Dr. Bernd Resch is Research Director (Live Geography) at University of Heidelberg. Furthermore, he is Research Affiliate at the MIT SENSEable City Lab (USA), Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (USA) and Lecturer at University of Salzburg (Austria). Bernd Resch did his PhD in the area of “Live Geography” (real-time monitoring of environmental geo-processes) together with University of Salzburg and MIT. His research interests revolve around environmental monitoring, crowd-sourcing methods, People as Sensors, real-time analysis of urban dynamics, Sensor Fusion, interoperability in geo-sensor networks, web-based data analysis and geo-visualization techniques. Amongst a variety of other functions, Bernd Resch is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal on Advances in Software and the Journal of Location-based Services, Co-chair of the Geoinformatics 2013 conference, Co-chair of the GEOProcessing conference, Co-organiser of the Young Researchers‘ Forum GIScience, and a member of the Development Team of the Bachelor/Master Programme of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.