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Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena
Observatorio Turístico Sostenible
First International Workshop on Sustainability Challenges in Tourism and Smart Destinations - SCTSD 2023
26 to 28 October 2023
Guayaquil - Ecuador
Call for Papers:
The workshop on Sustainability Challenges in Tourism and Smart Destinations organized by Sustainable Tourism Observatory of the Universidad Estatal Peninsula de Santa Elena (Ecuador) seeks to promote discussion of the application of sustainability criteria for the development of tourist products and destinations, including management of natural and cultural resources, strategies and approaches for the promotion of tourist destinations.
SCTSD aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in all topics related to tourism, society and development. Submitted papers should be related to one or more of the main topics proposed for the conference:
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Applied Informatics for Tourism
  • e-commerce in Tourism
  • ICTs and Tourism
  • Information Society
  • Territorial Intelligence Systems and tourism planning

Objectives

  • Socialize and disseminate the results of research in smart tourism in Ecuador and the world.
  • Promote academic debate on experiences, innovation in the hotel and tourism field and new trends in the industry.
Topics of interest
  • Tourism competitiveness and innovation
  • Trends and opportunities in the tourism sector
  • Applied Informatics for Tourism
  • e-commerce in Tourism
  • ICTs and Tourism
  • Information Society
  • Territorial Intelligence Systems and tourism planning
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Intended audience
Researchers in tourism, innovation, Smart cities.
Relevance to ICAI conference
ICAI will be hosting this WORKSHOP on Sustainability Challenges in Tourism and Smart Destinations, a meeting point for the world’s leading tourism experts, which will be focussed on the five pillars that comprise a smart destination - governance, sustainability, innovation, technology and accessibility.
This tourism model, has, since its inception, sought a more efficient and sustainable management of destinations, an increase in tourism profitability and a greater competitiveness of the economy, applying technology and innovation to destinations to improve the accessibility of their inhabitants and the quality of life of their neighbours.

The WORKSHOP  will be an open forum for discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing tourist destinations, on the solutions required to continue being competitive and sustainable, and on how technology and innovation applied to the tourism sector are generating structural changes that have been establishing a new business environment alongside tourism intelligence.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS 
To submit or upload a paper please go to
The first anonymous version must be submitted in PDF.

 

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper Submission: August 27, 2023
  • Paper Notification: September 10, 2023
  • Camera Ready: September 24, 2023
  • Authors Registration: September 24, 2023

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Authors must submit an original full paper (10 to 15 pages) that has not previously been published. Papers submitted to this workshop need to follow  CEUR styles either for LaTeX or for MSWord (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip).  All papers have to be written in English. The inclusion of ORCID is highly encouraged for all authors.
REVIEW PROCESS 
All submissions will be reviewed by 3 experts. Authors must remove personal details, acknowledgments section, and any other information related to the authors’ identity. In addition, all submissions will be screened by iThenticate.

PROCEEDINGS 
Proceedings will be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication. Authors of accepted papers have to sign the Author Agreement to Publish a Contribution as Open-Access on CEUR-WS.org. CEUR-WS.org requires authors to physically sign with pencil on paper.

ABSTRACTING/INDEXING 

CEUR-WS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, SCImago, Scopus.

GENERAL CHAIRS

Efrén Mendoza Tarabó, PhD.   Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena

Esther Mullo Romero, PhD.     Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena

 

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 

  • Homero Rodríguez Insuasti, PhD.    Universidad Estatal Península de Santa  Elena
  • Miriam Sarabia Molina, PhD.            Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena
  • Carla Ricaurte Quijano, Ph.D.           Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
  • Marcelo León Castro, PhD.               Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena
  • Guillermo Félix Mendoza, PhD.        Escuela Superior Politécnica Agropecuaria de  Manabí
  • Pablo Manzano Insuasti, PhD.         Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo
  • Yasser Alfonso Vásquez, PhD.         Universidad de La Habana
  • Pablo Quezada Sarmiento, PhD.      Universidad Intercultural de Nacionalidades y Pueblos Indígenas Amawtay Wasi
  • Paulina León Castro, MSc.               Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado Provincial de Santa Elena

ots@upse.edu.ec

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