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2017 ICHRIE CALL FOR Scientific Papers and Posters

Academics and researchers in tourism and hospitality are invited to join the 2017 Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference from 26-28 July at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland USA. The 2017 ICHRIE conference will be filled with informative refereed presentations, the latest in industry and educational research, exciting displays at the ICHRIE Marketplace and Expo and lots of networking opportunities for members and guests to reconnect with educators, researchers and industry colleagues.

EasyChair Accepting Scientific Submissions—open now!

Deadline to submit is 22 January 2017, 7pm ET.

ICHRIE invites hospitality & tourism educators, graduate students, industry professional and association executives to submit presentations for the 2017 International CHRIE Conference to be held 26-28 July in Baltimore, Maryland USA.

All members of ICHRIE are invited to become reviewers for any scientific or symposium track. As detailed below, the submission process utilizes a full electronic format. As such, reviewers can participate from anywhere in the world. ICHRIE especially encourages those members outside of North America to engage in this worthwhile service to the organization.

Papers may be submitted for either SCIENTIFIC or SYMPOSIUM tracks. Authors are responsible for submitting to the correct track.

To submit a PAPER, click here.
To submit a POSTER, click here.
To submit a SYMPOSIUM, click here.

SCIENTIFIC Track (please be aware of submission formatting guideline changes)
Submissions should be:

  • Conceptually-based (or)
  • Empirically-based

Submissions can be submitted for:

  • Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation

Submissions are judged on the following three criteria:

  • Overall quality (design of the study, development of the concept, etc.)
  • Significance of the contribution to the discipline
  • Interest to International CHRIE members

Scientific papers MUST be formatted as follows:
(Please be aware of submission guideline changes, submissions will be desk rejected for not following these guidelines)
Page 1: title and 100-word abstract (Note: Authors names MUST NOT be included on any page)
Remaining Pages: Manuscript (not to exceed 2500 words), Figures, Tables, and References

  • EasyChair requires BOTH a .PDF AND Word version of your submission
  • Margins should be 1-inch on sides, 1-inch on top and bottom
  • Font: Times Roman, 12 pt.
  • All text will be double spaced
  • Tables, figures, and references must not exceed five (5) pages in total.
  • Total WORD count for the text portion of the manuscript must not exceed 2500 words (excluding up to 5 pages of tables, figures and references).
  • Please place a word count at the end of your manuscript before the tables, figures, and references.
  • The Scientific Paper Committee will not make any exceptions to these guidelines.

Scientific posters MUST be formatted as follows:
Page 1-title and 100-word abstract (Note: Authors names MUST NOT be included on any page)
Remaining Pages: Manuscript (not to exceed 1250 words), Figures, Tables, and References

  • EasyChair requires BOTH a .PDF AND Word version of your submission
  • Margins should be 1-inch on sides, 1-inch on top and bottom
  • Font: Times Roman, 12pt
  • Tables, figures, and references must not exceed three (3) pages
  • Total WORD count for the text portion of the manuscript must not exceed 1250 words (Excluding up to 3 pages of tables, figures and references).
  • Please place a word count at the end of your manuscript before the tables, figures, and references.
  • The Scientific Paper Committee will not make any exceptions to these guidelines.

Submissions are required to be either conceptually- or empirically-based and can be submitted for either paper or poster presentations. Papers that are not research-based should be submitted through the symposium track (see next section). Submissions for refereed papers are subject to a double-blind review process by ICHRIE’s Scientific Paper Review Committee. Each paper is assigned a number; the identity of the author(s) is not revealed. An independent evaluation is then completed by at least two reviewers.

Conceptually-based papers seek to develop a fuller understanding of the hospitality & tourism industry and education by building on existing knowledge. For example, a conceptual model explains facts of events in a way that increases understanding. This should be more than a basic introduction to a topic. The structure of a conceptual paper includes: (1) a description of the topic and review of previously published work; (2) unique treatment, analysis, or critique of the current state of knowledge on the topic; and (3) implications for hospitality & tourism education, research, or industry practice.

Empirically-based papers are original research to test or develop a theory or make a new contribution to the knowledge base of the field. An empirical paper includes: (1) background information, explanation of major concepts, importance of testable research questions, and a review of previous research; (2) description of methodology that includes research design, instrumentation, data collecting procedures, and data analysis; and (3) discussion of results of the investigation with implications for the advancement of hospitality & tourism research and/or industry practice.

Poster sessions may be used to present works in progress that are conceptually- or empirically-based. The poster session submission includes: (1) significance of the study; (2) literature preview; (3) proposed methodology; and (4) implication / application for hospitality & tourism education and/or industries.

Submission Guidelines
Conceptually or empirically based papers may be submitted within the Referred Papers Track for a paper presentation or alternatively for a poster presentation.  Papers that are not research-based should be submitted through the Symposium Track. All submissions for the 2017 International CHRIE Conference are required to be submitted electronically by using the EasyChair online submission system. Authors are responsible for knowledge of the Easy Chair system.

A paper may only be submitted once, with no additions or modifications once submitted.  Once submitted, the order and names of authors listed on the original submission may not be altered, including indication of the lead author's name.

Before submitting to the Chair of the Scientific Paper Review Committee, Jeff Beck, using the EasyChair online submission system, please read the provided information on this website. After reviewing the information and guidelines, you must fill out the pre-submission form on the ICHRIE site. You will be asked for your preference to publish the entire work (paper or poster) in the proceedings, publish the abstract only, or not publish any portion of the work. Once the form is submitted, the lead author will receive instructions on how to submit via the EasyChair format. This is the only acceptable method for the submission of refereed paper and poster manuscripts.

Submission Review Process
Prior to distribution to track chairs and reviewers, all submissions will be checked for adherence to formatting guidelines. Those submissions that have not followed submission guidelines will be desk rejected.

Submissions are judged on their overall quality (design of the study, development of the concept, etc.), their significance of the contribution to the discipline, and their interest to conference delegates. All submitted manuscripts must be original (i.e. not been published elsewhere), follow academic writing, structure and methodology. All submissions for refereed papers are subject to a double blind review process. Papers judged to have outstanding merit by the Conference Paper Review Committees will receive a Best Paper designation in the conference program and will be recognized with an exclusive time allotment for presentation.

Accepted submission requirements (Papers & Posters)
ICHRIE will correspond with the Lead (primary) author only. Co-presenters should not contact ICHRIE. It is the primary author's responsibility to notify all co-presenters regarding the status of the proposal as well as to notify International CHRIE of any change in the Lead Author’s contact information. International CHRIE will use the contact information provided on the original submission and it is the Lead Author's responsibility to notify ICHRIE of any change in contact information.

All presenters are required to register for the full conference or for a one-day conference registration for the day of the presentation.  All travel and additional expenses, including the conference registration fee, are the responsibility of the presenter(s). Please note that at least one presenter of any given presentation must be an International CHRIE member in good standing. Any co-presenters who are not ICHRIE members will be required to register for the conference and pay the nonmember rate.



Symposium Submission Guidelines

Academics and researchers in tourism and hospitality are invited to submit symposium submissions to the 2017 ANNUAL ICHRIE CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM TRACK

The Symposium Track is a multi-dimensional channel for ICHRIE members to share a wide variety of industry and educational knowledge and experience. This channel is used to contribute to the profession’s body of knowledge through the sharing of unique and timely information about hospitality and tourism research and education. All submissions are reviewed and evaluated by a team of your peers. The evaluation process is not a blind review process because of the nature of the Symposium Track. Symposium tracks encompass four (4) different categories:

  • Panels
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Symposium presentations
  • Workshops

Symposium guidelines:
Submissions must not exceed 2 pages, double spaced, abstracts must not exceed 100 words, submissions must be original work and speakers may participate in up to three (3) refereed presentations and up to three (3) symposium tracks or an unlimited number of poster presentations. The authors are encouraged to incorporate the conference theme in their proposals. In addition, please follow the appropriate specific requirements for the various types of symposium submissions:

Panel Discussions:
Panels are designed for larger group presentations and discussions of a hospitality or educational topic of general interest. Proposal sponsors select the theme and enlist several panel members to act as primary discussants. A common format is to first have panel members discuss or debate the topic. This formal period is often followed by a period of participation by audience members. Panels are scheduled throughout the conference program. To ensure constructive proposals, each panel member’s participation must be committed at the time of proposal submission. The names of panel members, along with their expertise and role to accomplish the proposal objectives along with an email or written commitment must be included from all panel members to participate in the discussions. A list of 2-3 clearly stated discussion questions to encourage participation among the audience and these must be integrated within the main text of the proposal.
 
Roundtable Discussions
Roundtables create opportunities for small groups to engage in discussion about a particular hospitality or educational topic. Proposal sponsors lead the discussion, perhaps with an initial presentation, but the majority of each session should be an open discussion among the participants. Generally these sessions consist of 6-12 people and are held at large, round conference tables. The proposal must include a list of 2-3 clearly stated discussion questions to encourage participation among the audience. Please note that several roundtable discussions may happen simultaneously in the same, large room, so formal presentations using slides and/or other support media are not possible.

Symposium Presentations:
Symposium presentations are formal presentations of a hospitality or tourism topic and are typically conducted in presentation format and these are used generally to report interesting initial findings from a research project. Since these sessions are not blind-reviewed, they are not designed for complete research projects. Proposals of an empirical or theoretical nature should be submitted to the Refereed Track. Symposium presentations are held as scheduled sessions throughout the conference.

A symposium may only be submitted once per year and should be new content, but follow up symposiums that build on a previous year’s symposium topic is acceptable if it builds on the previous presentations.

Workshops
Workshops are designed to be interactive sessions where participants engage in learning and other growth activities. These sessions focus on distinct teaching or research topic or technique. Audience members expect to be actively engage during the session. Lecture formats are not appropriate for workshops.  Workshops are ½ hour programs that are interactive and meet the criteria described in the following paragraphs.  Workshops are divided into two categories: Practice of Teaching and Practice of Research. These workshops are peer reviewed and the best workshops will receive special designations as “Master Teacher” and “Master Scholar” workshop sessions.

Practice of Teaching
The goal of the practice of teaching workshops is to provide practical lessons and teaching modules that faculty can use in their respective classrooms or programs. These workshop presenters will share best teaching practices, innovative teaching lessons and or examples from their classroom. All workshops should include handouts or “takeaways” attendees may apply to their teaching. The goal is for attendees to leave each session with new ideas that they can apply immediately in their classroom and at their university or school.

The Director of Education and the Education committee will select the best submissions in this workshop category. These sessions will be given the “Master Teacher” designation. “Master Teachers” are ICHRIE members who are experts with extensive experience in a specific topic area or pedagogy and have created a Practice of Teaching workshop that fits and exceeds the criteria.

Practice of Research
The goal of the practice of research workshops is to provide examples of research. This can include but is not limited to workshops on research methods, theories, explanations of a statistical tool, and lessons on writing research, submitting work to journals or other research related topics. Workshops will present modules that faculty can use to expand and improve upon their research and scholarly agenda. The workshop presenters will share best research practices, innovative research methods and or examples from their scholarly work. All workshops include “takeaways” that attendees may apply to their research.  The goal is for attendees to leave each session with new ideas that they can apply immediately in their research and scholarly work.

The Director of Research and the Research committee will select the best submissions in this workshop category. These sessions will be given the “Master Scholar” designation.  “Master Scholars” are ICHRIE members who are experts with extensive experience in a specific scholarly topic area or practice within research and have created a Practice of Research workshop that fits and exceeds the criteria.

All Submissions must:

  • Be submitted electronically through the ICHRIE website and the EasyChair submission platform using designated forms for Symposium submissions.
  • Be submitted by 7pm (Eastern Time) on 22 January 2017.
  • Have the order and names of authors listed on the original submission. Once submitted, no alterations to this information, including indication of the lead author’s name, may be made.

General criteria and their associated weights used for evaluation and selection of the submissions are as follows:
Evaluation Criteria Scoring AND Weight

  • What is the relevance and significance of the proposal to our fields? 30%
  • Does the proposal contribute to conceptual understanding or industry, research or teaching discussions?  30%
  • Does the proposal include clearly stated objective(s)?  15%
  • Is there demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter through a relevant literature or conceptual review? 15%
  • Does the proposal follow the recommended submission guidelines? 10%

Other important information:

  • Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will not be considered.
  • All presenters are required to indicate their agreement to participate prior to submission.
  • All Presenters are expected to participate in the review process.
  • ICHRIE will correspond with the lead (primary) author only. Co-presenters should not contact ICHRIE.
  • It is the primary author’s responsibility to notify all co-presenters regarding the status of the submission as well as to notify ICHRIE of any change in lead author contact information.
  • ICHRIE will use the contact information provided with the original submission; it is the lead author’s responsibility to notify ICHRIE of any change in contact information.
  • Notices of review decisions will be sent to the lead authors by mid-March 2017.
  • Presentations will be scheduled throughout the ICHRIE Conference and information regarding the slated time will be sent by mid-April 2017. Please be prepared to appear on any day of the conference once your submission is accepted.
  • The lead author (or at least one of the submitted co-authors in the case of multiple authors) is required to register for the 2017 ICHRIE Conference for the full conference or for a one-day conference registration before 15 May 2017 in order for the Symposium to be included in the Conference Program.
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