Call for papers

This page contains all necessary information on submission guidelines, important dates, topics of interest and the scientific committee.

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Important dates

  • 13th May: submission deadline (EXTENDED)
  • 20th June: notification of acceptance
  • 1st August: submission of camera-ready version
  • 17th & 18th September: conference

Submission procedure

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. (Visit the online submission link)

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.

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 (NLP) of CMC

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

Scientific Committee


- Reinhild Vandekerckhove (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

- Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Jožef Stefan Institute)



- Michael Beißwenger (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

- Ciara R. Wigham (Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Langage, University Clermont Auvergne, France)



- Steven Coats (University of Oulu, Finland)

- Helge Daniëls (KU Leuven, Belgium)

- 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)

- Nikola Ljubešić (University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) 

- 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)

- Simon Šuster (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

- Hans van Halteren (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

- Cynthia Van Hee (Ghent University, Belgium)