Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk is Full Professor of Intelligent Systems, and leads the Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) and Smart Energy Management (EMRC) research in the School of Software and Electrical Engineering (SSEE), Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 20 years of combined academic and industrial R&D experience in Intelligent Systems and their applications in a wide range of complex real-world problems. Prof Kowalczyk was the Founding Director of the Centre for Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (CIAMAS) and then a larger Swinburne's Centre for Complex Software Systems and Services (CS3) that he led between 2006 and 2010. Prior to joining the University in 2003, he worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of corporate R&D centres of multinational companies in Australia and overseas. He received M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zielona Gora, Poland in 1986 and the Silesian University of Technology, Poland in 1990, respectively. He also holds the lifetime title of State Professor in Poland awarded by the President of Poland. (Short CV 2014.pdf) Prof. Kowalczyk’s research interests include intelligent systems, agent technology and collective intelligence, and their applications in building and managing open, large-scale, distributed systems such as service/grid/cloud computing and smart infrastructure (smart electricity grid, smart transport, smart internet). He has authored 4 patents and more than 200 articles in international journals and refereed conference proceedings, chaired and organized several international conferences and workshops, and been involved in the steering and program committees of some 100 conferences. Prof Kowalczyk is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (Springer), has served on a number of Editorial Boards of international journals including the Journal of Algorithms in Cognition, Informatics and Logic (Elsevier), the International Journal on Multi-agent and Grid Systems, the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications; referee for Imperial College Press; and Advisory Boards of international technical committees including IEEE SMC and IEEE FIPA WGs. He is a founding member of Steering Committee of the Service Science Society (Australia), a member of Advisory Board of the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA) at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain), and has provided an expert policy advice to the government bodies in Australia and overseas. Prof Kowalczyk has successfully led more than 30 R&D projects funded by competitive grants and industry in excess of $17 million, delivering significant research and commercial benefits; for example in two projects his industry partners reported benefits of $50 million. His industry collaborators include Suncorp, AARNet, Canon, IBM, Telstra, Vastpark, DSTO, SAP, Siemens and DaimlerChrysler. Recently, he has been instrumental in establishing Smart Energy Management Research (EMRC) at Swinburne in partnership with industry, and developing and commercialising Smart Cloud Broker technology.