#STDRM2017 Final programme

International Seminar

“Smart Destinations: new horizons in tourism research and management (#STDRM2017)”. University Alicante, 25-27 October 2017

Provisional Programme




16:00 h. Conference: “The new challenges of research in Tourism”.  Juan Ignacio Pulido, University of Jaén.

17.00 h. Presentation of the research works of PhD students



8.30-9.30 h. Registration of participants.

9.30-10.00 h.  Opening ceremony. Attended by  Manuel Palomar Sanz (Rector, University of Alicante) and Raquel Huete Nieves (Director-General of Tourism, Generalitat Valenciana).

10.00-10.45 h. Conference: “Smart destinations: challenges for a new management paradigm”. Roland Schegg, HES-SO Valais-Wallis (University of Applied Sciences), Switzerland.

10.45-11.30 h Conference: “The National Plan of Smart Cities: implications for the tourism sector”. Enrique Martínez Marín, Advising Member, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda (Spain)

11.30-12.00 h. Coffee break

12.00-14.00 h. PANEL: “Smart destinations and new technologies: current situation and future scenarios”

Moderator: José Norberto Mazón, University of Alicante

Alex Mateo, Senior Key Account Manager for Smart Cities (Libelium). “IoT Solutions for Smart Tourism Destinations”

Elena Díaz Sánchez, Luca Tourism (Telefonica). “Business Intelligence, Big Data & Tourism”

Elisa Martín Garijo, Director of Technology & Innovation (IBM). “Impact of cognitive technology in travel and tourism industry”

16.00-18.30 h. Presentation of papers in parallel sessions

19:00 h. Videoconference: Smart destinations research, the state of the art.  Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California (USA)



9.30-10.00 h. Registration of participants.

10.00-11.00 h. Presentation of the best papers submitted 

11.00-11.45 h.Conference: “Smart destinations and technology enhanced tourist experiences”. Barbara Neuhofer, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria.

11.45-12.00 h. Coffee break

12.00-14.00 h. PANEL: “Smart destinations: experiences and future initiatives”

Moderator: Raquel Huete Nieves, Director-General of Tourism, Generalitat Valenciana.

Carlos Romero Dexeus, Director of Research, Development and Innovation of Segittur

Javier García Cuenca, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of HOSBEC and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of CEHAT

Ramón Ferri Tormo, Head of the ICT Service of the City of Valencia

Representative of Tourism Valencia, to be confirmed

16.00-18.00 h. “The Smart Destination approach in different territorial environments: results of the research project CSO2014-59193-R”

Moderator: J. Fernando Vera Rebollo, University of Alicante

Francisco Javier de la Ballina Ballina, University of Oviedo

Enrique Navarro Jurado, University of Málaga

María García Hernández, Complutense University of Madrid

Josep A. Ivars Baidal, University of Alicante

Jose M. Gandara, Federal University of Paraná (Brazil)

18.00 hSeminar Closing

21.00 h. Closing wine reception offered by Alicante City Council



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