Dr. Bernd Schuller received his PhD in physics from the Technical University, Aachen, Germany in 2003, and since then has worked on grid computing topics such as workflows, data management and security. He was involved in many research projects as a scientist, software architect and manager. He is currently leading the Development group of the Federated Systems and Data division at Jülich Supercomputing Centre. He is one of the main developers of the UNICORE software suite (http://unicore.eu) and is in charge of UNICORE’s release management and the open source development at SourceForge. His main research interest are distributed systems, parallel and high-performance computing, workflow systems and data management.