Eduardo F. Camacho received his doctorate in Electrical engineering from the University of Seville where he is now a full professor of the Department of System Engineering and Automatic Control. He has written the books: â€œModel Predictive Control in the Process industryâ€ (1995), â€œAdvanced Control of Solar Plantsâ€ (1997) and â€œModel Predictive Controlâ€ (1999), (2004 second edition) published by Springer-Verlag, â€œControl e InstrumentaciÃ³n de Procesos Quimicosâ€ published by Ed. Sintesis and â€œControl of Dead-time Processesâ€ published by Springer-Verlag (2007) and â€œControl of Solar Energy Systemsâ€ (2012) published by Springer (2014 in Chinese by China Machine Press). He has served on various IFAC technical committees and chaired the IFAC publication Committee from 2002-2005. He was the president of the European Control Association (2005-2007) and chaired the IEEE/CSS International Affairs Committee (2003-2006), the IFAC Policy Committee (2005-2011) and a member of the IEEE/CSS Board of Governors. He has acted as evaluator of projects at national and European level and was appointed Manager of the Advanced Production Technology Program of the Spanish National R&D Program (1996-2000). He was one of the Spanish representatives on the Program Committee of the Growth Research program and expert for the Program Committee of the NMP research priority of the European Union. He has carried out review and editorial work for various technical journals and many conferences. At present he is one of the editors of the IFAC journal, Control Engineering Practice, editor at large of the European Journal of Control and subject editor of the journal Optimal Control: Methods and Applications. He was Publication Chair for the IFAC World Congress bâ€™02 and General Chair of the joint Control and Decision Conference and European Control Conference (CDC-ECCâ€™05). He is an IEEE fellow and IFAC fellow. Recently he has been awarded with an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.