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ITaNT´24 - Industrial Tourism and New Technologies


Industrial tourism, characterized by visits to factories, manufacturing plants, and industrial sites, has emerged as a distinct and increasingly popular niche within the broader tourism industry. The intersection of industrial tourism and new technologies presents an intriguing area of exploration. The potential of these advancements to enhance visitor experiences, promote industrial heritage preservation, and stimulate local economies is captivating.

At the heart of industrial tourism lies the desire to gain insight into the processes, technologies, and innovations that drive various industries. From automotive manufacturing and aerospace engineering to food processing and renewable energy production, industrial tourists seek behind-the-scenes access to facilities, guided tours, interactive exhibits, and hands-on experiences that offer a glimpse into the inner workings of industrial operations. These immersive experiences not only educate and inform visitors but also foster a deeper appreciation for the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and scale of industrial production.

In recent years, advances in technology have revolutionized the landscape of industrial tourism, opening up new possibilities for engagement, interpretation, and storytelling.

Moreover, the rise of digital platforms and mobile applications has democratized access to industrial tourism experiences, allowing visitors to plan, customize, and enhance their trips with ease. Online booking platforms, interactive maps, and multimedia guides provide visitors with real-time information, navigation assistance, and multimedia content, enriching their journeys and facilitating self-guided exploration of industrial sites.

The integration of data analytics, IoT (Internet of Things), and smart technologies holds immense promise for enhancing the operational efficiency and sustainability of industrial tourism sites. By leveraging real-time data insights, industrial facilities can optimize visitor flows, resource allocation, and environmental management practices, ensuring a seamless and eco-friendly visitor experience. In the realm of industrial tourism and new technologies, the focus lies on enhancing visitor experiences, advocating for the preservation of industrial heritage, and nurturing sustainable tourism development.

Collaborations with industry stakeholders, policymakers, and technology providers are essential to identify innovative solutions, best practices, and forthcoming trends that will influence the trajectory of industrial tourism in the digital era. Through interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange, the goal is to contribute to the progression of industrial tourism as a dynamic and immersive avenue for cultural exploration and economic rejuvenation.

This ICOTTS session is focused on sharing and discussing all aspects concerning the Industrial Tourism and New Technologies.

Submission and Decision


Papers written in English (until 10-page limit) must follow the formatting rules for Proceedings in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website / Word Template).

Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese (up to a maximum of 10 pages) must comply with the Thomson Reuters format.


The version of these papers for evaluation by the Scientific Committee, saved in PDF format, must not include identification, e-mail and affiliation of the authors. This information must only be available in the camera-ready version of accepted papers, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format.
These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publish filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

ITaNT´24 site for submissions


Publication & Indexing

Papers written in English and accepted and registered will be published in Proceedings by Springer in a book of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex and SCOPUS, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library. 


Papers written in Spanish or Portuguese and accepted and registered will be published in Journal of Tourism & Development (Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento) (ISSN: 1645-9261; e-ISSN: 2182-1453), an open-access journal indexed in SCOPUS, Qualis (Brazil), Publindex (Colombia).


Special Session Organising Committee (Chairs)


Rita Peres, ESHTE/ CiTUR Estoril,

Mariana Casal-Ribeiro, IGOT, 

Raúl Filipe, , ESHTE. Portugal

Special Session Scientific Committee

Ana Cardoso de Matos; CIDEHUS - Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Áurea Rodrigues, CIDEHUS & Departamento de Sociologia, Universidade de Évora,, Portugal

Berta Ferrer-Rosell, Department of Economics and Business, Faculty of Law, Economics & Tourism, University of Lleida, Spain

Cláudia Seabra, Faculdade de Letra, Universidade de Coimbra,, Portugal

Diogo Lima, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHT., Portugal

Eva Martin Fuentes, Department of Economics and Business, University of Lleida,, Spain

Fernando Santos, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies,, Portugal

Jaime Serra, Universidade de Évora,, Portugal

José Coelho, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Portugal

Julia Marti Ochoa, PhD student, Department of Economics and Business, University of Lleida, Spain

Mónica Morais de Brito, Universidade de Évora | CIDEHUS | CEGOT,, Portugal

Maria da Luz Sampaio, Departamento de História, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Miguel Moital, Bournemouth University Business School,, United Kingdom

Miguel Belo,  Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE), CiTUR,, Portugal

Nuno Ricardo Dias, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE),, Portugal

Pedro Moita, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies (ESHTE),, Portugal

Sofia Almeida, Universidade Europeia,, Portugal

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