Cabildo de Gran Canaria - Spain

Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte :: Spain

First International Conference on

Innovation in Tourism Systems, Intelligent Gamification and User Interaction

( ITSIGUI 2019 )

:: Las Palmas de Gran Ganaria – Spain ::

October 1 – 2, 2019

AInCI: International Association of Interactive Communication

ALAIPO: Latin Association of HCI

::. BBK .::
Birkbeck University of London

::. CNR - IMM .::
National Research Council

::. FUN .::
Future University Hakodate

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

::. ITB .::
Institute of Technology Bandung

Kettering University

::. KNU .::
Kainan University

::. LEEDS .::
University of Leeds

::. MCU .::
Ming Chuan University

::. METU .::
Middle East Technical University

::. MJU .::
Myongji University
South Korea

::. MSU .::
Moscow State University

::. NUU .::
National United University

::. NYC .::
New York University

::. POLITO .::
Polytechnic University of Turin

::. PURDUE .::
Purdue University

::. QUT .::
Queensland University of Technology

::. TSINGHUA .::
Tsinghua University

::. U-AIZU .::
University of Aizu

::. UAI .::
Interamerican Open University

::. UBA .::
University of Buenos Aires

::. UC .::
University of Cincinnati

::. UCC .::
University College Cork

::. UCM .::
Complutense University

::. UCOL .::
University of Colima

::. UCR .::
Universidad de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

::. UHK .::
University of Hong Kong

::. UIOWA .::
University of Iowa

::. ULB .::
Free University of Brussels

::. UM .::
University of Malta

::. UMD .::
University of Michigan-Dearborn

::. UNC .::
National University of Córdoba

::. UNIGE .::
University of Genoa

::. UNILJ .::
University of Ljubljana

::. UNIMIB .::
University of Milano-Bicocca

::. UNIST .::
University of Split

::. UNIVE .::
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

::. UOC .::
University of Creta

::. UofO .::
University of Ottawa

::. UOI .::
University of Ioannina

::. UPR .::
University of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

::. US .::
University of Sevilla

::. USC .::
University of Southern California

::. UWI .::
University of the West Indies

::. VMMI .::
Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute
the Netherlands

::. VUA .::
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
the Netherlands

::. WASEDA .::
Waseda University

::. WSU .::
Wayne State University













Topics, Deadlines and Program Committee

1. Topics

New spaces are emerging for constructive reflection in the context of social and technological research fostered by the rise of the democratization of access to online information in the process of convergence of the different disciplines of human knowledge.The present conference is one example of them.

In this event we pay special attention to multimedia mobile communication that has made the possibility available to millions of users to instantly access information related to tourism and its main components, such as the cultural and natural heritage, among others, of thousands of places, scattered far and wide, of our planet.

In addition, the uninterrupted progress of the new technologies and the tourism industry require intercultural content that intelligently adapts to the potential recipients and generators of positive trends in social networks.

In this creative stage, education has a priority role, as it continues to be one of the mainstays of culturally developed communities, as evidenced by recent history, together with the evolution of civilizations, regardless of temporal and spatial space.

In our days, educational creativity finds in gamification a learning technique that continues with the precepts formulated in the 20th century with learning by playing. In this sense, gamification, understood as a mechanics of games in the educational-professional field, opens new fields for study and research to achieve better results, together with the requirements of users of intelligent interactive systems in the new millennium.

Therefore, this is an ideal environment for all people who want to present the results obtained in the application of software and hardware, in a thriving and progressive triad, such as the tourism industry, gamification applied to education, and the design of interactive contents for end users of the latest generation of multimedia systems, intelligent or not. The main areas of the conference are listed below.

Finally, the main topics that have been listed do not mean a limitation to present other topics, which can enrich and enhance the current vision. As well as the possible new horizons that can be opened for the future in the short, medium and long term.

