Arno Scharl heads the Department of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna (www.modul.ac.at/nmt), and is the Managing Director of webLyzard technology (www.weblyzard.com). Prior to to joining MU Vienna in September 2007, he held professorships at the University of Western Australia and Graz University of Technology, and was a Visiting Fellow at Curtin University of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Scharl completed his doctoral research and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Additionally, he holds a PhD from the University of Vienna, Department of Sports Physiology. He has authored more than 160 refereed publications and edited two books in Springer‘s Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series. Currently, he serves as the Scientific Coordinator of the DecarboNet (www.decarbonet.eu) and uComp (www.ucomp.eu) research projects. His research interests focus on Web intelligence and big data analytics, human-computer interaction, and the integration of semantic and geospatial Web technology.