3rd Annual COMPTEXT Conference 2020
After careful consideration, the Executive Board of the COMPTEXT project and the local organizers have decided to hold the conference in a limited, online-only format this year. This means that no event will be held in Innsbruck this May. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, as the local organizers did a terrific job in putting this event on. However, the public health situation in Europe and around the world, as well as various travel bans left us no alternative.
Currently we are in contact with our keynote speakers and tutorial holders to see if a video webinar is feasible. We also consider pairing PhD students with accepted papers to senior colleagues who could provide feedback on a predetermined schedule. We will inform you of these options as soon as possible and if there is interest on your behalf, we will do our best to keep the COMPTEXT spirit alive until next year’s conference in this limited format.
As for next year, our plan is to go ahead with the Dublin venue as scheduled. The Call for Papers for COMPTEXT 2021 will be circulated this Fall, and the submission date will be next January. The conference will take place late in the Spring. Please check back regularly on our website where you will find up to date information on this next installment of COMPTEXT.
We will soon be in touch with you regarding the possibilities for this year’s online event.
Thank you for your understanding and be safe!
COMPTEXT is an international community of quantitative text analysis scholars in political science, international relations and beyond.
COMPTEXT is a legacy project of the 2018 POLTEXT Conference in Budapest (organized by Miklós Sebők) and the 2019 POLTEXT Conference in Tokyo (organized by Kohei Watanabe, Lisa Lechner and Miklós Sebők – for more information, see our official websiteat: http://www.comptextconference.org/).
From 2020 the project continues on a new name, one that better reflects our approach.
In keeping with our tradition, on 14 May, 2020 a tutorial day will be held for registered participants for a registration fee of EUR 30. Courses will be offered for both beginner and advanced level participants. See further information about tutorials here.
- Lisa Lechner (University of Innsbruck – lead organizer)
- James Cross (University College Dublin)
- Olga Eisele (University of Vienna)
- Christoph Ivanusch (University of Innsbruck)
- Fabienne Lind (University of Vienna)
- Miklós Sebők (Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest)
- Thomas Walli (University of Innsbruck)
- Kohei Watanabe (University of Innsbruck)
Notifications of acceptance are due by 15 February, 2020.
The registration deadline is 15 April, 2020. Full-length papers must be uploaded by 7 May, 2020.
Please let us know if you would like to join us at the conference in a non-presenter status at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can fly in to Innsbruck directly or Munich Airport. If flights are available, we recommend flying directly to Innsbruck. The airport is small and convenient. If you take a plane to Munich you can either come by train to Innsbruck or book an Airport Shuttle. Also note that trains are great in Austria specifically and Europe in general.
Please find a list of hotels with different price ranges below. Although rooms are usually available in May, we suggest booking soon.
Pricelist of Hotels and Hostels close to the Conference Venue (SOWI)
List of HOTELS
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