First Call for Papers

7th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

September 21-24, 2020, Bamberg, Germany

The European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) is organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University and the Information Literacy Association.

The seventh ECIL conference will be co-organized and hosted by University of Bamberg from 21-24 September 2020, in Bamberg, Germany

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.

Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

  • Fake news, alternative facts
  • Post-truth politics
  • Post-truth society
  • Algorithmic cultures
  • IL, disinformation and misinformation
  • Credibility and source evaluation
  • Critical thinking
  • Information literacy and democracy, citizenship, active participation
  • Information literacy, libraries, the public sphere
  • Information literacy and ethical/social issues
  • Information literacy in everyday life
  • Information literacy and digital empowerment
  • Information literacy and trans/inter/multiculturalism
  • Information literacy and community engagement
  • Information literacy and social change
  • Information literacy as emancipatory pedagogy
  • Information literacy and inclusive education
  • Information literacy and lifelong learning
  • Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators)
  • Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, news literacy, data literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy)
  • Information literacy research (research strategies, methodology and methods)
  • Information seeking and information behavior
  • Information literacy good practices
  • Information literacy networks and networking
  • Information literacy policies and policy development
  • Information literacy and libraries (college and university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special libraries)
  • Information literacy and LIS education
  • Information literacy and knowledge management
  • Information literacy across disciplines
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy in different contexts (law, health, etc.)
  • Information literacy and education
  • Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
  • Information literacy instruction (curriculum development, instructional design, teaching techniques and methods, Web-based training, e-learning, measurement and evaluation, promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula)
  • Information literacy for different groups (adults, children, young people, disadvantaged groups)
  • Information literacy in the workplace
  • Information literacy and employability
  • Information literacy and organisational success
  • Information literacy and competitiveness
  • Information literacy and emerging technologies
  • Information literacy in the future

Important Dates

First call: March 2019
Second call: June 2019
Third call: September 2019
Fourth call: November 2019
Fifth call: December 2019
Conference management system opens: November 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020
Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 29 February 2020
Deadline for submitting final versions of abstracts: 15 March 2020
Authors’ notification on final decision on abstract category: 6 April 2020
Registration starts: 4 May 2020
Full-text submission deadline: 15 May 2020
Notification of acceptance for full-texts: 30 June 2020
Deadline for submitting final versions of full-texts: 15 July 2020
Early registration deadline: 30 June 2020
Author registration deadline: 15 July 2020
Conference sessions: 21-24 September 2020

Paper Submission

The Conference is composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, and doctoral forum, each of which has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system before the deadlines indicated under important dates. Contributions will be peer-reviewed. Detailed information about review process can be obtained from Conference web site. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the Conference to make the presentation.


University of Bamberg
Auditorium Building Markusstr. 8a, 96047 Bamberg
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Abstract submission, review process & book of abstracts
Sonja Špiranec, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Full-text submission, review process & proceedings book
Serap Kurbanoğlu, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Joumana Boustany, General Co-chair and Co-chair of ECIL 2020

Local issues, programme, visa letters, accommodation and tours
Fabian Franke, Co-chair for ECIL 2020 and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee