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Past Pre-Conferences

2023, Toronto, Canada

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 19th Annual ICA Mobile Preconference 2022

Title: Keeping it Real After 20 Years: Reclaiming Mobile Communication Scholarship in a Phone-Less Future

Chairs: Mariek Vanden Abeele, Adriana de Souza e Silva 

Committee: Jeffrey Boase, Morgan Ross, Scott Campbell, Cecilia Uy-Tioco, Kathrin Karsay, Didem Özkul

2022, Paris, France

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 18th Annual ICA Mobile Preconference 2022

Title: Emerging Trends and Practices Around the Globe in Mobile Media & Communication.

Chair: Mariek Vanden Abeele, Thilo von Pape

Committee: Morgan Ross, Louis Barui Waruwu, Anneleen Meeus, Kathrin Karsay

2019, Washington, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 17th Annual ICA Mobile Preconference 2019

Title: Boundary Conditions in Mobile Communication

Chair: Rich Ling

Committee: Brett Oppergaard, Mariek Vanden Abeele, Sunny Lee, Scott Campbell, Gerard Goggin, Julia Hildebrand, Colin Agur, Keri Stephens

2018, Prague, Czech Republic

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 16th Annual ICA Mobile Preconference 2018

Title: From Voice to … ?

Chair: Rich Ling

Committee: Brett Oppergaard, Mariek Vanden Abeele, Scott Campbell, Gerard Goggin

2017, San Diego, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 15th ICA Mobile Preconference 2017

Title: Mobile media as (tools for) Interventions 

Chairs: Colin Agur, Mariek Vandeen Abeele

Committee: Katie Cumiskey, Max Foxman, Veronika Karnowski, Christine Linke, Shin Mizukoshi, Didem Özkul

2016, Fukuoka, Japan

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 14th ICA Mobile Preconference 2016

Title: Mobile Communication ("The All-Powerful Mobile")

Chair: Colin Agur

Committee: Shin Mizukoshi, Mariek Vanden Abeele, Mamiko Hayashida, Katie Cumiskey, Maxwell Foxman, Veronika Karnowski

2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The 13th ICA Mobile Preconference 2015

Title: From Womb to Tomb: Mobile Research Across Genders, Generations, Ethnicities, Cultures, and Life Stages

Chairs: Jun Liu, Sun Kyong Lee, Eulalia Puig Abril

2014, Seattle, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 12th ICA Mobile Preconference 2014

Title: Mobile Research for Building a Better World

Chairs: Bret Oppegaard, Katy Pearce, Andrew Schrock

Committee: Andrew Schrock, Katy Pearce, Mariek Vanden Abeele, Rich Ling, Sunny Lee, Veronika Karnowski

2013, London, UK

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 11th ICA Mobile Preconference 2013

Title10 Years On: Looking Forwards in Mobile ICT Research

Chairs: Leslie Haddon, Jane Vincent

Committee: Rich Ling, Jason Farman, Lee Humphreys, Didem Özkul, Katie Cumiskey, Scott Campbell, Adriana de Souza et Silva, Andraz Petrovcic, Brett Oppedgaard, Yi-Fan Chen, Christian Licoppe, Andrew Schrock, Per Helmerson, Veronika Karnowski, Katie Pearce, Raz Schwartz

2012, Phoenix, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 10th ICA Mobile Preconference 2012

Title: Mobile Communication, Community, and Locative Media Practices: From the Everyday to the Revolutionary

Chair: Adriana de Souza e Silva 

Committee: Adriana de Souza e Silva, Jason Farman, Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Lee Humphreys, Richard Ling, Scott Campbell, Yi-Fan Chen

2011, Boston, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 9th ICA Mobile Preconference 2011

TitleSeamlessly Mobile?: Mobile Communication @ a Crossroads

Chairs: Katie Cumiskey, Rich Ling, Scott Campbell, Lee Humphreys

Committee: Scott Campbell, Katy Cumiskey, Jason Farman, Lee Humphreys, Rich Ling, Yi-Fan Chen

2010, Singapore

The 8th ICA Mobile Preconference 2010

TitleInnovations in Mobile Use

Chair: Arul Chib

2009, Chicago, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 7th ICA Mobile Preconference 2009

Title: Mobile2.0: Beyond voice?

Chairs: Rohan Samarajiva, Ayesha Zainudeen

Committee: Rohan Samarajiva, Sherille Ismail, Laurent Elder, James Katz, Rich Ling, Jonathon Donner, Francois Bar, Tim Kelly

2008, Montreal, Canada

The 6th ICA Mobile Preconference 2008

2007, San Francisco, USA

[Call for Proposals] [Programme]

The 5th ICA Mobile Preconference 2007

Title: The global and globalizing dimensions of mobile communication: Developing or developed?

Chairs: Rich Ling, Mike Traugott, Concetta Stewart, Jonathan Donner

2006, Erfurt, Germany

The 4th ICA Mobile Preconference 2006

Title: Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart?

Chair: Joachim Höflich

2005, Rutgers, USA

The 3rd ICA Mobile Preconference 2005

Chair: Jim Katz

2004, Seoul, Korea


The 2nd ICA Mobile Preconference 2004

Title: Mobile Communication and Social Change
Chair: Shin Dong Kim
Committee: Jin-han Bae, Hyun Ban

2002, Chunceon, Korea


The 1st ICA Mobile Preconference 2003

Title: The Social and Cultural Impact/Meaning of Mobile Communication

Chair: Shin Dong Kim

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