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Call for Papers


The 2017 Annual iHITA Research Conference

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

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.  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 2.0/Travel 2.0

· 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 chairs,
Dr. Thomas Schrier, schriert@iastate.edu or Dr. Mehmet Erdem, mehmet.erdem@unlv.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 30, 2017 @11:59 PM (PDT).

 

Key Dates:

February 1, 2017: Online submission system opens at www.ihita.org/submit

April 15, 2017 @ 11:59 PM (PDT): Submissions due

May 7, 2017: Notification with reviewers comments
May 30, 2017 @ 11:59 PM (PDT): Revised final submission for inclusion in the conference proceedings due –via
www.ihita.org/submit

 

 

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. Papers accepted in this track will be eligible for the HFTP sponsored US$2000 Best Paper Award. The author(s) of the winning paper will have the opportunity to publish a summary of their work in HFTP's Bottomline magazine and reach out to the global readership of hospitality professionals.  HFTP will also provide complimentary registration to HITEC 2018 along with a two night stay at on of the conference hotels.  In addition, winning author(s) will receive complimentary registration to the iHITA 2018 Annual Research Conference.

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. Papers submitted for this track will not be considered for the HFTP sponsored Best Paper Award.

Best Presentation Award: All papers presented at the conference will be eligible for the HFTP sponsored US$250 Best Presentation Award where a panel of industry judges will evaluated each presentation and select the winner.

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

 

Registration Fee: (includes one year membership to iHITA and access to the HITEC Exhibit floor)

 Faculty & Industry ProfessionalsStudents (w/verification of student status)
Until Apr. 15, 2017 $165 USD $65 USD
Apr. 16 - May 30, 2017 $190 USD $90 USD
After May 30 - June 24, 2017 $225 USD $125 USD
At the door (June 25, 2017) $275 USD $175 USD

 

 

Please note that at least one author must register for the conference by May 30, 2017 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 Toronto for the iHITA 2017 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 30, 2017.
  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 30, 2017.
  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).

 

Click here to download a pdf version of the Call for Papers.

Click here to download the Submission Guidelines.

 

 

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