Publications

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

J5. Robertson, S., Semaan, B., Douglas, S., Maruyama, M. (2016). Social media mixed with news in political candidate judgement: Order effects on knowledge and affect. Information Polity, 21 (3).

J4. Uchida, O., Rokuse, T., Tomita, M., Kajita, Y., Yamamota, Y., Toriumi, F., Semaan, B., Robertson, S., Miller, M. (2015). Classification and Mapping of Disaster Relevant Tweets for Providing Useful Information for Victims During Disasters. Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, 3 (2).

J3. Douglas, S., Raine, R.B., Maruyama, M., Semaan, B., Robertson, S. (2015). Community Matters: How Young Adults use Facebook to Evaluate Political Candidates. Information Polity, 20 (2, 3).

J2. Robertson, S., Douglas, S., Maruyama, M., Semaan, B. (2013). Political Discourse on Social Networking Sites: sentiment, in-group/out-group orientation and rationality. Information Polity, 18 (2).

J1. Semaan, B., Mark, G. (2011). Technology-Mediated Social Arrangements to Resolve Breakdowns in Infrastructure During Ongoing Disruption. Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 18 (4). New York: ACM.

Conference Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

C34. Bratt, S., Semaan, B., Franco, Z. (2017). Translation in Personal Crises: Opportunities for Wearable ICT Design. To Appear in Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017). Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France.

C33. Kou, Y., Semaan, B., Nardi, B. (2017). A Confucian Look at Internet Censorship in China. To Appear in Proceedings of the Technical Committee 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2017). Bombay, India. Springer.

C32. Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Semaan, B. (2017). Call to Retweet: Negotiated diffusion of strategic political messages. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S 2017). Toronto, Canada. New York: ACM.

C31. Jackson, S., Zhang, F., Boichak, O., Bryant, L., Li, Y., Hemsley, J., Stromer-Galley, J., Semaan, B., McCracken, N. (2017). Call to Retweet: Negotiated diffusion of strategic political messages. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S 2017). Toronto, Canada. New York: ACM.

C30. Zhang, F., Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Robinson, J., Semaan, B., Bryant, L., Stromer-Galley, J., Boichak, O., Hedge, Y. (2017). Call to Retweet: Negotiated diffusion of strategic political messages. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S 2017). Toronto, Canada. New York: ACM.

C29. Britton, L., Semaan, B. (2017). Manifesting the Cyborg through Techno-Body Modification: From Human-Computer Interaction to Integration. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). Denver, CO. New York: ACM.

C28. Nelimarkka, M., Salovaara, A., Semaan, B., Jacucci, G. (2017). Theory-driven Collocated CMC: A Study on Collocated Mediated Interaction as a Public Sphere. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). Denver, CO. New York: ACM.

C27. Semaan, B., Dosono, B., Britton, L. (2017). Impression Management in High Context Societies: Saving Face with ICT. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Portland, OR. New York: ACM.

C26. Semaan, B., Britton, L., Dosono, B. (2017). Military Masculinity and the Travails of Transitioning: Disclosure in Social Media. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Portland, OR. New York: ACM.

C25. Maruyama, M., Robertson, S., Douglas, S., Semaan, B. (2017). ‘Social Watching’ a civic broadcast: Understanding the effects of positive feedback and other users’ opinions. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Portland, OR. New York: ACM.

C24. Rossini, P. G. C., Stromer-Galley, J., Dobreski, B., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B. (2016). 2014 Gubernatorial Online Campaigns in Context: The interplay between public opinion polls and campaign communication strategies on Facebook and Twitter. In Proceedings of the 69th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Austin, Texas.

C23. Wang, Y., Li, Y., Semaan, B., Tang, J. (2016). Space Collapse: Reinforcing, Reconfiguring and Enhancing Chinese Social Practices through WeChat. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICSM 2016).

C22. Semaan, B., Britton, L., Dosono, B. (2016). Transition Resilience with ICTs: ‘Identity Awareness’ in Veteran Reintegration. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA. New York: ACM.

C21. Introne, J., Semaan, B., Goggins, S. (2016). A Sociotechnical Mechanism for Online Support Provision. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA. New York: ACM.

C20. Kow, Y.M., Kou, Y., Semaan, B., Cheng, W. (2016). Mediating the Undercurrents: Using Social Media to Sustain a Social Movement. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA. New York: ACM. Honorable Mention for Best Paper.

