Jean-Michel Bruel received his Ph.D. from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in December 1996. From September 1997 to August 2008, he was associate professor at the University of Pau. Member of the LIUPPA (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour) from 2000 to 2008. Currently member of the MACAO team (Models, Architectures, Components, Agility and prOcesses) of the IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) CNRS laboratory. His research areas include development of distributed, component-based applications, methods integration, and on the use of formal methods in the Component-Based Software Engineering context. He has defended his "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" in December 2006 and obtained in 2008 a full professor position at the University of Toulouse. He has been head of the Computer Science department of the Technical Institute of Blagnac from 2009 to 2012.