Call for Contributions

Call for Contributions

Conference Theme:

Inclusive power of e-Tourism: connecting culture, technology and sustainability

Travel and tourism are important parts of modern, global society. They provide many benefits for communities all around the world. Technology has the possibility to emphasize the positive impacts of tourism while reducing the negative impacts. Instead of an exclusive activity, we should aim to find ways to include how tourism can bring benefits to society as a whole and take into account groups that are often marginalized or excluded. Connecting cultures, technology, and sustainability through tourism can help create an understanding of the possibilities that e-Tourism creates for a more inclusive society. 

ENTER23 e-Tourism Conference brings together researchers and educators, tourism and hospitality industries, governments, and technology providers to find ways how technologies in tourism and hospitality could increase the inclusiveness of the field. The conference, with the theme Inclusive power of Tourism: connecting culture, technology and sustainability, contributes to the science and practice of tourism and provides various stakeholders possibilities to network, innovate, learn, experience, and develop the tourism field.

The International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) together with Seeza Network, and Durban and Tshwane Universities of Technologies, call for the global e-tourism community, academics, technology and travel and hospitality business, destinations, and NGOs to contribute to ENTER Conference to think about how tourism and technology together can make tourism more inclusive.

Why submit your contribution to ENTER23?

  • Researchers

Academics from Business, Management, Marketing, IT and other sciences, who would like to share their work in the field of Tourism & IT

  • 2 formats for submission
  • high quality of publications
  • high visibility of publications
  • Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers

PhD lever students, who would like to present their research ideas and deepened knowledge about Tourism & IT research and practice

  • opportunity to discuss proposals with the leading experts in the field
  • opportunity to publish the proposals
  • Industry practitioners and Policymakers

Tourism and IT businesses, representatives of DMOs and other NGOs, who would like to share cases, solutions, innovations, and raise new issues for Tourism & IT

  • promoting your solutions
  • expanding network

Key Topics

While submissions of any research related to IT and Travel & Tourism are welcome, the ENTER23 Conference will place special emphasis on the following topic areas:

Special Sessions

In addition to the key topic, the members of the e-Tourism community volunteered to collaborate with the ENTER23 conference chairs to organise special sessions for the Conference.  We accept full and short papers to undergo double-blind peer-review to be published at ENTER23 e-Tourism Conference proceedings alongside the main call for papers.

The requirements for the special session papers are the same as for the main call. To submit your paper to one of these sessions, select a relevant check box when submitting the paper via EasyChair platform.

Session chairs: 

  • Big data analytics & forecasting in tourism market: Hui Li, Professor, Nankai University and Sai Liang, Associate Professor, Nankai University (China)
  • Biometric technology: Dr. Pablo Pereira-Doel, Lecturer in Hospitality Information Technology, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey (UK)
  • Metaverse in Hospitality: Dr. Hsuan Hsu, Assistant Professor, Department of Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
  • Sustainable solutions for Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in tourism and hospitality sectors in the Global South: Professor Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, Finland, and University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dr Hema Kesa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Submission Formats

We invite submissions of cutting-edge research and the latest case studies on emergent and innovative ICT concepts, applications, and business models to be shared at the ENTER23 e-Tourism Conference. Submissions are invited for the following formats: 

Full Papers

  • For researchers

  • For Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers

We invite research papers across the wide spectrum of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism to be presented at the ENTER23 conference. 

Advantages of publishing Full papers at ENTER23:

  • High quality of the ENTER Proceedings: all papers undergo the double-blind peer-review process 
  • High visibility: for 3rd time, the book of the ENTER proceedings will be published in Open Access. (The ENTER22 e-Tourism Conference Proceedings have received more than 160k downloads and the ENTER21 e-Tourism Conference Proceedings have received more than 850k downloads).
  • Impact: for the 1st time, all accepted full papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Springer International Publishing under the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics series. IFITT is working on securing sponsorships to publish the proceedings as an Open Access proceedings book published by Springer International. If successful, this initiative will give all ENTER23 authors, even more, visibility and impact. 
  • Opportunity for awards: all accepted full papers will be considered for awards and recognition, including the Best Full Paper prize, to be presented during the conference.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Full papers should be innovative with the aim to advance the knowledge-base of e-Tourism research. These papers present major contributions to the field.
  • Papers should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory, methodology, results, and conclusions, and be fully referenced with appropriate citations.
  • The maximum length for full papers is 12 pages, inclusive of references.
  • All submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX following the Springer proceedings guidelines. Please, find here the Word template and here the LaTex template to be used (other formats will not be accepted).
  • All submissions are rigorously evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness. The peer-review process is double-blind by the members of the ENTER Scientific Committee;
  • All submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their affiliations.
  • Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER23 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter2023
  • At least one of the authors of accepted papers needs to register for the conference. Please note that authors have the opportunity to join IFITT which gives them a substantial discount on the conference registration fees and gain access to the global e-Tourism community.

Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 2 September 2022 
  • Notification of acceptance: 11 October 2022 
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 25 October 2022
  • Final acceptance decision: 2 November 2022 

All deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59 pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone. Conference organizers reserve the right to modify the paper submission schedule.

Contact details:

Submit a Full Paper

Short Papers

  • For Researchers

  • For Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers

We invite short research papers (research notes) across the wide spectrum of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism to be presented at the ENTER23 conference.

