January, 23rd 2018

Pre-event: ENTER2018 eTourism Ph.D. Workshop



Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) and hosted by the Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC) at Jönköping International Business School, 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.

The Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) takes interest in the business implications of the development caused by digitization, including the market dynamics, innovations and strategic responses in the media industries. The work at MMTC builds on the tradition at Jönköping International Business School to explore and excel in the areas of Renewal and Entrepreneurship.

The Ph.D. Workshop will be held at Jönköping University campus, Jönköping International Business School.

Ph.D. Workshop Program

The PhD Workshop is free of charge for PhD-students. If you ONLY want to attend the PhD Workshop, please write an E-mail with your contact details and enrollment verification to andre.petzold@destinationjonkoping.se

For you attending BOTH the PhD Workshop AND ENTER2018 please start the registration process here.

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.