2015 Workshop on Computational Communication Research (CCR2015)
in Chinese Context and Beyond *

Date : 18-20 June 2015 (Thursday to Saturday)
Venue : Room M5055, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong

* This event was organised by the Department of Media Communication and was co-organised by
Global China Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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The CCR2015 Workshop builds on the successful Workshop on Web Mining in 2014, by providing training on major approaches and tools of computational social science for communication research. In particular, the Workshop focused on the key steps in carrying out computational communication research, including overall design, data collection, data analysis, text mining, and data visualization. All lectures were a mix between conceptual discussions and hands-on practices (using R language as the primary tool for most sessions). Desktop computers with Internet connection were provided to all participants.


The speakers were faculty or PhD graduates of Web Mining Lab, who are social scientists by training with ample experience in developing and applying computational social science tools to communication research questions (often in the context of big data). They taught as a team similar workshops at CityU, mainland China, the U.S., and elsewhere.