2020

Dieter MJ, Helmond A, Tkacz N, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, & Chao JT (2020-10-27) Mapping COVID-19 pandemic response apps. Pandemic Cooperation: Media and Society in Times of Corona, 5th 2020 Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen, Germany, October 27–28.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2020-09-22) Platform and app histories: Assessing source availability in web archives and app repositories. Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities, Engaging with Web Archives (EWA ’20), Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, County Kildare, Ireland, September 21–22.

Dieter MJ, Helmond A, Tkacz N, van der Vlist FN, & Weltevrede EJT (2020-08-17) Exploring COVID-19 app ecologies: An introduction to multi-situated app studies. SummerPIT 2020, Participatory Information Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, August 17–18.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Dieter MJ, Tkacz N, Chao JT, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2020-01-17) Mapping COVID-19 pandemic response apps. Social Media Manipulation: From Artificial Amplification and Inauthentic Behaviour to Deplatforming and Counter-Speech, Digital Methods Summer School 2020, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 29 – July 3.

Helmond A, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2020-01-17) Apps and their practices: A comparative issue analysis across app stores and countriesPost-API Research? On the Contemporary Study of Social Media Data, Digital Methods Winter School 2020, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 13–17.

Helmond A (2020-01-15) App stores and the layeredness of interoperability. Interoperability in Big Tech workshop, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), The Hague, the Netherlands, January 15.

2019

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2019-07-12) App (store) policy histories. ‘Trolls, Bots and Dictators’: On the Current State of Social Media Research, Digital Methods Summer School 2019, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 1–12.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2019-07-08) Doing app (store) studies: Methodological affordances and challenges. Keynote, ‘Trolls, Bots and Dictators’: On the Current State of Social Media Research, Digital Methods Summer School 2019, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 1–12.

Bounegru L, Chun W, Gray J, Helmond A, Langlois G, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2018-07-05) Research persona as digital method. ‘Trolls, Bots and Dictators’: On the Current State of Social Media Research, Digital Methods Summer School 2019, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 1–12.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2019-06-20) Platform historiography: Materials for platform and app histories. The Web That Was, 3rd 2019 Biannual RESAW Conference (RESAW ’19). University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 19–21.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2019-04-01) Doing app (store) research: Methodological affordances and challenges. RMeS PhD Workshop Appnography: Researching the Apps of Life and the Life of Apps. Academy Building, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, April 1.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2019-01-25) ‘It’s graphs all the way down’. Standards Revisited. University of Siegen, Germany, January 24–25.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, et al. (2019-01-11) Apps and their stories: Volatility, diversity, policy. Post-Truth Empiricism: On the New Epistemologies and Research Affordances of Social Media, Digital Methods Winter School and Data Sprint 2019, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 7–11.

2018

Joseph D, Nieborg DB, and Young C (2018-10-25) App store diversity: Industry taxonomies in the iOS App Store. ReFiG Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 25–27.

Nieborg DB, Young C and Joseph D (2018-10-12) App imperialism: The political economy of the Canadian App Store. 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 10–13.

van Dijck, JFTM, Poell T and Nieborg DB (2018-10-12) Platform power and public values. 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 10–13.

Duguay S and Ferris L (2018-10-10). The digital lesbian imaginary: Investigating (im)permeable boundaries of sexual identity on Tinder. 19th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 10–13.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN. (2018-10-08). Store, interface, package, connection: Exploring distributed infrastructural power. 3rd 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference. Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 5–8.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, & Weltevrede EJT. (2018-09-25) Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multisituated app studies. Media in the Wild: Digital Practices in Motion, 3rd 2018 Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen, Germany, September 25–26.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2018-07-06) App stores and their bias: Repurposing app relatedness?. Retraining the machine: Addressing algorithmic bias, Digital Methods Summer School 2018, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2–13.

Chao THJ (2018-06-28) Gay People on the Radar? A signal analysis of Jack’d and Blued. Bodies X Borders, Queer Asia 2018 Conference, SOAS and UCL, London, United Kingdom, June 26–28.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, & Weltevrede E (2019-06-21) Mapping the Infrastructures of the Tracking Society. Keynote, The Tracked Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches on Online Tracking, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 21–22.

