Call for Papers

The CAUTHE 2015 theme acknowledges the rapid changes and key issues facing tourism and hospitality research, education and industry. The conference will engage in discussions and debates about how to adapt, innovate and be resilient in a time of change. As its name suggests, the CAUTHE 2015 theme also deliberately targets issues relating to tourism and hospitality in coastal areas, such as at the Gold Coast (including the impacts of climate change). At the same time, our theme is broad enough to incorporate other discussions related to adaptation and innovation in tourism and hospitality education, research, and the industry.

The CAUTHE 2015 Committee now welcomes papers, via a number of sub-themes:


  • Adaptation and innovation in tourism and hospitality education
  • Industry changes and innovations
  • Destination development and resilience
  • Aviation, cruise and other transport management
  • Sustainable tourism (including tourism in protected areas, Indigenous tourism)
  • 'Sea Changers' and other lifestyle changes and niche markets
  • Climate change and sea level rise
  • Impacts of sporting events and festivals (the Commonwealth Games will be held at the Gold Coast in 2018)
  • Innovation in tourism & hospitality methods and 'new' methodologies
  • Cross border/cross sector tourism
  • Other themes related to CAUTHE SIGs (Special Interest Groups)

CAUTHE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will also be able to integrate within the conference theme, and designated sub-themes, and/ or have a dedicated session stream committed to the different SIGs.

Key Deadlines

  • Full Papers: *** Closed ***
  • Working Papers: *** Closed ***

Types of Papers

Conference papers may be: Full Research Papers or Working Papers.

Full Research Papers:

Papers submitted in this category are those where research work or conceptual or theoretical development is complete. Authors should submit a paper between 4000-5000 words (including references, tables and figures), to be double blind reviewed by two referees nominated by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have not already been published.

Full Research Papers submission: *** Closed ***

Please note:

  • * Papers submitted in this category and nominated by the referees are eligible for entry into the 'CAUTHE Award for Best Full Paper'. Details regarding this Award can be found on the CAUTHE website: Best Full Paper.
  • * Papers submitted in this category by a PhD student on work derived from his or her study, are eligible for nomination by the referees for the 'Bill Faulkner Memorial Award for Best PhD Paper'. Please note that the student has to be the primary author and the only acceptable co-authors are the student's registered supervisors. Further details regarding this Award can be found on the Awards section of the CAUTHE website: Best PhD Scholar's Paper.

Working Papers:

Working papers are those for which a substantial amount of the research work or conceptual or theoretical development is complete. Authors should submit a paper of between 1200-1500 words (including references, tables, figures). All working papers will be double blind reviewed by one referee nominated by the Scientific Committee. All papers must be original submissions that have not already been published.

Working Papers close for review: *** Closed ***.

Please note that the submission and selection of a paper is an indication of a commitment to attend the conference. If a paper is selected at least one author must attend the CAUTHE 2015 Conference to present the paper.

Presenting your Paper

Those authors whose full and working research papers are accepted will have the opportunity to present their work in either an oral or visual presentation format via the Ideas Factory (see below). Depending on the availability of concurrent paper sessions, however, the Scientific Committee may need to consider some working papers for the Ideas Factory.

Oral papers will be allocated 20 minutes each (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions). Each Concurrent Session will be Chaired. If delegates are interested in Chairing concurrent sessions at CAUTHE 2015, please contact

** ALL papers, regardless of the presentation format or whether they are full research or working papers, will be published in the Edited CAUTHE 2015 Conference Proceedings, which will have a dedicated ISBN.

Visual Presentations

Visual presentations will be held in an Ideas Factory, with opportunity to discuss work one-on-one in a creative presentation environment.

The Ideas Factory provides delegates the opportunity to present research in visual rather than the traditional oral presentation. An award will be made for the best visual presentation.

Visual presentations can take many forms. While many presenters will choose to present a standard poster, other options include demonstrations, video presentations or models and displays. Please discuss with Dr Mieke Witsel, Ideas Factory Coordinator.

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Where Do I Submit My Paper?

Word Download CAUTHE 2015 Paper Submission Guidelines

Submit papers to:

When you submit your paper you will be asked to sign an agreement about the use of the paper. This is called a 'Transfer of Copyright Agreement' form. Essentially this agreement states that you give CAUTHE copyright over the paper, but in return, CAUTHE gives you permission to disseminate copies of your paper, or to rework/develop your paper and submit it elsewhere for publication, with acknowledgement to the publisher of the origins of the paper, namely that it was based on a paper presented at the CAUTHE 2015 conference.

I have read and understand the Transfer of Copyright and submit my paper on the basis that I will execute a hard copy of this document to CAUTHE.

I AGREE [Download Transfer of Copyright Agreement]

Any enquiries about papers should be directed to Dr Erica Wilson, Chair of Scientific Committee CAUTHE 2015 at the email above.