Publications

2022

  • Das, D., Semaan, B. (2022). Collaborative Identity Decolonization as Reclaiming Narrative Agency: Identity Work of Bengali Communities on Quora. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022). New Orleans, LA. New York: ACM.

  • Wu, Q., Williams, L., Simpson, E., Semaan, B. (2022). Conversations About Crime: Re-enforcing and Fighting Against Platformed Racism on Reddit. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2022).

  • Simpson, E., Hamann, A., Semaan, B. (2022). How to Tame “Your” Algorithm: LGBTQ+ Users’ Domestication of TikTok. To Appear in Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: ACM International Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP 2022).

2021

  • Das, D., Østerlund, C., Semaan, B. (2021). “Jol” or “Pani”?: How Does Governance Shape a Platform’s Identity? In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2021).
    [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award] [Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion]

  • Introne, J, Munoz, I, Semaan, B. (2021). The Narrative Tapestry Design Process: Weaving Online Social Support from Stories of Stigma. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2021).
    [Recognition for Diversity and Inclusion]

  • Sengupta, S., Semaan, B. (2021). ‘A Guiding Light in a Virtual Haven’: A Preliminary Analysis of Conversations Around Navigating and Repairing Self-worth in an Online Professional Community for Women. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2021).

2020

  • Introne, J., Erickson, I., Semaan, B., Goggins, S. (2020). Designing Sustainable Online Support: Examining the Effects of Design Change in Forty-Nine Online Health Support Communities. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).
    [JASIST Best Paper Award (awarded to one submission in 2021)]

  • Simpson, E.A, Semaan, B. (2020). For you, or For “You”?: Everyday LGBTQ+ Encounters with TikTok. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2020).

  • Dosono, B., Semaan, B. (2020). Decolonizing Tactics as Collective Resilience: Identity Work of AAPI Communities on Reddit. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2020).
    [SIGCHI Best of CSCW Best Paper Award]

  • Das, D., Semaan, B. (2020). quoras: A Python API for Quora Data Collection to Increase Multi-Language Social Science Research. In the Conference Companion Publication of the 2020 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2020).

  • Britton, L., Barkhuus, L., Semaan, B. (2020). ‘Mothers as Candy Wrappers’: Critical Infrastructure Supporting the Transition into Motherhood. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: ACM International Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP 2020).

  • Akter, T., Dosono, B., Ahmed, T., Kapadia, A., Semaan, B. (2020). “I Am Uncomfortable Sharing What I Can’t See”: Privacy Concerns of the Visually Impaired with Camera Based Assistive Applications. In Proceedings of the ACM USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX 2020).

2019

  • Semaan, B. (2019). ‘Routine Infrastructuring’ as ‘Building Everyday Resilience with Technology’: When Disruption Becomes Ordinary. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019).

  • Dym. B., Fiesler, C., Brubaker, J., Semaan, B. (2019). ‘Coming Out Okay’: Community Narratives for LGBTQ Identity Recovery Work. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019).

  • Nelimarkka, M., Rancy, J.P., Grygiel, J., Semaan, B. (2019). (Re)Design to Mitigate Political Polarization: Reflecting Habermas’ Ideal Communication Space in the United States of America and Finland. In Proceedings of the ACM (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019).

  • Dosono, B., Semaan, B. (2019). Moderation Practices as Emotional Labor in Sustaining Online Communities: The Case of AAPI Identity Work on Reddit. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019). Glasgow, Scotland. New York: ACM.

2018

  • Dosono, B., Rashidi, Y., Akter, T., Semaan, B., Kapadia, A. (2018). Challenges in Transitioning from Civil to Military Culture: Hyper-Selective Disclosure through ICTs. In Proceedings of the ACM Journal (PACM): Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2018).

  • Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Semaan, B. (2018). Information affordances: Studying the information processing activities of the core Occupy actors on Twitter. First Monday, 23(2).

  • Hemsley, J., Semaan, B., Tanupabrungsun, S., Stromer-Galley, J. (2018). Tweeting to the Target: Candidates Use of Strategic Messages and @Mentions on Twitter. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 15(1), 3-18.

  • Nelimarkka, M., Laaksonen, S-M. , Semaan, B. (2018). Social Media is Polarized, Social Media is Polarized: Towards a New Design Agenda for Mitigating Polarization. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2018). Hong Kong. New York: ACM.

  • Dosono, B., Semaan, B. (2018). Identity Work as Deliberation: AAPI Political Discourse in the 2016 US Presidential Election. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). Montréal, Canada. New York: ACM.

  • Franco, Z., Hooyer, K., Roushan, T., O’Brien, C., Johnson, N., Watson, B., Smith-Watson, N., Semaan, B., Flower, M., Tasse, J., Iqbal Ahmed, S.. (2018). Detecting and Visualizing Crisis Events in Human Systems: An mHealth Approach with High Risk Veterans. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018). Rochester, NY.

  • Peterman, G., Semaan, B. (2018). Narrating Resilience with Technology: Healing from Moral Injury. In Proceedings of the Veterans in Society Conference (ViSC 2018). Roanoke, VA.

2017

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

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

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

  • Dosono, B., Semaan, B., Hemsley, J. (2017). Exploring AAPI Identity Online: Political Ideology as a Factor Affecting Identity Work on Reddit. In the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017).

  • Dobreski, B., Semaan, B. (2017). Blogging as Recovery: The Use of Blogs by Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

  • Jackson, S., Zhang, F., Boichak, O., Bryant, L., Li, Y., Hemsley, J., Stromer-Galley, J., Semaan, B., McCracken, N. (2017). Identifying Political Topics in Social Media Messages: A Lexicon-Based Approach. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S 2017). Toronto, Canada. New York: ACM.

  • Zhang, F., Tanupabrungsun, S., Hemsley, J., Robinson, J., Semaan, B., Bryant, L., Stromer-Galley, J., Boichak, O., Hedge, Y. (2017). Strategic Temporality on Social media During the General Election of the 2016 US Presidential Campaign. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Social Media and Society (SM&S 2017). Toronto, Canada. New York: ACM.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

2016

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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.

2015

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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 (top 1% of submissions)]

  • 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.

  • Semaan, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.