AAI 2014 Workshops
Schedule and Instruction
Key Dates

   Workshop Proposal Due: January 20, February 10, 2014.
   Notification of the Proposal: January 31, February 17, 2014.
   Deadline of paper submission to the session organizers: March 28 May 12, 2014. EXTENDED
   Notification of acceptance for authors: May 10, May 30, 2014. EXTENDED
   Accepted paper information report: May 10 May 30, 2014. EXTENDED
   Final Paper Due and Early Registration: May 31 June 14, 2014. EXTENDED

Note: Even though the paper has been selected in your workshop, the length less than 3 pages for a paper would automatically rejected as a conference publication.

Please submit your proposal to .

International Workshop on Sustainable Tourism Innovations and Information Systems (STIIS2014)

Session Organizers

(Chair) Vilas Wuwongse (Thammasart University, Thailand)
Kiyota Hashimoto (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Contact Email Address: hash(at)kis.osakafu-u.ac.jp

Workshop Description

Tourism is one of the greatest industries. More people travel around the world, and the Internet provides various information without distance. However, as more people enjoy traveling, more fine-tuned travel plans and tourism resources are required. Thus, more effective computational supports are indispensable for tourism industries and tourists. In due course, human awareness promotion is the most important key notion for sustainable tourism innovations. Customized recommendations, new tourism resource discoveries, predictions of uncertainty and risk, all require better human awareness, and such awareness must be promoted through intensive analyses of vast amounts of data. STIIS2014 is the international workshop on sustainable tourism innovations that are based on various information systems. It provides an opportunity for related researchers, engineers, and scientists to discuss on computational promotions of awareness for sustainable tourism innovations, and to exchange ideas, opinions, and the latest results in related fields.

Topic of Interests

The topics explored in this special session include, but are not limited :
  • Tour design support system focusing on awareness and metacognition
  • Tour recommendations
  • Effective methods to discover new tourism resources
  • Design, construction, and/or utilization of social networking sites for tourism promotion
  • Tourism ontology
  • Expert system in tourism focusing on awareness
  • Data/Text mining on tourism
  • Effective search methods for tourism
  • User interface promoting awareness
  • Learner support system for tourism education
  • Predictions of uncertainty and risk in the tourist experience
  • Sustainable tourism management

Workshop Goal

Sustainable tourism innovations, as stated above, are only made using computational resources at higher levels. These include various techniques to deal with gigantic data accumulated, more computationally intelligent techniques to extract useful knowledge and wisdom, and better HCI techniques to facilitate human awareness. Unlike other conferences on similar topics, this workshop focuses more on cutting-edge computational techniques that may well be utilized future information systems related to sustainable tourism innovations. For this purpose, we will provide longer time for discussion, welcome foundational studies as well as practical studies, and pursue unprecedented approaches for sustainable tourism innovations. The goal of this workshop is thus to have a wider variety of related studies to sketch a near future research trend on sustainable tourism innovations.


For submission to STIIS 2014, send your manuscript to
Kiyota Hashimoto, hash (at) iaiai.org,
with [STIIS Submission] for the mail title/subject.
Instructions for organizers and authors
Each paper in your workshop must be 4-6 pages length and be formatted by CPS 8.5x11 proc. style because the paper would be published as the proceedings by CPS. Cpnference Proceedings would be submitted to be indexed by EI, Inspec, DBLP, and Thomson ISI.

Workshop organizer must register and attend the conference. Otherwise, all papers in your workshop would be cancelled and removed from the proceedings.

The instruction to organize the workshop is as follows.

  • Workshop organizer(s) needs to gather and organize with 6 - 15 papers. Each workshop needs to have review by the organizer(s) or at least two workshop committee.
  • Length of each paper should be 4-6 pages. Please see the instruction of regular paper.
  • The schedule is flexible. Workshop organizer(s) needs to make a schedule in which every authors submit papers to publishers by camera-ready paper due.
  • When the organizer(s) sends accepted papers (6 - 15 papers) in your workshop, please indicate one outstanding paper of your workshop.