Important Dates

Submission: June 15 30, 2020
Notification: July 25, 2020
Registration: Aug 18
, 2020


Multidisciplinary conference, transversal to all the activity sectors that involve Information Technologies and systems in the Tourism area, namely: Competitiveness of destinations based on digital technology, Hospitality, Destinations Management, Business & Finance, Public Administration; Economics; Management Science; Education; Health & Rehabilitation; Agriculture & Food Technology.


General objetives

  • Promote a collaborative environment between the academic and tourism community in search of improvement and attractiveness of innovation, business and investments;

  • Promote dialogue between the scientific community and the main national and international science and technology travel agencies;

  • Enabling the digital transformation of Tourism business;

  • Promote the integrated advancement of the different areas of science with the aim to improve the quality of life of citizens and the society in general;

  • Encourage young science talents to publish their work in the conference areas, especially in Latin countries;

  • Present and debate results from different science and innovation groups in Tourism and/or Information Technologies and Systems, allowing the emergence of new doctoral candidates.



  • Technology in Tourism and Tourist experience

  • Generations and Technology in Tourism

  • Digital Marketing applied to Tourism and Travel

  • Mobile Technologies applied to sustainable Tourism

  • Tourism research in providing innovative solutions to social problems

  • Tourism, Wellness and Hospitality

  • Information Technologies in Tourism

  • Digital transformation of Tourism Business

  • Traveling for health/medical and wellness

  • Information Technologies in Ecotourism and Agritourism

  • Information Technologies in Food Tourism

  • Information Technologies in Education and Educational Tourism

  • eTourism and Tourism 2.0

  • Big data and Management for Travel and Tourism 

  • Geo-tagging and Tourist mobility

  • Health Tourism

  • Information Systems in Tourism and Hospitality

  • Smart Destinations

  • Resilience and Tourism

  • Dark Tourism

  • Military Tourism

  • Tourism Management

  • Tourism Planning

  • Strategic Planning in Tourism

  • Destination Marketing Planning

  • Destination Partnerships and Team-Building

  • Destination Governance and Leadership

  • Destination Product Development

  • Destination Markets

  • Accessible Tourism

  • Cultural Tourism

  • Destination Quality

  • Education and Tourism

  • Human Resources development in Tourism

  • Robotics in Tourism

  • Destination Marketing Systems

  • Computer Reservations Systems

  • Global Distribution Systems

  • Electronic Information Distribution in Tourism and Hospitality

  • Organizational Models and Information Systems

  • Information Systems and Technologies

Submission and Decision

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website), be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publish form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

Submitted papers written in Spanish or Portuguese (until 15-page limit) must comply with the format of RISTI - Revista Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação (download Spanish or Portuguese instructions/template for authors), must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors’ identification.

Selected full papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Tourism & Development, an open access journal indexed in SCOPUS. It welcomes papers in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and e-mails should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word. These files must be uploaded at the conference management system in a ZIP file.

All papers will be subjected to a “double-blind review” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference.
This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 7 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.

Publication and Indexing

To ensure that a full paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of August 2020, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.


No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series. Poster and company papers will not be published, just presented in the conference.

Published full papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI and SCOPUS, among others.


Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 30, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: July 25, 2020

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the proceedings: Aug 7, 2020

Camera-ready Submission: Aug 7, 2020

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