The first international research days (IRDs) on Social Media and CMC Corpora for the eHumanities will be held in Rennes, France on 23-24th October 2015 and will focus on communication and interactions stemming from networks such as the Internet or telecommunications, as well as mono and multimodal, synchronous and asynchronous communications. The focus of the IRD will encompass different CMC genres. These include, but are not limited to, discussion forums, email, SMS, text chat, wiki discussions, discussions in multimodal and/or 3D environments.
The aim of the IRDs is to bring together researchers who have collected CMC data and who wish to organize and share them for research purposes. The IRDs will focus on the process of buidling CMC corpora including annotation and analysis processes as well as the questions of ethics and rights raised by publishing CMC corpora as open data. We invite researchers who are concerned with the analysis of various types on CMC data and corpora for linguistic or applied linguistic purposes to submit paper presentations.