XU CHENG ZHONG

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology,University of Macau
Chengzhong XU is the Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Chair Professor of Computer and Information Science, and IEEE Fellow. In 2015, he served as the Chairman of the Global IEEE Distributed Processing Technology Committee. He is also a member of the National Cloud Computing and Big Data Advisory Committee and the Head of the National Cloud Computing Inspection and Testing Service Platform. His main research interests include parallel and distributed systems, Internet of Things, cloud computing and big data and data-driven smart technologies. More than 300 SCI/EI papers have been published in leading academic journals and conferences in the related fields, being cited about 10K times and ranked the top-10 in the field of parallel and distributed computing, and has more than 100 patents in Mainland China and beyond. He developed resource management technologies and transferred them to Huawei, ZTE and Alibaba. Besides, he incubated Shenzhen Institute of Beidou Applied Technology and received investment from Didi Chuxing.
Speaker’s sessions
Tue, Oct 15, 10:40AM - 11:30AM

PANEL SESSION III: SMART CITIES TO SMART TOURISM DESTINATIONS: TOWARDS WELLNESS AND HAPPINESS (in cooperation with WTCF)

SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish

Tourism constitutes a central component in the economy, social life, and geography of many cities in the world. This session will examine the intersection of smart cities and smart tourism and how it will change the tourism experience. How can a smart city become a smart tourism destination? In the transition to smart tourism, what will be the effects on wellness tourism development? How can smart tourism and wellness tourism development counteract the effects of ‘over-tourism’? What have cities done to encourage wellness experiences for both residents and visitors, thereby increasing happiness? How can cities increase innovation and technological tools and improve tourism competitiveness? How can a city be future-ready?