Call for Submissions
Mobile Studies Congress 2022
Go Mobile, Stay Innovative
9-11 December 2022
(Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person)
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Mobile media, mobility, mobile creative arts and mobile communication have significantly shaped the way we live, the way we work, and the way we stay innovative. Inspired by their impact, the third edition of the Mobile Studies Congress will reflect on the innovative approaches to mobile studies in different areas, including mobile government, mobile journalism, mobile learning, mobile healthcare, mobile health communication, mobile advertising, mobile marketing, and mobile experience. Furthermore, it will exchange innovation experience and expertise in screen storytelling, community engagement and novel production formats such as smartphone filmmaking, vertical video, mobile social networks, mobile live streaming, micro movies, and mobile XR.
As much of our world has gone mobile, it is vital to examine the changes, challenges, and chances that define mobile media, mobility, mobile creativity and mobile communication in 2022 and the near future. Developments towards industry 4.0 (including analytics, algorithms and automation) and ongoing digital transformations continue to disrupt creative industries to produce new business models, production environments and distribution channels. Innovative technologies and mobile creativity allow various communities to create artistic and cultural productions globally and forge new synergies among academic disciplines.
At the intersection of emerging media, the potential of technology and new forms of collaboration, Mobile Studies Congress 2022 will provide an inclusive, interdisciplinary, international, and open forum for discussion and development of mobile studies. The 11th International Mobile Innovation Screening & Smartphone Film Festival will be presented as part of the event.
This congress will seek further efforts in leveraging mobile media, mobility, mobile creativity and mobile communication to stay innovative through its panels, symposia, smartphone film festivals, industry showcases, competitions, journal editor forums, and workshops.
The suggested topics for paper presentations include, not limited to, the following:
- Mobile advertising/marketing
- Mobile and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Mobile Augmented Reality (AR)
- Mobile art
- Mobile audio storytelling
- Mobile blogging/vlogging
- Mobile Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR)
- Mobile comics
- Mobile communities
- Mobile documentaries
- Mobile ecotourism
- Mobile experience design
- Mobile/smartphone filmmaking
- Mobile government
- Mobile health
- Mobile health communication
- Mobile immersive storytelling
- Mobile journalism
- Mobile learning and knowledge transfer
- Mobile live streaming
- Mobile photography
- Mobile public diplomacy
- Mobile public relations
- Mobile rural community engagement
- Mobile social innovation
- Mobile storytelling
- Mobile thinking
- Mobile working on the ‘go’
- Mobile extended reality (XR)
Submission for Smartphone Film Festival categories:
- Mobile, Smartphone and Pocket Films – a category for short films, documentaries, and experimental screen productions.
- New Voices: Next Gen smartphone filmmakers – a category for young and emerging filmmakers (including students).
- Mobile Cinematic VR & 360° Video Production: The Future is Now – a category for Cinematic VR and 360° Video Productions.
- Innovation category: MoJo, Mobile Storytelling, micro-movies & micro-formats – a category for storytelling via live streaming, mobile social media apps, drones and other pocket cameras (such as GoPro) and mobile devices.
- #EcoSmartphoneFilms, focus on stories and creative solutions related to environmental issues in the form of eco-centred short documentaries, narrative mobile movies, experimental or animation short films, all shot on mobile devices.
18 September 2022:
Abstract submission (around 300 words) accompanied by a bio (name/title/affiliation)
18 October 2022:
18 November 2022:
Full paper submission (no more than 10,000 words, in APA style)
9-11 December 2022:
Mobile Studies Congress
All presenters will be issued presentation certificates.
Selected papers will be published in an edited collection book or a special issue of a journal.
For further presentation enquiries, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further smartphone and mobile film enquiries, please contact us via Max@mina.pro.
Send your panel proposals or paper abstracts via the following link:
Send your film submissions via the following
Mobile Studies International
Mobile Innovation Network & Association
Co-Organizers (Alphabetically listed)
Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, China
ERS e-Research & Solutions, Macao, China
Institute for Mobile Studies, School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
IRIS - International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling, Leeds Trinity University, UK
School of Communication, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
School of Communication Studies – Te Kura Whakapāho, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa
School of Journalism at Yunnan University, Kunming, China
School of Journalism and Communication, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
School of Media and Culture at Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China
Xiaoge Xu, Founding Chair of Mobile Studies Congress, Singapore
Max Schleser, Co-Chair of Mobile Studies Congress, Australia
Wei Lu, Co-Chair of Mobile Studies Congress, China
Members (Alphabetically listed)
Ts. Augustus Raymond Segar, Head of School, School of Design and Arts, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia
Chen Long, Dean of School of Communication, Soochow University, China
Chen Zhiqiang, Dean of School of Communication and Culture, Zhejiang Wanli University, China
Darren Fisher, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Dafydd Sills-jones, Deputy Head, School of Communication Studies - Te Kura Whakapāho, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa
Dong Tiance, Dean of School of Journalism, Chongqing University, China
Felipe Cardona, Faculty of Advertising, Communication and Marketing, Politécnico Grancolombiano, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Gerda Cammaer, The Creative School, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Gloria Khamkar, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
Guo Ke, Dean of School of Journalism, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Hilary Davis, Senior Research Fellow, Social Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Krishna Sankar Kusuma, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
Liao Shengqing, Dean of School of Journalism, Yunnan University, China
Naziat Choudhury, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Stefano Odorico, Director International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling, Leeds Trinity University, UK
Felix Amofa Gyebi, PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Markuza Maric, School of English & Media Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand / Aotearoa
Shuai Li, PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Qumo Ren, PhD Candidate, School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
Tingting Shen, PhD Candidate, School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
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