[AISWorld] CFP: ENTER 2018 - Digital tourism: engagement, content, and networks

Sigala Marianna m.sigala at aegean.gr
Wed Apr 19 00:48:48 EDT 2017

ENTER 2018 - Call for Research Papers

Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism
(IFITT), the ENTER conference offers a worldwide and unique forum for attendees from
academia, industry, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and
challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information
and communication technologies to travel and tourism.
With a theme Digital tourism: engagement, content, and networks the ENTER 2018
conference will focus on exploring emergent and cutting-edge ICT concepts, applications,
managerial approaches and business models that reflect the progressive transformation in
travel, tourism and hospitality, with a special focus on developing digital strategies that
capitalise on content, big data, engagement, and networks.
Issues to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Information Systems
 Big Data, Measurement, Text Mining and
 Mobile Services and Wearable Technologies
 Location-based Services and Context-Aware
 Internet-of-Things and Smart Destinations
 Travel Information Search and Retrieval
 Quantified Self
 Geospatial Web
 Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and
 Blockchain Technology
Digital Marketing
 Gaming, Gamification, Augmented and
Virtual Reality
 Website Design and Evaluation
 E-Marketing and Social Media Strategies
 Social Networking, Social Media and Social
 ICT and Tourism Experience
 ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation
ICT, Governance & Business Models
 E-strategy and e-Business models
 Platform Economy
 Advanced Distribution Systems and
Strategies, Dynamic Packaging
 ICT-enabled Partnership and
 ICT for Innovation and Service Design
 E-Learning, life-long learning and
 ICT for Regional Development and
 Legal and Social Aspects of ICT
 E-Government and public policy in
 Digital Divide and Socio economic
 Privacy and Internet Security
Information Science
 Semantic Web
 Privacy and Data Security

The conference brings together the research community with the industry and it is organized in
three streams, namely industry, destinations and research tracks. The conference also features
six to eight world-class keynote speakers.

The 25th anniversary of ENTER will be taking place in Jönköping,
Sweden, hosted by Destination Jönköping. Meeting in the techsavvy
and highly attractive country up in the North fits perfectly for
celebrating the achievements made and a high class knowledge
exchange for the ENTER community. Experiencing the cool and
fashionable Scandinavian style will give an extra touch to the
conference. Please have a look on what the destination offers
http://www.jkpg.com/en/, and check out information for the social
program http://www.enter2018.org/attending/social-programme.<http://www.enter2018.org/attending/social-programme>

Call for Research Papers
Research papers are invited across the widest spectrum of Information and Communication
Technologies in Travel and Tourism. All submissions to the research track are rigorously
evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness. Papers should clearly state the background,
introduction, purpose, theory, methodology, results, conclusions and
managerial/industry/social implications of the study, and be fully referenced with appropriate
citations. The proceedings of recently held ENTER conferences are listed by ISI's Conference
Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S). ENTER 2018 proceedings will follow a similar
indexing process for ISI and other major indices.

A) Full Papers
Full papers should be innovative, so to advance the knowledge base of related fields. These
papers present major contributions to the field and should be up to 12 pages in length.
The conference proceedings (to be published by Springer International Publishing) will
include all accepted full papers. An award for the best full paper will be presented during
the conference.

B) Research Notes
Research notes of up to 5 pages are invited. These papers represent new ideas not
developed enough at the scale of a full paper, findings that restate known research,
descriptions of prototypes, or research that is limited in scope. All research notes will
be published by the e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR) at http://ertr.tamu.edu/ (Editor
of eRTR: Ulrike Gretzel, University of Queensland, Australia).
The authors of research notes will have the opportunity to present their research either orally
supported by PowerPoint slides or visually based on a poster. The latter provides a
possibility for researchers to share their research and engage in a more detailed conversation
with experts. The organizers may determine whether a presentation should be oral or visual,
although authors can indicate their preference as part of the submission. Full technical
details for both will be provided with the acceptance of the paper.

C) Organized Sessions
Proposals for organizing technical or other research-oriented sessions are invited. Proposals
will include details of potential participants, topics, and presenters. Session Chairs are
expected to attend ENTER 2017, set the order of presentations, and chair their session/s.
Deadline for session chairs to submit their proposals to Research Track Chairs is August 25,
2017 by e-mail

Please refer to the ‘Author Advice’ document as a style guide for standards to follow in the
preparation of manuscripts. Papers must be uploaded to the online reviewing platform: EASY
CHAIR for ENTER2018 (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter2018). All papers will
be double-blind peer-reviewed by experienced researchers who are members of the scientific
review committee. Final acceptance will depend on whether the author(s) can adequately
address review comments to the satisfaction of the reviewers. Authors must submit their revised
manuscripts by the deadline (October 20, 2017) and must register for the conference
by November 11, 2017 in order to have their papers included in the Conference

Time Schedule
Submission closes: August 25, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection/revision: October 10, 2017
Deadline to submit revised version: October 20, 2017
Final acceptance: October 27, 2017
End of Early Bird registration: November 10, 2017
Registration deadline to be published: November 11, 2017
Conference: January 24 - 26, 2018

Submission Guideline and Presentation Template
Please download the “Author Advice” document as a style guide and a template for your
Presentation during ENTER2018 Conference (for speakers only) here.
Fast Track Journal of Information Technology and Tourism (JITT)
Best papers' authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their article to Journal
of Information Technology and Tourism (Springer). These articles will be reviewed under
a special fast track in order to assure a timely publication.
JITT website: http://goo.gl/nR8AXi

NEW! Speed Dating/Cross-over Sessions

During ENTER2018 there will be the opportunity for academics for close interaction with
industry representatives. This is supported by short-presentations of a more applied
character and personal meetings (“speed dating”) between individual researchers and
industry delegates. Thus, researchers of proposed papers chosen by a jury of industry
delegates will be contacted in good time before the conference to check availability for a
short-industry speech or speed dating.

Research Track Chairs
Brigitte Stangl, University of Surrey
(b.stangl at surrey.ac.uk)
Juho Pesonen, University of Eastern
(juho.pesonen at uef.fi)

Marianna Sigala
Marianna Sigala |Professor of Tourism |Director of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management (CTLM)

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