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Pedro Garcia Lopez

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Pedro Garcia is professor at the Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department at the University Rovira i Virgili (Spain). He obtained his PhD in 2003 in the University of Murcia about Collaborative Distributed Systems under the guidance of Antonio F. Gomez Skarmeta. During his PhD he also worked in the University of Ghent (Belgium) with Hans Vangheluwe and in Fraunhofer-FIT Bonn (Germany) with Wolfgang Appelt (BSCW team). His research topics are distributed systems, peer-to-peer, software architectures and middleware and collaborative environments. He has published more than 50 papers and participated in several spanish and european research projects. He currently leads in Tarragona the “Architectures and Telematic Services” research group and coordinates the URV team in the project IST-POPEYE (Peer-to-Peer collaborative Working environments over Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks) and P2PGRID (Self-Adjusting P2P and Grid Systems).

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