Call for Papers

EUNIS 2021 Annual Congress


A New Era of Digital Transformation: Challenges for Higher Education
June 9-11, 2021, Greek Universities Network, Athens, Greece


EUNIS is the European University Information Systems organisation. Its mission is to help member institutions develop their Information Technology landscape by sharing IT knowledge and experience and working together. The association’s membership includes the staff of 120 different European Institutions and 18 National/Regional Organizations across 36 Countries. EUNIS is happy to announce a call for papers for the 2021 Annual Congress:

A New Era of Digital Transformation: Challenges for Higher Education
The Congress will be hosted by the Greek Universities Network, in Athens, Greece, on June 9-11, 2021

This event provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge and experience in the area of digital transformation in higher education with special consideration of the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect a hybrid event, with both live and virtual attendees. It provides a platform for discussion on the related topics amongst international experts, users, researchers, decision-makers, and teaching staff from all over Europe forming an ideal audience to present and publish the latest results of research, development, and deployment of Information Technology in HEIs.
The exact format of the Congress (probably hybrid, with a balance between live and virtual presentations) will be finalised before the abstract submission deadline, i.e., February 26, 2021.

All submissions and updates are done in the EasyChair Portal.



        1.       Leadership & Management
        2.        ICT Infrastructure & Security
        3.        Learning, Teaching and Student Experience
        4.        Software Development
        5.        OpenX & Interoperability
        6.        ICT in Research
        7.        Covid-19 as an accelerator for digital transformation

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Submissions present scientific, technological or “best practice” works. All submitted papers will go through a review process carried out by the EUNIS Scientific Committee (ESC), using the EUNIS 2021 EasyChair Portal. In a first stage, submissions are in the form of an extended abstract. In a second stage, authors of accepted extended abstracts may submit a full paper. Abstracts and full papers should be strictly compliant with the paper template guidelines for EasyChair publications (

Stage 1: Extended abstract
The first submission consists of a 2-page extended abstract, accompanied by a describing text of no more than 300 words. For accepted submissions, the extended abstracts will be included in the EUNIS “Book of Abstracts” and a presentation will be allowed during the Congress. The accompanying describing text will be displayed in the congress website/application.

Stage 2: Full paper
Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be encouraged to submit a 10-page full paper.
Full papers will be selected by the ESC for publication in the open access EPiC Series in Computing, indexed by Scopus.
Full papers may also be nominated by the ESC for a EUNIS award (, and/or for a Vietsch Foundation funding (


Presentation during the Congress

Depending on the Covid-19 pandemic conditions, the Program Committee may decide on several forms of presentations to be used during the Congress: oral presentation, poster/exhibit, presented remotely, virtually, or physically in Athens.



Abstract submission deadline:               February 26, 2021
Abstract acceptance:                                March 15, 2021
Speaker registration:                                March 26, 2021
Full paper submission:                              April 30, 2021



All submissions and updates on submissions are done in the EasyChair Portal.