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On behalf of the entire Organization Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2013), sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The proceedings that you are reading confirm the high quality tradition of PerCom that makes this conference one of the premier scholarly venues in the world for pervasive computing and communications. This edition of the Conference takes place in San Diego, a beautiful city in the south-end of California, USA.

Strictly following the PerCom tradition, the conference program stretches over five days and includes the main conference (three days) and flanked by two days of thematic workshops. The organization of such a complex event requires a major effort and we wish to express our sincerest appreciation to the Organizing Committee members for their excellent work.

We would like to express our special appreciation to the program chair, Claudio Bettini and the program vice-chairs, Marco Gruteser, Christine Julien, and Marius Portmann. The overall high quality of the conference technical sessions is the result of a complex evaluation process that they have handled exceptionally.

In addition to the high-quality paper sessions of the main conference, PerCom 2013 offers a rich adjunct program: a Work-In-Progress (WiP) session, a Ph.D. Forum sponsored by IBM Research, a range of Demonstrations and 12 Workshops on a variety of topics in pervasive computing. We would like to express our appreciation to all who contributed to the success of these events: the Workshops co-chairs: Urs Hengartner and Gregor Schiele; the WiP session chair: Silvia Giordano; the PhD Forum chair: Mohan Kumar; and the Demo co-chairs: Dipanjan Chakraborty, Elaheh Bozorgzadeh, and Xun Luo.

Two keynote speeches by leading researchers in the field, Roy Want and David Culler, and a panel on Intelligent Devices and Smart Spaces complete the PerCom 2013 program. We are indebted to Klara Nahrstedt, the Keynote Chair, for arranging the two great keynote speeches, and to Peter Marx for organizing a thought-provoking panel.

Our special thanks go to the Steering Committee chair, Marco Conti, as well as the past Steering Committee chair Mohan Kumar, for assisting us through all the conference organization, supporting us while making important decisions, and ensuring the continuity of the PerCom tradition in scholarly quality.

We highly appreciate the tireless contributions of all other members of the Organizing Committee. Gergely Zaruba offered his professional and efficient help on managing the conference finance and registration. David Levine handled the local arrangements. The Publication Chairs Peizhao Hu and Daniele Riboni outstandingly handled the difficult task of the PerCom proceedings preparation. Publicity Chairs Chiara Boldrini, Peizhao Hu, Jamie Payton, and Zhiwen Yu highly contributed to this year's success by widely advertising the conference. The Web Chair Jonas Michel put a lot of effort to keep the PerCom web site up to date. PerCom 2013 could not be successful without their contribution.

We would also like to thank for financial support that the conference received. We thank National Science Foundation (NSF) for providing a number of student travel grants and also Sajal Das who worked on securing the grants. We wish to thank Qualcomm, IBM Research and NICTA for their financial support. In addition, we owe a special thanks to Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal for sponsoring the Mark Weiser Best Paper award, the prestigious best paper award of PerCom.

Finally, we wish to thank the vibrant PerCom community. We hope that all the participants have a very enjoyable and professionally fruitful experience at PerCom 2013 and they also find some time to appreciate the beauty of San Diego.

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Jadwiga Indulska

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