ENTER PhD Research Workshop
Preconference workshop before ENTER 2010, Lugano, Switzerland, 9 Feb 2010; Deadline 15 Oct
Ph.D. Research Workshop
CALL FOR Ph.D. RESEARCH PROPOSALS – ALL STAGES – EXTENDED DEADLINE 15th October 2009
Ph.D. Research Workshop on the 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism IFITT’s Global Travel & Tourism Technology and eBusiness Forum February 9th 2010, Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano Switzerland
As a preliminary event to ENTER 2010, IFITT will hold its prestigious annual Ph.D. Research Workshop for doctoral students undertaking research in Information and Communication Technology in Travel and Tourism. The workshop provides a forum for doctoral students to discuss their research with peers, colleagues, and leading supervisors and scholars in the field. Doctoral students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate. The workshop is focusing on practical and methodological issues, research proposals and interim results of participating students.
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Coffee 09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks Wolfram Höpken, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten 09:40 - 09:45 IFITT President Message Andrew J. Frew, Queen Margaret University 09:45 - 10:00 Workshop Introduction: Emerging Issues in ICT and Travel & Tourism Wolfram Höpken 10:00 - 10:15 Guidelines for Journal Publishing Jamie Murphy, University of Western Australia 10:15 - 10:30 Tips for Completing that Dissertation Andrew J. Frew 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee 11:00 - 13:00 Research Proposal Presentation 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch @ MENSA dell’UNIVERSITA 14:30 - 15:30 Breakout Sessions Breakout Session I Berendien Lubbe, University of Pretoria Breakout Session II Davide Bolchini, Indiana University 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee 16:00 - 17:00 Review of Breakout Sessions & Panel Discussion Wolfram Höpken 17:00 - 17:30 Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks 17:30 - 19:30 Wine Tasting and Social Networking
More information about the Ph.D. workshop and the overall conference can be found on http://www.enter2010.org
CALL FOR Ph.D. RESEARCH PROPOSALS
The workshop invites all interested doctoral and prospective students to submit their research proposals. The research proposals should be of a maximum length of five pages (A4) and should typically include the following headings: 1) problem definition; 2) literature review; 3) conceptual development; 4) proposed methodology; 5) anticipated results; and 6) references.
Each submission will undergo a review process. Authors will be notified about the review outcome, along with recommendations to improve the proposal before the workshop.
In your submission, please also indicate the extent of your progress toward completion of the thesis (i.e., thinking about it, just beginning the process, completed proposal etc.). The research proposals will be available to all workshop participants prior to the ENTER 2010 conference. Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the whole ENTER conference and the best research proposal will be given the chance to be presented within the ENTER research track.
Please note there is no cost to students or faculty for participating in the workshop. In addition the registration fee for the full ENTER 2010 conference (February 10th -12th) is heavily discounted for students to encourage active participation in ENTER 2010. Full conference details and all workshop materials and templates are available from the conference website http://www.enter2010.org.
Please direct enquiries to Wolfram Höpken and submit your research proposals any time no later than 15th October 2009. All submissions must use the appropriate workshop template.
ENTER 2010 PH.D. WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Ph.D. Workshop Chair: Prof. Wolfram Höpken, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Workshop Co-chair: Prof. Berendien Lubbe, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ph.D. Workshop Co-chair: Dr. Davide Bolchini, Indiana University, USA