Society for the Social Study of Mobile Communications

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

CFP: #ScreentimeBU Graduate Student Conference

Call for Abstracts – #ScreentimeBU Graduate Student Conference

#NoFilter: Unmasking digital engagements and real world influence

Deadline to Submit Abstracts
May 24, 2018

Conference Date
June 21, 2018
11am - 6pm

The graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies are calling for abstracts for their fourth annual conference on emerging media. #ScreentimeBU is a graduate conference that provides a platform for students to showcase their research and to network with peers in emerging media studies.

This year’s #ScreentimeBU aims to remove the misleading cover of media “hypes” and explore the civic, social, and psychological implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is an opportunity to bridge diverse perspectives on the roles of users and technology in new media and to lay the groundwork for future research in the field.

Emerging media studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and as such we welcome abstracts from a variety of disciplines on a range of topics centered around our conference theme: Authenticity in digital communication, online engagement and offline effects. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Social media movements
  • Social media bots
  • Algorithm bias
  • Political communication
  • Media in health communication and toxic news
  • Online relationships, communities, and social networks
  • Media communication transparency
  • Big data analysis and machine learning
  • Media psychology
  • Self-presentation on social media and digital privacy concerns
  • Video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality
  • Media literacy, online actions, and offline consequences
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Wearable devices and mobile communication

The conference is free of charge for both attendees and speakers. For additional information about the conference and previous years’ conferences, please visit

Deadline for Abstracts: May 24. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Include your name and institutional affiliation (department/university), program and year of study, research focus/interests, and contact information (email and phone number) with all submissions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis no later than May 29.

Thanks again – hope to see you there!

#ScreentimeBU Abstract Team
Division of Emerging Media Studies
College of Communication
Boston University