Call for Smart Conference Research Papers

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Call for Smart Conference Research Papers

The deadline for paper submission has been extended to Monday, March 18, 2019.

Research papers are invited across the broadest range of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies. The Smart Conference intends to showcase all aspects of technologies that impact smart cities and smart tourism, and welcomes abstracts from various areas within a wide spectrum of engineering and social science disciplines with a focus on smart tourism and smart cities. Click HERE to access a PDF version of the call for Smart Conference research papers. Click HERE  to access an example of ACCEPTED and REVISED paper submission format. IMPORTANT: This format will ONLY be used for the ACCEPTED and REVISED submissions.

Research topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling Science and Engineering Technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wearable Technologies, Sensor Technologies
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Computer Vision, AR/VR/MR
  • Location-Based Services and Smart Recommendations
  • Cyber Security
  • Transportation Technologies
  • Energy Management Innovation and Technologies
  • Other related areas

If you are unsure about a topic for submission, please contact the paper review committee chair, Dr. Ahmet Ozturk, (ahmet.ozturk@ucf.edu), Dr. Arthur Huang (arthur.huang@ucf.edu), Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty (M.Aty@ucf.edu) and Dr. Gary Leavens (Leavens@ucf.edu).

We invite researchers to submit original papers that employ conceptual, empirical, analytical or case study approaches that provide new insights for theory and practice related to smart tourism and smart cities. Submitted manuscripts must be original and not published previously or not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will undergo a double blind review process by The Smart Conference’s Scientific Paper Review Committee. Submissions can be made as full papers or extended abstracts. (Please see the details below). All papers should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory (if utilized), methodology, results, conclusions, and theoretical and practical implications of the study.

Please access The Smart Conference registration/payment link HERE.

  • *Full Conference Registration: Faculty & Industry Professional, US $450 (before Friday, April 5, 2019)
  • *Full Conference Registration: Faculty & Industry Professional, US $550 (after Friday, April 5, 2019)
  • *Full Conference Registration: Students (with verification of student status), US $350
  • **One-Day Conference Registration: Faculty, Industry Professional and Students: US $250

*Access to all sessions during the conference; Conference proceedings and delegate pack; Welcome function; Tea/Coffee breaks and lunches; Gala dinner; Closing Ceremony; Shuttle service between conference hotel and Rosen College. 

**Access to all sessions during the selected day; Conference proceedings and delegate pack; Tea/Coffee breaks and lunches; Closing Ceremony if applicable. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Dr. Tingting Zhang (Tingting.Zhang@ucf.edu) by Monday, April 15, 2019, and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

Hotel Accommodations:

To make online hotel reservations at Rosen Shingle Creek for your accommodations during your attendance at The Smart Conference click the link: Smart Tourism Conference – Room Block 2019

Rooms are not available at Rosen Shingle Creek prior to the conference. The hotel is sold out on April 29 and 30, 2019.

Track 1: Full Papers

The main purpose of this track is to provide a platform for sharing most recent “state-of-the-art” research findings in smart technologies, smart cities and smart tourism, which offer groundbreaking developments in concepts, theories and/or applications. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. In addition, papers accepted for this track will be eligible for The Best Paper Award that will be presented during the conference.

Track 2: Extended Abstracts/Posters

This track is mainly for research studies that may not yet be fully developed enough to be considered as a full paper but may be of significant interest to smart technology community. Both conceptual and empirical studies on “research in progress” would fit into this track. Papers submitted for this track will not be included in the conference proceedings and will not be considered for the Best Paper Award.

Submission Guidelines

Please read carefully and follow all submission guidelines before you submit your paper. Please be informed that submitted manuscripts must be original and not have been published previously or are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions for The Smart Conference are required to be submitted electronically by using the EasyChair online submission (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icstt2019system (Smart Conference/Submit).

All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed by The Smart Conference’s Scientific Paper Review Committee. Final acceptance will depend on whether the author(s) can adequately address review comments to the satisfaction of the reviewers. Authors must submit their revised manuscripts by the deadline Wednesday, April 10, 2019, @ 11:59PM (EST) and at least one author must register for the conference by Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 11:59PM (EST) in order to have their papers included in the conference proceedings. Submissions for which registrations have not been received by this date will not be included in the conference proceedings and will be dropped from the conference program.

Formatting Guidelines for Full Papers

NOTE: Please read carefully and follow all submission guidelines. Please note that no exceptions will be made and submissions will be desk rejected for not following the guidelines. 

  • Must be minimum 1500 words (no more than 2500 words), excluding references, tables and figures
  • Must be written in English
  • Manuscript file format must be PDF
  • Must be single-spaced, (double spaced between paragraphs) and 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Margins must be 1-inch on all sides
  • References should be cited following the APA Publication Manual. For example: For single author (Adams, 2017) or multiple authors (Adams & Hunt, 2008; Adams et al., 2012)
  • Must be accompanied by an abstract (no more than 150 words) and a list of keywords (no more than 6 words)
  • Authors’ names MUST NOT be included on any page
  • Please be informed that once the manuscript is submitted, the order and names of authors listed on the original submission may not be altered, including indication of the lead author’s name.

More information about the conference, including author guidelines and registration information is available at https://hospitality.ucf.edu/smartconference2019/

Formatting Guidelines for Extended Abstracts (Posters)

NOTE: Please read carefully and follow all submission guidelines. Please note that no exceptions will be made and submissions will be desk rejected for not following the guidelines)

  • Must be minimum 500 words, (no more than 1000 words) excluding references, tables and figures
  • Must be written in English
  • Manuscript file format must be PDF
  • Must be single-spaced (double spaced between paragraphs) and 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Margins must be 1-inch on all sides
  • References should be cited following the APA Publication Manual
  • For example: For single author (Adams, 2017) or multiple authors (Adams & Hunt, 2008; Adams et al., 2012)
  • Authors names MUST NOT be included on any page.
  • Please be informed that once the manuscript is submitted, the order and names of authors listed on the original submission may not be altered, including indication of the lead author’s name.

Click HERE to access a PDF version of the call for Smart Conference research papers.