Morris JW (2018-06-24) Apps, app stores and the rise of mundane software. Digital Culture and Society: Structure, Culture and Practice. Xi’an Summer Workshop. Xi’an, China, June 24.

Morris JW (2018-06-21) App stores and the history of mundane software. Communication, Media, and Globalization in the Age of Globalization, Communication University of China (CUC) and National Communication Association (NCA), Beijing, China. June 21–23.

Nieborg DB, Young C & Joseph D (2018-05-28) Firm-level diversity in the app store: Towards a classification taxonomy of the game industry. The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Game Studies Association, Regina, SK, Canada, May 26–June 1.

Duguay S (2018-05-31) Looping the #RainbowGang: Building an intimate networked counterpublic through Vine videos. Online Intimacies, Roskilde, Denmark, May 31-June 1.

Nieborg DB (2018-04-20) Fighting for breadcrumbs: Exploring the political economy of digital distribution platforms. The Media Industries Conference 2018, King’s College London, United Kingdom, May 18–20.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2018-01-12) Mapping data-intensive app infrastructures. The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 8–12.

2017

Poell T, Nieborg DB, Duffy BE, Prey R, and Cunningham S (2017-10-18) The platformization of cultural production. 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, October 18–21.

Duguay S (2017-10-18) Thirst traps and #relatable Vines: Investigating a networked counterpublic of queer women. 18th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, October 18–21.

Nieborg DB & T Poell (2017-10-17) The appification of news: Exploring media diversity in the app ecosystem. 6th Annual International Symposium on Media Innovations, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, October 16–17.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2018-05-25) Speaking with social APIs: Platforms and third-party integration networks. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’18), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24–28.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB, & van der Vlist FN (2017-07-30) The political economy of social data: A historical analysis of platform–industry partnerships. Social Media for Good or Evil, 8th 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society (SMSociety ’17), Toronto, ON, Canada, July 28–30.

Duguay S (2017-07-30) Looking for a good date: LGBTQ women’s display and detection of authenticity on Tinder. Social Media for Good or Evil, 8th 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society (SMSociety ’17), Toronto, ON, Canada, July 28–30.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2017-07-30) Methods maps: Visualising automation. Get the Picture: Digital Methods for Visual Research, Digital Methods Summer School 2017, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 26 – July 7.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB, & van der Vlist FN (2017-06-23) Platform power: Investigating platform–industry partnerships and the political economy of social data. Data Power 2017 Conference, School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 22–23.

Nieborg DB (2017-06-02) Pay to play: The next decade of game industry research. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA) in Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2–3.

Helmond A. & DB Nieborg (2017-05-26) Platform inception: Facebook Messenger and the emergence of nested platforms and apps. 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’17), San Diego, CA, United States, May 25–28.

Morris JW and Murray S (2017-05-26) Mundane software and the appification of culture. 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’17), San Diego, CA, United States, May 25–28.

Nieborg DB (2017-05-26) Following the money in the age of connective platforms. 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’17), San Diego, CA, United States, May 25–28.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-05-15) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Tracing data flows between ad platforms and third parties. Consolidation of Platform Power, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, May 15.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-04-02) Liquid data audiences: Tracing data flows between ad platforms and third parties. Tarim E (ed.), Data Publics – Investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies (Data Publics 2017), The Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art (LICA), Lancaster University, United Kingdom, March 31–April 2.

Morris JW (2017-03-22) Is it Tuesday? Novelty apps and mundane media. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, IL, United States, March 22–26, 2017.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2017-01-13) App stores as data infrastructure. Data Infrastructures: Database Stories, Dumps and Query Driven Narratives, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2017-01-12) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Exploring partner marketplaces and the role of advertising matchmakers. van der Vlist FN and Gekker A (eds.), Data Infrastructures: Database Stories, Dumps and Query Driven Narratives, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2017, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

2016

Duguay S (2016-12-12) Swipe right to purchase: The role of off-label use in Tinder’s commercialization of intimacy. Digital Intimacies Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, December 12–13.