Many conferences are focussed on specific aspects of tourism, gamification, learning, computer science, interfaces, user experiences, artificial intelligence, etc. and bring together leading experts in a particular field or sometimes on a specific technology. At such large conferences students are often marginalized or relegated to poster sessions. Our workshops, symposia, etc., are not a big scale and aim to promote dialogue between established professors and graduate students working on new directions. Hence topics from the whole range of artificial intelligence, big data, communicability, computer science, cultural heritage attraction, database and business intelligence, ecotourism, gamification design, human-computer interaction, information retrieval and data mining, learning analytics, ludification, machine learning, marine and coastal areas tourism, mobile computing, new technologies, serious games, software quality, tourism industry, etc. are welcomed. Last year’s workshops, symposia, etc., organized by ALAIPO and AInCI, for instance, included papers, research-in-progress, etc., on the topics (see below the alphabetical order).

All contributions –papers, research-in-progress, workshops, demos, posters and doctoral consortium, should be of high quality, originality, clarity, significance and impact. In the current international conference it is demonstrated how with a correct integration among professionals of formal and factual sciences interesting research lines in the following subjects: Augmented Reality, Big Data and Gamification, City Tourism, Communicablity, Computer Graphics, Design, Education, Entertainment Computing and Edutainment, Game-Based Learning, ICT, Interfaces, Methodologies, Multimedia Systems, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Rural Tourism, Software Engineering, Tourism and Technology, User Studies, UX, and other computational areas are solicited on, but not limited to (alphabetical order):

Computer Science and Tourism

:: Climate Change and Tourism Impact
:: Computer Science for Cultural and Natural Heritage, Travel and Tourism
:: Data Science, Analysis and Computational Thinking
:: Database and Business Development
:: Digital and Social Market for Real and Virtual Tourists
:: Ecotourism
:: e-Tourism
:: Industrial Tourism: ICT Management and Development
:: Informatics for the Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
:: Information Retrieval and Data Mining
:: Revenue Management
:: Web Design: Tourism Strategies

Intelligent Gamification

:: Games and Computer Graphics
:: Gamification in the Cloud
:: Intelligent Systems and Gamification as a Service
:: Interactive Narrative and Digital Storytelling
:: New Media and Games
:: Pedagogical Principles of Gamification
:: Pervasive/Ubiquitous Gaming
:: Player Behavior Modelling
:: Serious Games User Assessment
:: Video Game Design and Development

User Interaction

:: Assessing Personal Abilities through Mobile Multimedia Systems
:: Design for Multimodal Interaction
:: Emotions and Affective Interaction
:: Human-Computer Interaction: History, Technologies and Trends
:: Immersiveness, Multimedia and Virtual User Experiences
:: Interaction in Augmented Reality and Internet of Things
:: Interactive Narrative and Digital Storytelling
:: Natural and Adaptive User Interfaces
:: Social Computing and User Behaviour
:: UX and Interactive Systems: Learning, Entertainment and Realism

All submitted papers will be reviewed by a double-blind (at least three reviewers), non-blind, and participative peer review. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the international conference.  Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers.

Best regards, 

Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (Chair - coordinator)
Pamela Fulton and Doris Edison (International Secretariat)

ALAIPO: Asociación Latina Interacción Persona-Ordenador –Latin Association of HCI ( and AINCI: Asociación Internacional de la Comunicación Interactiva –International Association of Interactive Communication ( Address: Via Tabajani 1, S. 15 (7) - 24121 (Bergamo) Italy :: c/ Angel Baixeras, 5 - AP 1638 - 08080 (Barcelona), Spain. Email: ::

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2. The events have the following deadlines:

Works Submissions: Closed.
Deadline Works Submissions: Closed.
Authors Notification: Closed.
Camera-ready, full papers: Closed.

International Conference: October, 1 - 2  


3. Program Committee:

- Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra (chair - coordinator)

Demo Session, Poster Session, Workshop Session, Parallel Session, Research in Progress and Doctoral Consortium: Anna Parodi. University of Genoa (Italy), Danny Barrantes. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica), Silvia Poncio. Interamerican Open University (Argentina), Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan), Miguel C. Ficarra. AInCI and ALAIPO (Italy & Spain), work-in-progress ...

