Publications and events

Here you will find a list (in chronological order) of our scientific output, e.g. conference talks and other oral presentations, publications and events that are related to the Smart Communication project. For upcoming talks and activities, please go to the section News.

* Publications: When full texts are not available, please contact the author(s).


Ibnelkaïd, S. (2021). Caring from afar: video interaction as a safe heterotopia?” Presentation at the “71st International Communication Association Conference” (Online – 27-31 May 2021)

Oloff, F. (2021). Where on- and offline meet: digital action spaces and skills in everyday communication. Keynote lecture at the “III LANGSCAPE SYMPOSIUM Dynamics of multilingualism in the digital public space” (27.05.2021, remote).

Ibnelkaïd, S. (2021). Technobodily enactments of “experience-sharing configurations” in video interaction. Talk at the Bremen-Groningen Online Workshop on Multimodality, (Online – 21.05.21).

Ibnelkaïd, S. & Avgustis, I. (2021). The embodied and artifacted nature of human interaction. Lecture at the Video-based Research PhD course, University of Oulu (Online – 28.04.21).

Ibnelkaïd, S. (2021). Technobodily ethnomethods: Co-enacting percepaction in video interaction. Talk at the COACT Research day (Online – 26.02.21).

Ibnelkaïd, S. (2021). “Co-enacting the imaginal world: intercorporeality in challenging interactions”. Invited talk at the “Social Interactions in Inclusive Educational Settings” Symposium University of Tampere (Online – 28.01.21).

Oloff, F. (2021). Getting hold of someone else’s phone: imperative turns, embodied conduct and shared objects. Invited talk at the Bremen-Groningen Online Workshop on Multimodality, (15.01.2021, remote).

Oloff, F. (2020). “I can’t find the ‘okay'”: learning how to use smartphones in adult education courses. Presentation at the Linguistikzirkel (Lectures in Language, Culture, and Communication) at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (01.12.2020, remote / Vienna).

Avgustis, I. (2020). Smartphone Breaks. Data Session at the Zurich Online School in Multimodal Interaction Analysis (10.11.2020, remote / Zurich).

Oloff, F. (2020). OK Computer, OK Humanities: empirical data, micro-analysis and “big issues” of everyday technology use. Presentation & plenary discussion at the University of Oulu ‘Meet the Top Scientist’-Seminar (03.11.2020, Oulu).

Oloff, F. (2020). New technologies – new social conduct? How we use smartphones in face-to-face interaction. Keynote lecture, conference VALS-ASLA 2020 “Applied Linguistics in the digital age” (12.-14.02.2020, Neuchâtel).

Avgustis, I. (2019). Data session: “Taking pictures of food collaboratively”. Course “Analyzing Human Interaction: Developing analytical skills in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (EMCA Bootcamp)” (09.-13.12.2019, Middelfart).

Oloff, F. (2019). How applied linguistics can contribute to the study of mobile device use. AFinLA Autumn Symposium 2019 (15.-16.11.2019, Oulu).

Oloff, F. (2019). Exploring mobile device use in social interaction through conversation analysis. SIG20-26 Workshop ”Current and emerging technologies in research for human learning and interaction” (09.-11.10.2019, Oulu).

Avgustis, I. (2019). Mobile device use by “digital natives”: co-operative skills and practices in face-to-face encounters. PhD course “Technology and Social Interaction”, University of Copenhagen (01.-03.10.2019, Copenhagen).

Avgustis, I. (2019). Gathering research materials: processes, challenges, solutions. Multimodality in (inter)action theme group, 6th data and text seminar, Åbo Akademi (23.08.2019, Turku).

Avgustis, I.; Oloff, F. (2019) Capturing everyday complexity: video recording and analyzing mobile device use in everyday face-to-face encounters. IIEMCA conference (02.-05.07.2019, Mannheim).

Avgustis, I. (2019). Mobile device use: co-operative skills and practices in face-to-face encounters. English Philology Research seminar, University of Oulu (19.05.2019, Oulu).

