(The Late) Dr. Javier Poncela received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 1994 and the Ph.D., a degree from the University of Málaga, Spain. He also holds an MBA degree. Dr Poncela worked in Alcatel Spacio before joining the University of Málaga in 1995, where he was Associate Professor. He did his PhD on methodologies for efficient development of complex communications systems. He has actively collaborated with multinational companies (Nokia, Cetecom GmbH, AT4wireless, Ingenia) on formal modelling and system testing in Bluetooth, 3G and satellite systems. Currently, his interests were in underwater communication networks, analysis of end-to-end performance, and models for the evaluation of QoE. He participated in more than 10 research projects, co-authoring more than 50 publications, 23 of them in JCR journals. He was co-editor of special issues in journal Wireless Personal Communications. Dr Poncela was the coordinator of Master on Telematics and Communication Networks for six years and since 2012 serves as Deputy Dean for International Relations in ETSIT. He also coordinated international Mobility Programs Erasmus+ KA107 between University of Malaga and Universities in Pakistan and France. He was a co-founder of the Applied Communications Engineering for underwater (ACEuw) R&D group.