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Workshop on Information Technology and Sustainability In Tourism


The Journal of Information Technology and Tourism - JITT / International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism IFITT

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland

12th - 13th November 2010

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars and researchers with an interest in the interaction between ICT and Tourism with an emphasis on Sustainability. The workshop is designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas on all aspects of the topic and to encourage/facilitate innovative and in-depth analysis with a view to downstream practical applications and outcomes.

Participants may engage with the workshop in a variety of ways with or without presentation. Options include the production of a discussion paper or short abstract which will form the basis of collaborative discussion after a short oral presentation. Additionally there is the opportunity to submit a full paper for peer review and formal presentation.

Some indicative but not exhaustive themes for papers in the context of sustainable tourism are shown below:

  •          Innovative Opportunities for using ICT
  •          Technologies to support or mediate sustainable tourism development
  •          Stakeholders' use of technologies
  •          Integrating ICT with the current management approaches
  •          Developing theoretical frameworks
  •          Clean technology
  •          Social Media
  •          Decision-support systems
  •          Certification
  •          ICT and Rural Tourism
  •          Eco-labelling
  •          Green Recommendation


The workshop is part of a regular series of forums focusing on various facets of information and communication technologies within the context of travel and tourism. Full papers, either submitted directly to the workshop or subsequently will be considered for, and given scheduling priority for publication in the Journal of Information Technology and Tourism (JITT) in the forthcoming special issue on ICT and Sustainable Tourism.

Abstracts/Discussion Papers (3-4 pages maximum describing the nature of the research) are required no later than 8th October 2010.

Full Papers (10-20 pages max) are required no later than 1st October 2010

Each submission should comprise; Title page including complete contact information of author(s): name, affiliation, postal address, phone, fax, email and website where relevant.

For full papers there will be a rolling review and acceptance process.


There is no fee for the workshop as the sponsors are covering this, including catering on each day of the programme. Numbers will, however, be limited to 30, beyond which there may be a small administrative fee to cover costs.

Please register your interest or submit questions or work to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Workshop chairs:

Professor Andrew J Frew


Dr Alisha Ali

Director of Research



School of Business, Enterprise and Management


Sheffield Business School

Queen Margaret University


Sheffield Hallam University

Queen Margaret University Drive


Stoddart  Building, City Campus

Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK


Howard Street, Sheffield, UK

EH21 6UU


S1 1WB


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