The 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Quantitative and Computational Analysis of Textual Data (COMPTEXT) will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on 6–7 May 2022.

COMPTEXT is an international community of quantitative text analysis and computational social science scholars in political science, international relations and beyond. COMPTEXT 2022 in Dublin follows in the footsteps of previous conferences in Budapest (2018), Tokyo (2019) and Innsbruck (online, 2020). COMPTEXT conferences offer ample opportunities to network with computational scholars, to exchange technological knowledge of computational methods, and to obtain useful feedback on ongoing research.

For COMPTEXT 2022 in Dublin we are seeking paper submissions that

  • rely on image, video, text or other digital trace data to study social and political phenomena broadly construed
  • propose or evaluate new computational methods or tools
  • seek to make contributions at the intersection of social science and computer science

We accept both substantive and methodological papers for presentation: substantive papers may be on any studies in social sciences or humanities that utilize computational methods; methodological papers may describe new computational methods, tools and approaches.

In keeping with our tradition, ahead of the conference a series of methods training tutorials will be held for registered participants. Courses will be offered for both beginner and advanced level participants.

Submission of Paper Abstracts:

Abstracts of 200 words and a number of substantive and methods-related keywords, should be submitted by Friday 28 January 2022.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 18 February, 2022.

The registration deadline is 15 March, 2022.

Please submit your paper at https://forms.gle/bvq8rh86awdtGNhLA

Please be advised that a modest conference fee will be charged for participants with accepted papers.

The COMPTEXT 2022 Organising Committee consists of:

  • James Cross (University College Dublin)
  • Alona Dolinsky (University College Dublin)
  • Derek Greene (University College Dublin)
  • Paula Montano (University College Dublin)
  • Stefan Müller (University College Dublin)
  • Martijn Schoonvelde (University College Dublin)
  • Miklós Sebők (Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest)

Equality, Diversion, and Inclusion:

COMPTEXT is committed to creating an inclusive conference where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in UCD’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy (https://www.ucd.ie/equality/). We especially encourage scholars from traditionally under-represented groups, female scholars, and early-career researchers to apply.

Conference Format and Health Regulations:

Note that in line with current Irish regulations, this will be a “green pass” event. Only those with a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, NHS COVID Pass, or alternative proof of vaccination will be able to access the conference venue.

If the regulatory regime changes we will update the requirement accordingly – including moving the event online should the in-person event become unfeasible.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.comptextconference.org/ 

Questions related to COMPTEXT Dublin 2022 should be directed to COMPTEXT22@ucd.ie.

Best regards,

The Organizers