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#ica22 activities of the 
Mobile Communication Interest Group

Social Events of the Mobile Comm Interest Group at and before the Paris ICA Conference, 26-30 May 2022

Mobile Comm Literature Hunt – World Map Edition

Get ready to look into some old and some new Mobile Comm Literature! It is easy to take part and it also does not take too much time. You have to fulfill four short literature hunt tasks in the week before virtual ICA from May, 18- May, 23. 

You can register here:

You will then get more information shortly before the start. The lit hunt is perfect for all early-career scholars but also for more experienced scholars who like to find new pieces of Mobile Comm literature. As a result, we will build a map of all submitted MobileComm papers!

Topic Coffee Sessions with Mobile Comm Scholars 

In the week prior to ICA from May 16-May 20, we will have 'Topic Coffee' sessions. Different hosts will invite mobile communication scholars to participate in informal virtual chats about a preselected topic. Sessions will be short (around 30 min) and focused on networking with scholars who do similar research. No preparation is needed – just enjoy an exchange about research and getting to know other scholars!

We will publish a schedule of the different Topic Coffees as soon as it is available and then publish a registration link here.

Stay tuned!

Early Career Lunch At ICA in Paris

On Friday, May, 27, we will meet somewhere in or in front of the conference hotel and go for a lunch or a picnic together. Are you an early-career mobile communication scholar and interested to get to know new people? Just join us! Time and place will be announced when we are in Paris and Lara has found a good slot for this.

If you have any questions concerning the events, feel free to reach out to ICA Student and Early Career Scholars Representative Lara Wolfers ( and International Liaison Representative Hoan Nguyen (

2022 Mobile Communication Presentations 


Top Papers in Mobile Communication.  Chair: Keri Stephens/Mariek

ScreenLife Capture: A privacy-respecting, open-source, and user-friendly framework for collecting screenome dataYee, Andrew

Mobile Phones and Power Relationships: Understanding the Agentic Motivations and Strategies of North Korean DefectorsIbasco, Gabrielle C.

Tracking the Temporal Flows of Mobile Communication in Daily LifeRoss, Morgan

Hybrid War, Hybrid Peace: Mobile Communication at the Frontline in Eastern UkraineHorbyk, Roman

Mobile Media and Romance. Chair: Danielle Bleize

“Does it assist you to see her/him”: The impact of smart phone use among visually impaired people on their establishment of a romantic relationshipWang, Min

The association between mobile dating app use and relationship status satisfaction: A quasi-experimental studyBleize, Daniëlle

Short-Sighted Ghosts. Psychological Antecedents and Consequences of Ghosting Others within Adolescents’ and Young Adults' Romantic Relationships and FriendshipsForrai, Michaela

Privacy in couple relationships: A qualitative study of young adults’ perceptions and regulation of privacy regarding smartphonesVeretilnykova, Mariana

Love App-tually: A Systematic Literature Review of Quantitative Research on Mobile DatingKonings, Femke

Situational Use - Smartphones in our Daily Lives. Chair: Devina Sarwatay

Situating Smartphones in Daily Life: Big Five Traits and Contexts Associated with Smartphone UseHarari, Gabriella

Can Mothers Avoid Guilt About Their Smartphone Usage Behavior? Effects of the Availability Norm and Goal Conflict on Guilt, Recovery, and Task AccomplishmentHalfmann, Annabell

When the smartphone gives no rest: How messenger-related demands influence users’ well- and ill-beingLutz, Sarah

Situation-, Person-, and Device-Specific Factors When Mothers Use Their Smartphones for Coping With StressWolfers, Lara

Phubbing & Relationships. Chair: Mariek Vanden Abeele 

Co-present Smartphone Use, Friendship Satisfaction, and Social Isolation: The Role of Coping StrategiesStevic, Anja

Phubbing, Rejection Sensitivity, and Interpersonal Communication: Examining the Effects of Phone Usage During Face-to-face CommunicationAllred, Ryan

“I Can’t Believe I Phubbed Up Our Friendship!”: Psychosocial Problems, Smartphone Addiction, Friend Phubbing, and Life SatisfactionSun, Juhyung

Partners’ Communication in Response to Co-Present Mobile Phone UsageKelly, Lynne

Mobile Use Within and Across Generations. Chair: Thilo van Pape

Misinformation on WhatsApp: Generational Perceptions and Correction Considerations Among Young IndiansMalhotra, Pranav

The Generational Gap in Mobile Usage Patterns during 3G-4G transition: Evidence from Electronic Measures of Mobile Usage Panel DataKim, Su Jung

Digital Youth Culture in VietnamNguyen, Hoan

Ageing migrants’ intimate (im)mobilities in a digital eraCabalquinto, Earvin Charles

Speaking into an App or Not? Exploring the Relationship between WhatsApp Use and Intergenerational Communication in Aging SingaporeZhou, Yichen

Mobile Media: Societal Risks and Opportunities. Chair: Jakob Ohme 

Understanding civilians' usage of smartphones as a second screen under fire: The case of Israel’s military operation "Guardian of the Walls”Elishar Malka, Vered

Privacy and security in the digital sphere: How netizens in two African countries navigate risksAdjin-Tettey, Theodora Dame


Extended Abstract: Exploring Kenyans’ Interactions with Misinformation on WhatsAppMudavadi, Kevin

Exploring the Different Impacts of Facebook and WhatsApp on Generalized Trust: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Hong KongMeng, Xiang

High Density: Infrastructure, Location, and Locative Media. Chair: Jason Frith

Reviewing 'local' experiences, constructing local enclosures: Google Maps Local Guides platform and configurations of crowdsourced-mappingBhandari, Aparajita

The Mobile Camino: When An Ancient Pilgrimage Route Meets Digital TechnologiesAhn, So Yun

Live and Kicking: Digital Live Broadcast Technologies, Participating Strangers and News MobilityIlan, Jonathan

Audio Description as Auteur Placemaking: Addressing Accessibility Issues in Public Places Through Locative Sound-Art ExperimentsOppegaard, Brett

Climate Technologies: Mobile apps and sustainable community engagement in disaster risk communication in AustraliaDelmo, Kate

Mobile Communication and the Emergence of ‘Space’: Social Relations and Representations in the SignalanCusi, Karen

Examining Edge Computing’s Impact on Networked MobilitiesGlover-Rijkse, Ragan

L'infrastructure de la 5G et les contraintes de la convergence des réseauxTournier, Adrien

High Density: Disconnection, Mindfulness and Well-being. Chair: Katrin Karsay

Effects of Mindfulness Training via App on Cognitive and Behavioural Connectedness to the Mobile PhoneFreytag, Anna

On a Break from the Phone:
An Analysis of Users’ Wellbeing by exploring the Impact of complete Smartphone Separation versus restricted Phone UseMuench, Catharina

“Harmful, unhealthy, addictive”: Disconnection from smartphones and moral mandates of wellbeingMatassi, Mora

Offline Tourism:

Digital and Screen Ambivalence in Mountain Huts with No Internet AccessSyvertsen, Trine

Twenty-four hours without mobile connection - Communication students' voices on the effects of this technology in their daily livesSimelio Sola, Nuria

Mindful Mobile Phone Use: A structural equation model of mindfulness, mobile phone connectedness, and stressHefner, Dorothée

Digital Motherhood: Self-Tracking Apps for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Study on Usage and Effects on Maternal Well-beingSawalha, Nariman

Reciprocal and individual effects of smartphone use on adolescents’ well-being: An intensive longitudinal studyMarciano, Laura

Beyond Screen Time: The Effects of Smartphone App Use on Sleep in a 7-day Mobile Tracking StudySumter, Sindy

High Density: Mobile Media Methods, Measures and Processes. Chair: Waqas Ejaz

Communication findings may be overestimated. Comparing Self-Reported with Log Mobile Data by Mobile Donation MethodWu, Biying

Self-Reported Measures of Social Media Use Show High Predictive ValidityVerbeij, Tim

The development of a podcast motivations scale based on uses and gratifications for users in TaiwanChou, Suyu

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Mobile Phone Appropriation between the United States and ChinaZhang, Xinyi

Why time flies? The role of immersion on short video usage behaviorYan, Yurong

Compulsive Mobile Phone Use and Perceived Threat: Test of the Third-Person Perceptual and Behavioral DimensionsKrishnan, Archana

Self-Control No Matter What? The Effects of Availability Preferences and Valuation of Temptation Enactment on Self-Control Failure and the Well-Being of Messenger UsersHalfmann, Annabell

Mindlessness in the Mobile Era? A Comparison of Information Processing on Mobile Phones and Personal ComputersLiao, Mengqi

(In)Direct Relationships between Social Media Use, Perceived Benefits, Self-Esteem, and Fear-of-Missing-Out (FOMO)Ejaz, Waqas

Information Processing on Smartphones in Public versus PrivateOhme, Jakob

High Density: Mobile Media and the Pandemic. Chair: Archana Krishnan

The Future is Sick: Mobile Technopathologies and Pandemic Conspiracies (Extended Abstract)Scott, D. Travers

Connected Fitness During COVID-19: Care, Control, and Social Connection through Digital Self-Tracking Across Three CountriesDiCosola, Blake

Where horizontal and vertical surveillance meet: Sense-making of US COVID-19 contact tracing apps during a health crisisBaik, Jeeyun Sophia

Identifying AI Technology-based Functions and Features of Mental Health Monitoring Applications and Their Persuasive Effects During the COVID-19 PandemicLee, Ah Ram

Glocal Intimacies During a Global Pandemic: Mobile Media and Transnational Elite Filipino MigrantsUy-Tioco, Cecilia

Mobilizing Energy During COVID-19: A Case Study on Diasporic Chinese Food Delivery Apps in Los AngelesLv, Junyi

The COVID-19 Infodemic at Your Fingertips. Reciprocal Relationships Between COVID-19 Information FOMO, Bedtime Smartphone News Engagement, and Daytime Tiredness Over TimeKoban, Kevin

Resilience and (dis)empowerment: Use of social media among female mainland migrant workers in Macao during the Covid-19Ju, Bei

Mapping the COVID-19 pandemic with mobile devices: Grass-roots networked initiates in the Rio de Janeiro favelasde Souza e Silva, Adriana



Mobile Communication Studies Interactive Poster Session

Extended Abstract: Theory-Based Determinants of Parents' Intention to Use Mobile Apps for Child Poisoning Prevention. Results of a Sequential Mixed Methods Design.Stehr, Paula

Goodnight, Strangers: Reconstructing and Extending of Social Support on Social Media Platforms: A Computational Communication Analysis of Zoufan’s Weibo Comments.Song, Hang

TikTok as an LGBTQ+ space: Exploring queer online identities and social media affordancesLabor, Jonalou

TikTok’s gemeinschaft: Community building and participation on a mobile short video platformKaye, D. Bondy

VIRTUAL: Apps and Social Media in Mobile Communication

Do smartphone application preferences change over time or vary by demographics? A longitudinal study using behavioral dataParry, Douglas

Explaining Misinformation Encounters on Messaging Applications: How Different Uses and Group Characteristics Shape Practices and PerceptionsKuru, Ozan

Birds of a Feather Get Angrier Together: Effect of Social Media News, Political Homophily on Political AngerCheng, Zicheng

Contact tracing apps, nationalism, and users with disability in the Global South: the faith in state and collective objectiveRohman, Abdul

VIRTUAL: Wellbeing and Gender in Mobile Communication

The Impacts of Media Richness, Blurriness, and Beautification of Online Dating Profile Visual Elements on Dating OutcomesDai, Minhao

Improving Bystander Self-Efficacy to Prevent Violence against Women Using Mobile Phone Entertainment Education: A Randomized Controlled TrialPant, Ichhya

Connecting with Others and Being Socially Alone: A Complementary Perspective on Mobile Media Use and SolitudeRoss, Morgan

Invalid Measurement and Unrelated Outcomes? Exploring basic issues with digital well-being research using mobile phone screen time logWang, Edwin

VIRTUAL: High Density: Emerging Research in Mobile Communication. Chair: Douglas Parry

Mobile Communication Research in 15 Top-Tier Journals, 2006-2020: An Updated Review of Trends, Advances and CharacteristicsWei, Ran

Study of Mobile Media Users’ News Engagement from a Sequential PerspectiveDeng, Yilin

Multiple, direct, and intentional: An affordances approach to understanding smartphones for distant parentingWaruwu, Barui

Improving Bystander Self-Efficacy to Prevent Violence against Women through Interpersonal Communication using Mobile Phone Entertainment EducationPant, Ichhya

Bridging the Digital Gap: A Grounded-Theory Study of E-commerce Entrepreneurship in Rural ChinaLin, Jingke

Beyond Informdemic: Chinese International Students Use Social Media to Cope with the Uncertainties amid Covid-19He, Guanqin

Quantified Self and Intrapersonal Changes: How AI-enabled Wearable Devices Influence Subjective Perception and Mental Health Healthcare Ecosystem for SeniorsCHEN, Bingyu

Communicative context matters: An experience sampling method (ESM) study on social media use and subjective well-being in ChinaLu, Yingying

Visions of disconnectivity. How emerging adults imagine potential effective mobile apps for digital technology self-regulation?Kopecka-Piech, Katarzyna

Gay Dating App usage and Life Satisfaction: Examining the Mediating Roles of Sexual Encounters and Relationship Commitment IntentionYin, Zhuoheng

VIRTUAL: Mobile Communication Studies Interactive Poster Session

Exploring Stress and Short-Form Video Applications Addiction among Middle-Aged Chinese Adults: The Mediating Roles of Duration of Use and Flow ExperienceHuang, Qing

Decomposing "Triple Articulation": The "de-domestication" practices of smartphone resistersMA, Xinyao

One-on-One Escalator Session (Mobile Comm). Chairs: Gerard Goggin; Jakob Ohme 

Expectations from and for young people regarding their mobile and social media lives

Research Escalator Session in ICA Mobile Communication Interest GroupSarwatay, Devina


Extended abstract – for escalator session

Reaching the “impossible generation”RosokDahl, Heidi

Mobile Socialities, Home, and Presence. Chair: Maren Hartmann

A Huge Social Experiment': The Rise of an Immobile and Trans-Domestic Sociality Under Lockdown Deborah Chambers

Home-Work Embedded in Housework Magnus Andersson

“Working From Roam”: Mobility Fetishism and Remote Labor Erika Polson

Quo Vadis, Go-TV? the Reshuffling of Mobility by Video Networks in Italian Transport Terminals Emiliano Rossi

Unruly Smartphones and Chemicals: Negotiating Presence, Pleasure and Safety While Partying Kristian Møller

(Digital) Advocacy in the Context of Homelessness: Retracing Covid Maren Hartmann

Connecting (To) the World Through Ravidassia Music Videos and the Notion of Oneness in God? Mediated Advocacy Beyond Anti-Caste Movements and India Dhanya Kirchhof

Micromobilities: Seamless for Whom? Reimagining Mobility Justice and Sustainable Mobile Communication. Chair: Christian Licoppe

Negotiating the Tensions of Seamlessness: Mobile Interfaces in the Everyday Micromobility of French E-Bike Users Thilo von Pape

Micromobility and Data: Entanglements of Low-Carbon Mobility and Social Justice Frauke Behrendt

Understanding the Relationship Between Micromobility and Mobility Justice in Rio De Janeiro Adriana de Souza e Silva

Disability and Micromobilities in an Asian Communicative City Gerard Goggin


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