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):
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:
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.
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).