ICCA2018 panel on Mediated Interaction

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ICCA18 Mediated Int.
Type Conference
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2018/07/11 - 2018/07/15
Link http://icca2018.org
Address Loughborough University, UK
Geolocation 52° 46' 9", -1° 13' 29"
Abstract due 2017/09/12
Submission deadline 2017/09/12
Final version due
Notification date 2017/09/22
Tweet CFP: #ICCA2018 panel on Mediated Interaction. DL: 20th Sept to organizers
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ICCA2018 panel on Mediated Interaction:


Panel title Orders of Mediated Interaction


Ilkka Arminen (University of Helsinki), Christian Licoppe (Telecom Paristech), Jo Meredith (Salford University), Anna Spagnolli (University of Padua), Wyke Stommel (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

We are organizing a panel at ICCA18 on Orders of mediated interaction, whose current description can be found below. If you have any original (i.e., not published) work suitable to the panel, please send it to us! We collect proposals till September 12; they will be reviewed for suitability to the panel and the feedback will be returned by September 22nd. According to the conference rules, proposals need to be up to 500 words in length, including any data examples andreferences. Please add all authors’ names and affiliations and send it to: mediatedicca18@gmail.com


This panel focuses on the way in which interaction is organized when it occurs in settings that are supported by information and communication technology and is usually referred to as mediated interaction. The panel is open to display original CA-driven investigation of any phenomena occurring on any technically-mediated environment, from pervasive and common everyday life devices to innovative and unique research prototypes.

The main restriction to the kind of phenomena covered is methodological: the panel makes the choice of focusing on those practices and phenomena that can be accounted for with reference to the affordances that the mediating technology offers (Arminen et al 2016). This will avoid essentialist approaches that understand mediated interaction as merely characterized by a ‘container’ of a technical nature and then characterizes as mediated any phenomena occurring in such a container. The panel will also encourage the motivated comparison with interactional practices found in other conversational settings than the one considered: this will avoid misleading approaches to mediated interaction assuming it to be a priori different, poor or artificial compared with face-to-face interaction.

Based on the experience with previous panels on this topic at ICCA 2014 and 2010, we recommend presenters to focus on one phenomenon or practice found in the data, in order to analyze and discuss it thoroughly, and to describe the affordance of relevance in the device considered in the study, since not all members in the audience might be familiar with it. In order to take the panel as a further opportunity for reflection, taking up the issues raised by the MOOD network (Giles et al, 2015; Meredith, 2016), presenters will be asked to share their thoughts on CA and mediated interaction. They could comment for instance on the ways in which they find CA relevant for studies in mediated interactions, what salience they find mediated interactions possesses for CA (new phenomena, new kinds of actions, new sequential environments) and/or what methodological challenges (multimodal transcription, mediated/distributed presence) mediated interaction sets to CA studies. For this reason, presenters will be asked to devote a few minutes of their presentation to these reflections, possibly starting from the work they described in the panel.


Arminen, I., Licoppe, C., & Spagnolli, A. (2016). Respecifying mediated interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 49(4), 290-309.

Giles, D., Stommel, W., Paulus, T., Lester, J., & Reed, D. (2015).Microanalysis of online data: The methodological development of “digital CA”. Discourse, Context & Media, 7, 45-51.

Meredith, J. (2016). Using discourse and conversation analysis to analyse online data. In D Silverman (ed.) Qualitative Research (4th ed). London: Sage Publications.