Honorary Committee:

:: Derrick de Kerchove. University of Toronto (Canada)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Purdue University (USA)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)

Scientific Committee:

:: Alejandro Frangi. University of Leeds (UK)
:: Ana Pérez. University of Sevilla (Spain)
:: Andrea Albarelli. Ca' Foscari University (Italy)
:: Andrea Torsello. Ca' Foscari University (Italy)
:: Andreas Kratky. University of Southern California (USA)
:: Anna Parodi. University of Genoa (Italy)
:: Annamaria Poli. University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)
:: Bruno Cernuschi Frías. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Chia-Wen Tsai. Ming Chuan University (Taiwan)
:: Claudia Rébola. University of Cincinnati (USA)
:: Claudio Germak. Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
:: Daniela Tamburini. Sperimenta Centro Studi Cinema e Formazione di Milano (Italy)
:: Danny Barrantes. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: David Pérez Jorge. University of La Laguna (Spain)
:: Derrick de Kerchove. University of Toronto (Canada)
:: Diego González. IMM - National Research Council (Italy)
:: Enrico Bianchi (University of Milan, Italy)
:: Farshad Fotauhi. Wayne State University (USA)
:: Filippo Bergamasco. Ca' Foscari University (Italy)
:: Francesca Bocchi. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: Franco Casali. University of Bologna (Italy)
:: Gavriel Salvendy. Purdue University (USA) and Tsinghua University (China)
:: Georges Győry. Birkbeck University of London (UK)
:: Georgios Styliaras. University of Ioannina (Greece)
:: Gustavo Hirchoren. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Héctor Montes. National University of Cuyo (Argentina)
:: Hugo Scolnik. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Jeff Williams. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: José Hamkalo. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
:: Juan Silva Salmerón. University of Ottawa (Canada)
:: Jurek Kirakowski. University College Cork (Ireland)
:: Kaoru Sumi. Future University Hakodate (Japan)
:: Kim Yeltman. Virtual Maastricht McLuhan Institute (The Netherlands)
:: Klementina Možina. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Koen van Turnhout. Hogeschool van Arnhem (The Netherlands)
:: Lastenia Bonilla. University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
:: Laura Gaytán. University of Colima (Mexico)
:: Ljubica Marjanoviè Umek. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Marc Dubois. Free University of Brussels (Belgium)
:: María Teresa Dalmasso. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Marilú Lebrón Vázquez. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Miguel Cipolla Ficarra. Alaipo & Ainci (Italy & Spain)
:: Ming-Chien Hung. Nanhua University (Taiwan)
:: Mohamed Hamada. University of Aizu (Japan)
:: Nenad Mladineo. University of Split (Croatia)
:: Nilda Pérez Otero. National University of Jujuy (Argentina)
:: Pablo Marrero Negrón. University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
:: Peter Stanchev. Kettering University (USA)
:: Philip Bonanno. University of Malta (Malta)
:: Pivovarova Liudmila. Moscow State University (Russia)
:: Reiko Hishiyama. Waseda University (Japan)
:: Roberto von Sprecher. National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
:: Rosanna Yuen-Yan Chan. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
:: Ruly Darmawan. Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia)
:: Silvia Poncio. Interamerican Open University (Argentina)
:: Stafford Griffith. University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
:: Stefano Albertini. New York University (USA)
:: Tetsuo Tamai. University of Tokio (Japan)
:: Timothy Read. National University of Distance Education (Spain)
:: Tom Murphy. University College Dublin (Ireland)
:: Urška Fekonja Peklaj. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
:: Vigneswara Ilavarasan. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (India)
:: Wen-Yuan Jen. National United University (Taiwan)
:: William Grosky. University of Michigan-Dearborn (USA)
:: Yeonseung Ryu. Myongji University (South Korea)

First International Conference on Innovation in Tourism Systems, Intelligent Gamification and User Interaction :: ITSIGUI 2019 :: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Spain :: October 1 - 2, 2019

1st International Conference on Innovation in Tourism Systems, Intelligent Gamification and User Interaction :: ITSIGUI 2019 :: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Spain :: October 1 - 2, 2019

1st International Conference on Innovation in Tourism Systems, Intelligent Gamification and User Interaction :: ITSIGUI 2019 :: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Spain :: October 1 - 2, 2019

1st International Conference on Innovation in Tourism Systems, Intelligent Gamification and User Interaction :: ITSIGUI 2019 :: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Spain :: October 1 - 2, 2019

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