Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

  1. Papers: up to 20 minute presentations on scholarly research, practical advances, best practices, and educational projects. Both completed research and early work/preliminary results are invited. Submit 1,500 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. PAPER TEMPLATE

  2. Panels: up to 90 minute sessions that will be interactive and offer different perspectives and approaches to a specific topic.  Authors must propose the format and invite up to five panelists (including the moderator). Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. PANEL TEMPLATE

  3. Workshops: up to 90 minute sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature, and are intended to foster interactive discussions for attendees who share common interest. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. WORKSHOP TEMPLATE

  4. Posters: short graphic presentations that will be presented in a special Minute Madness session. Awards will be given for Best Poster. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. POSTER TEMPLATE

  5. PhD Forum: short presentations by doctoral students, particularly as related to their dissertation. The PhD Forum provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty in relatively informal setting and to receive feedback on their dissertation by a panel of international educators. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. PHD FORUM TEMPLATE

  6. Student Showcase: short presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, related to their academic research, practical projects, etc. The showcase will provide students with opportunity to get feedback on their work in informal setting and advice on how to develop their work further and get published. LIDA 2020 Outstanding Student Award will be given for best presentations in this section. Submit 750 word abstract, plus references by 1 October 2019. STUDENT SHOWCASE TEMPLATE

Important: All proposal will be refereed in a double-blind process and MUST follow formal LIDA guidelines available at LIDA 2020 website (http://lida.ffos.hr/submissions). Proposals will not go forward for review if templates are not used. The conference language is English and all work should be in English, original and not previously presented or published.

Submission of proposals/extended abstracts should be made using the EasyChair submission system


Authors can chose to participate in the conference only with the presentation OR both to present their work and submit a full-text manuscript. In both cases, at least one author must be registered and present at the conference.

All authors are invited to submit a full-text manuscript of their paper presented at the LIDA conference to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Education for Information (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/). Education for Information (EFI) welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to the information and communication discipline and is indexed in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCO, ERIC, Scopus, Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index etc. EFI publishes full-length articles (5000-8000 words of text excluding the references) and short articles (1000-1500 words of text excluding references), and LIDA authors are invited to submit papers in any of these two categories. Submission guidelines for EFI are available here: http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-forinformation/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts. Important: Authors should indicate in their cover letter that their manuscript is a full-text paper of their presentation given at LIDA 2021.

Submissions will be subject to a double blind review process and should be submitted to drahomira.cupar@gmail.com until April 1st 2021.

Further queries regarding publication of LIDA 2021 papers in Education for Information can be addressed to Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić (aparac@gmail.com) and Drahomira Cupar (drahomira.cupar@gmail.com; dcupar@unizd.hr), EFI guest-editors.

Invitation to institutions: Libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, publishers, and service providers are invited to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities, as related to the two themes. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: we will provide course materials to participants so that they can communicate and transfer topics of interest to their institution.