scholarly journals.