CALL

Call for Papers

Website: http://applejack.science.ru.nl/cmc2021/

We gladly announce that the 8th edition of the Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora that will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands will be held on 28 and 29 October 2021. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will take place in hybrid form: you can choose to attend online or in person.

CMC-corpora 2021 is the 8th edition of an annual conference series dedicated to the development, analysis, and processing of corpora of computer-mediated communication and social media for research in the humanities. The conference brings together language-centred research on CMC and social media in linguistics, communication sciences, media studies, and social sciences with research questions from the fields of corpus and computational linguistics, language and text technology, and machine learning.

We welcome submissions broadly related to CMC and corpora, including (but not limited to):

  • Development of CMC and social media corpora
    • Building CMC corpora: from data collection to publication
    • Open access data for CMC research: ethical and GDPR issues
    • Annotating CMC data: genres, linguistic aspects, metadata
    • Multimodal corpora
    • Big data corpora
  • Linguistic analysis of CMC and social media corpora
    • Sociolinguistic studies of CMC
    • Discourse analysis of CMC
    • Multimodal (incl. visual) aspects of CMC
    • Multilingualism and code-switching in CMC
    • Organizational use of CMC
    • Webcare in CMC
    • CMC in education
  • Natural language processing (NLP) of CMC and social media data
    • Normalization
    • PoS tagging
    • Lemmatization
    • Syntactic parsing
  • Text mining of CMC content
    • Information extraction from social media
    • Automatic summarization of CMC content
    • Author profiling

Important dates

  • deadline paper/abstract submission: Sunday 13 June 2021, 23:59 CET
  • notification of acceptance: Friday 16 July 2021
  • deadline revised paper submission: Sunday 12 September 2021, 23:59 CET
  • deadline registration: idem (Sunday 12 September 2021, 23:59 CET)
  • conference: Thursday 28 – Friday 29 October 2021

Submission

We invite submissions for talks and for posters or software/corpus demonstrations on any topic relevant to the list of themes mentioned above. We invite two types of submissions:

  • short papers (2-4 pages, following the existing template) for oral presentations
  • abstracts (max. 300 words) for poster presentations

Each paper and abstract will be double blind peer reviewed by two or three members of the scientific committee. Authors of accepted papers can present their work at the conference (30 minute timeslots: 20 minute talks, followed by 10 minutes of discussion). Authors of accepted abstracts can present their work in progress, early-stage research, software/corpus demonstrations during the poster session. At the start of the conference, all accepted papers will be made available in online proceedings. After the conference, speakers with the best short papers will be invited to submit extended papers for a special issue journal or a volume publication.

Instructions for authors

All submissions have to be written in English. The short papers for oral presentations should not exceed 4 pages and the paper format should adhere to the template which you can download here for MSWord (40 kB) or here for LaTeX (260 kB). The abstracts for poster presentations should not exceed 300 words, bibliographical references not included. All contributions will be collected through the online platform EasyChair connected to the conference website).

Organizers

Steering committee:
  • Michael Beißwenger, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Steven Coats, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Lisa Hilte, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Local organizing committee from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands:

  • Iris Hendrickx
  • Lieke Verheijen
  • Lidwien van de Wijngaert

Contact

If you have any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact the local organizing team via i.hendrickx@let.ru.nl