Call for Contributions (closed)

General information

INCONECSS is an international conference for librarians and other information specialists supporting researchers in Economics and Business Studies. INCONECSS wants to be a platform for the exchange on changing user needs and services as well as the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing. INCONECSS encourages conversations between researchers, information specialists and other people working in fields related to information provision for research in Economics and Business Studies.

INCONECSS 2019: Digital Transformation: Scoping the evolving world of information challenges and business information

The programme of INCONECSS 2019 comprises of

  • Keynote (invitation by programme committee)
  • Panel Discussion (invitation by programme committee)
  • Sessions with invited talks
  • Lightning Talks: based on Call for Contributions
  • Posters: based on Call for Contributions

Call for Contributions (closed):


The conference will deal with topics related to “Digital Transformation”. You are invited to submit original contributions on services or best practice and experience, including but not limited to the following:

  • New developments in institutions working in economics and business information
  • The research cycle: Which services are needed?
  • Curating information in innovative ways
  • Measuring impact of services: (Where) are we adding value?
  • Journal Data Policies are changing fast: How do we keep track?
  • Use of data: Questions of trust relating to the usage of data
  • Data mining and visualization
  • Digital transformation
  • UX-User experience
  • Open Access
  • Best practices and worst practices: Sharing your greatest failures

Abstracts should contain the title of the presentation and a description of major findings or experiences. Cover why this is new or innovative and/or why this information is beneficial for the audience.

Please submit an abstract of your planned presentation with a maximum of 2,000 characters incl. blank spaces via the online submission system.

Publications in Open Access Forum Ticker

All accepted presentations are eligible for a full paper publication in the Open Access Journal “Ticker - The Academic Business Librarianship Review”:, published by the North American Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD). Ticker focuses on research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management.

Reviewing process and software

All contributions will be submitted through Easychair and submitted to programme committee members for reviewing. All papers will be reviewed based on criteria of relevance to the conference scope and theme, originality and quality.

Please prepare a PDF of your abstract and follow this link to submit it: (You need to create a free easychair account in order to make submissions.)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: December 7, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 11, 2019
  • Submission of PPT-slides for poster presentations and paper presentations: May 2nd, 2019
  • Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), May 6-7, 2019

Regarding the processing of personal data in the context of this call, please see our data protection declaration:


If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Tamara Pianos
ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics