Call for Papers (Post-Conference Monograph)


After a very suc­cess­ful con­fer­ence on Com­puter­-­Me­di­ated Com­mu­nic­a­tion and Social Media Cor­pora in Bolzano, Italy in Octo­ber 2017 (cmccorpora17) we are pre­par­ing a post-­con­fer­ence ­mono­graph to be pub­lished by Cler­mont Auvergne Uni­ver­sity Pub­lish­ing House, France in the fall of 2018 as part of their Lin­guist­ics collection Cahiers du Labor­atoire de Recher­che sur le Langage. An open-ac­cess ver­sion will also be made available.

We invite unpub­lished ori­ginal work focus­ing 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. Authors who did not present at the con­fer­ence are also welcome.

Top­ics of interest

  • 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
  • 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
  • Nat­ural Lan­guage Pro­cessing of CMC
  • Normalization
  • PoS Tagging
  • Lemmatization
  • Syn­tactic parsing
  • Named-entity recognition

Sub­mis­sion format

  • The fore­seen length of book chapters is 8,000 words.
  • A format­ting tem­plate and style instruc­tions can be found here

Sub­mis­sion procedure

Import­ant dates

15th Janu­ary 2018 Sub­mis­sion of exten­ded papers
15th March 2018 Noti­fic­a­tion of acceptance/rejection
15th May 2018 1st May Sub­mis­sion of revised versions
Autumn 2018 Expec­ted publication

Sci­entific Committee

(Eurac Research, Italy)
(Uni­versité Cler­mont Auvergne, France)
(Uni­versity of Duis­bur­g-Essen, Germany)
(Inde­pend­ent Researcher)
(Uni­versity of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
(Uni­versità di Bologna, Italy)
(Eurac Research, Italy)
(Uni­versité de Cergy-­Pon­toise, France)
(In­sti­tut für Deutsche Sprac­he, Germany)
(Uni­versity of Val­lad­olid, Spain)
(Uni­versity of Nice Sophia Antipol­is, France)
(New­castle Uni­versity, United Kingdom)
(Uni­versity for For­eign­ers, Italy)
(Uni­versit­aet Man­nheim, Germany)