Between 1986 and 2000 Alois Ferscha worked with the Department of Applied Computer Science at the University of Vienna, where he received his PhD in 1990, as assistant and associate professor. In 2000 he joined the University of Linz as full professor where he is now head of the department for Pervasive Computing and the speaker of the JKU Pervasive Computing Initiative. He has been a visiting researcher at the Universita di Genoa, Italy, at the Universita di Torino, Italy, University of Maryland at College Park, and University of Oregon, both USA. Prof. Ferscha is member of the OCG, GI, ACM, IEEE and holds the Heinz-Zemanek Award for distinguished contributions in computer science.