January, 23rd 2018

Pre-event: ENTER2018 eTourism Ph.D. Workshop

Organised by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the pre-conference event provides a forum for doctoral students undertaking research related to Information and Communication Technology in Travel and Tourism to interactively discuss their research with peers, colleagues, and leading scholars in the field. Doctoral students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate.

This workshop will provide doctoral students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, get feedback from mentors who are senior members within the IT and Tourism research community, explore issues related to academic and research careers, and build relationships with other students, researchers, and members of the community from around the world. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and discuss with journal editors in order to learn how to best write and submit articles to leading academic journals.

Please note there is NO COST to students or faculty for participating in this workshop. In addition, the full ENTER2018 conference is heavily discounted for students to encourage active participation in ENTER2018.

Call for Research Proposals

The workshop invites all interested doctoral students to submit their research proposals for review and feedback. The research proposals should be a maximum length of five (5) A4 sized-pages and should typically include the following headings:

  1. problem definition;
  2. literature review;
  3. conceptual development;
  4. proposed methodology;
  5. anticipated results;

In your submission, please also indicate your progress toward completion of the thesis (e.g., thinking about it, just beginning the process, completed proposal, etc.)

Each submission will undergo a review process. Students will be notified of the review outcome, along with recommendations to improve the proposal before the workshop. Accepted proposals will be made available as an e-book to workshop participants before the Workshop and published on IFITT website.

Participants are required to prepare a short oral (or video) presentation as well as a poster presentation. Posters will be displayed throughout the entire ENTER conference. The best research proposal will receive an award and will be recognized at the main conference event!


Step 1: Please download the PhD-Workshop Author Advice as a style guide.
Step 2: Submit your proposal to EASY CHAIR for ENTER2018 (SELECT Ph.D. Workshop track).

Time Schedule 

  • Submission closes: 27th October 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 17th November 2017
  • Submit revised proposal: 24th November 2017
  • Final acceptance: 8th December 2017
  • Ph.D. Workshop: 23rd January 2018
  • ENTER Conference: 24th-26th January 2018

ENTER2018 Ph.D. Workshop Chairs 

Dr. Iis Tussyadiah, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Dr. Lidija Lalicic, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Dr. Estela Mariné-Roig, University of Lleida, Spain  

If you would like to participate or need more information please contact one of the ENTER Ph.D. workshop chairs.