Official language of the conference

Due to the small number of other language abstracts, the official language of the conference will be English. Those who have language difficulties, are invited to present a poster. In individual cases, for special request, consecutive interpretation can be provided.

Instructions for submission of abstracts

Submission of abstracts of presentations or posters (200 words): 15 January 2016. Notification about acceptance: 01 February 2016. To be completed by 15 February.

(After registering, ESRs and first degree Students will be asked by the system to present proof of their status.)


Abstracts should not exceed 3.000 characters including spaces.

Important Information for Authors


The aim of our Conference is to fill these often used words like Tourism, Cultural landscapes, Sustainable Approach with contents, with actual meaning and experiences not restraining from concerns, solution ideas and best practice implementation reports. The start and the end point is Man. All human beings of our days live in a rapidly changing, globalising, technically rushing world, where we want to stay connected to our well and long-time built relations: friends, family, home, town, forests, sea and sun. It also embraces architecture, nature, traditions, arts and learning. The speed of vehicles can be used for the benefit of transportation, the opportunity to visit distant territories and what is included: architectural works, works of monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions, cave dwellings and combinations of features, geological and physiographical formations, works of man or the combined works of nature and man as the World Heritage Convention says. Contact has already been established by the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Program identifying its vision as it follows: World Heritage and tourism stakeholders share responsibility for conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage of Outstanding Universal Value and for sustainable development through appropriate tourism management. It would be an honour and benefit for all of us, if numerous participants would share their proficient knowledge about this world wide important and relevant subject.

Main scientific topics (corresponding to which your presentation has been classified):

  1. Associative cultural landscapes - world Heritage and its changing inter-relationship between tangible and intangible
  2. Landscape (social, economic, cultural and ecological approaches, sustainability and role in tourism
  3. International policies and programmes, trans-boundary landscapes, the future of landscapes
  4. Planning and managing landscapes including Cultural Ecosystem Services, individual and social well-being in relation to cultural tourism
  5. The role of innovative technologies in landscape research, presentation, documentation, preservation
  6. Awareness-raising, training and education, new tools, methods, assessment and quality objectives

Instructions for the proper writing and submission of the papers

  1. All authors are strictly requested to follow the instructions received in the evaluation of their abstract by the Scientific Committee focusing on the subject of the conference: Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards A Sustainable Approach
  2. Articles will be included in the conference publication, if the author has paid the registration fee and will present its paper either on podium or on poster.
  3. In case someone received a “No” qualification for presentation– as it is generally marked in the evaluation – you are kindly invited in order to facilitate communication to submit a poster, that will be exhibited in the venue of the Conference and presented/discussed during the poster session.  It does not mean that you are not invited to write an article in the conference publication.
  4. Articles related to papers and posters are due on or before 30 April 2016.You will be notified of acceptance, revision or rejection of your paper via email until 15 May 2016.
  5. Only original papers, resulting from original research work are accepted. Authors are responsible for co-authorship statement (if and when necessary) and for the originality of submitted articles.
  6. Plagiarism will be the responsibility of authors, despite the fact that both the Organising and the Scientific Committee will try to prevent it by all possible means.
  7. All opinions and statements produced in published papers are of the author's responsibility.
  8. Make sure to check spelling, grammar, all text and figures before submitting your "Full Paper" using the on-line system.
  9. Eliminate any references that are commercial and/or product advertisement. 
  10. Papers must be written in ENGLISH and comply with the "Template" and "Instructions for Authors" files provided here.
  11. References must follow author/date referencing and the Harvard System for the references list.
  12. The maximum paper length is 10 (ten) pages.
  13. Figures can be in full colour for electronic publication. For print-on-demand purposes, figures will be converted into grey scale.
  14. All co-authors are encouraged to register and attend the Conference.
  15. Please note that only MSW (Microsoft Word - *.doc or *.docx) or OO (Oppen Office - *.odt) files will be accepted by the papers submission on-line system.
  16. The review process will be as follows:
      • Step 1: Following submission, papers compliance with the proceedings publishing rules will be checked (format, references, length, etc.). If not, authors will be invited to resubmit papers according to the publishing rules.
      • Step 2: Following format compliance, papers will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
      • Step 3: Authors will then receive an e-mail containing the revision result ("Accepted", "Needs Revision" or "Denied"); in the second case proper guidance will be provided;  
      • Step 4: Steps 1, 2 and 3 are to be repeated if your paper "Needs Revision"; if "Accepted" the submission is completed.
  17. Information on podium presentations
      • Presentation time cannot exceed 15 minutes.
      • Computer and projector will be available in each room. No other computers can be connected.
      • Presentations using the file formats *.ppt and *.pptx and prezi will be accepted.
      • Any special requirements regarding the podium presentation, such as sound or video systems must be checked in advance with the Conference Secretariat.
      • A remote control presenter will be available.

