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CfP/extended submission deadline: 6th CMC and Social Media Conference, U Antwerp, 17/18 September 2018

posted May 3, 2018, 10:22 PM by Michael Beißwenger
Call for Papers (extended deadline: 13th May, 2018)
6th Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora
17th - 18th September 2018
University of Antwerp, city campus

The 6th conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora (short name: CMC-corpora2018) will be held in Antwerp, Belgium on 17-18 September 2018 and will focus on the collection, analysis and processing of mono- and multimodal, synchronous and asynchronous communication. The focus will encompass different genres of computer-mediated communication (CMC). These include, but are not limited to, discussion forums, blogs, newsgroups, emails, SMS and WhatsApp, text chats, wiki discussions, social network exchanges (such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin), discussions in multimodal and/or 3D environments (virtual worlds, gaming worlds).

The conference will bring together researchers who are interested in the collection, organization, processing, analysis and sharing of CMC data for research purposes. We invite submissions on corpus analysis of various types of CMC data for linguistic or applied linguistic purposes and Natural Language Processing.

The conference is hosted by the CLiPS research center of the University of Antwerp (


1. Development of CMC corpora

          - Building CMC corpora: from data collection to publication
          - Open data for research on CMC: questions of ethics and rights
          - Annotation of CMC genres: representation of CMC genres, annotation of linguistic phenomena, metadata
          - Multimodal corpora
          - …

2. Analysis of CMC corpora

          - Sociolinguistic studies of CMC
          - Discourse analysis of CMC
          - Linguistic characteristics of CMC
          - Multimodal aspects of CMC
          - Language in contact and code-switching in CMC
          - CMC in language learning & teaching
          - …

3. Natural Language Processing (NLP) of CMC

          - Normalization
          - PoS Tagging
          - Lemmatization
          - Syntactic parsing
          - Named-entity recognition
          - …


- 13th May: submission deadline (EXTENDED)
- 20th June: notification of acceptance
- 15th August: submission of camera-ready version
- 17th & 18th September: conference


We invite submissions for talks and for posters or software/corpus demonstrations on any topic relevant to the list of themes (below). Contributions should be anonymized and submitted via the online conference system, and will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee.

For talks, we request short papers (2-4 pages) in English, following the template which you can download here for MSWord (40 kB) or here for LaTeX (260 kB). Authors of accepted papers can present their work at the conference in a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Accepted short papers will be published in online proceedings before the conference. After the conference, there will be an optional open call for extended papers to be published in a special issue of European Journal of Applied Linguistics (EuJAL), to appear in 2019. The submissions for this special issue in EuJAL will be subject to a review procedure organized by the journal itself.

For poster presentations (reserved for early stage research) or software/corpus demonstrations, we request abstracts in English (max. 500 words, bibliographical references not included). Authors of accepted abstracts can present their poster and/or give their demonstration during the poster session, which will be opened by one-minute ‘teaser talks’. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the book of abstracts.

More information:



- Reinhild Vandekerckhove (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Darja Fišer (UL, Slovenia and Jožef Stefan Institute)


- Michael Beißwenger (UDE, Germany)
- Ciara R. Wigham (LRL, France)


- Steven Coats (University of Oulu, Finland)
- Daria Dayter (University of Basel, Switzerland)
- Orphée De Clercq (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Tomaž Erjavec (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
- Aivars Glaznieks (EuRac Research, Italy)
- Axel Herold (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Germany)
- Veronique Hoste (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Gilles Jacobs (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Florian Kunneman (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Els Lefever (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Julien Longhi (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France)
- Harald Lüngen (Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany)
- Lieve Macken (Ghent University, Belgium)
- Maja Miličević (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
- Nelleke Oostdijk (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Muge Satar (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
- Stefania Spina (University for Foreigners, Italy)
- Egon W. Stemle (EuRac Research, Italy)
- Angelika Storrer (Universitaet Mannheim, Germany)
- Hans van Halteren (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Cynthia Van Hee (Ghent University, Belgium)