7th European Conference on Social Media
2-3 July  2020, UCLan Cyprus, Larnaca, 

Location of Conference

UCLan Cyprus

Welcome to ECSM 2020

Welcome to ECSM 2020

The European Conference on Social Media was established 7 years ago in Brighton and has subsequently been held in Portugal, France, Lithuania and Ireland. The conference has attracted participants from more than 40 countries and been attended by a combination of academic scholars, public sector workers, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the social media industry. A number of journals are selecting papers from the conference for further development and publication

ECSM Chairs

Conference Chair

Dr Christos Karpasitis

Dr Christos Karpasitis

Programme Chair

Mrs Christiana Varda

Mrs Christiana Varda

A personal message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the ECSM 2020 organising committee, I am delighted to welcome you to the 7th European Conference on Social Media at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). Our island country is famous for its exceptional hospitality, blue flag beaches, and outstanding Mediterranean cuisine. Situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia, and Africa – the island's unique geographic position played an integral part in the development of its long history and rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean. ECSM 2020 will offer you the ideal opportunity to experience Cyprus, network with academics and practitioners, exchange ideas and develop new insights. We look forward to seeing you in Larnaka in 2020!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline20 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance22 December 2019
Full paper due for review30 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)09 April 2020
Earlybird registration closes23 April 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)07 May 2020
Final Author registration date28 May 2020
Social Media in Practice Awards abstract submission15 January 2020
Social Media in Practice Awards notification of abstract acceptance24 January 2020
Social Media in Practice Awards full case history submission04 March 2020
Social Media in Practice Awards finalists announced 13 April 2020

ECSM Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ECSM Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECSM after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2055-7213) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

ECSM Conference Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ECSM 2016 Conference and Journal Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media (ECSM) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI  (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineers and Technology in the UK (INSPEC)
  • Listed in the EBSCO database.
  • Listed in the ProQuest database.
  • Indexed by Google Books and Google Scholar

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months