Conference Theme

Conference Theme

Preparing for Travel’s Return

The New Future of e-Tourism

The International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) invites 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 ENTER22 e-Tourism Conference. The conference, with the theme “Preparing for travel’s return – the new future of e-Tourism”, will focus on the role of information technology in addressing the new challenges and opportunities for the tourism industry introduced by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions are invited for the following formats:  

Key Topics

While submissions of any research related to IT and Travel & Tourism are welcome, the ENTER22 Conference will place special emphasis on the following topic areas:

Conference Date and Format

The ENTER22 Conference will be held 11-14 January 2022 at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Provisionally, the format for the ENTER22 Conference will be online but could change to blended mode subject to the policy restriction in China, meaning delegates from around the world will have the choice of attending online, or, if possible, to attend the conference physically at Nankai University.

Why Submit Your Research Papers to ENTER22 Conference?

The ENTER Conference is an annual event of the IFITT community. The conference offers a worldwide and unique forum for attendees from industry, academia, government, and other organisations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies in travel and tourism.

2022 will mark the 29th ENTER Conference organized by IFITT, and in recognition of the expanding global IFITT community, the Conference is for the first time ever being held in China and hosted by Nankai University. Nankai University is located in Tianjin, one of the four municipalities of China. It is one of the earliest universities in China to offer undergraduate majors in tourism. ENTER22 will offer unique and exciting opportunities for the IFITT community to connect and engage in new conversations about IT development and research in e-Tourism.

IFITT is dedicated to increasing the visibility of e-Tourism research. Therefore, at no additional cost to authors, all Short and Full Papers accepted for presentation at the ENTER22 Conference will be included as part of the Open Access (OA) Proceedings published by Springer International. This means that upon publication, all conference papers will be immediately and freely accessible by anyone with an internet connection. Currently, due to its high impact, the ENTER Proceedings is ranked among the top 20 academic journals in the world in tourism and hospitality according to Google Scholar. Since its publication in January 2021, the ENTER21 e-Tourism Conference Proceedings has already received more than a quarter million downloads.

The ENTER 22 Ph.D. Workshop provides unique opportunities for postgraduate (doctoral) students to interactively present and discuss their research with peers and leading scholars in the field. Accepted Ph.D. Workshop proposals will also be published as separate OA Proceedings. 

The ENTERXchange track offers a platform for both industry professionals and academics to present findings of their most recent studies and/or new concepts, ideas, or problems without publishing them in the ENTER22 proceedings. Video presentations of accepted ENTERXchange presentations will be made publicly available on the IFITT YouTube channel.

Each format for sharing research at the ENTER22 conference is designed to generate engagement and impact of your research as we work together towards the IFITT mission of sharing knowledge, experience, and passion for ICT in travel and tourism.

Full Papers

We invite research papers across the wide spectrum of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism to be presented at the ENTER22 conference. 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, conclusions, and be fully referenced with appropriate citations.

  • The maximum length for full papers is 12 pages, inclusive of references.
  • All accepted full papers will be considered for awards and recognition, including the Best Full Paper prize, to be presented during the conference.
  • All accepted full papers will be included in the Open Access Conference Proceedings published by Springer International Publishing.

Guidelines:

All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the Springer proceedings guidelines.

  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter22
  • Submission deadline: 15 August 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2021
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 22 October 2021
  • Final acceptance decision: 25 October 2021

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 ENTER22 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.

Please contact the ENTER research track co-chairs with any questions.

Submit Full Papers

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 maximum length for full papers is 5 pages, inclusive of references.
  • All accepted short papers will be considered for awards and recognition, including the Best Short Paper prize, to be presented during the conference.
  • All accepted short papers will be included in the Open Access Conference Proceedings published by Springer International Publishing.

Guidelines:

All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the Springer proceedings guidelines.

  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter22
  • Submission deadline: 15 August 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2021
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 22 October 2021
  • Final acceptance decision: 25 October 2021

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 ENTER22 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.

Please contact the ENTER research track co-chairs with any questions.

Submit Short Papers

ENTERXchange Sessions

This track offers a platform for both industry professionals and academics to present findings of their most recent studies, new concepts, ideas, and/or research problems without publishing them in the ENTER22 proceedings. In the first part of the session, authors will be offered up to five minutes to give a presentation in sessions organized around similar topics. Then, all authors will be invited to join a round table discussion to brainstorm future research agendas and industry solutions together.

Why participate in ENTERXchange?

  • These sessions will provide researchers and industry participants with an opportunity to openly exchange their ongoing research, findings, technology-driven business solutions, emerging ideas and research problems, as well as proposals for collaboration.
  • There is no hassle of publishing: all authors are invited to share their findings and ideas without disclosing their insights in print
  • All participants will receive certificates of presentation at the ENTER22 conference.
  • The record of “ENTERXchange” sessions with authors’ names, affiliations, and contact details will be published on the ENTER conference website and IFITT YouTube channel.

Guidelines:

Please submit a video presentation of your topic that is up to 5-minutes long. General guidelines for the video presentation include:

  • Presentation title
  • Goals and purposes of the research/ business development ideas
  • Research/business development idea background
  • Methodology (if applicable)
  • Findings (if applicable)
  • Contributions and implications

For completed research & new IT developments and solutions, the focus (more than 50% of the presentation) should be on findings, theoretical contribution, practical implications and research agenda. For research in progress, emerging research problems, business development ideas and proposals for collaborations, the focus (more than 50% of the presentation) would be on the research context, research gap, problem statement, state of art and conceptual development).

Video presentations will be accepted based on the relevance of the research topics for the ENTER2022 conference.

Please contact the ENTERxChange co-chairs with any questions.

Submit Video Presentations

Special Sessions

We invite members of the e-Tourism community to organize special sessions during the ENTER22 Conference. A special session can be a virtual “mini-conference” on a focused topic that is developed in collaboration with the ENTER22 conference organizers. Please contact the research track chairs if you are interested in organizing a special session at ENTER22.

Deadline for proposing special sessions: 15 June 2021

PhD Proposals

As the pre-conference event, the ENTER22 Ph.D. 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.

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. Participants will receive feedback from mentors, experts and senior researchers within the IT and Tourism research community. Students can also find the answers to their questions related to academic and research careers, as well as 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.

  • The maximum length for the Ph.D. workshop proposal is 5 pages, inclusive of references.
  • Participants can apply for ICT4D scholarships. (Link to scholarship–add in the website)
  • All accepted proposals will be considered for awards and recognition, to be presented during the conference, and will be published in the open access ENTER PhD Proceedings.
  • 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.

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 All paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the requirements of Workshop Author Advice.

  • Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=enter22 
  • Submission deadline: 15 September 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 7 November 2021
  • Deadline to resubmit revised paper: 30 November 2021
  • Final acceptance decision: 4 December 2021

All submissions to the Ph.D. Workshop 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 ENTER22 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.

Please contact the ENTER Ph.D. Workshop co-chairs with any questions.

Submit Ph.D. Workshop Proposals