The Smart Conference, May 1-4, 2019

The Smart Conference, May 1-4, 2019

Thank you to all who attended The Smart Conference, May 1-4, 2019. You may read a summary of the conference HERE!

1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies

(The Smart Conference)

May 1-4, 2019

Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA

Please join us at the 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism and Enabling Technologies (The Smart Conference) jointly organized by the Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida, – one of the top-visited cities in the world – and will provide an interactive worldwide forum for attendees from academia, industry and government. Please join us to be a part of this dynamic international platform where the most recent academic research and state-of-the-art real-world applications of intelligent technologies will be shared and discussed. Click on In This Section, above, for additional information on The Smart Conference.

Review The Smart Conference Schedule HERE!

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Register for The Smart Conference  HERE.

  • *Full Conference Registration: Faculty & Industry Professional, US $450 (before Friday, April 5, 2019)
  • *Full Conference Registration: Faculty & Industry Professional, US $550 (after Friday, April 5, 2019)
  • *Full Conference Registration: Students (with verification of student status), US $350
  • **One-Day Conference Registration: Faculty, Industry Professional and Students: US $250

*Access to all sessions during the conference; Conference proceedings and delegate pack; Welcome function; Tea/Coffee breaks
and lunches; Gala dinner; Closing Ceremony; Shuttle service between conference hotel and Rosen College.

**Access to all sessions during the selected day; Conference proceedings and delegate pack; Tea/Coffee breaks and lunches;
Closing Ceremony if applicable.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Dr. Tingting Zhang (Tingting.Zhang@ucf.edu) by Monday, April 15, 2019
and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

Key Dates

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018: Online submission system opens. Please read the Call for Paper details prior to submission: Easy Chair Online Submission
  • New Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m. (EST): Submissions due.
  • New Date: Monday, April 1, 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection/revision
  • New Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @11:59 p.m. (EST): Revised final submission due
  • May 1-4, 2019: Conference dates (Wednesday-Saturday)

Conference Speakers

    More information on the speakers can be found by clicking the title conference speakers.

  • Keynote Speaker: Dimitrios Buhalis, Ph.D., Bournemouth University, England; Title of Presentation: Smart Tourism and the Re-engineering of the Tourism Industry
  • Keynote Speaker: Gary Daniels, Vice President, Digital Experiences, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Keynote Speaker: Sajal K. Das, Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Keynote Speaker: Daniel R. Fesenmaier, Ph.D., Modul University, Vienna; Title of Presentation: Designing Smart Tourism for the Future
  • Keynote Speaker: Timothy Jung, Ph.D., Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Title of Presentation: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Smart Experience
  • Keynote Speaker: Satish V. Ukkusuri, Ph.D., Purdue University; Title of Presentation: Smart Mobility Analytics in an Era of Accelerated Technological Change

Smart Conference Panels and Thematic Presentation Information can be found HERE!

Conference Co-Chairs


Paper Review Committee Co-Chairs


Organizing Committee Co-Chairs