José Ríos is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He earned his diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, both at the UPM. From the very beginning of his research career, José focused his work on the digital manufacturing area, and on the techniques, standards and software systems involved. He has participated in research and development projects related to digital and virtual manufacturing, CAD/CAM/PLM, information modelling, KBE and design integration. He has collaborated with different companies in the aeronautical, automotive, and die and mold making sectors. Along his professional career, he was visiting doctoral researcher at Penn State University (USA), he held a senior research fellow position at Cranfield University (UK) and he was the Spain representative to the ISO TC 184/SC4 for two years. He is member of the IFIP TC5 WG5.1 Global product development for the whole lifecycle. Currently, he is visiting researcher in the DiK Department at TU Darmstadt. A list of his co-authored publications can be found in Research Gate and Google Scholar.