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III CODTHT WorkShop – Communication and Digital Technology in Cultural Heritage and Tourism Workshop – Call for papers

Workshop Chair

Prof. Artur Filipe dos Santos, ISLA – Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology and Universidade de Vigo researcher, CEO of the USC-Senior Contemporary University of Porto.

Workshop Description

III CODTHT – Communication and Digital Technology in Cultural Heritage and Tourism Workshop will be held in conjunction with the iSCSI – International Conference on Industry Sciences & Computer Sciences Innovation.

Papers accepted by the workshop will be published in Elsevier as a Procedia Computer Science series volume (which series are indexed by Scopus and Clarivate Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Web of Science (former ISI Thomson) and will be available on Sciverse ScienceDirect.

Moreover, the extended versions of all accepted papers will be invited to enhance their manuscripts for inclusion in a book of chapters or in a journal.
With tourism at the forefront of economic recovery in the post-pandemic period, the need to make known the best practices for disclosing tourism products is essential. The contribution of web technologies, online communication media, and social media is fundamental for the informative and advertising dispersion of products of a tourist nature, with emphasis on cultural heritage, wine tourism, nature tourism, gastronomic tourism, tourism of health, with a special focus on thermal-spa tourism and tourism promoted by the organization of events. It is urgent to reflect on the best practices of the tourist industries in promoting their products, as well as the fundamental role of national organizations in support of culture and tourism, without forgetting the dynamics developed by international organizations such as the World Tourism Organization, UNESCO or the ICOMOS, among others.
III COMDITHT aims to bring together researchers, hotel managers, entrepreneurs, tourism and heritage technicians from local, national, and international institutions, influencers, travel bloggers, and professionals from the audiovisual and graphic world, such as web designers, photographers, video producers, to reflect on the state of online tourism dissemination of cultural, natural and intangible heritage, the best practices currently in action and also visions, perspectives, and ideas to be projected in the near future.

Workshop Topics and Areas of Interest

  • The reality of the web dissemination of cultural, natural, and intangible heritage, wine tourism, and health tourism in Portugal, Europe, and the world.
  • History of online tourist promotion
  • Companies in the promotion of heritage tourism on digital platforms
  • The role of local public organizations in promoting cultural, natural, and immaterial heritage, wine tourism, and health tourism on the web.
  • States and the promotion of tourism, cultural, natural, and immaterial heritage.
  • International organizations and the digital dissemination of the tourist industries.
  • The ability of event organizers to digitally disseminate tourism products
  • Promotion of history and cultural heritage in social media as a form of privileged contact with new generations.
  • Sources of web information for research and training in cultural heritage and tourist industries.
  • The contribution of virtual visits to the dissemination of museums in the COVID-19 period.
  • APP’s for tourism and hotel promotion.
  • The importance of travel blogs in choosing tourist products.
  • Contribution of the influencers to the tourism industry.
  • Agencies, hotels, and aviation companies are at the forefront of the digital dissemination of tourist destinations.
  • Online media, tourism, and heritage.
  • Art and heritage, the contribution of web design, web photography, and video platforms in tourism promotion.

 Workshop Scientific Committee

  • Ana Branca Carvalho, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal
  • Ana Visiers Elizaicin, University Villanueva, Spain
  • Aurora García González, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Dolores del Mar Sanchéz – National University of Distance Education, Spain
  • Elisete Martins, ISLA – Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology, Portugal
  • Fernando Ramos Fernández, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Jorge Cáceres, Ibero-American University Center, Brazil
  • Marta Loureiro dos Santos, ISLA – Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology, Portugal
  • Mercedes Román Portas, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Maria José Araújo, ISLA – Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology, Portugal
  • Tatiana Antipova, Institute of Certified Specialists, Russia
  • Tatiana Litvinova, Voronezh State University, Russia
  • Vicente Badenas y Pla, University of Vigo


Important dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: June 15, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: July 15, 2024
  • Revised Version / Camera Ready: August 15, 2024
  • Conference: October 29, 30, and 31, 2024

Submission Procedure

Please use the following link to submit your paper:

Submit workshop paper

Paper format

Manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript should not exceed the maximum number of pages predefined for each submission type, considering the format available:

Paper templates and guidelines.