May 23-24, 2007
Organized by the University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies, Temple University, Microsoft Research and Telenor Research.
- Global/universal patterns vs. local improvisation
- Mobile communication and social and/or economic development and change
- Mobile communication and globalization
- Comparative studies of mobile communication (use patterns, political economies, media and communication systems, etc)
- Cross-cultural approaches to mobile communication
- Easy and inexpensive network access and inexpensive/used mobile phones has meant that mobile communication has become the primary way in which many persons in the developing world first experience the use of telephony.