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Ammar Halabi

Dr. Ammar Halabi

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Community Informatics, HCI Design, Social Media, Digital Ethnography.


Designing ICTs for Conflict in Local Voluntary Communities, Phd thesis, Department of Informatics, University of Fribourg, 2016. This thesis received the Computer Science Prize of the University of Fribourg.


"Conflict in a digital place", with Basile Zimmermann and Michèle Courant. First Monday, vol. 22, issue 12, 2017.

"Critical Incidents Analysis: Mismatching expectations and reconciling visions in intercultural encounters", with Sara Vannini, David Nemer, Amalia Georgiana Sabiescu and David Salomão. The Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 13, issue 2, 2017.

"Waves and forms: constructing the cultural in design", with Basile Zimmermann. AI & Society: Springer, 2017.

"From Exploration to Design: Aligning Intentionality in Community Informatics Projects", with A. G. Sabiescu, D. Salomão, S. Vannini and D. Nemer. The Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 11, issue 3, 11/2015.

"Designing for Self-Organization: Macro and Micro Perspectives in ConflictIT", ECSCW 2015 Workshop on ConflictIT, Oslo, Norway, 2015.

"From learning to designing action: Uncovering obscure processes in participatory community-based research", with A. G. Sabiescu, D. Salomão, S. Vannini and D. Nemer. CIRN 2014 Community Informatics Conference: Challenges and Solutions, Prato, Italy, 2014.

"Designing Social Media using Social Media: Lessons from a Syrian Community", with M. Courant and B. Zimmermann, CHI 2013 workshop on Designing Social Media for Change, Paris, France, 2013.

"Participate, Collaborate, and Decide: Defining Design Problems in a Syrian Community", with B. Zimmermann and M. Courant,  Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '13), Cape Town, South Africa, ACM, 12/2013.

"Using Comparison for Qualitative Data Analysis in ICT4D - A Case Study from Syria", IPID 8th International Annual Symposium 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, 12/2013.

"Methodologies for sense-making in community-based research", with A. G. Sabiescu, S. Vannini, D. Salomão, L. Cantoni, CIRN Prato Community Informatics Conference 2013, Prato, Italy, 10/2013.

"Internet Tools and Community Development in Syria", IPID 7th International Annual Symposium 2012, Kristiansand, Norway, 2012.

Arrange-A-Space: Tabletop Interfaces and Gender Collaboration”, with Daniel Richert, Anna Eaglin, Matthew Edwards and Shaowen Bardzell. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA ’11. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 2011.

musicWALK: Tunes from Your Walking Experience”, with Chit Meng Cheong, Varun Khanduja and Xiying Wang. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion. Chicago, IL, 2010.

 “A Hybrid Approach for Indexing and Retrieval of Archaeological Textual Information”, with Ahmed-Derar Islim and Mohamed-Zakaria Kurdi. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: KES’10. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2010.

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