International Conference on Academic Integrity

Event date
November 16-17, 2020
Short description

International Conference on Academic Integrity: Strengthening Academic Integrity – New insights (SAI conference) will be held from 16th to 17th November 2020 in Podgorica, University of Montenegro. Depending on the situation regarding the COVID-19, the conference might be organized virtually.


The main objective of the conference is to enhance scientific knowledge on academic integrity through the interdisciplinary a research-based approach which should facilitate the emergence of innovative strategies for spreading the culture of academic integrity, promoting ethical behaviour and preventing plagiarism and other types of non-ethical practices in the academic environment and beyond.

Key information:

  • Type of participation: Extended abstract, maximum of 500 words.
  • Registration fee: No registration fee.
  • Publication: After the conference in the journals indexed in Scopus and ESCI-WoS

Key dates:

  • Submission of extended abstracts: June 15, 2020
  • A decision on extended abstracts: July 15, 2020
  • Registration: September 15, 2020
  • Conference: 16-17 November 2020
  • Full papers submission: December 15, 2020

Invited speakers:

  • Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D. Director of Academic Integrity Office at the University of California, San Diego, USA.
  • Professor Michelle Bergadaà, International Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism – University of Geneva, Swiss
  • Sonja Bjelobaba, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Professor Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Publication in prestigious journals:

  • Business Systems Research:  Scopus & Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • International Journal for Educational Integrity: Scopus & Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index -ESCI.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategies for promoting academic integrity in Higher Education
  • The role of academic integrity policies
  • Students’ and professors’ perception of academic dishonesty in Higher Education
  • Motives/determinants of plagiarism and cheating behaviour
  • The role of technology in preventing/facilitating plagiarism
  • The link between moral /personal values and academic integrity
  • Identifying contextual characteristics that influence academic dishonesty
  • Contract Cheating
  • Academic integrity in the online learning environment (in the in the era of coronavirus)
  • Teaching/learning academic integrity issues, e.g. ethics, moral reasoning, academic writing etc.
  • Innovative strategies for preventing academic misconduct

The University of Montenegro is the largest and the only comprehensive, integrated and public university in Montenegro. The university was founded in 1974 and it consists of 19 faculties and 3 institutes. UoM extends to three Montenegrin regions. Apart from Podgorica, where the highest number of faculties and the largest campus is situated, teaching takes place in Nikšić, Kotor, Cetinje, Bar, Igalo, Berane and Bijelo Polje. The University has received the certificate in the field of the academic integrity by the IRFPA - International Institute for Research and Action on Academic and Plagiarism.

The Scientific and Program committee:

  • Professor Sanja Pekovic, University of Montenegro
  • Professor Dijana Vuckovic, University of Montenegro
  • Professor Svetlana Perovic, University of Montenegro
  • Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ph.D. University of California
  • Professor Michelle Bergadaà, University of Geneva
  • Sonja Bjelobaba, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University
  • Professor  Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno
  • Professor Pierre-Jean Benghozi, École Polytechnique
  • Professor Mirjana Pejic-Bach, University of Zagreb
Conference highlights:
  • Distinguished (keynote) speakers
  • Share research experience and inspire new research
  • Develop a professional network
  • Opportunity to publish in the prestigious journal

Organizers and contact details:
The conference is organized by the University of Montenegro in the framework of the project Strengthening Academic Integrity – Interdisciplinary Research-based Approach to Ethical Behaviour in Higher Education. The project is financed by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.

Registration is closing on September 15, 2020.


Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Admin on April 21, 2020
Modified on April 21, 2020