Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications

Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications

João M. F. Rodrigues (University of Algarve, Portugal), Célia M. Q. Ramos (University of Algarve, Portugal), Pedro J. S. Cardoso (University of Algarve, Portugal) and Cláudia Henriques (University of Algarve, Portugal)
Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 535
ISBN13: 9781522529279|ISBN10: 1522529276|EISBN13: 9781522529286|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2927-9


Tourism is one of the most rapidly evolving industries of the 21st century. The integration of technological advancements plays a crucial role in the ability for many countries, all over the world, to attract visitors and maintain a distinct edge in a highly competitive market.

The Handbook of Research on Technological Developments for Cultural Heritage and eTourism Applications is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of information and communication technologies in tourism. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as smart tourism, user interfaces, and social media, this publication is an ideal resource for policy makers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, and technology developers seeking current research on new trends in ICT systems and application and tourism.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Connected Learning
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Smart Tourism
  • Social Media
  • Tourism Education
  • User Interfaces

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

João Rodrigues graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree in 1993, and he got his M.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering in 1998 and Ph.D. Electronics and Computer Engineering in 2008 from the University of Algarve, Portugal. He is an Adjunct Professor at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, and he has been a lecturer in Computer Science and Computer Vision since 1994 at the University of Algarve. He is also a member of the associative laboratory LARSyS (ISR-Lisbon), CIAC, APRP, IAPR and ARTECH. He participated in 15 financed scientific projects, and he is a co-author of more than 120 scientific publications. His major research interests lies in computer and human vision, assistive technologies and human-computer interaction.
Célia M. Q. Ramos graduated in computer engineering from the University of Coimbra, obtained her Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute, Lisbon University, and her PhD in Econometrics at the University of the Algarve (UALG), Faculty of Economics, Portugal. She is an adjunct professor in the School for Management, Hospitality and Tourism, also in the UALG, where she lectures computer science. Areas of research and special interests include conception and development of information systems, tourism information systems, big data, etourism, econometric modeling, and panel-data models. Célia Ramos has published in the fields of information systems and tourism; namely, she has authored a book, two book chapters, conference papers, and journal articles. At the level of applied research, she has participated in several funded projects.
Pedro Cardoso holds a PhD in the field of Operational Research from the University of Seville (Spain), a Master in Computational Mathematics from the University of Minho (Portugal) and a Degree in Mathematics - Computer Science from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He teaches Computer Science and Mathematics at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia of the Universidade do Algarve (UAlg) and is a member of LARSys/UAlg. He has high knowledge in the fields of databases, algorithms and data structures, and Operational Research. Over the past few years Pedro Cardoso has been involved in 7 national and international scientific and development projects and is the co-author of about 50 scientific publications.
Cláudia Henriques has a PhD in Economics (Algarve University, 2002), thesis under the subject of “Management and Planning of Sustainable Tourism in cities and historic city quarters. The case of Lisbon”. She is a lecturer of Tourism Economics, Cultural and Creative Sector and Tourism Planning and Managing at Algarve University (ESGHT_UALG) from 1993 until present. Her research interests are in cultural tourism, tourism planning and management; cultural and tourism policies and cultural heritage (historic centres). She is also a member of CIEO (Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics).