The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2013) is the next in a longstanding series of biennial international conferences for high quality research in intelligent systems and cognitive science for educational computing applications. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of approaches, techniques and ideas from the many fields that comprise AIED, including computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, game design, psychology, sociology, linguistics, as well as many domain-specific areas. Since the first AIED meeting 30 years ago, both the breadth of the research and the reach of the technologies have expanded in dramatic ways. The theme of AIED2013 therefore seeks to capture this evolution: From education to lifelong learning: constructing pervasive and enduring environments for learning. In line with this theme of expansion, AIED2013 will welcome the Industry& Innovation Track which seeks to capture the challenges, solutions, and results from the transition of AIED technologies into the commercial sector.