Tourism, Culture and Information Systems


A Track of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems, 7?9 Jun 2007, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Deadline 15 Nov 2006

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Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 13:40:55 +0300
From: "Sigala Marianna" <>


TRACK: Tourism, Culture and Information Systems
15th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
“Relevant rigour – Rigorous relevance”

7 – 9 June, 2007, St. Gallen, Switzerland

I have the pleasure to announce that ECIS 2007 offers a track dedicated on ‘Tourism, Culture and Information Systems’. Tourism as a subject area in IS research was successfully introduced and widely attended during the proceedings of the ECIS 2004, and it is nowadays recognised as an equally important research track amongst all others. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers working in the area of ‘IS in tourism’ to present their research in an internationally recognised generic IS conference, network with and join a community of leading IS researchers.

Tourism and cultural heritage represent two complementary, global and rapidly expanding sectors in the knowledge economy. By representing a multidimensional human and territorial asset, cultural heritage provides a vital destination resource and a major tourism demand pull factor motivating tourists to travel to a destination, visit its cities of art and interact with its community.

Information is a critical resource for tourism and culture, thus Information Systems (IS) play not only a catalyst role for enhancing the competitiveness and performance of tourism operators and destinations, but also empower tourism demand. IS applications boost productivity (e.g. CRM, reservations systems), foster networking and collaboration practices (e.g. e-marketplaces, destination management systems), enhance the promotion and interpretation of cultural resources. However, full exploitation and organizational integration of IS require main actors to reengineer their operating models, reconfigure value chains and networks and continually evaluate and redefi ne their business roles and inter-firm relations.

The objectives of the track are to disseminate findings and exchange experiences on the development of new research theories, methodologies, models and applications. Theoretical, empirical, experimental, case studies and policy-oriented contributions are welcome.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • ICT and tourism value chains and networks
  • E-business models in tourism and culture
  • Disintermediation vs reintermediation in tourism
  • Small and medium tourism enterprises and ICT applications and adoption
  • Personalization techniques
  • ICT and changes in tourism demand: behaviour, information search-patterns
  • Knowledge management in tourism and culture
  • Mobile applications in tourism and culture
  • Case studies on state-of-the-art solutions
  • Innovative promotion and fruition models in cultural tourism

Important deadlines

Submission of papers starts

NOVEMBER 15, 2006
Deadline for submission of papers

JANUARY 31, 2007
Deadline for submissions to doctoral consortium

FEBRUARY 26, 2007
Notification of acceptance

MARCH 25, 2007
Deadline for submission of the final papers

JUNE 04-06, 2007
Doctoral consortium

JUNE 07-09, 2007
ECIS 2007
For more information regarding the call and submission of papers please go to:

For more information on ECIS, see

For more information on AIS go to:

Looking forward to receiving your papers

With best regards
Marianna Sigala

ECIS 2007 – Track Chairs: Tourism, Culture and IS
Oleg Missikoff, Luiss Roma, Italy
Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece