PhD Workshop

January 23rd, 2017

PhD Workshop


ENTER2017 PhD Workshop Programme



Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), this pre-conference event provides a forum for doctoral students undertaking research related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Travel and Tourism to interactively discuss their research with peers, colleagues, and leading supervisors and scholars in the field. Doctoral students at all stages (i.e. beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to participate.

This workshop will provide doctoral students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, get feedback from mentors who are senior members within the IT and Tourism research community, explore issues related to academic and research careers, and build relationships with other students, researchers and members of the community from around the world.


The workshop invites interested doctoral students to submit their research proposals for review and feedback. The research proposals should be a maximum length of five pages, including references, (A4) and should typically include the following headings:
1) problem definition,
2) literature review,
3) conceptual development,
4) proposed methodology,
5) theoretical and practical implication,
6) references.

In your submission, please indicate your progress toward completion of the thesis (i.e. thinking about it, just beginning the process, completed proposal, etc.)

Each submission will undergo a review process. Students will be notified about the review outcome, along with recommendations to improve the proposal before the workshop. Accepted proposals will be available as an e-book and published on the IFITT website.
The best research proposal will receive an award and recognition at the main Conference event.


Step 1: Please download the PhD-Workshop Author Advice as a Template and style guide.
Step 2: Submit your proposal to EASY CHAIR for ENTER2017 eTourism Conference [Please SELECT PhD Workshop]


Presentation Template: please download here the Template for your Presentation

Location: University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

Cost: there is NO COST to students or faculty for participating in this workshop. In addition, the full ENTER2017 eTourism Conference is heavily discounted for students to encourage active participation. PhD candidates from developing countries are invited to apply for the ICT4D Scholarship provided by IFITT:



• Submission closes: September 11, 2016
• Notification of acceptance/rejection/revision: October 11, 2016
• Submit revised proposal: October 21, 2016
• Final acceptance: October 28, 2016
• PhD Workshop: 23 January, 2017
• ENTER2017 Conference: 24-26 January, 2017

ENTER2017 PhD Workshop Chairs

Chair: Nadzeya Kalbaska, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland (
Co-chair: Jing Ge, University of Queensland, Australia (
Co-chair: Jamie Murphy, Australian School of Management, Australia (
Co-chair: Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia (


If you would like to participate or need more information, contact one of the ENTER2017 PhD workshop chairs.