Luigi Palopoli is Associate Professor at the University of Trento. He received his PhD at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa. He has written several papers on ranging from adaptive real-time scheduling solutions for soft and hard real-time systems to human-robot safe interactions, from software architectures for real-time operating systems and middleware to embedded system control with shared resources to Quality of Service management for control systems. He is currently coordinator of the Embedded Systems branch in the context of graduate studies in computing science at the DISI. In the last few years, he has been increasingly active in the area of Assisted Living. He participates in the ACUBE project (http://acube.fbk.eu), sponsored by the local governments of the Province of Trento, which is focused on ambient assisted living and was the coordinator of the FP7 EU-STREP project DALi – Devices for Assisted Living.