ECSM Call for Papers

Academic Conference Call for Papers


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  • Case Studies
  • Work in-Progress Papers
  • Round Table Discussion Proposals
  • PhD Papers
  • Posters
  • Non- Academic or Practitioner Contributions

ECSM Call for Papers

Social media is being adopted and applied in almost every area of human activity, be it for personal applications, in education, for commercial applications or in the public sector. The rapid uptake of social media is related to many factors including its ease of use and adaptability to different devices. However, it also poses some challenges and problems that need to be addressed and discussed. Taking this into consideration ECSM 2017 seeks to establish a home for researchers and practitioners with a wide range of approaches to engaging with the impact, use and potential of social media across disciplines.

The conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide array of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods.

All Papers accepted for ECSM after the double-blind peer review process will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.  The Proceedings is a published book with an ISBN and ISSN.

Please see the ECSM Call for Papers, Important Dates below.


Key Topics

  • Social media in business
  • Social media in education
  • Social media in the present knowledge economy
  • The networked citizen
  • Monitoring and evaluating social media
  • Security of social media

For more information on Submission Topics please click here

Mini Tracks

  • Big Social Data Analytics 
  • Brand Management and Social Media
  • Gamification and Social Media
  • Social Media and the DIY Artist: How the development of social media has impacted on the music industries
  • Social Media and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media and Online Teaching

For more information on, or to submit to, a Mini Track please click here

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