Call for papers

The 4th conference CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 27 and 28th September 2016 and will focus on the collection, analysis and processing of computer-mediated communication, such as exchanges on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), forum posts, news comments, wiki discussions and blog entries as well as e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, YouTube and discussions in multimodal environments.

The aim of the conference is to 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 NLP.

The conference is co-located with the regional 10th conference on Language Technologies (this year extended with the topic of Digital Humanities), which will be held at the same venue from 29 September to 1 October. Delegates are therefore welcome to attend and/or submit to the main conference as well.

Topics of interest

  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 of CMC

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

Submission procedure

We invite submissions of short papers in English, consisting of 2-4 pages following the template which you can download here: MS Word and LaTeX. Please submit your paper via the on-line conference system. The submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.  The accepted papers will be published in on-line proceedings before the conference. After the conference, authors of best-reviewed papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be published in an edited monograph to appear in 2017.

Important dates

  • 15th June: extended submission deadline
  • 25 July: notification of acceptance
  • 25 August: submission of camera-ready version
  • 27th and 28th September: conference

Further inquiries

Coordinating Committee

Scientific Committee



Organizing Committee