Advantages of publishing short papers at ENTER23:

  • High quality of the ENTER Proceedings: all papers undergo the double-blind peer-review process
  • High visibility: for the 3rd time, the book of the ENTER proceedings will be published in Open Access. (The ENTER22 e-Tourism Conference Proceedings have received more than 160k downloads and the ENTER21 e-Tourism Conference Proceedings have received more than 850k downloads).
  • Impact: for the 1st time, all accepted full papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Springer International Publishing under the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics series. IFITT is working on securing sponsorships to publish the proceedings as an Open Access proceedings book published by Springer International. If successful, this initiative will give all ENTER23 authors, even more, visibility and impact.
  • Opportunity for awards: all accepted short papers will be considered for awards and recognition, including the Best Full Paper prize, to be presented during the conference.

Requirements & Guidelines:

  • Short papers (research notes) are intended for highly promising findings of original and unpublished research ideas and preliminary results.
  • The evaluation of short papers will be based on originality and (potential) importance rather than maturity or completed evaluation.
  • The maximum length for full papers is 5 pages, inclusive of references.
  • All submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX following the Springer proceedings guidelines. Please, find here the Word template and here the LaTex template to be used (other formats will not be accepted).
  • All submissions to the research track are rigorously evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness. The peer-review process is double-blind by the members of the ENTER Scientific Committee;
  • All submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their affiliations.
  • Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER23 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=enter2023
  • At least one of the authors of accepted papers needs to register for the conference. Please note that authors have the opportunity to join IFITT which gives them a substantial discount on the conference registration fees and gain access to the global e-Tourism community


Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 2 September 2022 
  • Notification of acceptance: 11 October 2022 
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 25 October 2022
  • Final acceptance decision: 2 November 2022

All deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59 pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone. Conference organizers reserve the right to modify the paper submission schedule.

Contact details:

Submit a Short Paper

Industry Presentations

  • For Industry Practitioners and Policy Makers

  • For Researchers who would like to present their solutions

ENTER23 calls for the global e-tourism community, academics, technology and travel and hospitality business, destinations, and NGOs to contribute to ENTER Conference to think about how tourism and technology together can make increase the competitiveness and viability of tourism in a world that needs to rapidly become more sustainable and inclusive.

Advantages of sharing your innovative ideas at ENTER23:

The overall theme for this track is “Sharing is caring”. Innovations happen when people from different organisations, countries, cultures, fields, industries and professions meet and exchange ideas. Seeing and hearing what others are doing and discussing ideas with people with different viewpoints enables us to build a better understanding of the world and refresh our mindset to innovate.  This call aims to promote your innovative ideas and exchange ideas and concerns about the future of tourism and technology.

Guidelines:

  • For this purpose, we ask you to tell us and the world of e-Tourism about your experiences on: 
    1. Innovation and investment: is it worth investing in technology? 
    2. Industry – academic collaboration: experiences and best practices, bridging the gap between academia and industry 
    3. Technology use: finding the competitive edge with technology
    4. Covid- 19 and technology: innovations and customer engagement during the pandemic
    5. Sustainability and technology: what are the benefits and drawbacks from practitioners’ perspectives?
    6. Culture and local communities: how e-Tourism fosters cultural and social connections?
    7. AI and tourism: is it as scary as it seems?
    8. Technology for the present or for the future: where do we go from here and what do we need to do to future-proof tourism businesses?
    9. Technology adoption: Helping tourism SMEs to embrace technology for competitiveness and growth.
    10. Smarter tourism: effective application of data in digital service design and technology innovation.
  • To present your ideas at the ENTER23 e-Tourism conference, submit the core idea of your presentation in any of the following formats:
    • Online video with a maximum 5-minute length,
    • A short one-page summary (about 300 words)
    • 5 slides visual portfolio.
  • Any of the previously mentioned submission formats should have the following structure:
    1. Background (Information about the company / destination / start-up)
    2. The main problem (problem of the case or the problem that a technology solution or innovation addresses).
    3. Solutions (what you have done and what you have found out)
    4. Steps forward (recommendations. lessons learned, or call for research and collaboration if unsolved).

All deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59 pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone. Conference organizers reserve the right to modify the paper submission schedule.

Contact details:

Submit a Presentation

PhD Workshop Proposals

  • For Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers

As the pre-conference event, the ENTER23 PhD Workshop provides unique opportunities for postgraduate (doctoral) students to interactively present and discuss their research with peers and leading scholars in the field. Postgraduate students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate.

Advantages of publishing PhD proposals and participating in the PhD Workshop:

This full-day workshop is designed to help participants improve their research idea, proposal and structure of their work in a critical but supportive environment. All submissions to the PhD Workshop are rigorously evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness.

  • All accepted proposals will be considered for awards and recognition, presented during the conference, and published in the open-access ENTER PhD Proceedings.
  • Participants will receive feedback from mentors, experts and senior researchers within the IT and Tourism research community.
  • Students can find the answers to their questions related to academic and research careers and extend their network with peers, researchers, industry, and universities from around the world.
  • Journal editors will provide input on how to write and submit articles to leading academic journals.
  • Editors from leading journals like Information Technology & Tourism (SSCI) and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (SSCI) can help authors of the best papers to develop their proposed studies into publications in the journals.
  • Participants can apply for ICT4D scholarships for students from developing countries.

Guidelines:

  • The maximum length for the PhD workshop proposal is 5 pages, inclusive of references.
  • Submit your research proposals for our review and feedback, using the Workshop Author Advice as a template.
  • All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the requirements of Workshop Author Advice.
  • The peer-review process is double-blind by the members of the ENTER Scientific Committee; all submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their affiliations.
  • Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER23 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.
  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=enter2023

Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 16th September 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 28th October 2022
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 18th November 2022
  • Final acceptance decision: 25th November 2022.

All deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59 pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone. Conference organizers reserve the right to modify the paper submission schedule.

Contact Details: 

Submit a PhD Proposal
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