Information Technology and Travel & Tourism


Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum, Ljubljana, Slovenia 24-26 Jan 2007; Deadline 11 Sep 2006

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Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 19:06:44 +0300
ENTER 2007

Connecting Destinations
New Technologies, New Thinking, New Solutions


The 14th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism  IFITT’s Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum
January 24th – 26th, 2007
Ljubljana, Slovenia

ENTER 2007 celebrates its 14th anniversary of innovative thinking in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Tourism and Travel. ENTER is the annual international conference where ICT practitioners and researchers in Travel and Tourism meet.

Organised by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), ENTER 2007 continues its tradition as a unique forum for academics, industry and government. The conference attracts a rich and diverse range of international participants, who present and debate state-of-the-art research and industry case studies. ENTER’s excellent tradition continues this year in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The high-tech conference venue, easily accessible for international participants, is centred in a rich cultural capital that combines tradition and modern technologies. See for further details.


This is the initial call for research papers. Further details of streams, themes and the Ph.D. workshop (which takes place the day before the full conference – under the leadership of Professor Juline Mills, Purdue University, USA, Thomas Steiner, University of Applied Sciences Valais, Switzerland and Tanja Mihalic, University of Ljubljana) will follow in a few weeks. Papers are invited across a wide spectrum of ICT in Travel and Tourism, such as:

  • Information Technology as Enabler
    • Leveraging the Web to enable competitiveness
    • Internet/Extranet/WWW interfaces and developments
    • Usability studies
    • Market research in tourism and IT
    • On-line partnerships and strategic alliances
    • Web evaluation approaches
    • IT and business value
    • IT and Knowledge Management
    • IT and Business Process Reengineering
    • Wireless Technologies and their Impact on Travel
  • Innovative Methods and Technologies and their Applications
    • Expert systems and intelligent agents
    • Recommendation systems and decision support
    • Neural networks applications and developments
    • Data mining and data warehousing
    • Optimization and control
    • Semantic Web and Web Services
    • Multi-media and virtual reality
    • System architectures and integration
    • Security and privacy in a wireless world
    • Mobile applications
    • Wireless portals
    • Innovative interaction mechanisms for the traveller
    • GRID technologies
    • Radio Frequency Identity Devices (RFIDs)
  • Education and Training
    • Developing IT and tourism curricula
    • E-learning in IT, tourism and travel
    • Education and industry collaborations (internships, alliances)
  •  Net Marketplaces
    • Regulations and standards
    • IT changes and new business models and processes
    • Dynamic pricing, personalisation and mass customisation
    • Effects of globalization
    • Disintermediation vs. Re-intermediation
    • The role of DMO’s in net marketplaces
    • E-procurement and Internet enabled Supply Chains
    • Legal and social aspects of e-commerce
    • Aspects of the Digital Divide


All submissions are full papers only. Authors must submit their full paper(s) by September 11th 2006 (Word files only please) by using the online submission system at . Please follow the instructions provided in this webpage for submitting your paper online. Late submissions are unacceptable. Papers must clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory/issues, methodology, results, conclusions, and be fully referenced with appropriate citations.

Two to three peers will blind review all papers and authors should receive feedback by September 29th 2006. The double-blind review process will decide whether to accept submissions as a full research paper, or as research in progress. Where the recommendation is for acceptance, authors must address all reviewer comments to the satisfaction of the review committee. Authors must re-submit their revised papers by October 14th 2006.

Please refer to the attached Author Advice document as a style guide for standards to follow for final acceptance. Please also pay close attention to including appropriate key words. All author guidelines are also available on the website ( The conference proceedings distributed to conference participants, will include all full papers.

An Award for the Best Research Paper will be presented during the conference. The quality of the conference papers and proceedings heavily depend on the valuable and reliable work of the Conference Research Review Committee. Thus, from ENTER 2007 onwards, awards will also be presented to the Best Reviewers during the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: Authors whose papers are accepted must register for the conference by November 18th 2006 in order to have their work included in the Conference Proceedings. Failure to register for the conference will result in deleting the work from the program and conference proceedings.

Submit full paper 11th September 2006
Submit final revised paper 14th October 2006
Final acceptance 21st October 2006
Registration 18th November 2006
Conference 24th-26th January 2007

Research Track Chair: Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece
Co-chair: Jamie Murphy, University of Western Australia Business School, Australia
Co-chair: Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy
For more information please visit the conference website at