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Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

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Published on Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society being the main theme,  European Conference on Information Literacy (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.



ECIL is an international conference under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA. 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.

Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society 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:

  • Information literacy and inclusive society (democracy, democratic empowerment, trans/inter/multiculturalism, feminist perspectives, queer theory, radical librarianship, digital empowerment, inclusive education, emancipatory pedagogy, challenging authority, censorship, power (relations), community engagement, social change, citizenship, active participation, the public sphere, informed agitation, postcolonialism, neoliberalism)
  • Information literacy and lifelong learning
  • Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators, etc.)
  • Information literacy and related concepts (transversal competencies, media literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific literacy, visual literacy, digital empowerment, etc.)
  • Information literacy research (methods and techniques)
  • Information seeking and information behavior
  • Information literacy good practices
  • Information literacy policies and policy development
  • Information literacy and libraries (college and university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special libraries)
  • Information literacy and knowledge management
  • Information literacy across disciplines
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy in different contexts (juristic, health, etc.)
  • Planning strategies for information literacy instruction and training
  • Information literacy education in different sectors (K-12, higher education, vocational education)
  • Information literacy in the workplace
  • Information literacy for different target groups (adults, children, disadvantaged groups)
  • Information literacy and digital divide
  • Information literacy and emerging technologies and tools
  • Information literacy in the future


Abstract Submission

You are kindly invited to submit your work to the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL).  The conference will be composed of several types of contributions (see the list below), each has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. About 500 word (maximum one template page) abstract is required for all categories. Abstracts should be prepared using the template and submitted electronically via the conference management system (https://www.conftool.pro/ecil2016/). Please refer to abstract formating tutorial.

Deadline for abstract submission for all categories is 

15 February 2016.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 31 March 2016. Final copies of the accepted abstracts should be sent in by 15 April 2016, in order for them to be included in the Abstract Book. ECIL’s writing guidelines (http://ecil2015.ilconf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ECIL_Style_Guide.pdf) should be followed while writing abstracts. Please refer to the flowchart for abstract submission and review process. Submissions by email/fax are not accepted.

Full-text Submission

Full text is only required for paper category (including  doctoral papers) and should be submitted by 16 May 2016. Papers should be prepared using Springer’s template, should not exeed 10 pages  and should be submitted electronically via the conference management system. ECIL’s writing guidelines (http://ecil2015.ilconf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ECIL_Style_Guide.pdf) should be followed.

After the second cycle of peer-review, selected papers will be published in proceedings book.  ECIL’s Proceedings Books are  published by Springer (agreement with the publisher is on yearly basis) under CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series. Books that appear in CCIS series are submitted for indexing to Thomson Reuter’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Scopus and other indexes on a yearly base by the publisher.

Submissions by email/fax are not accepted. At least one of the authors should register and take part at the conference to make the presentation. The language of the Conference is English.

Programme Committee

  • Maryam S. AlOshan, Imam Muhammed bin Saud Univesity, Saudi Arabia
  • Ines Amaral, Autonomous University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Kanwal Ameen, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Mihaela Banek Zorica, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tomaz Bartol, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Glória Maria Lourenço Bastos, Universidade Aberta / Portuguese Open University, CEMRI, Portugal
  • David Bawden, City University London, UK
  • Bojana Boh Podgornik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Joumana Boustany, University of Paris Descartes, France
  • Saskia Brand-Gruwel, Open University of the Netherlands, the Netherlands
  • Sabina Cisek, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Ioannis Clapsopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • John Crawford, Independent Information Professional, UK
  • Tolga Çakmak, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Patricia Dawson, Rider University, USA
  • Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, Drexel University, USA
  • Anneke Dirkx, Leiden University, the Netherlands
  • Heidi Enwald, Oulu University, Finland
  • Helena Francke, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Fabian Franke, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Almuth Gastinger, University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway
  • José Antonio Gómez-Hernández, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Nieves González-Fernández-Villavicencio, University of Seville, Spain
  • Allen Grant, Drexel University, USA
  • Stacey Greenwell, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Vincas Grigas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Eystein Gullbekk, Oslo University, Norway
  • Gaby Haddow, Curtin University, Australia
  • Lejla Hajdarpasic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Jos van Helvoort, The Hague University, The Netherlands
  • Baiba Holma, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Maija-Leena Huotari, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Martina Dragija Ivanovic, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Zhang Jiuzhen, Peking University, China
  • Veronica Johansson, University of Borås, Sweeden
  • Bill Johnston, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Christina Kanaki, Panteion University of Social and Economic Sciences, Greece
  • Paulette Kerr, University of West Indies, Jamaica
  • Tibor Koltay, Szent István University, Hungary
  • Pavla Kovarova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Liga Krumina Liepaja Central Scientific Library, Latvia
  • Serap Kurbanoğlu, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Hana Landova, Information Education and IL Working Group, Czech Republic
  • Jesús Lau, Veracruzana University, Mexico
  • Vera J. Lee, Drexel University, USA
  • Anne Lehmans, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Louise Limberg, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Annemaree Lloyd, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Mandy Lupton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Afrodite Malliari, DataScouting, Greece
  • Viviana Fernández Marcial, University of La Coruña, Spain
  • Yolande Maury, Artois University, France
  • Camilla Moring, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ágústa Pálsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Helen Partridge, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Rosaura Fernández Pascual, University of Granada, Spain
  • Ola Pilerot, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Ewa Rozkosz, University of Lower Silesia, Poland
  • Jurgita Rudzioniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Jarmo Saarti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Dragana Sabovljev, Zarko Zrenjanin Public Library, Serbia
  • Chutima Sacchanand, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand
  • Dora Sales, Jaume University, Spain
  • Tatiana Sanches, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Laura Saunders, Simmons College, USA
  • Jane Secker, London School of Economics, UK
  • Foo Shou Boon Schubert, Technological University, Singapore
  • Gordana Stokić Simončić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Eero Sormunen, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Sonja Špiranec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Jela Steinerova, Comenius University, Slovakia
  • Karmen Stopar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Paul Sturges, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ladislava Zbiejczuk Suchá, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Ana Lúcia Terra, Oporto Polytechnic Institute, Portugal
  • Tania Y. Todorova, SULSIT, Bulgaria
  • Nevena Tomic, Belgrade University, Serbia
  • Anne Sissel Vedvik Tonning, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Tereza Stoyanova Trencheva, SULSIT, Bulgaria
  • Yurdagül Ünal, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Sirje Virkus, University of Tallinn, Estonia
  • Li Wang, The University of Auckland, New Zeland
  • Gunilla Widen, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Mary Wilkins Jordan, Simmons College SLIS, USA
  • Zuza Wiorogorska, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Andrew Whitworth,  University of Manchester, UK
  • Iwan Wopereis, Open University of the Netherlands, the Netherlands
  • Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Sharon Q. Yang, Rider University, USA
  • Pan Yantao, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Sandy Zinn, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


  • Prague, Czechia


  • Monday, February 15, 2016


  • information literacy, inclusive society, lifelong learning, policies and policies development


  • Joumana Boustany
    courriel : joumana [dot] boustany [at] u-pem [dot] fr

Information source

  • Joumana Boustany
    courriel : joumana [dot] boustany [at] u-pem [dot] fr


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« Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, February 02, 2016, https://doi.org/10.58079/uax

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