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Dr Julián Proenza Arenas

Dr Julián Proenza Arenas
Senior lecturer
Computer Architecture and Technology
  • Despatx 115primer pisAnselm Turmeda


Brief CV

Julián Proenza received the 'Licenciatura' degree in Physics from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Informatics from the same university in 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the UIB. During his years as a lecturer he had additional academic responsibilities such as Secretary of the Faculty of Informatics, member of the Academic Board of the Doctorate in Electronics Engineering, member of the Quality Supervision Boards of the degree in Informatics and the Master in Electronics Engineering, and Student Mobility Coordinator for the degree in Informatics. He is currently Secretary of the Politechnical School and thus a member of the management team of all engineering bachelor degrees in the UIB. Moreover, he has been the academic coordinator of UIB in the Erasmus Mundus Projects 'EUROWEB' and 'EUROWEB +', facilitating scholarships for students on undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral level, as well as for university staff in academic or administrative positions, financed by the European Commission. He is currently the academic coordinator of the UIB for the EU EMJMD Programme on the Engineering of Data-intensive Intelligent Software Systems (EDISS), which received its first students in August 2021.

Dr. Proenza's research interests include Dependable and Real-Time Systems, Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems, Adaptive Systems, Clock Synchronization, and Fieldbus and Industrial Networks. He is co-author of more than 100 publications in international scientific conferences and journals, and co-author of 3 patents. Papers co-authored by him received the best paper award at the IEEE Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS) 2004; the best work-in-progress paper award at the IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2012), at WFCS 2014 and at WFCS 2016; and the Factory Automation Best Paper Award at the ETFA 2023 conference. He has supervised 6 PhD theses and is currently supervising 2 more. He has been involved in several national research projects, in some cases as a member of the research team and in others as main responsible for the project. He was a visiting researcher at Mälardalen University (MDH) in 2008, at Universidade do Porto in 2010 and 2012, and at Teesside University in 2012.

He has acted as Guest Editor for two Special Sections on Industrial Communication Systems of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics in 2010 and 2016. He has served as General Co-Chairman for the 2015 edition of the IEEE WFCS and for the 2021 edition of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN). He has served as Program Co-Chairman for the 2010 edition and as WiP Co-Chairman for the 2016 edition of the IEEE WFCS. He has acted as Co-Chairman for the Track on Industrial Communication Systems for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2020 editions of the IEEE ETFA Conference. He has co-organized several editions and later joined the steering committee of the Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES). He has co-organized a Special Session on Fault Tolerance Techniques in Distributed Embedded and Automation Systems in the ETFA conference in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He has also served as member of the Program Committee of several international conferences, including the International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN), the International Workshop on Dependable Embedded Systems (WDES), the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), ETFA and WFCS. He has acted as a technical reviewer for several conferences, journals and the Spanish ANEP. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has been elevated to Senior Member in 2013. Within the IEEE organization he is one of the Co-Chairmen of the Sub-Committee on Fault-Tolerant and Dependable Systems of the Technical Committee on Factory Automation of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (

(Last update: October 2023)


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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11768 - Distributed Embedded Systems and Domotics
21706 - Computer Structure I
21738 - Systems Based on Microcomputer Laboratory
  • Degree in Computer Engineering2019-20
  • Degree in Computer Engineering (2010 syllabus)2019-20


Research groups

Group Membership type
Systems, Robotics and Vision (SRV) Member
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