Prof. Michel Raynal is among the top researchers in the world on the topic of distributed algorithms. He is a full professor at IRISA (Université de Rennes, France), where he founded in 1984 one of the very first research groups on Distributed Algorithms. He has been the principal investigator in numerous related research national and international projects, and he has been invited by many universities around the world to give lectures on distributed algorithms and distributed computing. He has over 400 academic publications on this topic, he has authored twelve books on related topics, and he was involved in all the key conferences in distributed computing. His current research interests include distributed algorithms, distributed computing systems, distributed computability and dependability, and the fundamental principles that underlie the design and construction of distributed computing systems. Michel Raynal is also Distinguished Chair Professor at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.