Gerlitz C & van der Vlist FN (2016-12-09) Moving data: On the dis/continuity of form and value in app ecologies. Sittler D (ed.), Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, 1st 2016 Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10.

Gerlitz, C, van der Vlist FN, Helmond, A, and Weltevrede, EJT (2016-12-08) App support ecologies: An empirical investigation of app–platform relations. Aal K (ed), Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, 1st 2016 Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-30) Partner networks and platform ecosystems: Exploring partner marketplaces, data markets, and the Internet of Things. Data Politics, Data Markets and the Internet of Things, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, November 30.

Gerlitz C & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-11) Using PartS for app analysis. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), PartS workshop session, Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

van der Vlist FN & Gerlitz C (2016-11-11) PartS workshop session. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-11-10) Studying app ecologies: Mapping apps and their support networks. Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds), Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Gerlitz C, Thielmann T, van der Vlist FN, et al. (eds) (2016-11) Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis. University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A & Nieborg DB (2016-10-07) Facebook in the app economy: From web to app(s). Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, et al. (eds), App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges, AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2016-10-07) App ecologies: Mapping apps and their support networks. Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, et al. (eds), App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges, AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, Nieborg DB, Poell T, de Kloet JB, Zeng G, Paßmann J (eds) (2016-10-07) App studies: Platform rules and methodological challenges. AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, 17th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Helmond A & van der Vlist FN (2016-09-23) Social media as ad platforms: An empirical inquiry into the role of advertising matchmakers. IPP 2016: ‘The Platform Society’, The Internet, Politics, and Policy Conferences, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, September 22–23.

Nieborg DB & Helmond A (2016-09-22) From web to apps: A platform studies approach to Facebook’s political economy. IPP 2016: ‘The Platform Society’, The Internet, Politics, and Policy Conferences, Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, September 22–23.

Rietveld, J & DB Nieborg (2016-09-20) Content monetization on digital distribution platforms: Implications for value creation, value capture and competitive dynamics. Strategies That Move the World, 36th annual Strategic Management Society (SMS) conference, Berlin, Germany, September 18–20.

Banks J, Nieborg DB, Deterding S, Kultima A, O’Donnell C, and A Sandovar. (2016-08-03) Why game production studies? Why now?. 1st joint Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) conference, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, August 1–5.

Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2016-07-08) Mapping (secure) messaging app ecologies. Only Connect? A Critical Appraisal of Connecting Practices in the Age of Social Media, Digital Methods Summer School 2016, Amsterdam University Library, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 27–July 8.

Duguay S (2016-06-10) She’s your everything’: Depictions of the #lesbiancouple on Instagram. 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’16), Fukuoka, Japan, June 9–13.

Chung P & DB Nieborg. (2016-06-03) The global application economy: A comparison of platform policies and governance in Chinese and Western app stores. 3rd Annual Chinese DiGRA conference, Providence University, Taichung City, TW, June 2–4.

Morris JW (2016-05-28) Music re-tuned: Streaming, apps and music’s ‘new’ controlling format. International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 28–30.

Morris JW (2016-03-30) The Spotify app: Multi-platform media delivery and the reformatting of culture. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, GA, United States, March 30–April 3.

Helmond A, Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2016-01-15) Digital methods for number critique. Otherwise Engaged: Critical Analytics and the New Meanings of Engagement Online, Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference 2016, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 11–15.

2015

Morris JW (2015-11-5) Music re-tuned: Streaming, sound apps and music’s ‘new’ formats. Film & History Conference: Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns. Madison, WI, United States, November 4–8.

Nieborg DB (2015-06-23) User acquisition: The rise of the data commodity. The Data Power Conference, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 22–23.

Burgess J, Light B and Duguay S (2015-05-21). Studying hookup apps: A comparative platform analysis of Tinder, Mixxxer, Squirt and Dattch. 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’15), San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21–15.

Nieborg DB (2015-05-15) App advertising: The rise of the player commodity. Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference, Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany, May 13–17.

2014

Morris JW. (2014-05-22) Appetite for production: Producing app-based albums. 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’14), Seattle, WA, United States, May 22–26.

Morris JW (2014-03-17) App’etite for digitization: App-based albums and the virtual commodification of music. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Seattle, WA, United States, March 17–21.