C19. Stromer-Galley, J., Zhang, F., Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B. (2016). Tweeting the attack: Predicting gubernatorial candidate attack messaging and its spread. In Proceedings of the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA 2016), Fukuoka, Japan.

C18. Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B., Stromer-Galley, J. (2016). Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework. In Proceedings of the iConference (iConference 2016). Pittsburgh, PA. Lee Dirk’s Award for Best Paper Finalist.

C17. Semaan, B., Hemsley, J. (2015). Maintaining and Creating Social Infrastructures: Towards a Theory of Resilience. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015). Kristiansand, Norway: ISCRAM.

C16. Semaan, B., Faucett, H., Robertson, S., Maruyama, M., Douglas, S. (2015). Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Online Public Sphere. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015). Seoul, Republic of Korea. New York: ACM. SIGCHI Best of CHI Best Paper Award.

C15. Semaan, B., Faucett, H., Robertson, S., Maruyama, M., Douglas, S. (2015). Navigating Imagined Audiences: Motivations for Participating in the Online Public Sphere. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2015). Vancouver, BC, Canada. New York: ACM.

C14Semaan, B., Tang, C., Chen, Y., Roberson, J. (2015). Restructuring Human Infrastructure: The Impact of EHR Deployment in a Volunteer-Dependent Clinic. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2015). Vancouver, BC, Canada. New York: ACM.

C13. Douglas, S., Maruyama, M., Semaan, B., Robertson, S. (2014). Politics and Young Adults: The Effects of Facebook on Candidate Evaluation. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Digital Government Society (d.go). Mexico City, Mexico. New York: ACM.

C12. Semaan, B., Robertson, S., Douglas, S., Maruyama, M. (2014). Social Media Supporting Political Deliberation Across Multiple Public Spheres: Towards Depolarization. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2014). Baltimore, MD. New York: ACM.

C11. Maruyama, M., Robertson, S., Douglas, S., Semaan, B., Faucett, H. (2014). Hybrid Media Consumption: How Tweeting During a Televised Political Debate Influences the Vote Decision. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2014). Baltimore, MD. New York: ACM.

C10. Robertson, S., Semaan, B., Douglas, S., Maruyama, M. (2013). Mixed Media: Interactions of Social and Traditional Media in Political Decision Making. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46).

C9. Semaan, B., Mark, G. (2012). ‘Facebooking’ Towards Crisis Recovery and Beyond: Disruption as an Opportunity. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012). Seattle, WA. New York: ACM.

C8. Semaan, B., Mark, G. (2011). Creating a Context of Trust with ICTs: Restoring a Sense of Normalcy in the Environment. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011). Hangzhou, China. New York: ACM.

C7. Al-Ani, B., Mark, G., Semaan, B. (2010). Blogging through Conflict: Sojourners in the Age of Social Media. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration (ICIC 2010). Copenhagen, Denmark. New York: ACM.

C6. Semaan, B., Mark, G., Al-Ani, B. (2010). Developing Information Technologies for Citizens Experiencing Disruption: The Role of Trust and Context. In Proceedings of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference (ISCRAM 2010). Seattle, WA, USA.

C5. Al-Ani, B., Mark, G., Semaan, B. (2010). Blogging in a Region of Violent Conflict: Supporting the Transition to Recovery. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010). Atlanta, GA, USA. New York: ACM. Honorable Mention for Best Paper.

C4. Mark, G., Al-Ani, B., Semaan, B. (2009). Repairing Human Infrastructure in War Zones. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2009). Gothenburg, Sweden.

C3. Mark, G., Al-Ani, B., Semaan, B. (2009). Resilience Through Technology Adoption: Merging the Old and the New in Iraq. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009). Boston, MA, USA. New York: ACM.

C2. Mark, G., Semaan, B. (2009). Expanding a Country’s Borders During War: The Internet War Diary. In Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC 2009). Palo Alto, CA, USA. New York: ACM.

C1. Mark, G., Semaan, B. (2008). Resilience in Collaboration: Technology as a Resource for New Patterns of Action. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008). San Diego, CA, USA. New York: ACM.

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

B1. Semaan, B., Mark, G., Al-Ani, B. (2011). The Effects of Continual Disruption: Technological Resources Supporting Resilience in Regions of Conflict. In Hagar, C. (2011). Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies. Chandos Publishing, Oxford, UK.

