José Luís Silva holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Portuguese MAP-i Consortium (University of Minho, University of Aveiro and University of Porto) and performed a postDoc at Interactive Critical Systems (ICS) team, IRIT, University of Toulouse (France). He is an Assistant Professor at Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) and a member of the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI) research unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS), Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR), and IFIP TC 13 - Working Groups 13.2 and 13.10. He co-leads the MEROP research team and participated in national and international research projects (including with Airbus and the European Space Agency) and participated in the Portuguese contribution to Simulated Mars Mission - AMADEE-20. His work has been published in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences such as IEEE Access, IJHCS, ACM EICS, IEEE RO-MAN, ACM IUI, ACM MobileHCI, ACM TEI, ACM/IEEE HRI and INTERACT. In the past, he was Invited Assistant Professor at University of Madeira, Lecturer at Cávado e Ave Polytechnic Institute, a member of the INESC TEC laboratory, and visiting PhD student at both Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and Newcastle University (UK). His main research interests lie upon Interactive Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Human-Robot Interaction. His awards and honors include ISCTE-IUL Scientific Awards and Ph.D. Award from Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge.