Antonio Skarmeta received a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia. Since 2009 he has been Full Professor in the same University department. Antonio has worked on different national and international research projects in the networking, security and IoT areas, like ENABLE, DAIDALOS, SWIFT, SEMIRAMIS, SMARTIE, SOCIOTAL and IoT6 and is now involved in CyberSec4Europe and BIECO.

He coordinates the H2020 project IoTCrawler focusing on IoT advanced discovery on IPv6 networks and coordinated OLYMPUS on privacy preserving identity management His main interest is in the integration of IPv6, security services, identity, IoT and smart cities. He has been head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995. He is also advisor to the vice-rector of research of the University of Murcia for international projects and head of the International Research Project Office. From 2010 until 2014 he was Spanish National Representative for the MSCA within H2020. He has published over 200 international papers and is a member of several programme committees. He has also participated in several standardisation activities such as IETF, ISO and ETSI and has been nominated as an IPv6 Forum Fellow. Dr. Skarmeta is the owner of several patents on telemonitoring-based IoT solutions. He is also CTO of the spin-off company Odin Solution S.L. (OdinS) in the area of IoT and smart infrastructure.