7th European Communication Conference (ECC)

"Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation"

October 31 - November 3
Lugano Switzerland

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ECREA 2018 Conference App

ECREA 2018 Conference App is now available!

You can check the programme on the go, create your personalised schedule and stay updated during the […]

Lugano Low Budget

How to make the most out of Lugano?
We offer you promotions from 5% to 50% in Lugano and around the city centre in collaboration with the Lugano Card Service […]

New plenary format: “ECREA Critical Interventions”

We are happy to announce a new plenary format for the 7th European Communication Conference: […]

Early bird registration deadline coming up!

Reminder: #ECREA2018 early bird registration deadline coming up!
The ECREA 2018 Lugano conference “Centers […]

Preliminary conference programme

The ECREA 2018 preliminary programme is online!
You can browse through it and you can also have a […]

Pre-conferences at USI Università della Svizzera italiana

Are you going to attend ECREA 2018 pre-conferences?
Then you will have the chance to enjoy USI Campus! […]

Topics of ECREA 2018 Keynotes

Curious about the topics that our three brilliant keynote speakers will address in their speeches?
Here some details:
Who is or should […]

Cultural Programme and Local Tours

There are several tours which will give ECREA 2018 participants the opportunity to visit local companies and organizations and to enjoy different places […]

Notification of Acceptance

Watch out! ECREA is writing you!
Notifications of acceptance are sent out today (May 7, 2018). Starting from today you […]

ECREA2018 submission numbers

We are thrilled to announce that we almost hit the magical 2000 #ECREA2018 submission mark!
1599 individual […]

Closing submissions platform

You have up until midnight to submit your papers, posters and panels to ECREA2018!
Do not miss the opportunity to join […]

ECREA deadline extension

In solidarity with UK researchers on strike: ECREA 2018 deadline extended.
The ECREA 2018 International Organising Committee has […]


We are thrilled and honoured to announce our brilliant keynote speakers for ECREA 2018!

José van Dijck – Eszter Hargittai – Lina Dencik

#womenpower […]


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ECREA 2018 is happy to endorse nine independent pre-conferences! They will take place prior to the main conference in Lugano. Above you can […]

YECREA Funds for the ECREA 2018 Conference in Lugano

YECREA is very pleased to announce that young scholars without sufficient financial resources will be able to apply for […]

The ECREA 2018 Lugano submission system is open

You can now submit your papers, posters and panels until 28 February 2018 using the ECREA 2018 submission platform. […]

Be social #ecreain1year

Watch out for first visual impressions of Lugano and Ticino region that are be posted during the exact days of the Conference (October 31 – November 3) […]

Lugano, European capital of communication

USI Media and Communication Service In November 2018, Lugano will host the seventh edition of the European […]

Conference theme

The main theme of the ECREA 2018 conference will be Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation. More information

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José van Dijck

José van Dijck is distinguished university professor at the Utrecht University (The Netherlands). At the University of Amsterdam, she served as Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities between 2001 and 2012. In 2015, she was elected as President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences—the first woman in this position. Van Dijck’s work covers a wide range of topics in media theory, media and communication technologies, social media, and digital culture. She has authored and edited ten books and numerous articles. Her new book The Platform Society. Public values in a connective world, co-authored with Thomas Poell and Martijn de Waal, will be published in August 2018 by Oxford University Press.
For more information, see: José van Dijck profile page-

Eszter Hargittai

Eszter Hargittai is Professor and Chair of Internet Use and Society at the Institute of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich. She studies how differences in people’s Web-use skills relate to what they do online. Her research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, Nokia, Google, Facebook, and Merck, among others. Hargittai is editor of Research Confidential and co-editor with Christian Sandvig of Digital Research Confidential, presenting a behind-the-scenes look at doing empirical social science research. She is currently editing the Handbook of Digital Inequality and a new methods volume.
For more information, see: Eszter Hargittai profile page-

Lina Dencik

Lina Dencik is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC). Her research concerns the interplay between media developments and social and political change, with a particular focus on resistance. In recent years, she has moved into the areas of digital surveillance and the politics of data and she is Co-Founder of the Data Justice Lab. Lina has written several articles and books, most recently, Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (with Arne Hintz and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Polity Press 2018). Her current project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant, is ‘Data Justice: Understanding datafication in relation to social justice’ (DATAJUSTICE).
For more information, see: Lina Dencik profile page-

Get in touch

 Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question regarding ECREA 2018 Lugano. In order to facilitate communication we have created different teams that look forward to assist you.

General Questions
For general questions regarding the conference organization, please contact the Conference Secretariat

Accommodation & Transportation
If you have questions concerning accommodation, transportations and the cultural program please directly contact Amiconi Consulting

Abstract submission
If you have questions concerning the submission of paper and panel abstracts, as well as the review process, please contact ECREA 2018 Registration & Scientific Programme Department, C-IN

If you have questions concerning registration, please contact ECREA 2018 Registration & Scientific Programme Department, C-IN

Local Organising Committee ECREA 2018. From left to right: Luca Grassi (Città di Lugano), Katharina Lobinger, Gabriele Balbi, Petra Mazzoni (USI), Thea Rossi Colombo (Città di Lugano), Lorenzo Cantoni (USI).