[Conference] Call for Papers: Knowledge Infrastructure Management for Tourism, November 2008, Penang, Malaysia

[Deutscher Titel: [Konferenz] Aufruf für Artikel-Beiträge: Wissensinfrastrukturmanagement für den Tourismus, , November 2008, Penang, Malaysia]

RARC 2008 – Rikkyo Amusement Research Centre International Conference, 3-4 November 2008, Penang, Malaysia

5 August 2008 – Abstract Due for Submission

Organized by

  • Rikkyo Amusement Research Centre (RARC) (Rikkyo University, Japan)
  • School of Housing, Building & Planning (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, Holland)

Focus of Conference
What do we mean by knowledge? How is knowledge actually processed within the context of tourism development, in the Asian region? And how is it embedded in processes of policy making, managerial coordination of regional and urban development, strategic implementation and marketing?
The main goal of the Knowledge Infrastructure Management for Tourism Conference 2008 is to encourage the exchange of views and search for solutions on balancing a fundamental dilemma in managing the development of Asian tourism: the function versus form issue, which often arise in the interaction between culture in relation to technology and tourism development in Asia. Hence, it seeks to address the above and other relevant questions to understand the key themes that underpin the enhancement and enrichment of knowledge by academicians, practitioners and professionals.
Adopting a thematic approach, including epistemologies of knowledge development, knowledge sharing and knowledge applications, this small scale gathering by invitation features a program comprised of 5 invited keynotes by ‘thought leaders’ both from industry and the research community, who hail from developed and developing countries. Each keynote ‘kicks off’ a specific track on a particular theme followed by relevant paper presentations that address critical issues and practices by academics, policy makers and industry practitioners. The conference is designed to stimulate inter-disciplinary discussions, offers networking opportunities and conclude with a ‘manifesto’ to render tourism development in Asia more sustainable.

Theme: Knowledge Infrastructure Management for Tourism


  • Sustainable growth and sense making
  • Knowledge transfer and diversity
  • Principles and practices
  • Knowledge and Technological Infrastructure
  • Connecting Communities through tourism
  • Others deemed relevant.

Important Dates

  • 5 August 2008- Abstract Due for Submission
  • 5 Oct 2008-Full Paper Due for Submission

For more information go to the website of the call.

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