8th European Conference on Social Media
1 - 2 July 2021, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan)

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time  of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact

UCLan Cyprus, Larnaca

Welcome to ECSM 2021

The European Conference on Social Media was established 8 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.

Conference Chair

Dr Christos Karpasitis

Personal Message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the ECSM 2021 organising committee, I am delighted to welcome you to the 8th 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 2021 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 2021!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance18 December 2020
Full paper due for review28 January 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)08 April 2021
Earlybird registration closes22 April 2021
Final paper due (with any changes)06 May 2021
Final Author registration date27 May 2021

Conference Publications

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.

Conference Accreditations 



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

      • Indexed in the ISI Web of Science 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 Elsevier SCOPUS
      • 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