Wednesday, 5/21/14

Buses depart Sheraton at 7:45 AM – please be in the Sheraton lobby ~10-15 minutes before departure and look for sign “ICA MOBILE PRECONFERENCE BUS.” The buses say “Bellair” on them.

You are welcome to come to campus on your own as well. Directions here.

Registration (8 – 8:30 AM)

Opening Remarks (8:30 – 8:45 AM)

Tracking (8:45 – 9:35 AM)

Eulàlia Puig Abril and Vida A. Henderson – Assessing the contribution of mobile technologies for trackers of weight and exercise

Karel Verbrugge and Isabelle Stevens – Not just frequency: Exploring data logging as a tool for mobile habit research

Cornelia Wolf and Alexander Godulla – Does context really matter? A multi‐method approach to examine mobile internet usage at public places

Break, sponsored by the Annenberg Innovation Lab (9:35 – 10:20 AM)

Interpersonal Communication (10:20 – 11:10 AM)

Markus Seifert and Juliane Kirchner – Meaning and use of social network sites and mobile communication applications in long-distance relationships

Cara Wallis – “How can I be so beautiful?” WeChat and mobile mediations of gender in China

Giovanna Mascheroni, Kjartan Ólafsson and Monica Barbovschi – Risky mobile communication: Cyberbullying and sexting among European children

History and Place (11:10 – 12:00 PM)

Brett Oppegaard and Michael Rabby – Anytime, anyplace analytics: A testament to tailored locative apps

Didem Ozkul and Lee Humphreys – Record and remember: Memory and meaning-making practices through mobile and locative media

Claudia Silva – Empowering local communities through locative stories on HistoryPin

Lunch, sponsored by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (12:00 – 12:50 PM)

On the Go (12:50 – 1:50 PM)

Gerard Goggin and Jonathon Hutchinson – Driving the good life: Cars and mobiles 3.0

Joseph B. Bayer, Sonya Dal Cin, Scott W. Campbell and Elliot Panek – Auto-immersion and the self-regulation of mobile communication

John F. Barber – Radio: Local, global, collaborative, mobile

Aalok Mehta – Mobile information as consumer productivity: Real-time transit data and reduced urban transaction costs

Location and Practices (1:50 – 2:40 PM)

Maxwell Foxman – The glories of everyday life: Playing with the ordinary using mobile media

Andrew Schrock – Social affordances of mobile social network platforms

Jordan Frith – Problems, practices, and design: Understanding how people use location to coordinate

Privacy (2:40 – 3:30 PM)

Tamara Shepherd – Affect as context: Feeling good about mobile data privacy

Carina Veeckman, Laurence Claeys, Paulien Coppens, Isabelle Stevens, and Karel Verbrugge – Mobile users’ concerns for information privacy in location based services

Fernando Paragas, Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin, Dion Goh and John Robert Razote Bautista – Situating privacy concerns in intent to use location-based advertising in Singapore

Break, sponsored by The Department of Communication at the University of Michigan (3:30 – 3:50 PM)

Migration (3:50 – 4:40 PM)

Shuning Lu and Baohua Zhou – Workplace setting and mobile telephony: New generation migrant workers’ mobile phone practices in Eastern China

Arul Chib and Rajiv Aricat – Mobile phones and migrant acculturation: Clusters from quantitative data to substantiate acculturation-mobile user types

Sun Kyong Lee – Bounded solidarity confirmed? How Korean immigrants’ mobile communication configures their social networks and intercultural development

Empowerment (4:40 – 5:50 PM)

Jason A. Martin – Mobile media in electoral participation: A bridge for the democratic divide?

Irina Shklovski – Mobile phone use in Russia

Meryl Alper – Augmentative, alternative, and assistive: Reconsidering mobile communication and disability

Keri K. Stephens and Jessica Ford – Intra-organizational digital inequality: Unintended consequences of policies banning mobile devices at work

Buses leave at 6 PM for 6:30 PM dinner reservations at Local 360, generously sponsored by Caribou Digital

You don’t actually need your EviteBrite ticket. Drinks can be paid for with individual tabs. Credit cards are fine, but cash is helpful too.

(If you’re not attending, you can walk back to the hotel easily from Local 360).

The walk from Local 360 to the Sheraton is about 15 minutes, but for those that do not want to walk, one can utilize Uber and other cab services


Thursday, 5/22/14

Buses depart Sheraton at 7:45 AM – please be in the Sheraton lobby ~10-15 minutes before departure and look for sign “ICA MOBILE PRECONFERENCE BUS.”  The buses say “Bellair” on them.

News and Politics (8:30 – 9:30 AM)

Seok Ho Lee and Wenhong Chen – Mobile and mobilizable: Mobile internet use and political donation in America

Kevin Y. Wang – Motivation, ability, and political knowledge gaps: The mobile difference

Florin C. Serban and T. E. Dominic Yeo – News from mobile devices: How television news journalists in Hong Kong engage mobile users as witnesses and consumers of newsworthy events

Jun Liu – Communicating beyond information: Mobile phones and mobilization to offline protests in China

Theoretical Undercurrents (9:30 – 10:20 AM)

Cynthia Wang – On Mobility, time, and waiting

Kenzie Burchell – The vanity of networked absences

James A. Danowski – Semantic network predictors of mobile telephone users’ mobility

Break, sponsored by The School of Communications at the University of Hawaii (10:20 – 10:40 AM)

Development (10:40 – 11:30 AM)

Melissa Loudon – The Short Message Service (SMS) as a platform for development-oriented mobile services

Ammina Kothari and Dennis Elliott – Using SMS to communicate HIV/AIDS information in Tanzania

Sarah J. Blithe – Learning and the good life: The flexibility and constraints of m-learning in training and development

Mobile Industries (11:30 AM – 12:20 PM)

Amelia Acker – Traces of transmission: Text messages, telephony metadata and mobile communication infrastructure

Seyram Avle – Chasing ‘the good life’: Mobile industry logics in developing countries

Huatong Sun – Local uptakes of a global assemblage of genre: Tracing the global competition of four mobile SNS apps

Closing discussion and top paper award (12:20 – 12:45 PM)

Lunch at Mary Gates Commons, with other preconferences, sponsored by the Department of Communication at the University of Washington (1:00 – 2:00 PM)

Boxed lunches will be available and participants may sit inside or outside at their leisure.

Buses depart campus for Sheraton at 2:00 PM.

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