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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!

The schedule is now online and can be found in the pdf below. To receive the link to the virtual topic coffee you want to join, please sign up here: 


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.

You can register here and will receive a reminder and update with time and location shortly before the lunch:

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 data; Yee, Andrew

  • Mobile Phones and Power Relationships: Understanding the Agentic Motivations and Strategies of North Korean; Defectors; Ibasco, Gabrielle C.

  • Tracking the Temporal Flows of Mobile Communication in Daily Life; Ross, Morgan

  • Hybrid War, Hybrid Peace: Mobile Communication at the Frontline in Eastern Ukraine; Horbyk, 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 relationship; Wang, Min

  • The association between mobile dating app use and relationship status satisfaction: A quasi-experimental study; Bleize, Daniëlle

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

  • Privacy in couple relationships: A qualitative study of young adults’ perceptions and regulation of privacy regarding smartphones; Veretilnykova, Mariana

  • Love App-tually: A Systematic Literature Review of Quantitative Research on Mobile Dating; Konings, Femke


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

  • Situating Smartphones in Daily Life: Big Five Traits and Contexts Associated with Smartphone Use; Harari, Gabriella

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

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

  • Situation-, Person-, and Device-Specific Factors When Mothers Use Their Smartphones for Coping With Stress; Wolfers, Lara


Phubbing & Relationships. Chair: Mariek Vanden Abeele 

  • Co-present Smartphone Use, Friendship Satisfaction, and Social Isolation: The Role of Coping Strategies; Stevic, Anja

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

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

  • Partners’ Communication in Response to Co-Present Mobile Phone Usage; Kelly, Lynne


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

  • Misinformation on WhatsApp: Generational Perceptions and Correction Considerations Among Young Indians; Malhotra, Pranav

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

  • Digital Youth Culture in Vietnam; Nguyen, Hoan

  • Ageing migrants’ intimate (im)mobilities in a digital era; Cabalquinto, Earvin Charles

  • Speaking into an App or Not? Exploring the Relationship between WhatsApp Use and Intergenerational Communication in Aging Singapore; Zhou, 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 risks; Adjin-Tettey, Theodora Dame


  • Extended Abstract: Exploring Kenyans’ Interactions with Misinformation on WhatsApp; Mudavadi, Kevin

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

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


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-mapping; Bhandari, Aparajita

  • The Mobile Camino: When An Ancient Pilgrimage Route Meets Digital Technologies; Ahn, 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 Experiments; Oppegaard, Brett

  • Climate Technologies: Mobile apps and sustainable community engagement in disaster risk communication in Australia; Delmo, Kate

  • Mobile Communication and the Emergence of ‘Space’: Social Relations and Representations in the Signalan; Cusi, Karen

  • Examining Edge Computing’s Impact on Networked Mobilities; Glover-Rijkse, Ragan

  • L'infrastructure de la 5G et les contraintes de la convergence des réseaux; Tournier, 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 Phone; Freytag, Anna

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

  • “Harmful, unhealthy, addictive”: Disconnection from smartphones and moral mandates of wellbeing; Matassi, Mora

  • Offline Tourism: Digital and Screen Ambivalence in Mountain Huts with No Internet Access; Syvertsen, Trine

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

  • Mindful Mobile Phone Use: A structural equation model of mindfulness, mobile phone connectedness, and stress; Hefner, Dorothée

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

  • Reciprocal and individual effects of smartphone use on adolescents’ well-being: An intensive longitudinal study; Marciano, Laura

  • Beyond Screen Time: The Effects of Smartphone App Use on Sleep in a 7-day Mobile Tracking Study; Sumter, 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 Method; Wu, Biying

  • Self-Reported Measures of Social Media Use Show High Predictive Validity; Verbeij, Tim

  • The development of a podcast motivations scale based on uses and gratifications for users in Taiwan; Chou, Suyu

  • A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Mobile Phone Appropriation between the United States and China; Zhang, Xinyi

  • Why time flies? The role of immersion on short video usage behavior; Yan, Yurong

  • Compulsive Mobile Phone Use and Perceived Threat: Test of the Third-Person Perceptual and Behavioral Dimensions; Krishnan, 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 Users; Halfmann, Annabell

  • Mindlessness in the Mobile Era? A Comparison of Information Processing on Mobile Phones and Personal Computers; Liao, 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 Private; Ohme, 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 Countries; DiCosola, Blake

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

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

  • Glocal Intimacies During a Global Pandemic: Mobile Media and Transnational Elite Filipino Migrants; Uy-Tioco, Cecilia

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

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

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

  • TikTok’s gemeinschaft: Community building and participation on a mobile short video platform; Kaye, 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 data; Parry, Douglas

  • Explaining Misinformation Encounters on Messaging Applications: How Different Uses and Group Characteristics Shape Practices and Perceptions; Kuru, Ozan

  • Birds of a Feather Get Angrier Together: Effect of Social Media News, Political Homophily on Political Anger; Cheng, Zicheng

  • Contact tracing apps, nationalism, and users with disability in the Global South: the faith in state and collective objective; Rohman, Abdul


VIRTUAL: Wellbeing and Gender in Mobile Communication

  • The Impacts of Media Richness, Blurriness, and Beautification of Online Dating Profile Visual Elements on Dating Outcomes; Dai, Minhao

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

  • Connecting with Others and Being Socially Alone: A Complementary Perspective on Mobile Media Use and Solitude; Ross, Morgan

  • Invalid Measurement and Unrelated Outcomes? Exploring basic issues with digital well-being research using mobile phone screen time log; Wang, 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 Characteristics; Wei, Ran

  • Study of Mobile Media Users’ News Engagement from a Sequential Perspective; Deng, Yilin

  • Multiple, direct, and intentional: An affordances approach to understanding smartphones for distant parenting; Waruwu, Barui

  • Improving Bystander Self-Efficacy to Prevent Violence against Women through Interpersonal Communication using Mobile Phone Entertainment Education; Pant, Ichhya

  • Bridging the Digital Gap: A Grounded-Theory Study of E-commerce Entrepreneurship in Rural China; Lin, Jingke

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

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

  • Communicative context matters: An experience sampling method (ESM) study on social media use and subjective well-being in China; Lu, 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 Intention; Yin, 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 Experience; Huang, Qing

Decomposing "Triple Articulation": The "de-domestication" practices of smartphone resisters; MA, 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; Sarwatay, Devina

  • Reaching the “impossible generation”RosokDahl, Heidi

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