Oloff, F. (2019). Smartphones in conversational flux: talking about using technology. COACT conference 2019 (23.- 25.04.2019, Oulu).

Avgustis, I. (2019). Situated affordances of smartphones in showing sequences. Data workshop, Multimodality in (inter)action theme group, 5th data and text seminar, University of Oulu (14.-15.03.2019, Oulu).

Avgustis, I. (2018). Data session: Collaborative smartphone use. PhD Course “Embodiment and intercorporeality in interaction”, University of Oulu Graduate School (10.-11.12.2018, Oulu)

Oloff, F. (2018). Talking, watching, turning, touching: Smartphone use in everyday face-to-face interaction. Invited keynote lecture, PhD Course “Embodiment and intercorporeality in interaction”, University of Oulu Graduate School (10.-11.12.2018, Oulu).

Oloff, F. (2018). Turning (to) displays: smartphones as social objects in face-to-face interaction. Nordisco 2018 / 5th Nordic Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Interaction (21.-23.11.2018, Aarhus).

Oloff, F. (2018). Smart Communication. Project presentation at the Eudaimonia Institute Kickoff Event, University of Oulu (18.10.2018, Oulu).

König, K.; Oloff, F. (2018). Panel overview and closing discussion: Interaktion mit Smartphones, Smartphones in der Interaktion. GAL-Kongress 2018 “Sprachen Kommunikation, Öffentlichkeit” (11.-14.09.2018, Essen).

Oloff, F. (2018). ‘Show me!’- Seizing smartphones and inspecting visual content in face-to-face interaction. International Conference on Conversation Analysis 2018 / ICCA (11.-15.7.2018, Loughborough).

Oloff, F. (2018). Pointing at displays: using smartphones as social objects. VALS/ASLA conference “A video turn in linguistics?” (06.-08.06.2018, Basel).

Oloff, F. (2017). ‘Zeig mal!’ Smartphones als gezeigte, ‘zeigende’ und geteilte Objekte in der Interaktion. 20. Tagung für Gesprächsforschung (29.-31.03.2017, Mannheim).


Oloff, F. (in press). New technologies – new social conduct? A sequential and multimodal approach to smartphone use in face-to-face interaction. Bulletin VALS-ASLA.

Oloff, F. (2021). Some systematic aspects of self-initiated mobile device use in face-to-face encounters. Journal für Medienlinguistik 2(2): 195–235.

Oloff, F.; Råman, J. (2020). What “silver surfers” can teach us: exploring digital skills courses for older adults. Blog “Science with Arctic Attitude”, University of Oulu. Published 07.04.2020.

König, K.; Oloff, F. (2019). Mobile Medienpraktiken im Spannungsfeld von Öffentlichkeit, Privatheit und Anonymität. Journal für Medienlinguistik 2(2): 1-27.

Oloff, F. (2019). Das Smartphone als soziales Objekt: Eine multimodale Analyse von initialen Zeigesequenzen in Alltagsgesprächen. In: Marx, K.; Schmidt, A. (eds.). Interaktion und Medien. Interaktionsanalytische Zugänge zu medienvermittelter Kommunikation. Heidelberg, Winter Verlag: 191-218.

Oloff, F. (2019). Smartphones, social skills and smombies: mobile device use in everyday communication. Blog “Science with Arctic Attitude”, University of Oulu. Published 09.05.2019.


Panel “Technology use in social interaction: enabling vs. constraining participation” at the 17th International Pragmatics Conference (27.06.-02.07.2021, Winterthur). //MORE INFO//

PhD course Video-based research: Visualizing multimodality in human interaction. Organisers: S. Ibnelkaïd, I. Avgustis (27.-29.04.2021), remote / University of Oulu.

PhD course Intersubjectivity in (inter)action: a multisensorial phenomenon. Organisers: S. Ibnelkaïd, I. Avgustis (23.-25.11.2020), remote / University of Oulu.

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