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webatelier.net, is a research and development laboratory of the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Lugano), Switzerland.

Happy Easter from webatelier.net
April 18th, 2014

webatelier.net team would like to wish you a very happy Easter!
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to see our Newsletter – Issue 03

A new report out: Smartphone applications for public transport in Swiss cities
April 4th, 2014

A new report which takes a picture of the available smartphone applications for urban transport in the main Swiss cities, by Stefan Dauner, Silvia de Ascaniis e Lorenzo Cantoni.

Executive summary: Switzerland is one of the countries where smartphone applications are more extensively used. In the field of travel and tourism, in particular, smartphone applications are able to support travellers’ decision making, thanks to real-time and personalized information. Public transport operators are increasingly aware of their potential and are developing apps to enhance the quality of public transport. This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of six public transport apps developed to serve, respectively, six Swiss cities. A contents and functionalities analysis pointed out which information pieces are provided and which services are offered to improve public transport use. A user scenario, then, was designed to test the performance of the six applications.

To download the free report click here.

prof. Lorenzo Cantoni – new President of IFITT
January 27th, 2014

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, scientific director of webatelier.net will serve as the next President of the board of IFITT - International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism for the term 2014-2016.

See his presentation at ENTER2014 – eTourism Conference, which was concluded last Friday in Dublin!

In the picture below prof. Lorenzo Cantoni with Iis Tussyadiah (IFITT Vice-president) and Barbara Neuhofer (IFITT treasurer).

IFITT 2014 PhD and Master Thesis Excellence Award
January 22nd, 2014

We are glad to announce that Dr. Elena Marchiori is the winner of IFITT 2014 PhD Thesis Excellence Award. Dr. Silvia de Ascaniis received the second place for her PhD thesis and Annina Reimann received IFITT 2014 Master Thesis Excellence Award!

Elena Marchiori «Destination Reputation in Online Media: Covered Topics and Perceived Online Dominant Opinion».

Silvia de Ascaniis «Online Travel Reviews. An argumentative and textual genre perspective».

Annina Reimann «Hotel mobile applications: analysing the state-of-the-art and proposing a concept»