/Mobile Media & Communication/, vol. 11, no. 2 (May 2023)*COVID-19 Now and Then: Reflections on Mobile Communication and the Pandemic*

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The COVID-19 pandemic may soon be over, but we know it won’t be the lastone. Preparing for the next pandemic includes understanding the past and planning for the future. It also includes rethinking “normal” ways of interacting with others and the spaces in which we live. What else have we learned during this time of forced immobility that might challenge the traditional roles of mobile communication in our everyday lives? Will the way we experience public and domestic spaces via mobile technologies change? What are some of the more sustainable futures of
urban networked mobility? How can we rethink the meanings of social interaction while immobile and at distance? And, will some of these shifts permanently stay with us and change how we communicate, play, and socialize? These are just some questions that emerge when we consider the future of mobile communication and networked urban mobility after COVID-19.

In this special issue, we are looking for future oriented pieces that
analyze how the pandemic has shaped and changed our mobile
communication, sociability and networked urban mobility practices around the world. We welcome papers that might take the lessons learned during this pandemic and consider how these lessons can help us in the future.

We particularly welcome contributions that analyze the impacts of the pandemic in the practices of minoritized populations, especially in the Global South.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* The future of urban networked mobility in both Global North and South
* The shift to more sustainable forms of micromobiity, particularly
focusing on the integration between transportation and mobile apps
* New forms of experiencing urban and public spaces via mobile
technologies that take into account active mobility and walking
* The mobile-guided gig economy for delivery of services
* The development of location-based apps that can help us prepare for
the next pandemic
* The future of contact-tracing apps, and their relationship with
privacy and surveillance
* The shift in the nature of hybrid spaces from urban to domestic spaces
* The role of mobile augmented-reality and mobile videoconferencing
for remote work
* The role of mobile communication in helping low-income and
minoritized communities

Submitted articles can come from various theoretical and methodological perspectives, as long as they engage with mobile communication scholarship and focus on the future and lessons learned from the pandemic from a mobile media and communication perspective.

*Important dates:*

   * Extended abstracts submission (1,000 words): 30 August, 2021
   * Full papers submission (8,000 words): 1 March, 2022
   * Final acceptance: 15 January, 2023


Please submit an extended abstract of no more than 1,000 words
(including references) that states the paper’s main argument,
contribution, and takeaway. The abstract should clearly explain how the
full submission will contribute to the aims of this special issue.
Please email extended abstracts tocovid19nowandthen@gmail.com
<mailto:covid19nowandthen@gmail.com>by 30 August 2021. Abstracts should
be accompanied by a short biography for each author (approx. 200 words).
Also, include the names, titles, and contact information for 2-3
suggested reviewers.

Positively reviewed abstracts (notification by 15 October 2021) will be
invited to submit full articles by 1 March 2022,
throughhttp://mmc.sagepub.com <http://mmc.sagepub.com>. Invited
submissions will undergo a blind peer-review process following the usual
procedures of/Mobile Media & Communication/. The special section will be
published in Volume 11, no. 2 of/Mobile Media & Communication/in May
2023. Please note that manuscripts must conform to the guidelines for
Mobile Media & Communication. In case of further questions, please
contact the guest editors.


* Castells, M. (2000). /The Rise of the Network Society/. Blackwell.

* Crosby, A. W. (2003). /America’s forgotten pandemic: the influenza
of 1918/. Cambridge University Press.
* de Souza e Silva, A., & Xiong-Gum, M. N. (2020). Mobile Networked
Creativity: Developing a theoretical framework for understanding
creativity as survival. /Communication Theory/.
* Ekong, I., Chukwu, E., & Chukwu, M. (2020). COVID-19 Mobile
Positioning Data Contact Tracing and Patient Privacy Regulations.
/JMIR MHealth and UHealth/, /8/(4),
e19139.https://doi.org/10.2196/19139 <https://doi.org/10.2196/19139>

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