Michael just returned from Athens where he gave a Keynote lecture at The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments – IE’13. This is a great conference which is a combination of those doing both Architecture and computer Science. Intelligent Environments (IE) refer to physical spaces in which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IE promote the efficiency of transactions and activities, facilitate presence and participation, improve user experience, protect users and enable better or new lifestyles for people. Hope to see you in Shanghai next year!