ENTER 2008 Ph.D. Research Workshop
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd , 2008

As a preliminary event to ENTER 2008, IFITT will hold its prestigious
annual Ph.D. Research Workshop for doctoral students undertaking
research in Information and Communication Technology in Travel and
Tourism, often known as eTourism. The workshop provides a forum for
doctoral students to discuss their research with peers, colleagues, and
leading supervisors and scholars in the field. Doctoral students at all
stages (beginning as well as nearly completed) are encouraged to
participate. The workshop will focus on practical and methodological
issues, research proposals and interim results of the participating

The tentative program for the workshop follows:

1. Registration and coffee

2. Leading researchers discuss emerging issues in ICT and Travel &
Tourism research, the process of conducting thesis research as well as
guidelines for journal publishing.

3. PhD candidates exhibit and briefly present their proposals in a
"Research in Progress Session."
The presentations should introduce the ideas/issues explored in their

4. Experienced supervisors from the IFITT 'Faculty' and students break
into groups depending upon topic and extent of progress toward thesis
completion. Participants in these parallel sessions discuss issues
related to students' research projects.

5. At the end of the workshop, each group will summarize the key
insights drawn during the break out sessions.

6. Students, researchers and others gather for an informal post-workshop
wind down and networking.

7. Students are encouraged to join IFITT (www.ifitt.org) and participate
in the interactive online database and continue their discussions.

The workshop invites all interested doctoral and prospective students to
submit their research proposals.

The research proposals should be of a maximum length of five pages (A4)
and should typically include the following headings: 1) Problem
definition; 2) Literature Review; 3) Conceptual Development and
Hypotheses; 4) Proposed methodology; 5) Anticipated results; and, 6)
References. In your submission, please indicate the extent of your
progress toward completion of the thesis (i.e., thinking about it, just
beginning the process, completed proposal, or have collected all the
data, etc.). The research proposals will be available to all workshop
participants prior to the ENTER conference and displayed throughout the
day of the workshop.

Please note there is no cost to students or faculty for participating in
the workshop. In addition the registration fee is heavily discounted for
students to encourage active participation in the full ENTER conference
(January 23rd -25th). Full conference details are becoming available
from the conference website www.ifitt.org/enter, and all workshop
materials and templates are available at www.phdworkshop.org Please
direct all enquiries to Dr Jamie Murphy and submit your research
proposals any time no later than 21st October 2007. All submissions must
use the appropriate workshop template

Conference Chair
Dr. Jamie Murphy
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<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Australia Office: +61 8 6488 1979

Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu
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USA Office: +1 302 831 4881

Conference Co-Chair and Local Host
Dr. Matthias Fuchs
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Austria Office: +43 512 273911 14 

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