European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL): Call for Participation





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.


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:

  • Information literacy & lifelong learning
  • Information literacy in theoretical context
  • Models
  • Standards
  • Indicators
  • Information literacy & related concepts
  • Transversal competencies
  • Media literacy
  • Transliteracy
  • Metaliteracy
  • E-literacy
  • Digital literacy
  • Computer literacy
  • Scientific literacy
  • Visual literacy
  • Digital empowerment
  • Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as a new concept
  • Information literacy research
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Information seeking and information behavior
  • Information literacy good practices
  • Information literacy networks and networking
  • Information literacy policies & policy development
  • Information literacy & libraries
  • College and university libraries
  • School libraries
  • Public libraries
  • Special libraries
  • Information literacy & LIS education
  • Information literacy & knowledge management
  • Information literacy across disciplines
  • Information literacy in different cultures and countries
  • Information literacy in different contexts (juristic, health, etc.)
  • Information literacy & education
  • Bologna Process
  • Planning strategies for information literacy training
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Training the trainers
  • Partnership
  • Collaboration across professions
  • Teacher education
  • Integrating into curricula
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Teaching techniques and methods
  • Instructional design
  • Curriculum development
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Web-based training
  • e-Learning
  • Information literacy education in different sectors
  • K-12
  • Higher education
  • Vocational education
  • Information literacy in the workplace
  • Information literacy for adults
  • Information literacy for disadvantaged groups
  • Information literacy for multicultural societies
  • Information literacy & ethical and social issues
  • Information literacy & democracy
  • Information literacy & citizenship
  • Information literacy & digital divide
  • Information literacy & emerging technologies
  • Web 2.0
  • Web 3.0
  • Mobile technologies
  • Information literacy in the future


All suggestions and comments are welcome. Please send your ideas about possible themes and topics to


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.


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Serap Kurbanoğlu, Co-chair of the Standing Commitee and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Sonja Špiranec, Co-chair of the Standing Committee and Chair of the Programme Committee

Conference Secretariat: