Call for Papers

The title of the conference, (Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations, reflects some of the relevant themes and discussions within our division. Workplaces, as well as groups and networks beyond traditional organizations, are constituted through communication and social interaction. Face-to-face communication, routines and practices shape organizing in traditional organizations whereas virtual communities and teams rely heavily on digitally mediated communication. Furthermore, social media and other technologies bring new affordances to communication and organizing in all kinds of professional relationships and interactions.  

ICSI Regional Conference 2017 will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of (mediated) communication in constituting groups, teams, networks, and organizations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the conference themes, including, but not limited to, papers that intersect and/or interconnect with the following topics:

  •  Privacy and publicity in professional (mediated) social interaction
  •  Virtual teams, networks and communities
  • The role of communication and technologies or other artifacts in constituting groups, teams and organizations
  • (Mediated) workplace meetings
  • Social interaction and social media in the workplace
  • The role of (digital) media in different professions
  • Digitization of work and professions
  • Leadership in the age of new/social media
  • Communication competence and new skills in (mediated) professional settings
  • Professional boundaries, identities, and social interaction
  • Interpersonal relationships and (mediated) support
  • Methodological challenges in studying (mediated) social interaction in groups, networks or organizations