Call for Papers and Participation
6th International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR 2018)
and IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2018
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Students and Graduates are invited to submit their research paper to the 6th International Student Conference in Tourism Research.
Jointly organised by the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the ISCONTOUR 2018 will be hosted at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria.
Research papers are invited from the widest spectrum of the below mentioned topics by students and graduates of Bachelor-, Master and Doctoral Degree programmes. Submitted papers must be based on approved Bachelor- or Master-Theses which were submitted between 2015 and 2017, or evaluated seminar papers handed-in between 2015 and 2017.
IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2018
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. Submissions for the IFITT Doctoral Summer School must be 6 pages in length. Accepted papers will be included in the printed ISCONTOUR 2018 conference proceedings.
Paper submission deadline: 9 January 2018
Reviewers feedback: February 2018
Final paper submission: March 2018
Early bird registration closes: 16 April 2018
Conference registration closes: 12 May 2018
Conference dates: 14-15 May 2018
The best three submitted papers in each of the following categories will be awarded!
- Best ISCONTOUR 2018 Research Paper
- Best ISCONTOUR 2018 ICT-related Research Paper (sponsored by IFITT)
- Best IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2018 Submission
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.