Nicolo' Maria Calcavecchia is a Phd student at the Department of Electronics and Information (DEI) of Politecnico di Milano since January 2010. He obtained the master degree (laurea specialistica) from Politecnico Di Milano in April 2009. In May 2009 he obtained the Master of Science in Computer Science from University Of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). From June 2009 to December 2009 he worked as Research Assistant in the DEEPSE group at Politecnico Di Milano. His research interests include the study of self-adapting, decentralized distributed systems.