[Air-L] ICA Mobile CFP; deadline for submissions is Nov. 18

Brett Oppegaard brett_oppegaard at wsu.edu
Mon Sep 30 06:38:02 PDT 2013

Dear AOIR editors,

Could you please include this CFP in your list at your earliest
convenience? The deadline for submissions is Nov. 18.

Thanks for your consideration!

Best wishes,

- Brett


Brett Oppegaard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
The Creative Media and Digital Culture program
c/o Washington State University Vancouver
14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Drive
Vancouver, WA 98686
brett_oppegaard at wsu.edu / 360-521-8150 / @brettoppegaard


Brett Oppegaard, brett_oppegaard at wsu.edu

Call for Papers
11th Annual ICA Mobile Pre-conference Workshop
Mobile Research for Building a Better World
May 21 – 22, 2014
Seattle, WA

Mobile communication focuses on the intersection of mobility, place,
technology, and culture, against a backdrop of rapid international economic
and social change. The past decade of research on mobile communication has
expanded on topics such as the reordering of social relationships, the
global diffusion of mobile media, and the societal and psychological
effects of mobile usage. This uniquely situates mobile communication for an
interdisciplinary pre-conference to address positive and negative impacts
of mobile-mediated communication in society. In the 11th ICA Mobile
Pre-conference Workshop, in the lush Pacific Northwest, we want to reflect
upon the positive and negative aspects brought to our lives by this rapid
spread of mobile communication, through the theme of “Mobile Research for
Building a Better World.” Complementing the main conference theme, we
expect participants to promote various definitions of “the good life” -
such as capital enhancement, personal freedoms, social justice, more
productive interactions, and stronger social ties - or factors that impede
it. We anticipate a broad range of topics in mobile communication and
welcome abstracts based on empirical and theoretical work entwined with
mobile communication as it relates to:

   - International contexts
   - International development
   - Health
   - Social media
   - Cultural differences
   - Gender
   - Local culture and heritage
   - Learning and education
   - Journalism
   - Activism and social movements
   - Politics
   - Civic engagement
   - Usability issues
   - Methodologies

Submission Information

Submissions are welcomed from scholars at all stages of their careers, and
across multiple disciplines engaged in research on mobile communication.
Submissions should be extended abstracts of no more than 750 words and be
in Word doc/docx or PDF format. Submissions will be accepted through email
to submissions at icamobile.org. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST
on November 18, 2013. Papers will be judged by peer review on criteria of
relevance and originality of topic, adequacy of literature review and
methodology, legitimacy of conclusions, clarity of presentation, as well as
fit with -- and contribution to -- the conference theme. Notifications on
acceptance will be emailed in early January.

Best Paper Award

An award for the best paper will be given at this event. Only full papers
submitted by the spring deadline for full paper submission (March 31st, 2014)
will be considered for this award.


The mobile pre-conference will be held at the University of Washington.
Transportation to the venue from the conference hotel will be provided at
the beginning and end of each day's events. Additionally, the venue is
accessible by public transportation.

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