Call for Papers

Please note:

ISCONTOUR 2018 takes place in Wing G1 at the main campus – do NOT go to Piaristengasse 1!

Click on How to get there? to find your way to the conference center at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. 


International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR 2018)

IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2018

14-15 May 2018
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

We cordially invite you to submit your research paper to the 6th International Student Conference in Tourism Research or the IFITT Doctoral Summer School.

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.

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 practitioners and anyone interested in tourism and travel.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: closed
Reviewers feedback: February 2018
Final paper submission: March 2018

Early bird conference registration closes: 16 April 2018
Conference registration closes: 12 May 2018

Conference dates: 14-15 May 2018

The best three submitted papers in various 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 Paper

The awardees of the best three research papers will be rewarded during the conference.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers must comprise 12 pages (for ISCONTOUR submissions) or 6 pages (for IFITT Doctoral Summer School submissions) and should be innovative in order to advance the body of knowledge of the related fields. All submissions will be evaluated for novelty, significance and soundness by an international scientific review committee. The Conference Proceedings (in print) will include all accepted papers.

For the paper submission please follow the Author Guidelines carefully.