Short Papers (Peer Reviewed)

SP5Dosono, B., Semaan, B., Hemsley, J. (2017). Exploring AAPI Identity Online: Political Ideology as a Factor Affecting Identity Work on Reddit. To Appear in the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) Extended Abstracts. Denver, CO. New York: ACM.

SP4. Franco, Z., Hooyer, K., Rizia, R., Patwary, K., Armstrong, M., Semaan, B., Kuziemsky, C., Ahmed, I. (2016).Crisis Warning Signs in mHealth for Military Veterans: A Collaborative Design Approach. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2016). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: ISCRAM.

SP3. Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Semaan, B., Stromer-Galley, J. (2015). Attack and Position: U.S. Gubernatorial Candidate Direct Campaign Dialogue on Twitter. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR 2015). Phoenix, AZ, USA: AoIR.

SP2. Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Bryant, L., Xu, H., Semaan, B. (2015). How It Begins and How It Ends: U.S. Gubernatorial Campaign Messaging on Social Media Over Time. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR 2015). Phoenix, AZ, USA: AoIR.

SP1. Larsson, A. O., Bruns, A., Highfield, T., Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Bryant, L., Xia, H., Semaan, B., Rossi, L., Giglietto, F. (2015). Adoption and Adaptation: Diachronic Perspectives on the Growing Sophistication of Social Media Uses in Elections Campaigns. Internet Research 16: The 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Organized Workshops, Peer-Reviewed

W1. Heffernan, K., Vetere, F., Britton, L., Semaan, B., Schiphorst, T. (2016). Insertable and Implantable Digital Devices: Voluntarily Under the Skin. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, CA. New York: ACM.

Posters, Peer-Reviewed

PT6. Dosono, B., Britton, L., Semaan, B. (2016). Regaining Normalcy After War: ICT-enabled ‘Transition Resilience’ in Veterans and Refugees. In Proceedings of the iConference (iConference 2016). Pittsburgh, PA.

PT5. Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B., Stromer-Galley, J. (2016). GOPDebate: What the Public is “Talking” About on Instagram. In Proceedings of the iConference (iConference 2016). Philadelphia, PA.

PT4. Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B., Stromer-Galley, J. (2015). Gubernatorial @mentioning Message Strategy on Twitter. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, Canada.

PT3. Semaan, B. (2010). Technology as a Resource for Reconstituting the Social World: Life in a War Zone. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP 2010). Sanibel Island, FL. New York: ACM.

PT2Semaan, B., Mark, G. (2009). Resilience in Collaboration: Technology as a Resource for New Patterns of Action. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Workshop on Emergency Management. San Diego, CA.

PT1. Semaan, B., Mark, G. (2008). Collaboration Resilience: Technology as a Resource for New Patterns of Action. Presented at the Institute for Software Research (ISR 2008) Graduate Student Research Symposium. Irvine, CA.

Position Papers (Peer Reviewed)

P4. Hughes, A.L., Starbird, K., Levitt, A., Keegan, B., and Semaan, B. (2016). Information Movement Across Social Media Platforms During Crisis Events. Presented at the Following User Pathways: Cross Platform and Mixed Methods Analysis in Social Media Studies Workshop at the 2016 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016), San Jose, CA.

P3. Semaan, B. (2014). Citizen ICT Appropriation in Critical Civic Contexts: Ongoing Disruption and Political Deliberation. The Consortium for Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST 2014). Columbia, MO.

P2. Mark, G., Semaan, B. (2011). Building Resilience in Disrupted Environments with ICTs. Workshop on Social Media for Development, held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011). Hangzhou, China. New York: ACM.

P1. Semaan, B. (2010). Technology as a Resource for Reconstituting the Social World: Life in a War Zone. Doctoral Colloquium, held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Organizational Computing and Groupware Technologies (GROUP 2010). Sanibel Island, FL, USA. New York: ACM.

Panels

PA1. Kaye, J., Fiesler, C., Kumar, N., Semaan, B. (2017). Policy Impacts on the HCI Research Community. Panel held at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). Denver, CO. New York: ACM.

Dissertation

Semaan, B. (2011). Recovery, Resilience and Beyond: ICT Use During Ongoing Disruption. Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Irvine.