The Call for [email protected] is Approaching!

The Call for [email protected] is Approaching!

  • April 3rd, 2020
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Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the annual ENTER conference provides a unique venue for researchers, industry representatives, government officials, students and entrepreneurs to come together and share, discuss and challenge the latest developments in information technology in the fields of travel and tourism.

[email protected] calls for the latest research and case studies on emergent and cutting-edge ICT concepts, applications, and business models to be shared in the conference.

The research papers are divided into four major topic areas that all contribute to our capabilities in developing more responsible information and communication technology (ICT) in tourism: Technologies in e-Tourism, Tourist Behavior and Experiences, Marketing and Management in Tourism Industry and Governance, Sustainability and Education. In addition, there is an open Call for Special Sessions and a research track in Chinese language.

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


Technologies in e-Tourism
• Recommender Systems and Personalization
• Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation
• Machine Learning and Deep Learning
• Mobile, Location-based and Context-aware Systems
• Augmented and Virtual Reality
• Cloudsourcing
• Wearables and Internet-of-Things
• Semantic Web, Tourism Ontologies and Linked Open Data
• Data Analytics, Data Mining and Big Data Analysis
• Data Management and Visualization
• Data Standards and Data Integration
• Sentiment Analysis and Personality-based Systems
• Blockchain Applications
• Emerging Technologies

Tourist Behavior and Experiences
• ICT and Tourism Experiences
• ICT Adoption and Use
• User Modeling and Decision Making
• Group Decision Making
• Social Media and Social Networks
• Information Search and Travel Planning
• Human-Computer Interaction
• Gaming and Gamification
• Digital Nomads

Marketing and Management in e-Tourism
• Website & APP Design and Evaluation
• Tourism Economy and e-Commerce
• Advanced Distribution Systems and Strategies
• Dynamic Packaging
• Digital and Social Media Marketing
• e-CRM & Review Management
• Crowdsourcing
• Sharing Economy, Platform Business and Collaborative Partnership
• Digital Distribution and Social Selling
• e-Business Models, Strategy and Impact
• Crisis Management
• Yield Management
• Tourism Strategic Competitiveness
• Service Design and User Experience

Governance, Sustainability and Education
• Smart Cities and Destinations
• Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Climate Change
• Responsible ICT in Tourism
• ICT and Wellbeing
• ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability
• ICT-enabled Partnership and Collaboration
• Education and e-Learning
• Life-long Learning and MOOCs
• E-Government and Public Policy in Tourism
• Digital Divide and Socio-economic Development
• Privacy and Internet Security
• Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects of ICT

Full Papers

ENTER will 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 orally at ENTER2021. An award for the best full papers will be presented during the conference.

All accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer International Publishing. Full paper submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX according to the Springer proceedings guidelines. 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. 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.

Research Notes, Demo Papers and Late-Breaking Results (LBR)

Research notes present highly promising findings not developed enough at the scale of a full paper. The evaluation of research notes will be based on originality and (potential) importance rather than maturity or completed evaluation. Research notes will be presented orally at the conference. However, the presentation time will be shorter as compared to full paper presentations. An award for the best research note will be presented during the conference.

Late-Breaking Results (LBR) are research-in-progress papers that must contain original and unpublished research ideas and preliminary results that are relevant to this Call for Papers. In addition, papers introducing recently started research projects, summarizing project results or showcasing research prototypes or commercial systems are also welcome. LBR papers and demos will be presented in a poster session.

All accepted research notes and LBR papers will be published in the e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR). They must be written in English and should be prepared in a Word document according to the eRTR formatting guidelines. Research notes should overall comprise between 2500 and 4000 words; demo papers and LBR should overall comprise approximately 1500 words.
All research notes, demo papers and LBR are evaluated in a single-blind peer review process: all submissions should include information identifying the authors or their affiliations.

Chinese Track

Chinese scholars can submit papers in English to the main track with a note that they will present their papers in the Chinese track in Chinese. In addition, papers in Chinese can be submitted directly to the Chinese track, without publication in the proceedings. The best papers in Chinese will be recommended to be published with additional reviewing in Nankai Business Review, which is a leading management journal in China.

PhD workshop

Postgraduate students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate in the PhD workshop. Participants will receive feedback from mentors, experts and senior researchers within the IT and Tourism research community. 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;
  • References.

Important Dates for All Submissions

Submission closes: August 31st, 2020


Research Track Chairs

Wolfgang Wörndl, TU Munich, Germany ([email protected])
Chulmo Koo, Kyung Hee University, South Korea ([email protected])
Hui Li, Nankai University, China ([email protected])

*In the event that the conventional, face-to-face conference can not happen, ENTER 2021 will be held virtually*

Thank you for your interest in the ENTER2021 conference.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Nankai in January 2021!

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