2017

Helmond A, Nieborg DB and van der Vlist FN (2017-07) The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships. SMSociety ’17, Social Media & Society 2017 International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 28–30.

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

* Nieborg, DB. 2017. “Pay to play: The next decade of game industry research”. Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA) in Toronto, Ontario.

* Helmond, A. & DB. Nieborg. 2017. “Platform Inception: Facebook Messenger and the Emergence of Nested Platforms and Apps” for the panel “Paradoxes of participation: open platforms, closed knowledge?” at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, CA, USA.

* Nieborg, DB. “Following the Money in the Age of Connective Platforms” for the panel “Making the implicit explicit: Rethinking method and methodology in the political economy of communication” at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego, CA, USA.

Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2017) 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, UK, May 15.

Helmond A and 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, England, UK, March 31 – April 2.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2017-01-13) App Stores as Data Infrastructure. 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, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

Helmond A and 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, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 9–13.

2016

Gerlitz C and 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, First Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, 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, First Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10.

Helmond A and 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 and 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, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

van der Vlist FN and 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, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A and 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, Artur-Woll-Haus, 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. Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, November 10–11.

Helmond A and 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!, Annual Conference 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!, Annual Conference 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, et al. (eds) (2016-10-07) App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges. AoIR 2016: Internet Rules!, Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, October 5–8.

Helmond A and 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, England, UK, September 22–23.

Nieborg DB and 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, England, UK, September 22–23.

* Rietveld, J. & DB. Nieborg. 2016. Content Monetization on Digital Distribution Platforms: Implications for Value Creation, Value Capture and Competitive Dynamics. Paper presented at the 36th annual Strategic Management Society (SMS) conference, Berlin, DE.

* John Banks, David Nieborg, Sebastian Deterding, Annakaisa Kultima, Casey O’Donnell, and Alyea Sandovar. 2016. Why Game Production Studies? Why Now? – Game Production Panel. Panel at the First joint Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) conference, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

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.

* Chung, P. & DB. Nieborg. 2016. The Global Application Economy: A Comparison of Platform Policies and Governance in Chinese and Western App Stores. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Chinese DiGRA conference at the Providence University, Taichung City, TW.

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, Oudemanhuispoort, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January 11–15.

2015

* Nieborg, DB. 2015. User Acquisition: The Rise of the Data Commodity. Paper presented at The Data Power Conference, The University of Sheffield, UK.

* Nieborg, DB. 2015. App Advertising. The Rise of the Player Commodity. Paper presented at the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference at Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, DE.