5th European Conference on Social Media
21 - 22 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland

Location of Conference

Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland

Welcome to ECSM 2016

Welcome to ECSM 2018

The European Conference on Social Media was established 5 years ago. This event has previously been held in England, Portugal, France and Lithuania. 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.

At ECSM 2018 we will be hosting the final round of the 2nd Social Media in Practice Excellence Awards. We are looking forward to an interesting competition in Limerick.

ECSM Chairs

Conference Chair

Prof. Vincent Cunnane

Programme Chair

Dr Niall Corcoran

A personal message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the ECSM 2018 organising committee, I am honoured and delighted to welcome you to the 5th European Conference on Social Media at Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland. I believe that we have chosen a venue that guarantees a successful conference amid the history, culture and scenery of Limerick City and the mid-west of Ireland. Limerick is an ancient city with a strong focus on education and research, boasting three major higher education institutions and a student population of 25,000. ECSM offers a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to network, explore new ideas and learn from each other, and we look forward to meeting old and new colleagues in Limerick.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline30 November 2017 Extended until 12 January 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance11 December 2017
Full paper due for review18 January 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)29 March 2018
Earlybird registration closes12 April 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)26 April 2018
Final Author registration date17 May 2018
Social Media in Practice Awards abstract submission02 January 2018 Extended until 31 January 2018
Social Media in Practice Awards notification of abstract acceptance13 January 2018
Social Media in Practice Awards full case history submission22 February 2018
Social Media in Practice Awards finalists announced 03 April 2018

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