The 2020 Conference of the International Communication Association (Brisbane, Australia) will offer several ways for scholars to present their work, in the main conference, the pre-conference and the doctoral consortium. More information can be found below:
ICA 2020 Annual Meeting (21 May - 25 May)
The Mobile Communication Interest Group welcomes submission of papers and proposals using a wide array of theoretical and methodological approaches on mobile media and mobile communication. For sessions at the main ICA conference, the Mobile Communication Interest Group welcomes several types of submissions:
Full-length papers for standard sessions (Max. length is 8,000 words plus tables and references)
Extended abstracts for High-Density Sessions (Target word length is 1500-2000)
Thematic panels (Proposals with 400-word summary plus a 250 word abstract for each paper)
Research Escalator Session (Extended abstract of up to 1000 words
More information can be found HERE.
ICA 18th Mobile Preconference (Wednesday, 20 May)
Open Science is a timely issue for Mobile Communication Scholars. In the spirit of this topic, we want to invite scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to join us as we explore the opportunities for open science in research surrounding mobile communication. The pre-conference will be organized around several interactive Blue-Sky workshop sessions where we invite teams of scholars to present ideas that are at various levels of gestation. Research ideas that are just being formed, ideas for mobile pedagogy, unearthing myriad research processes, and notions of mobile applications used by practitioners in the field are welcome. This forum is designed to cultivate a supportive and integrated community of thinkers.
Deadline for submitting workshop proposals is Friday, 6 December 2019.
Contact person: Keri K. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin (Preconference Chair)
The full call can be found HERE.
11th Doctoral Consortium (Thursday, 21 May)
The 11th Annual Doctoral Consortium is an event organized by the Communication and Technology Division that is co-sponsored by the Mobile Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association (ICA). The consortium brings together PhD candidates conducting research on various types of communication technologies and mobile communication to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. Participation is only by invitation. Once a proposal is accepted, students can register through the ICA website. Cost for participation is US$75 per person.
Deadline for submitting proposals is 1 February 2020.
Contact person: Jordan Frith, Clemson University, USA (co-Program director)
More information can be found HERE.
ICA Annual Meeting 2019
As part of the ICA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the Mobile Communication Interest Group offered several ways for scholars to present their work.
Mobile Communication Pre-conference (Thursday, May 23, 2019)
The 16th annual pre-conference was a day-long set of blue-sky workshops designed to bring together scholars, students, and practitioners of mobile communication. The workshops provide a forum where graduate students and new faculty can interact with more experienced mobile researchers, thereby cultivating a supportive and integrated community of mobile scholars. Ideas discussed and presented at the mobile pre-conference have consistently nourished the theoretical foundations of mobile research, started joint research projects and eventually lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
For the 2019 pre-conference in Washington, D.C., the deadline was Dec 31 2018. Proposals should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Preconference call-for-papers can be found here.
Doctoral Consortium (Friday, May 24, 2019)
In conjunction with the Communication and Technology (CAT) Division, Mobile Communication co-sponsors the annual Doctoral Consortium. The consortium will bring together PhD candidates conducting research on various types of communication technologies and mobile communication to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. During the consortium, students and faculty will be organized into small groups, determined by the thematic nature of the research. In each group, students will present their work, and receive feedback from their fellow students and faculty participants, all of whom will have read the proposals in advance of the Doctoral Consortium. Each proposal will receive detailed feedback from three faculty participants.
Information on the 2018 Doctoral Consortium can be found here.
For the 2019 Doctoral Consortium in Washington, D.C., the call for proposals can be found here. The deadline was February 1, 2019.
ICA Main Conference
In 2019, the Mobile Communication Interest Group received more than 100 submissions for traditional sessions (composed of four presentations based on full papers) and high-density sessions (composed of seven presentations based on extended abstracts). Based on our continued growth in submissions, ICA awarded Mobile Communication 12 sessions, plus a poster session.
For scholars interested in submitting to Mobile Communication sessions during the ICA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., all submissions will go through the ICA paper management system.