ENTER2019 Conference “eTourism: Towards a Sustainable Digital Society” Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 January – 1 February 2019 Call for Research Papers Every year, hundreds of tourism academics, industry representatives, government officials, students and entrepreneurs come together to Share , discuss and challenge latest developments in information technology in the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality. With the theme eTourism: Towards a Sustainable Digital Societythe ENTER 2019 conference will focus on exploring the ways in which technology and tourism together can make our society more Sustainable . We call for latest research and case studies on emergent and cutting-edge information and communication technology concepts, applications, and business models to be shared in the conference.Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the ENTER 2019 conference provides a unique venue for various tourism stakeholders to understand the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism, with a special focus on how eTourism can The conference also features six to eight world- Class keynote speakers discussing the most pressing topics within eTourism. Location The 26th edition of ENTER will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus. Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus; a status it has enjoyed for 1000 years since The 10th century,Thank its beginnings date back 5000 years to the Bronze Age. Nicosia is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city, rich in history and culture that combines its historic past with the amenities of a modern city.Cyprus is an island drenched in sun and mythology, at the Crossroads of ancient civilizations. 9,000 years of history gathered on one island. Cyprus packs a remarkable array of sights and attractions, museums and archaeological parks, throbbing beach resorts, pine covered mountains, medieval Fortresses and ancient temples. Over the last few years, it Has become one of the top touristic European destinations breaking in consecutiveyearsthe record of tourist arrivals. It is expected that in 2018, more than 3.6 million tourists will visit Cyprus and plans a steady intake Of 5 milliontourists per year.More information about Nicosia and Cyprus as well as what the island and its capital offer can be found on the conference web site for Research PapersWe invite research papers across the widest spectrum of Information and Communication Technologies in Travel and Tourism to Be submission at the ENTER2019 conference. 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 authors of full papers and research notes will have the opportunity to present their research orally supported By PowerPoint slides.The proceedings of recent proceedings will be provided with the acceptance of the paper. The proceedings of the recently held ENTER conferences are listed by ISI's Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S). ENTER 2019 proceedings will follow a similar indexing process for ISI and other major. The indices.FullPapersFullpapersshould be innovative, so to advance the knowledge base of related fields. These paperspresent major contributions 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 fullpapers . An award for the best full paper will be provided during the conference. Research notes Research notes of up To 5 pages are invited. Thesepapers represent new ideas not educational enough at the scale of a fullpaper,That 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 of eRTR: Cody Morris Paris, Middlesex University Dubai,United Arab Emirates.Organized Sessions Proposals for organizing technical Or other research- oriented sessions are invited. participants meetings, topics, and presents. Session Chairs are expected to attendENTER 2019,set the order of presentations, and chair their session/s. Deadline for session chairs to submit their Proposals to Research Track Chairs isSeptember 3, 2018 (please submit proposal by e-mail to the research track chairs found at the end of the document).SubmissionPlease refer to the 'Author Advice' document as a style guide for standards to follow in the Preparation of manuscripts.Papersmust be uploaded to the online reviewing platform:Easy Chair for ENTER2019 ( Enter2019). Allpaperswill be double-blindpeer-reviewed by experienced photographer who are members of the scientific review committee. Final Acceptance will depend on whether the author(s) can adequately address comments comments to the satisfaction of the reviewers. 

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The ENTER 2019 research track is divided into three major topics that all contribute to our capabilities in building a sustainable digital society: Tourism Business and Technology, Governance, Sustainability and Education, and Computer Science and Information Systems. Issues to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas in the travel, tourism and hospitality context:Tourism Business and Technology ●ICT and Tourism Experience ●Augmented and Virtual Reality ●Platform Economy ●Website Design and Evaluation ●Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies ●Digital Distribution and Social Selling ●Social Networking, Social Media and Social Inspiration ●Gaming and Gamification ●ICT Adoption and Value Creation ●E-strategy and eBusiness Models ●ICT for Innovation and Service Design ● Digital Nomads ● Consumer Behaviour in Digital Space ● Robotics and Automation in Travel and Hospitality Governance, Sustainability and Education ●ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability ●Advanced Distribution Systems and Strategies, Dynamic Packaging ●ICT-enabled Partnership and Collaboration ●E-Learning,Life-long Learning and MOOCs ●E-Government and Public Policy in Tourism ●Digital Divide and Socio-economic Development ●Privacy and InternetSecurity ●Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects of ICTComputer Science and Information Systems ●Big Data and Large-scale Systems ●Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning ● Data Mining, Analytics and Measurement ●Text and Concept Mining, Sentiment Analysis ●Recommender Systems and Personalization ●User Modeling and Decision Making ●Human-computer Interaction ●Emotions and Personality-based Systems ●Social Network Analysis● Location-based Services and Context-Aware Systems ●Mobile Services and Wearable Technologies ●Semantic Web,Tourism Ontologies and Linked Open Data ● Data Standards and Data Integration ●Travel Information Search and Retrieval ●Internet-of-Things ●Smart Destinations ●Travel Chatbots ●Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies Welcoming Academics and the IndustryThe conference brings together the research community and industry, And it is organized in three streams, ie industry track, destinations track, and research track. If you are represented tourism industry or destinations, please see suitable calls for presentations at

Author guidelines

Submission Guideline and Presentation Template 

Please download the "Author Advice" document as a style guide  here  and a template for your Presentation during ENTER2019 Conference (for speakers only)  here .


Overall Chairs
George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia

Research Track Chairs
Juho Pesonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Julia Neidhardt, Technical University Vienna, Austria

Industry Track Chairs
Steve Hood, STR, USA
Claudia Brözel, HNE Eberswalde, Germany

Destination Track Chair
Irem Önder, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Holger Sicking, European Travel Commission

PhD Workshop Chairs
Lidija Lalicic, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Rosanna Leung, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Angelika Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

IFITT President
Iis Tussyadiah, University of Surrey, UK

IFITT General Secretary
Yujia (Penny) Chen, University of Surrey, UK

Local Organising Committee 

General Chair
George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Publicity Chair
Alexis Saveriades, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Financial Chair
Petros Stratis, Easy Conferences Ltd


Andreas Grigoriades, Technical University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Angelika Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Aris Moussoulides, Larnaca College, Cyprus


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Important dates

  • 29 Jan.


    Conference date

  • 03 Sep.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 22 Oct.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

Contact information

  • Prof. George Papadopoulos
  • +357 22892693,+357 22892701
  • +357 22591900, +357 22591700