Road2CPS – Workshop on “Digitizing European Business and Society: Paving the Way towards Smart Destinations and Sustainable Tourism”

Mallorca (Spain)

Shaping Smart Tourism in the Era of the Circular Economy: Opportunities, Business Models and Visionary Scenarios enabled by CPS and IoT

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The Road2CPS Consortium is pleased to invite you to its Workshop on « Smart Destinations and Sustainable Tourism » on 11th October, 2016 in Palma de Mallorca.

Digital technologies have already penetrated day-to-day life massively, affecting all kinds of interactions between humans and their environment.

The phenomenon of digitization and the deployment of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to increase substantially over the next decades, holding great potential for novel applications, innovative products and services as well as new business models.
CPS and IoT technologies increase the ability to predict behaviour and can thus be used to reengineer business processes, e.g. designing them more sustainable, using available resources more efficiently and effectively – in line with the concept of circular economy.

Against this background, this all-day workshop will bring together about 30-40 experts from academia, industry, municipalities and policy-making to learn about and discuss new concepts, frameworks, challenges and opportunities for smart destinations and sustainable tourism facilitated by digitization efforts. It is further set to align specific challenges faced by cities and regions whose economic and labour market profiles are marked by tourism and the corresponding opportunities offered by CPS and IoT technologies.



CPS experts as well as end-users and businesses ranging from start-ups to large enterprises are invited to participate and contribute to discussions on visionary scenarios, disruptive innovations and their impact on the business ecosystem. Moreover, participants will take stock of and receive information on ongoing initiatives and funding schemes in relation to CPS and IoT and reflect on how technology best transfers to other domains that are yet less engaged in digitization efforts.

Discussion points and inputs from this event will be taken up by the Road2CPS project consortium and used for the development of a joint action plan for the future development of CPSs.

The objectives of the workshop are to stimulate:

  • Visionary scenarios on the role and priorities for CPS and IoT technologies to support the evolution towards more sustainable tourism in smart destinations.
  • Foster exchange on CPS innovation perspectives and generating future business strategies.
  • Aligning priorities and reflection on European initiatives and circular economy aspects to ensure the coherence of results.
  • Assessing the impact on the business models of long established sectors such as the tourism economy.
  • Constituency building: become part of one of the flagship communities that will define the future of CPS!

The agenda includes short presentations, panel discussions and an interactive session.


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