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. The ENTER conference makes a continuing contribution and ground breaking interactions within the IFITT community. With a theme “eTourism: Transforming Mobility”, the ENTER 2015 conference will focus on exploring emergent and cutting-edge ICT concepts, applications, and business models that reflect the progressive transformation in travel and tourism. Issues to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

·         E-Marketing and Social Media Strategies
·         Big Data, Measurement and Analytics
·         Mobile Services and Wearable Technologies
·         Gaming, Gamification and Augmented Reality
·         Location-based Services and Context-Aware Systems
·         Internet-of-Things and Smart Destinations
·         Advanced Distribution Systems and Strategies
·         Travel Information Search and Retrieval
·         Social Networking, Social Media and Social Inspiration
·         ICT and Tourism Experience
·         ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation
·         E-strategy and e-Business models
·         ICT-enabled Partnership and Collaboration
·         ICT for Innovation and Service Design
·         E-Learning and Distributed Learning
·         ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability
·         Website Design and Evaluation
·         Legal and Social Aspects of ICT, including Issues concerning Digital Divide, Privacy and Internet 

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. 


ENTER 2015 will return to Lugano, Switzerland, after the success of ENTER 2010. Thanks to a partnership between the Area Tourism of the City of Lugano and the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera Italiana, USI), the Italian part of Switzerland will once again be the epicenter of the debate on new technologies in travel and tourism.

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 2015 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 (Editor of eRTR: Ulrike Gretzel, University of Queensland, Australia). 

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 2015, set the order of presentations, and chair their session/s. Deadline for session chairs to submit their proposals to Research Track Chairs is September 12, 2014.


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 ENTER2015. 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 and must register for the conference by November 16, 2014 in order to have their papers included in the Conference Proceedings/eRTR.

Time Schedule 

Submission closes: September 12, 2014 
Final acceptance:
October 31, 2014 
Registration Deadline:
November 16, 2014 
February 3 - 6, 2015

Presentation Template 

Please download here a template for your Presentation during ENTER2015 Conference (for speakers only)

Fast Track Journal of Information Technology and Tourism

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.

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Research Track Chairs

Iis Tussyadiah, Washington State University Vancouver, USA (

Alessandro Inversini,
Bournemouth University, UK

Minghetti Valeria - Senior Researcher, CISET – Ca’ Foscari University
Minghetti Valeria - Senior Researcher, CISET – Ca’ Foscari University

The IFITT community is growing worldwide and this is a sign of good health and liveliness. The presentations at ENTER gave me useful insights on current advances in academic research as well as in industry and destination practices. Good food for thought and inspiration for future projects! The interaction between academia, industry and public organizations is the strength of the conference and the aspect I appreciated more. ENTER is the ideal gate to the tourism and IT world for students and a good opportunity for industry and destination practitioners who want to stay tuned on innovative strategic solutions and applications for their activities. The organization of thematic workshops bringing together research papers and industry case studies could be the added value of ENTER.

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