Rainer Simon is a Senior Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology's Digital Insight Lab. He holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Doctorate in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology. Rainer has worked for a number of years in the fields of multimedia information management and multimedia computing, with a particular focus on technologies and user interfaces for geospatial information management and visualization on the Web and on mobile devices. His current research focuses on the application of Linked Open Data principles—specifically with regard to geospatial data—in the Digital Library and Digital Humanities domains. Presently, Rainer serves as the Technical Director of Pelagios, an international collaborative aiming to facilitate better linkages between online resources documenting the past, based on the places they refer to.