Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communications

The Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communication (SSSMC) is intended to facilitate the international advancement of cross-disciplinary mobile communication studies. It is intended to serve as a resource and to support a network of scholarly research as to the social consequences of mobile communication.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mobile Communication and Social Policy

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
October 9-11, 2009
Conference organized by the Center for Mobile Communication Studies, Rutgers University

Many topical sessions are being organized, and more will be developed out of the accepted submissions. Among the topics being considered include (but not limited to): 
  • Identity and anonymity in location and communication
  • Access and responsiveness of political leaders to mobile-equipped citizens
  • Role of mobile communication in political activism
  • Policy-making for mobiles
  • First responders/crisis management/emergency notification/disaster recovery
  • Issues of national integration and diasporas related to use of mobile communication
  • Mobile learning
  • Wellness, health and the role of the mobile
  • Mobile device accessibility and integration/empowerment of handicapped people
  • Mobile phone/device crimes and crime prevention Religious and spiritual activities and their implications for social practices
  • Interpersonal contact services and related commercial activities