Requirements of the Posters


Mark the following data on the poster:

  • Name, position, work place, scientific degree of each author
  • The title of the poster

A scientific poster – similarly to the presentation – is to include an introduction, methodology, outcomes and conclusions of a research presented in a concise form that can easily be understood and reviewed as its main purpose is to show a complete issue.

The main aspect of preparing a scientific poster is that it should be a summary and its text could easily be read. In order to reach this, it is advised to use enlarged characters and line distances, the crucial points could be highlighted and the main arguments could be supported by diagrams, tables, illustrations or pictures.

Researchers presenting their poster also have the opportunity to publish their study in the electronic conference volume, if they send the full text by the given deadline (30 April 2016). The formal requirements of the articles can be found in the downloadable templates on the web page. The proof reading of the articles for submission is the responsibility of the authors.  Articles exclusively written in perfect English and proof read will be published.


  • The size of the poster: A0, standing (vertical) format in one piece as it can be fixed on a frame at its 4 angles.
  • The language of the poster: English
  • Placement: The poster is to be printed and delivered in the form as it can be exhibited. The poster is to be handed over in the course of the registration and the Organisers will take care of its placement.
  • Electronic submission: The posters to be exhibited are to be sent to us in PDF or JPG format.
  • The proof reading of the posters for submission is the responsibility of the authors.  
  • Posters exclusively written in perfect English and proof read will be exhibited.


  • Full text article submission: 30 April 2016
  • Electronic submission of the posters: 31 May 2016

Important dates

  • Submission of abstracts of presentations or posters (200 words): 15 January 2015
  • Notification about acceptance: 01 February 2016. To be completed by 15 February.
  • Early bird registration until 31 March 2016
  • Submission of the whole paper: 30 April 2016
  • Deadline for registration for presenters: 15 May 2016


By submitting a paper Authors agree with the following:

  1. It should be understood by Authors that the submission of a paper authorises its publication in the "Proceedings of Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards A Sustainable Approach " and no further formal agreement will be required.
  2. The Publisher is permitted to publish (printed and on-line), advertise and sell the book of "Proceedings of Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards A Sustainable Approach " without further authorisation from the Authors.
  3. The Publisher will defend papers against plagiarism and copyright infringement, and to that end, the Publisher will take all reasonable steps to act against unauthorised replication of an article in part or in whole.
  4. The Publisher will also declare maintenance of the integrity of a paper, which is a definitive, citeable, permanent and secure record of a paper accessible in perpetuity.
  5. The Publisher will also supply definitive information on how to cite the article in both print and on-line formats.
  6. Authors will need written permission from the Publisher in the following cases:
    1. Inclusion of a paper in a course pack for onward sale by a third party e.g. the library of an author's institution;
    2. Distribution in print or electronic form by any third party such as a website, listserv, content aggregator, or conference organiser;
    3. Distribution in print or electronic form to the commercial benefit of an author, an author's institution or employer, or a third party.

Downloads - Templates

Microsoft Word 97-2003 template:

Microsoft Word 2007- template:

Formal requirement description: