The event, one special destination, one vision!

The International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the leading independent global community for technologies in travel and tourism, will host its its conference in Nicosia, Cyprus. Technology experts, local authorities and International companies like Expedia and IBM, will come Together with academics from around the world to discuss and exchange ideas on industry problems, ongoing research, latest trend and the future of technology and Tourism.

Call for paper


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 Internet Security
  • Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects of ICT

Computer 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


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
Dejan Krizaj, AIRTH and University of Primorska, Slovenia

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 Gregoriades, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Angelika Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Aris Moussoulides, Larnaca College, Cyprus


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    30 Jan.



    01 Feb.


  • 03 Sep.


    Draft paper submission deadline

  • 29 Oct.


    Draft paper acceptance notification

Contact information

  • Prof. George Papadopoulos
  • +357 22892693
  • +357 22591900

Organized By

  • The University of Cyprus