Doctoral summer school 2015

IFITT Doctoral Summer School: “Ready for the Future”

Date: July 20 – 21, 2015
Location: MODUL University Vienna (MU), Vienna, Austria

Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) and hosted by the MODUL University Vienna (MU), the IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2015 offered a worldwide and unique forum for early-career eTourism researchers (both at Master and Doctoral level) to actively exchange, share and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.

The Summer school focused on research methods and academic publishing. Moreover, delegates had the opportunity to present their idea and/or findings and discuss them with peers and invited academics.

► Find here the IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2015 Registration Portal

► Find here the IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2015 Preliminary Program

► Find here the IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2015 Call for Abstracts


Time Schedule:
Submission closes: May 30th 2015
Decision: June 14th 2015
Registration: June 1st – July 20th 2015
Summer School: July 20th – July 21st 2015


Overall Chairs:
Karl Wöber (MODUL University Vienna – [email protected])
Daniel Leung (MODUL University Vienna – [email protected])

Research Chairs:
Astrid Dickinger (MODUL University Vienna, Austria)
Josef Mazanec (MODUL University Vienna, Austria)


Abstract Submission:
The Summer School invites the submission of abstract in the following areas (other related topics are welcome):

  • Advanced Distribution Systems and Strategies
  • Big Data, Measurement and Analytics
  • E-Learning and MOOCs
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Gaming, Gamification and Augmented-Reality
  • ICT Adoption, Use and Value Creation
  • ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability
  • ICT and Tourism Experience
  • ICT for Innovation and Service Design
  • ICT-enabled Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Information Interfaces and Presentation
  • Information Search and Retrieval
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Internet-of-Things and Smart Destinations
  • Legal and Social Aspects of ICT
  • Location-based services and Context-Aware Systems
  • Mobile Services
  • Travel Recommender Systems
  • Travel Information Search and Retrieval
  • Website Design and Evaluation

Abstract should be a maximum length of two pages (A4-size paper) and structured as follows:
1. Problem Statement
2. Research Framework and Hypotheses
3. Proposed Methodology
4. Anticipated Results
5. References

Abstract must be submitted to EasyChair for the IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2015
All abstracts will be rigorously reviewed by Research Chairs


Registration fee:
Non-IFITT member: EUR100 (IFITT Student Membership fee is EUR30)


More information:
Contact: Daniel Leung (MODUL University Vienna – [email protected])

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