Javam C. Machado is a full professor at the Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil. He obtained a MsC in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble, France. For eight years, he was the manager of the UFC’s IT infrastructure and, in 2011, he became the vice-director of the College of Science at the same University. Since 1995, he has coordinated research projects in the area of Database and Distributed Systems, and he has advised MsC and PhD candidates. Javam was the coordinator of the Database Special Committee of the Brazilian Computer Society (2017), and he was the chair of the 2016 edition of the Brazilian Database Systems Symposium. He has served as a member of the program committee of different conferences on databases and on cloud computing. In 2010 Javam founded and became the first coordinator of the Database and Systems Laboratory (LSBD) at the UFC Computer Science Department. Lately, he is interested more particularly in data management and data privacy but also in adaptive databases and cloud computing.