Dr. Eng. Mohamed Bakillah is a renowned scientist and researcher in the areas of GIS, open geospatial data, Sensor Web and Internet-of-Things, who is affiliated with the GIS Research Group at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the GeoSensorWeb Lab at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is currently the Head of the GIS Centre of Ras-al-Khaimah (RAK).