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Call for Papers


The 2021 Annual iHITA Research Conference

Monday, September 27, 2021


Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


Dallas, Texas, USA

 

The International Hospitality Information Technology Association (iHITA) is a professional organization for educators, researchers and practitioners who are committed to the advancement of hospitality technology. The iHITA conference, the oldest research conference focusing solely on hospitality technology, is a successful forum for bringing together key players (such as educators, vendors, and researchers) of information technology in the global hospitality industry with the goal of improving the quality of education, research, and the technology itself.

 

The iHITA conference is a co-located conference with HITEC (www.hitec.org), the world’s largest hospitality technology show, and offers attendees the opportunity to interact with hospitality technology vendors and operators while experiencing the latest technology products and innovations at the exhibit floor.

 

The applicable research domain of papers submitted to the conference should be considered for wide interpretation by researchers as there is clear interest across all pertinent aspects of the hospitality, travel and tourism academic domain.  Additionally, priority consideration will be given to submission that address industry applicable issues.  Research topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Biometric Applications
· Business Intelligence
· Distribution Technologies
· eCommerce and Distribution
· eCRM
· eLearning
· eProcurement
· Electronic Governance
· Electronic Marketing
· GPS and Location-Based Services
· Green Technologies
· Interoperability of Technology
· IT Outsourcing
· IT Control and Preparation for Disaster
· IT in Medical Tourism
· RFID

· Revenue Management Domains

· Revenue Management and Technology

· Security and Privacy of Transactions and Information

· Self Service Technologies

· Social Media Marketing

· Technology Leverage and Use

· Technology and the Law

· Technology in New Product Development

· Technology Usability

· User Generated Content

· Virtual Presence and Virtual Reality Applications

· Web 4.0/Travel 4.0

· Web Evaluation and Metrics

· Wireless and Mobile Technologies

· Other technology related topics

If you are unsure about a topic for submission please contact the conference co-chairs,
Dr. John Farrish, john.farrish@siu.edu and Dr. Thomas Schrier, schriert@iastate.edu.

All submissions will undergo a double blind review process. Submissions can be made as three page extended abstracts or as full papers (minimum 2500 words). Please see the details below. At least one author of the submissions accepted must register for the conference by May 29, 2021 @11:59 PM (PDT).


 

Track 1: Full Paper (minimum 2500 words, excluding references) -- The primary objective of this track is to provide a forum for reporting "state-of-the-art" research in hospitality technology which focuses on innovative developments in concepts, models, theories, and/or applicability.  

Track 2: Extended Abstract (minimum 500 words, not to exceed 3 pages excluding references) – This track is intended to encourage the presentation of research studies that may not yet be fully completed but may be of significant interest to the hospitality technology community. Both conceptual and empirical studies on "research in progress" would fit into this track. However, authors who want to share their completed research projects in abstract form are welcomed to submit to this track. 

All details of the conference, including author guidelines are available at the iHITA website at www.ihita.org/cfp

 

Registration Fee: 

  Members Non-Members Students(w/verification of student status)
Online  FREE  $50 USD  $50 USD
In-Person  FREE  $50 USD  $50 USD

 

Please note that at least one author must register for the conference by May 21, 2021 in order for a paper or abstract to be included in the conference program and the proceedings. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions and would like to invite you to join us in Dallas for the iHITA 2021 Annual Research Conference.

 

For inquires about the conference please email us at: info@ihita.org

  

 

General Text Requirements for Full Refereed Papers:

  1. All manuscripts must be prepared in English and free of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  2. At least one of the authors is required to register for the conference with full payment of fees by May 29, 2021.
  3. Must be single-spaced, and 12 point Times New Roman font.
  4. References should be cited using the author/date style following the APA Publication Manual, e.g. for single author (Roberts, 2007) or multiple authors (Morgan and Hunt, 1994; Hair et al. 1998)
  5. All manuscripts must be accompanied by:
    1. A short abstract of not more than 250 words and a list of no more than 6 keywords
    2. Tables & Figures must appear within the text (not at the end of the text). Tables & Figures must be numbered sequentially
    3. Appendices (if any) should appear at the end of the article after the list of references

General Text Requirements for Extended Abstracts:

  1. Must be prepared in English with no grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.
  2. At least one of the authors is required to register for the conference with full payment of fees by May 29, 2021
  3. Must be single-spaced, and 12 point Times New Roman font.
  4. References should be cited using the author/date style following the APA Publication Manual, e.g. for single author (Roberts, 2007) or multiple authors (Morgan and Hunt, 1994; Hair et al. 1998).

 


 

 

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