Professor Hannes Werthner is specialized in Informatics and he is Research Professor at Vienna University of Technology. Hannes is Member of Editorial Board of “The International Journal of Electronic Markets“, “Journal of Information Technology and Tourism“, and “Information Systems and e-Business Management“, all published by Springer. His study area ranges across several disciplines that include the use of information technologies (IT) within the tourism field. Current studies includes the analysis of Destination Recommender Systems, e-Commerce, Destination Websites and Tourism Review Data. He has been Program Chair and Program Committee member of over 80 conferences.
He is currently Dean at the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology. Hannes is a pioneer in the eTourism field, founding the ENTER Conference and IFITT in the 1990s. He contributed to the establishment of the field, both by scientific as well as entrepreneurial contributions. He was also the first President of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT).