Rainer Simon is a Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology, and has experience as a freelance multimedia and user interface designer. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna as a researcher in the field of ubiquitous and multimedia computing, with a particular focus on technologies and user interfaces for geospatial information visualization on the Web and on mobile devices.
Presently, his research focuses on issues of multimedia information management and digital preservation - the tools, methods and technologies necessary to ensure sustainable access to digital documents and multimedia content, as well as geospatial and cartographic data.
Rainer was involved in several national and EU-funded projects, published various papers in his area, and served as a programme committee member and reviewer for relevant scientific workshops and publications in the field.