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Call for Abstracts: International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference Workshop/ due Nov 15th

From: Katrin Verclas <katrin@mobileactive.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:42:48 -0400
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To: MobileActive-discuss <mobileactive-discuss@googlegroups.com>, mwomen@googlegroups.com, mobile-society <mobile-society@googlegroups.com>, "public-mw4d@w3.org Group" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
FYI, friends. Also attached.

>>
>> I was hoping that you would be able to forward along this call for
>> abstracts for Seamlessly Mobile?: Mobile Communication @ a  
>> Crossroads.
>>
>> This International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference
>> Workshop
>> will take place on May 25-26, 2011 in Boston MA, USA.
>>
>> Please let me know if you are able to post this call for abstracts
>> to your
>> website or listserve and I will forward along a PDF version of the
>> call
>> that is below.
>>
>> Thanks for your support,
>> Kendra Brewster


>>
>> Mobile phones are becoming increasingly adept as ubiquitous tools  
>> that
>> serve purposes beyond that of mere voice communication. How we
>> conceptualize mobile ‐mediated communication alongside
>> computer‐mediated communication is less distinct as access to the
>> Internet becomes more integrated into mobile phone devices.


>> Are people
>> moving toward a more seamless integration of mobile and computer
>> media as
>> supporting their communication needs? Is the integration of the
>> Internet
>> into mobile phones shifting how people conceptualize what it means
>> to be
>> “online” vs. “offline” Does this shift in mobile
>> communication bear
>> any social consequences?
>>
>> This preconference will provide a venue for innovative scholars from
>> around
>> the world who are doing research in the area of mobile
>> communication. It
>> will give them a chance to gather and discuss the challenges that  
>> this
>> shift in the use of mobile phones poses not only for the users but  
>> for
>> those doing research on mobile communication. We welcome abstracts
>> that
>> will focus on the following areas related to these provocative
>> questions:
>>
>> Patterns of mobile phone use and differences related to gender,
>> age,
>> lifestyle,
>> culture, and/or access
>>
>> Ethics and social responsibility of use, shifts in social
>> expectations of remote
>> vs. co‐present others
>>
>> Threats to privacy and issues of surveillance as they relate to
>> technological
>> innovations like GPS & location devices.
>>
>> Research design and methodological challenges, including  
>> finding
>> venues for
>> one’s work
>>
>> The expansion of online and offline social networking and its
>> demands
>>
>> Technology, design, and accessibility issues/challenges/
>> expansion
>> and
>> development (i.e. emerging markets)
>>
>> Perceptions of use and imagining use beyond current  
>> capabilities
>> (i.e. mobile
>> fantasies, mobile art, mobile personalities, mobile witnessing/
>> activism)
>>
>> The preconference will be comprised of formal panel presentations,
>> opportunities
>> for informal discussions, and time for networking. In addition there
>> may be
>> invited
>> performances of innovative artists whose work focuses on mobile
>> communication
>> as it relates to the themes of this preconference.
>>
>> Abstracts of no more than 500 words are due by November 15, 2010.
>> Please
>> send them along with your name and contact information to
>> Katie.cumiskey@csi.cuny.edu . Accepted abstracts will be notified by
>> December 1,
>> 2010. Final papers will be due April 1, 2011.
>>
>> Lead Organizers:
>> Dr. Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Associate Professor, Psychology Department,
>> Director of
>> Social Media Lab, College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, NY
>> USA;
>> Katie.cumiskey@csi.cuny.edu
>> Dr. Richard Ling, Head of Group Digital Culture and Mobile
>> Communication,
>> IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen S, Denmark; rili@itu.dk
>> Dr. Scott Campbell, Assistant Professor and Pohs Fellow of
>> Telecommunications,
>> Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann
>> Arbor, MI
>> USA;
>> swcamp@umich.edu
>> Dr. Lee Humphreys, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication,
>> Cornell
>> University, Ithaca, NY, USA; lmh13@cornell.edu
>> Dr. Yi Fan Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and
>> Theater
>> Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA; Y5Chen@odu.edu
>>
>
>



Katrin Verclas
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