ENTER 2010


17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism, Lugano, Switzerland, 10-12 Feb 2010; Deadline 13 Sep

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More information can be found at: http://www.enter2010.org/?page_id=45

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 this:

  • Customer centricity
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile solutions
  • eTourism clusters
  • Web analytics
  • Web 3.0 & Travel 3.0
  • Geographical Mash ups
  • Usability & web design
  • Online advertising
  • Smart ICT investments
  • Revenue Management
  • Reengineering tourism
  • Crisis and eTourism
  • eLearning for Tourism
  • Online marketing
  • ICT & sustainability
  • Recommender systems
  • Distribution strategy
  • eBranding and brand integrity
  • ICT for regional development
  • Consumer inspiration through ICTs
  • ICT-enabled partnerships
  • Location Based Services
  • Destination web sites & Clusters
  • Web 2.0-Travel 2.0 and Social networking
  • Travel Search & Metasearch
  • Distribution Challenges
  • Multimedia convergence
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Advanced distribution systems
  • Advanced destination portals
  • Interoperability & Interconnectivity
  • Cultural heritage & ICT
  • ICT for regional development
  • Accessible eTourism design
  • 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, heory/issues, methodology, results, conclusions and managerial/industry/social implications of the study, and be fully eferenced 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 conference.

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 (http://www.etourism-austria.at/enter). 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 (ugretzel@tamu.edu )

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, Università 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
  • HÖPKEN Wolfram, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
  • HU Clark, Temple University, USA
  • JUNG Timothy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • KAWAMURA Hidenori, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • KLEIN Stefan, University of Münster, Germany
  • LEE Miranda, University of New Haven, USA
  • LI Gang, Deakin University, Australia
  • LUBBE Berendien, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • MAGGI Rico, Università 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, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
  • PECHLANER Harald, Catholic University Eichstätt-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
  • WÖBER 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

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
EMAIL: ugretzel@tamu.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.rpts.tamu.edu/list