Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Computational Methods in Heritage Science (IJCMHS)


Special Issue On: ICT FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM

Submission Due Date
12/20/2018

Guest Editors
Stella Sylaiou
Adjunct faculty, Department of Visual and Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Christos Fidas
Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras, Greece

Introduction
In recent years there has been a significant increase of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by cultural organisations and tourism industry. The advent of ICT in the sectors of culture and tourism fostered both economic development and social wellbeing. ICT are increasingly used by cultural organisations and by tourism industry, in order to facilitate the access to their products, target of specific groups of visitors and customers, brand and promote their creative endeavours and enhance their competitiveness. Recognizing the recent advances of ICT in various disciplines, research within the context of culture and tourism needs to increase in extent and move beyond current knowledge.

It is in this venue that this special issue will demonstrate several of the perspectives, the challenges and the implications that ICT offer to culture and tourism. We encourage papers that examine innovative approaches that provide interesting theoretical and empirical contributions to this research themes, as well as future research suggestions.

Objective
The objective of the special issue is to collect the latest theoretical and empirical research on ICT and its applications in culture and tourism. Authors of papers presented in the International Conference on Strategic, Innovative Marketing and Tourism (ICSIMAT) conference (http://icsimat.com/) that took place in the Athenian Riviera from the 17th to the 20th of October 2018 with proceedings in Springer, are also welcome to submit, provided that they add more than 50% new material on the already submitted papers at ICSIMAT.

The editors of this special issue invite contributions from various disciplines to help us to deepen and broaden our understanding of the latest trends in ICT with attention to various applications to culture and tourism.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• ICT, art and culture
• ICT and cultural heritage
• ICT and museums
• Serious games and culture
• Social media
• ICT and sustainable tourism
• Digital marketing in tourism
• Electronic hospitality
• Smart tourism


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on ICT FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM on or before December 20, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Stella Sylaiou
Guest Editor
International Journal of Computational Models in Heritage Science (IJCMHS)
E-mail: sylaiou@gmail.com