7th European Conference on Social Media
2-3 July  2020, A Virtual Conference

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a Virtual Conference hosted by ACPI and UCLan Cyprus, Larnaca

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 is an event which brings like-minded researchers together from across the world. This year the global covid-19 pandemic has caused the event to move online where participants will meet in a virtual space to share their research and discuss issues including the use and development of social media in all areas.

Conference Chair

Dr Christos Karpasitis
Dr Christos Karpasitis

Programme Chair

Mrs Christiana Varda
Mrs Christiana Varda

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

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 deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
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 submissionSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
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

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 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 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