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This is the  First Call for papers for the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Istanbul next year.



First Call for Papers


European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)



October 22-25, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey



Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22-25 October 2013.


ECIL is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.


Paul G. Zurkowski is the Honorary Chair of the Conference. Conference committees include over hundred distinguished experts from over sixty countries. The language of the Conference is English.

Aim & Scope

Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.


Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

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Important Dates

First Call: July 2012

Second Call: September 2012

Third Call: November 2012

Submission deadline for contributions: 1 February 2013

Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2013

Deadline for submitting final versions: 15 May 2013

Registration starts: 1 May 2013

Conference sessions: 22-24 October 2013

Conference tour: 25 October 2013

Paper Submission

The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, doctoral forum, each has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system by February 1, 2013. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the conference to make the presentation.


Contributions will be peer-reviewed and the authors will be notified of the outcome by April 5, 2013. Final copies of the accepted contributions should be sent in by May 15, 2013, in order for them to be included in the book of abstracts. Full-text papers will be also be published and made available to the registered participants. Selected papers will be published in refereed journals.

Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Conference.


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Serap Kurbanoğlu, Co-chair of the Standing Commitee and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee [log in to unmask]

Sonja Špiranec, Co-chair of the Standing Committee and Chair of the Programme Committee [log in to unmask]

Conference Secretariat: [log in to unmask]



Padraig Kirby BA (Hons) HdipLIS

Tempus Project Coordinator/Senior Library Assistant

The Library

Limerick Institute of Technology,

Moylish park



00353 61 448516

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