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Archive for November, 2008

New era in localisation of hotel websites

Posted by Dimitris Kanellopoulos on November 27, 2008

There is a new era in localisation of hotel websites. 10 years after the general companies, the hotel industry is start realising that consumers need a hotel website to be culturally sensitive. Localising hotel websites involves enchancing the site to fit the target users at different locales.
Lituchy and Barra examined how international differences affect website design, implementation and usage. It is worth mentioning that they analysed ailines and hotel websites and discussed theoretical and practical implications including language translators, currency converters and pull-down fields… For more information you may read:

  • Lituchy, T. and Barra, R. (2008) ‘International issues of the design and usage of websites for e-commerce: Hotel and airline examples’, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 25, pp.93-111.

     

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Call For papers

Posted by Dimitris Kanellopoulos on November 20, 2008

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems  (IJCNDS)

Call For PapersCall For papers

Special Issue on: “Personalisation of Multimedia-based Destination Management Systems”

Guest Editor: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece

 

Nowadays, the widespread adoption of multimedia computing, the deployment of destination management systems (DMS) and the growing availability of ontology-based portals in the tourism industry have converged to gradually increase the range and complexity of multimedia content delivery services for tourist purposes. Basic multimedia applications for tourism are already available, and more complex semantic-based services are under development or expected to be launched soon, among which are the services of intelligent DMS.

These developments open a challenging issue: the problem of personalistion of such services. This problem implies the adaptation of the tourism information content to the technical environment of the users (device and network type) and to their individual preferences providing personalised assistance for selecting and locating interesting aspects of tourism products/services (e.g. hotels availability, travelling routes, characteristics of tourist attractions, etc., among a great number of proposed services). This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research contribution to all research areas either directly applying or contributing to solving the issues related to multimedia personalisation of destination management systems.

Go Top Subject Coverage

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Architectures, intelligent platforms and protocols for multimedia-based DMS
  • Multimedia tourism content adaptation for personalisation
  • Ontology-based destination management systems (DMS)
  • Ontology-based portals for tourism
  • Applications for personalised multimedia-based DMS with cost-effective implementation
  • Standards for modeling and processing (MPEG-21 etc).
  • Personalised multimedia and location-based services for tourism.

Go Top Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: 1 July, 2009
  • Notification of Decision: 5 September, 2009
  • Final papers submission: 15 October, 2009

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