Welcome to Ghent and IM 2013. Anticipation is building in the network and systems management community for IM 2013.  The event will be hosted next May 2013 in glorious Ghent, Belgium and we want you to be a part of the experience as a patron.  Ghent, with its beautiful rivers and historical pedigree, is an idyllic setting to reflect on the extraordinary changes that have taken place in integrated network and systems management, and how new paradigms are going to foster even greater change in the immediate future.  IM 2013 as the IEEE and IFIP premier conference in this domain  provides a unique opportunity to interact with leaders in this community to shape the direction of network and system management for years to come.  Glorious Ghent provides a relaxing forum to network with friends, colleagues, customers and vendors from all points of the globe.