Welcome to the webatelier.net Lab!

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

The Successful Project of Panoramic Ticino in collaboration with Ticino Tourism
October 15th, 2014

Embracing the chance to discover and rediscover Ticino, 27 students from the Master of International Tourism at USI (a.a. 2013-2014) enlightened 40 wonderful panoramas of the Ticino Region. In collaboration with Ticino Tourism and within the impulse of webatelier.net, students put into practice their knowledge in new technologies learnt during the course eTourism Technology Lab led by dr. Elena Marchiori, and two student assistants Hazique Memon Gul and Fabio Flepp.

The appreciated result has been online since April 2014 on http://www.ticino.ch/en/panorama.html.

Tourists and locals can now find online high quality information with an innovative panoramic visual revealing the treasures of Ticino from Monte Brè to Serpiano, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Monte San Giorgio and the castles of Bellinzona. Once again the collaboration with Ticino Tourism with Master students has proven its fruitfulness in the eTourism field.


In the picture, from left to right: dr. Elena Marchiori, Chiara Doimo, Adriana Miotto, Bogdan Matwiichuk, Anastasia Glinina, Abdulla Abdullayev, Michela Gusso, Ioulianos Dialynas, Arwin Ehteshamnia, Irene Secciani, Emanuele Mele, Laura Raimundo, Mahdy Ellabban, Edoardo Cantoni, David Taylor, Raffaele Tardio, Irina Bregvadze, Liselotte Schneider, Silviya Georgieva, Munlika Boonyawong, Giada De Rocco, Yu Nong Wen, Mariya Abbasova.
For the Ticino Tourism team: Luca Preto, Timo Cadlolo, and Laura Gugelmann.

Thank you!

IDEAL Tourism Summer School in Lugano
September 12th, 2014

Summer School “IDEAL Tourism” (Information and communication technologies for promotion and development of sustainable tourism around cultural and natural destinations. The case of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites) has taken place from August 25 till September 5, 2014 at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano, Switzerland).
Twenty-three persons – academics and professionals – have been involved from Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, Switzerland, Uganda, and UK.
For further information, please, find here the link to the webpage of the Summer School.

Thank you very much to everyone for the success of this important event!

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PhD Scholarship in eLearning in tourism and hospitality
September 3rd, 2014

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship, funded by the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano, Switzerland), to be based within the Faculty of Communication Sciences – Institute for Communication Technologies.

The topic of the PhD project is to be developed together with the winner candidate in the broader field of eLearning in hospitality and tourism, especially within the area of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

The candidate will join an international and dynamic team-based environment, so to support his/her immediate immersion into an ambitious international research agenda. The candidate will collaborate with the following units: webatelier.net, NewMinE, UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in the World Heritage Sites, and eLab. Candidate’s PhD research will be supervised by prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, director of the Institute for Communication Technologies.

Deadline: the call is open until the place is filled, applications arrived before September 30th, 2014 will be given priority.
Please direct enquiries and applications to dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska by email: nadzeya.kalbaska@usi.ch

See more details on the call


Master thesis defense
August 28th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that yesterday our student Alessandra Maffioli, supervised by Prof. Cantoni and Dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska successfully defended her master thesis in Marketing at USI.

Alessandra Maffioli’s thesis title: “Assessment and improvement of the Online Communication of a lodge. The case of Victoria Falls and Olga’s – the Italian corner.”

Alessandra Maffioli's thesis defense

In the picture: Dr. Sara Vannini, Dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska, Alessandra Maffioli and Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni.

Congratulations, Alessandra!