The 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019)

Event Name: The 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019)
Event Date: 8-12 April 2019
Number of Participants: 540
Venue: The Parisian Macao
Interviewee: Prof. Christian S. Jensen, ICDE General Co-chair


The annual conference addresses research issues in designing, building, managing and evaluating advanced data-intensive systems and applications.

The annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) is one of the world’s top conferences on data and knowledge engineering have been held in Macao.


Macao’s Rich Historical Legacy

With a unique blend of East and West, Macao is one of the top visitor destinations in the world. Prof. Christian S. Jensen says running a leading global conference like ICDE in Macao is more than just highlighting the city’s increasing quality of scientific research. In his view, it is also an opportunity to showcase Macao’s rich historical legacy and to reaffirm the city’s position as an international MICE destination . It will also contribute to smart city development of Macao and the MICE sector will continue to thrive as a vital part of its economy.


A Thriving Innovation & Technology Hub

Macao is honoured to be home to three of the most influential international conferences in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence. Aside from ICDE, Macao hosted the Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) in April and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in August. It builds on the city’s position as a thriving innovation and technology hub in the Greater Bay Area development plan and highlights its outstanding capabilities in scientific research and development.


Strategic Geographic Location

This event meets the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) criteria for international meetings. ICDE has previously been held in various cities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. This year’s conference is staged Macao for the first time, which is a city that provides convenient transport services and strategic access to one of the world’s largest economic growth regions. Prof. Christian S. Jensen says that the geographical position of Macao enables it to become a significant gateway between Hong Kong and nine other cities of the Greater Bay Area in Mainland China. Such advantage becomes even more apparent after the opening of the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.


Macao High Quality Services

Prof. Christian S. Jensen says Macao is an ideal destination where people can find professional and high quality services. He believes state-of-the-art venue facilities, capability and dedicated staff are what made the event successful, as well as the support by the Macao SAR government to incentive meeting and event planners to stage their events in Macao.