Call for Research Papers

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Call for Research Papers

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eTourism:
Development Opportunities and Challenges in an Unpredictable World

ENTER2021 calls for the latest research and case studies on emergent and cutting-edge ICT concepts, applications, and business models to be shared at the conference. The research papers are divided into five major topic areas: Repercussions of COVID-19 on eTourism, Technologies in eTourism, Tourist Behavior and Experiences, Marketing and Management in the Tourism Industry, and Governance, Sustainability, and Education. In addition, there is an open Call for Special Sessions.

We’d love to see you:

To help you in these critical times, we offer all researchers whose paper gets accepted a special conference fee of 70 EUR (excl. 20% VAT).
The fee of 95 EUR (excl. 20% VAT) is bookable for all who submit a paper. Deadline for submissions: 14 September.

The issues to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Additionally, there will be a Special Session on “eTourism community perspective on COVID-19“.

Why submit your research to ENTER21@yourplace?

  • Publication at an established source: ENTER proceedings ranks 18th among all tourism and hospitality publications in Google Scholar
  • New format, new visibility: ENTER proceedings will be published as a fully open-access resource
  • Sustainability: ENTER proceedings will be published in the digital-only, paper-free format
  • Opportunities for recognition: Awards & publicity
  • Ensured research rigor: Double-blind peer review of all papers
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Full Papers

We invite research papers across the wide spectrum of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism to be presented at the ENTER2021 conference. Full papers should be innovative, so to advance the knowledge-base of eTourism research. These papers present major contributions to the field. Papers should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory, methodology, results, conclusions, and be fully referenced with appropriate citations.

  • The authors of accepted full papers will have the opportunity to present their research remotely at ENTER2021@yourplace
  • An award for the best full papers will be presented during the conference.
  • All accepted full papers will be included in the digital conference proceedings published by Springer International Publishing with Open Access.

Guidelines:

All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to  Springer proceedings guidelines. The paper length should be up to 12 pages.

All submissions to the research track are rigorously evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness. The peer-review process is double-blind; all submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their affiliations. Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER2021 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.

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.

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Short Papers

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 authors of accepted short papers will have the opportunity to present their research remotely at ENTER2021. However, the presentation time will be shorter as compared to full paper presentations.
  • An award for the best short paper will be presented during the conference.
  • All accepted short papers will be included in the digital conference proceedings published by Springer International Publishing with Open Access.

Guidelines:

All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the Springer proceedings guidelines  Springer proceedings guidelines. The paper length should be up to 5 pages.

All submissions to the research track are rigorously evaluated for novelty, significance, and soundness. The peer-review process is double-blind; all submissions must not include information identifying the authors or their affiliations. Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER2021 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.

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.

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PhD Proposals

The ENTER2021 pre-conference event provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate (doctoral) students to interactively present and discuss their research with peers and leading scholars in the field. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to improve their research idea, proposal, and structure of their work in a critical but supportive environment. Postgraduate students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate.

  • FREE for students or faculty members
  • The short oral presentation will be held during the PhD workshop.
  • Participants can apply for ICT4D scholarships
  • After the review process, students will be notified about the result and provided recommendations for improvement.
  • The best research proposals will be awarded and recognized during the ENTER2021 Conference.
  • Editors from leading journals like Information Technology & Tourism and Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (SSCI) can help authors of best proposals to develop the proposed studies into their journals.
  • Optional, accepted proposals can be made available as an e-book to workshop participants before the workshop and published on the IFITT website.

Guidelines:

Submit your research proposals for our review and feedback, using the Workshop Author Advice as a template. A research proposal should have a maximum length of five A4 sized-pages and should typically include the following headings:

  • Problem statement
  • Literature review
  • Conceptual framework
  • Proposed methodology
  • Expected results

In your submission, please indicate the stage of your study (e.g., thinking about it, just beginning the process, completed proposal, accepted the proposal.) Please be aware that plagiarized papers will not be accepted for ENTER2021 and the content originality of all papers will be checked using an automated tool.

 PhD Workshop Author Advice

The International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) will fund 3 young talents coming from developing/emerging countries to participate in the ENTER2021 PhD Workshop and ENTER2021 eTourism Conference (virtually) from 19-22 January 2021. Please find all information here.

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.

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Research Highlights

To bridge the gap between tourism academia and industry, this year ENTER21@yourplace invites authors to submit the highlights of their works that have been accepted by the conference. An entry may present the findings of a selected study or a stream of related research.

Why submitting highlights?

  • Knowledge communication: It connects your research with members of the IFITT community including researchers, PhD students, industry representatives and DMOs with your key research area and main findings.
  • Increased visibility of your research: The highlights can be submitted in two media formats: video or text + figure. Video highlights will be shared at IFITT YouTube channel, while text + figure highlights will be shared on the official ENTER website. The highlights will be further used for promotion at other social media.

Guidelines:

To prepare the highlights, please, try to answer the following questions:

  1. Why you decided to research the selected topic?
  2. What are the key findings of the study(ies)?
  3. What would you advise to IT and Tourism & Travel sector based on your findings?

Video format should not exceed 2 minutes. Text format should not exceed 300 words. Please, use simple language to communicate the ideas. For the figure, please, make sure that this is your independent work or that the permission and right to publish is has been granted. Submittion should include:

  • For video: a link to the video file at a shared locations. For textual format: an MS Word file + JPEG/ PNG/ GIF file.
  • Author(s) details: name, affiliations and email.
  • Reference to the preferred publication in APA style.
  • 6 keywords.

Submission email: enter21@ifitt.org
Submission closes: October 30th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: November 4th, 2020

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Special Session:

The sharing economy in travel and tourism: experiences and social networking

The sharing economy has become a new socioeconomic system that allows the co-creation, production, distribution and consumption of goods and services between peers, driven by web 2.0 and electronic word of mouth. Being a topic of great relevance and social, territorial and economic relevance, this special session is proposed as a space to discuss the phenomenon of sharing economy in tourism and its relation with information and communication technologies (ICT) from different perspectives, and globally including all the stakeholders involved. It aims to highlight the new tourism experiences and social networking dynamics that are generated in relation to this phenomenon and their relationship with technology.

Accepted papers may include studies addressing the sharing economy in travel and tourism from both a supply and demand perspective, taking into account their relation with technology and the impact on destinations, on citizens, on labor market and on users’ behavior from any aspect of the tourism industry, such as accommodation, gastronomy, transportation, travel guiding, experiences and so on.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Supply and demand side perspectives in the sharing economy
  • User-generated content in the sharing economy
  • Big data analytics in the sharing economy
  • ICT and Technological developments in the sharing economy
  • Sociocultural impacts of the sharing economy
  • Economic impacts of the sharing economy
  • Business models in the sharing economy
  • Competition to traditional businesses
  • Entrepreneurship in the sharing economy
  • Innovation in the sharing economy
  • Satisfaction, trust and loyalty
  • Tourism marketing in the sharing economy
  • Regulations in the sharing economy
  • Ethical issues in the sharing economy
  • Labor in the sharing economy

Guidelines:

All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to Springer proceedings guidelines. The paper length should be up to 12 pages.

  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter2021 (check the box for the special session when submitting).
  • Submission closes: September 14, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: October 16th, 2020
  • Deadline to resubmit revised version: October 30th, 2020
  • Final acceptance: November 4th, 2020
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