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ENTER 2010 : 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel and Tourism


Conference Series : Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
When Feb 10, 2010 - Feb 12, 2010
Where Lugano, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Sep 13, 2009

Call For Papers

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the scientific track of the ENTER 2010 conference. We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Best regards and hope to see you in Lugano for ENTER 2010,

Ulrike Gretzel Rob Law Matthias Fuchs
ENTER 2010 Scientific Committee Chairs

ENTER 2010 - eTourism

17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism, IFITT's Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum 10th-12th February 2010, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano Switzerland


Organised by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), ENTER 2010 offers a unique forum for attendees from academics, industry and government to present and debate state-of-the-art research and industry case studies on the application of information and communications technologies to travel and tourism. Issues to be covered at the conference include a wide range of cutting-edge challenges and the following examples give a flavour of

* Customer centricity * eBranding and brand integrity
* Cloud computing * ICT for regional development
* Mobile solutions * Consumer inspiration through ICTs
* eTourism clusters * ICT-enabled partnerships
* Web analytics * Location Based Services
* Web 3.0 & Travel 3.0 * Destination web sites & Clusters
* Geographical Mash ups * Web 2.0-Travel 2.0 and Social networking
* Usability & web design * Travel Search & Metasearch
* Online advertising * Distribution Challenges
* Smart ICT investments * Multimedia convergence
* Revenue Management * Disruptive technologies
* Reengineering tourism * Advanced distribution systems
* Crisis and eTourism * Advanced destination portals
* eLearning for Tourism * Interoperability & Interconnectivity
* Online marketing * Cultural heritage & ICT
* Distribution strategy * ICT for regional development
* Recommender systems * Accessible eTourism design
* ICT & sustainability * ICT-enabled segmentation

In 2010, ENTER will take place in Lugano, Switzerland, a city centrally located in Europe and easily accessible for international participants through the Milano airports and the extended Swiss Railway network.
Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and historic buildings. With Mediterranean flair and spectacular mountain views, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city,

combined with the cachet of a small town.

Papers are invited across a wide spectrum of Information and Communications Technologies applied to the travel and tourism sectors.

A) Full Papers
Full papers present major contributions to the field and should be up
to 12 pages in length.
Papers should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose,
theory/issues, methodology, results, conclusions and
managerial/industry/social implications of the study, and be fully
referenced with appropriate citations.
The conference proceedings (published by Springer-Verlag Wien New York)
will include all accepted full papers.
An award for the best full paper will also be presented during the

B) Short Papers
Short papers of up to 5 pages are invited. These papers represent new
ideas not developed enough to warrant a full paper,
findings that restate known research, descriptions of prototypes, or
research that is limited in scope.
All short papers will be published on an ISBN-referenced CD.


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
All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by the members of the
scientific review committee.
Final acceptance depends 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 15, 2009
in order to have their paper included in the Conference Proceedings /
the CD.

IFITT will also continue its series of Ph.D. workshops immediately
prior to the conference.
Further details will be available on the conference Website soon.


Submission opens 15th June 2009
Submission closes 13th September 2009
Initial feedback 28th September 2009
Submit final revised paper 18th October 2009
Final acceptance 25th October 2009
Registration 15th November 2009
Conference 10th - 12th February 2010

Research Track Chair: Ulrike Gretzel, Texas A&M University, USA
( )
Co-chair: Rob Law, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Co-chair: Matthias Fuchs, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

ALFORD Philip, Bournemouth University, UK
AU Norman, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
BAGGIO Rodolfo, Bocconi University, Italy
BAI Billy, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA
BEDARD Francois, UQAM, Canada
BELDONA Srikanth, University of Delaware, USA
BIEGER Thomas, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
BONN Mark, Florida State University, USA
BUHALIS Dimitrios, Bournemouth University, UK
CANTONI Lorenzo, Universit? della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
CHRISTODOULIDOU Natasa, California State University, USA
CHRISTOU Evangelos, University of the Aegean, Greece
COBANOGLU Cihan, University of Delaware, USA
DANIELE Roberto, Oxford Brookes University, UK
EGGER Roman, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
FESENMAIER Daniel, Temple University, USA
FREW Andrew, Queen Margaret University College, UK
GOECKE Robert, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
GOVERS Robert, University of Leuven, Belgium
HAM Sunny, University of Kentucky, USA
HITZ Martin, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
H?PKEN Wolfram, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten,
HU Clark, Temple University, USA
JUNG Timothy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
KAWAMURA Hidenori, Hokkaido University, Japan
KLEIN Stefan, University of M?nster, Germany
LEE Miranda, University of New Haven, USA
LI Gang, Deakin University, Australia
LUBBE Berendien, University of Pretoria, South Africa
MAGGI Rico, Universit? della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
MAGLOGIANNIS Ilias, University of Central Greece, Greece
MARCUSSEN Carl, Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, Denmark
MATZLER Kurt, University of Innsbruck, Austria
McGRATH Michael, Victoria University, Australia
MICH Luisa, University of Trento, Italy
MILNE Simon, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
MINGHETTI Valeria, CISET-Ca' Foscari University, Italy
MISTILIS Nina, University of New South Wales, Australia
MURPHY Jamie, University of Western Australia, Australia
O?CONNOR Peter, ESSEC Business School, France
PAOLINI Paolo, Universit? della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
PECHLANER Harald, Catholic University Eichst?tt-Ingolstadt, Germany
RICCI Francesco, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
SCHEGG Roland, University of Applied Sciences Valais, Switzerland
SCHERTLER Walter, University of Trier, Germany
SHELDON Pauline, University of Hawaii, USA
SIGALA Marianna, University of the Aegean, Greece
STEINER Thomas, Swiss School of Tourism, Switzerland
STOCK Oliviero, FBK-irst, Trento, Italy
SUZUKI Keiji, Hokkaido University, Japan
VAN DER PIJL John, Erasmus University, Netherlands
WERTHNER Hannes, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
W?BER Karl, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
XIANG Zheng (Phil), University of North Texas, USA
YAMAMOTO Masahito, Hokkaido University, Japan
ZANKER Markus, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
ZINS Andreas, MODUL University Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Gretzel
Assistant Professor and Director
Laboratory for Intelligent Systems in Tourism
Dept. of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M University
2261 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2261

PHONE: 979-862-4043
FAX: 979-845-0446

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