to acknowledge the dedicated effort put forth by the Vice-Chairs: Michael A. Bender (Algorithms), Zhiwei Xu (Applications), Jose ¿ Duato (Architecture),M. Cristina Pinotti (Communication Networks), and Satoshi Matsuoka (System Software). Without their help and timely work, the quality of this program would not be as high nor would the process have run so smoothly. I thank the other organizers who have contributed to assembling this program, - cludingthose who organizedthe keynotes,tutorials, workshops,awards, poster session, industry exhibits, and those who performed the administrative functions that have been essential to the success of this conference. The work of Sushil K. Prasad in putting - gethertheconferenceproceedingsisalsoacknowledged,aswell asthesupportprovided by Kamesh Madduri and Vaddadi Chandu, Ph.D. students at Georgia Institute of Te- nology,and Vipin Sachdeva,M.S. student at the Universityof New Mexico, in assisting with the EDAS online paper submission and evaluation software. Last, but certainly not least, I express heart-felt thanks to our General Co-chairs, Manish Parashar and V. Sridhar; Steering Chair, Viktor Prasanna; and to the Vice-General Chair, Rajendra V. Boppana; for all their useful advice. Lastly, I thank the Conference General Co-chairs for allowing me to serve our c- munity as the Program Chair of this high-quality international conference. It has been my pleasure to correspond with so many of you, and I personally welcome you to Goa.