PhD Workshop – Call for Research Proposals

PhD Workshop - Call for Research Proposals

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

This 1-day 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. Participants will also have the opportunity to join various workshops related to cutting-edge topics and meet and discuss with journal editors in to learn how to best write and submit articles to leading academic journals.

Please note there is NO COST to students or faculty for participating in this workshop. In addition, the full ENTER2019 conference is heavily discounted for students to encourage active participation in ENTER2019 conference and social activities.

Call for Research Proposals

The workshop invites all interested doctoral students to submit their research proposals for review and feedback. The research proposals should be a maximum length of five (5) A4 sized-pages and should typically include the following headings:

  1. problem definition;
  2. literature review;
  3. conceptual development;
  4. proposed methodology;
  5. (anticipated) results;
  6. references.

In your submission, please also indicate your progress toward completion of the thesis (e.g., 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 made available as e-book to workshop participants before the workshop and published on IFITT website.

Participants are required to prepare a short oral (or video) presentation as well as a poster presentation. Posters will be displayed during the workshop as well as throughout the entire ENTER conference. The best research proposals will receive awards and will be recognized at the main conference event!

Author Advice and Submission Procedure

Step 1: Please download the PhD-Workshop Author Advice as a style guide for your research proposal.
Please note: the submission should consist of ONE single file.

Step 2: Submit your proposal via Easy Chair [Please Select “PhD Workshop”].

Time Schedule 

  • Submission closes: 29th October, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 19th November, 2018
  • Submit revised proposal: 26th November, 2018
  • Final acceptance: 9th December, 2018
  • PhD Workshop: 29th January, 2019
  • ENTER Conference: 30th of January- 1st of February 2019

ENTER2019 PHD Workshop Chairs 

Dr. Lidija Lalicic, MODUL University Vienna, Austria (

Dr. Rosanna Leung, I-Shou University, Taiwan (

Dr. Angelika Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus (


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