Call for Papers

EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) proudly invites you to participate in its 2018 congress, back to Paris where EUNIS was founded 25 years ago with theme “Coming of Age in the Digital World”.
This Congress presents an opportunity for sharing of experience amongst international specialists, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from across Europe. The event provides an ideal forum to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).


The program is divided into different tracks. The review for each track will be overseen by a track expert and the Scientific Committee, as a whole, will manage the review of all submissions to ensure the best possible congress program.

Submissions are invited under one of the five tracks below:

Leadership & Management:

  • IT Funding Models/Overcoming Challenges
  • Managing the Digital Transformation
  • Institutional Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Benchmarking
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • IT Workforce Hiring, Development and Retention

ICT Infrastructure & Security:

  • Infrastructure and Networks
  • BYOD
  • Internet of Things/Smart Campus
  • Cloud Computing and Services
  • Student Card Services
  • Information Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure – the new EU regulatory environment and beyond
  • Secure and Seamless Cross-Border Electronic Transactions – eID
  • Data Retention Policies and Best Practices
  • Back Office Solutions
  • ERPs in Higher Education

Learning, Teaching and Student Experience:

  • Student Mobility
  • Learning design and ICT
  • Digital Classroom and Learning Spaces
  • Mobile Technology and the Learner Experience
  • Learning Analytics
  • Student Success Technology
  • Social Media within Teaching & Learning
  • Technology and Best practices in Assessment
  • MOOCs and Online Education

Software Development:

  • Software as a Service
  • Mobile Apps for Higher Education
  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Open Software – Migration Plans – Best Practices
  • Agile Methodologies and Development Best Practices
  • Blockchain in Higher Education

OpenX & Interoperability:

  • Open Corporate Data in Higher Education
  • Open Education Resources and Open Courseware
  • Student Mobility
  • Reusable Learning Objects and Experimentation
  • Standards & European Interoperability

ICT in Research:

  • Open Access and Digital Publishing
  • Open Research Data
  • Open Science & Linked Data
  • Research Information Management
  • Research Information Standards
  • Research Information Systems

Submission Guidelines

Two categories of submissions are available:

  • Scientific – presentation of a work and its results with a Scientific and/or Academic approach. The submission consists of an Extended Abstract and a Full Paper.
  • Technological and good practices – presentation covering technological aspects, deployment and use of solutions in HEIs. Submission consists of an Extended Abstract and an optional Full Paper.

The Extended Abstract must consist of a maximum of 2 pages (excluding Authors biographies) based on the template guidelines. An Extended Abstract is sufficient for the submission and evaluation of the Technological and the Good Practice Papers.

A full paper submission is compulsory for the Scientific Papers, while it is optional for the Technological Papers and the Good Practice Papers. Full papers must be strictly compliant with the Template Guidelines.
Please note that the authors who wish to apply for any of the EUNIS Awards    (Elite Award, Best Paper Award, Dørup Award) a full paper must be submitted. Authors who wish to apply for the EUNIS Dørup e-learning award should also look at the judging criteria and ensure they address all of the criteria in their paper.
All submitted papers/abstracts will be subjected to the reviewing process conducted by the Scientific Committee. The reviews will identify those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for presentation at the Congress.
The abstracts will be published in the EUNIS 2018 Congress Proceedings prior to the congress. The accepted full papers shall be published later in the European Journal of Higher Education IT.
To be published in the European Journal of Higher Education IT the full papers must strictly follow the rules described in the template. Although accepted by the Scientific Committees, they may be rejected if their quality is not at the highest standard.

The deadline for submissions is 5
th March 2018.

All submissions and updates on submissions are done through
Please note that PDF is the only accepted format for submission.
All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Congress Proceedings, prior to the Congress.
Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. If not registered one week before the beginning of the congress, the papers will be cancelled.