Call for Participation
7th International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR 2019)
and IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2019
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Jointly organised by the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the ISCONTOUR 2019 will be hosted at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.
Research papers from the widest spectrum of the below mentioned topics are presented by students and graduates of Bachelor-, Master and Doctoral Degree programmes. Submitted papers are be based on approved Bachelor- or Master-Theses which were submitted between 2016 and 2018, or evaluated seminar papers handed-in between 2016 and 2018.
IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2019
The International Federation for IT in Travel & Tourism Doctoral Summer School is integrated as an essential part into the ISCONTOUR programme. The IFITT Doctoral Summer School offers a unique forum for early-career researchers to actively exchange, share and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of ICTs for travel and tourism. The Doctoral Summer School will focus on research methods, academic publishing, and how to write a dissertation. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work or their ideas and discuss them with peers and invited academics and practitioners. The IFITT Doctoral Summer School is aimed at both, PhD students and early career researchers.
Paper submission deadline: To be announced
Reviewers feedback: February 2019
Final paper submission: March 2019
Early bird registration closes: 15 April 2019
Conference registration closes: 11 May 2019
Conference dates: 13-14 May 2019
The best three submitted papers in each of the following categories will be awarded!
- Best ISCONTOUR 2019 Research Paper
- Best ISCONTOUR 2019 ICT-related Research Paper (sponsored by IFITT)
- Best IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2019 Paper
The awardees of the best research papers will be rewarded during the conference.
Papers submitted for ISCONTOUR must comprise 12 pages and should be innovative in order to advance the body of knowledge of the related fields. Submissions for the IFITT Doctoral Summer school must be based on PhD-theses in progress and 6 pages in length. All submissions will be evaluated for novelty, significance and soundness by an international scientific review committee. The Conference Proceedings (printed copy) will include all accepted papers.
Before submitting a paper, please read the Author Guidelines carefully.
Topics to be covered at the conference include but are not limited to:
- Marketing and Management
- Tourism Product Development & Sustainability
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Financing and Budgeting
- Human Resource Management
The conference aims to offer students and graduates a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer and networking forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations.
The targeted audiences include international students, graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas.