Shaimaa Lazem

Shaimaa Lazem
City of Scientific Researches and Technology Applications | CSRTA · Informatics Research Institute

PhD

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Introduction
Shaimaa Lazem currently works at the Informatics Research Institute, City of Scientific Researches and Technology Applications. Shaimaa does research in Human-computer Interaction.
Additional affiliations
March 2015 - March 2016
Newcastle University
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
June 2012 - present
City Of Scientific Research And Technological Applications
Position
  • Researcher
June 2012 - present
City Of Scientific Research And Technological Applications
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (58)
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Emotion analysis of social media content, e.g., Twitter, is a useful tool forunderstanding people’s reactions during critical events such as Covid-19pandemic. Arabic annotated emotion datasets are nonetheless scarce, whichconsequently affects the accuracy of emotion detection applications, and limittheir usefulness. During the first year of the pan...
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The preponderance of Western methods, practices, standards, and classifications in the manner in which new technology-related knowledge is created and globalised has led to calls for more inclusive approaches to design. A decolonisation project is concerned with how researchers might contribute to dismantling and re-envisioning existing power relat...
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There has been increasing interest in socially just use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the development of technology that may be extended to marginalized people. However, the exploration of such technologies entails the development of an understanding of how they may increase and/or counter marginalization. The use of...
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This article is from the perspective of an Egyptian HCI educator who explores "designing" inclusive designers, and how decolonial thinking can address inclusion in HCI education as one possible critical lens.
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The Ubiquitous interconnected smart devices enabled by the recent evolution of low-cost, generic, small-size, powerful computing platforms devised the term Internet of Things (IoT), which cross-cuts many areas of our modern day living. IoT applications go way beyond simple sensing and actuation to sophisticated localized processing and decision-mak...
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There is an increasing global interest in developing inclusive technologies that contribute to the social welfare of people in emerging economies. Egypt, a country facing socio-economic challenges, has been investing in an increasingly growing ICT infrastructure and human capital. The current ICT workforce is technically-oriented due to the increas...
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This is a forum for perspectives on designing for communities marginalized by economics, social status, infrastructure, or policies. It will discuss design methods, theoretical and conceptual contributions, and methodological engagements for underserved communities. --- Nithya Sambasivan, Editor
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Three of my favourite readings about technology and cultural heritage.
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The Bedouins of Egypt hold a unique intangible cultural heritage (ICH), with distinct cultural values and social practices that are rapidly changing as a consequence of having settled after having been nomadic for centuries. We present our attempt to develop a bottom-up approach to document Bedouin ICH. Grounded in participatory design practices, t...
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The growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) adop-tion in emerging economies and more broadly Resource-Challenged Com-munities (RCC) motivates the exploration of Blended Learning (BL), a learning mode that mixes face-to-face and technology-mediated instruction. BL has the potential of broadening accessibility to quality learning a...
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ArabHCI initiative was inaugurated in a CHI17 SIG Meeting that brought together 45+ HCI Arab/non-Arab researchers/practitioners who are conducting/interested in HCI within Arab communities. The meeting started an ongoing dialogue that recognizes the fact that HCI is still in its infancy in the Arab world and explores challenges and opportunities fo...
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The project discussed here involved an online debating activity between intellectual property (IP) law students in Egypt and the UK, using a closed group on Facebook. The aim was to harness freely available online social media technology to create a space in which valuable discussions and learning could take place. We showed that Facebook can be a...
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The Arab world consists of 22 countries stretched across two continents (Asia and Africa), making it one of the world’s most influential territories. Besides sharing the same official language, Arab countries share a strong history dominated by the early colonialism era. Cultural values vary from conservative (eg, Saudi Arabia) to modern and more s...
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Merging gaming in education produces sweet results for both the students and the teachers. Children nowadays tend to use mobile devices for a big amount of time and don't tend to do physical activities. Interactive floors urge the students to move while learning. Nonetheless, most floor designs require expensive or extensive setup to operate. We pr...
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Colorimetric analysis is a method of determining the concentration of a chemical element or chemical compound in a solution with the aid of a color reagent. This poster explores the utilization of smartphones for colorimetric quantification of biological macromolecules. A low-cost optomechanical device and an Android application were designed to ca...
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We converge the disciplines of context-aware computing, human-computer interaction and pedagogic research practice to propose an agenda for the use of embedded sensing for novel learning spaces. In this case, embedded sensing is the identification and analysis of in-the moment individual, group and class level behavioural data from students engaged...
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During 2017-18 at the Hilali Network, we have been concentrating in tackling long-standing challenges in a manifold of interrelated fields: higher education, technology design and intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In this endeavour, our approach is focused on finding a common thread in the latest developments in these disciplines to select effect...
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www.hilali-toolkit.com As communities across the world become increasingly concerned about safeguarding and protecting their heritage, local educational systems (and the teachers and students who teach and learn in them) can adapt their existing curricula or create new ones to address this challenge. This toolkit proposes that cultural heritage,...
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ArabHCI is an initiative inaugurated in CHI17 SIG Meeting that brought together 45+ HCI Arab and non-Arab researchers/practitioners who are conducting/interested in HCI within Arab communities. The goal of this workshop is to start dialogs that leverage our "insider" understanding of HCI research in the Arab context and assert our culture identity...
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We critically engage with CHI communities emerging outside the global North (ArabHCI and AfriCHI) to explore how participation is configured and enacted within socio-cultural and political contexts fundamentally different from Western societies. We contribute to recent discussions about postcolonialism and decolonization of HCI by focusing on non-W...
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The Bedouins in Egypt are an important tribal nomadic community who migrated to Egypt from the Arab peninsula hundreds of years ago, inhabiting the north and western deserts and the Sinai Peninsula. With increased urbanization in those areas, however, they have become mostly a settled community, at risk of losing social practices, oral traditions,...
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HCI education reflects the continual evolution of HCI, embracing the changing landscapes of technology, infrastructure, and technology use. This forum aims to provide a platform for HCI educators, practitioners, researchers, and students to share their perspectives, reflections, and experiences related to HCI education. --- Sukeshini Grandhi, Edito...
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The value of HE to individuals, communities and societies in the UK and internationally is increasing as our universities continually strive to prepare our students to face the opportunities and challenges of the future. A key challenge is designing, developing and subsequently embedding high quality programmes to support innovative curricular to e...
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Since the Arab Spring, there has been a global growing interest in the use of technology in the Arab world. In particular, social media and its impact on democratic practices. The region came to the forefront once more with the refugee crisis with many of those studies address Arabs as users of technologies designed and developed in Western countri...
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CHI2017 presentation for the paper: Shaimaa Lazem and Hussein Aly Jad. 2017. We Play We Learn: Exploring the Value of Digital Educational Games in Rural Egypt. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2782-2791. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025593
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We present the Hilali Network, a transnational collaboration which transcends geographic and conceptual borders to merge current reform in Egyptian higher education and local community-led digital preservation and protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The project aims at developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum, in the first instance with...
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Since the Arab Spring, there has been a global interest in the use of technology in the Arab world. In particular, there is a growing interest in social media and its impact on democratic practices. The region came to the forefront once more with the refugee crisis as many of these studies address Arabs as users of Western technologies. Our experie...
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The Egyptian education system faces urgent challenges. Proposed governmental reforms tend to focus on increasing access to physical and digital resources. There is insufficient understanding as to how the provided resources are currently used in rural areas. We explored the extent to which digital technology could motivate primary students to colla...
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is considered one of the promising pillars for Egypt's economic growth. Recent social responsibility initiatives aim at leveraging the potentials of ICT industry to achieve inclusive development. Nonetheless, the current workforce is technically-oriented due to the rise of global outsourcing. There is...
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We propose a design for an affordable interactive floor, and an accompanied software architecture for developing multi-player educational games. The floor uses passive RFID technology for robust tracking of the position and the identity of the students during play. The tracking results could be used to monitor and analyse the performances of indivi...
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Presentation in the workshop "Critical and participatory development of people centered smart learning ecosystems and territories" at Critical Alternatives, 2015
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Here we review 18 articles that describe the design and evaluation of 1 or more games for diabetes from technical, methodological, and theoretical perspectives. We undertook searches covering the period 2010 to May 2015 in the ACM, IEEE, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, and Google Scholar online da...
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The Smart City concept has been materialized incrementally since 2005, when the information systems were used to integrate the operation of urban infrastructure and services, such as buildings, electrical and water distribution, and public safety. Smart City concept goes a step further by focusing on the human capital and education as drivers of ur...
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What, if any, are the effects of the changes in distributed systems behavior on the social dynamics of distributed groups? The rapid evolution of cloud infrastructures, portable devices and multimedia services has enabled cooperation among strangers in online environments that lack quality of service guarantees. Group members experience delays and...
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3D online virtual worlds are platforms for cooperative applications. They allow users to create customized content. Changes in the system conditions are usually manifested to end users as delays in the shared state. Consistency management and delay compensation solutions for other collaborative environments may not be directly applicable because of...
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Despite the gaming industry's recent trend for using ¿natural¿ interaction techniques, which mimic real world actions with a high level of fidelity, it is not clear how natural interaction techniques affect the player experience. In order to obtain a better understanding, we designed and conducted a study using Mario Kart Wii, a commercial racing...
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Social traps are examples of social dilemma situations, where an individual acts for personal advantage that is damaging the group as a whole. Traps can be avoided, nevertheless, by the proper coordination between the group members. A laboratory analog of social traps was implemented by Brechner in the 1970's. We built a Second Life analog for Brec...
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Social traps are examples of social dilemma situations, where an individual acts for personal advantage that is damaging the group as a whole. Traps can be avoided, nevertheless, by the proper cooperation between the group members. A laboratory analog of social traps was implemented by Brechner in the 1970's. We built a a Second Life analog for Bre...
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Recently, human computer interaction has shifted from traditional desktop computing to the pervasive computing paradigm where users are engaged with everywhere and anytime computing devices. Mobile virtual environments (MVEs) are an emerging research area that studies the deployment of virtual reality applications on mobile devices. MVEs present ad...
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Networked Virtual Environments (NVEs) are distributed 3D simulations shared among geographically dispersed users. Adaptive resource allocation is a key issue in NVEs, since user interactions affect system resources which in turn affect the user's experience. Such interplay between the users and the system can be modeled using game theory. Game theo...
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Remote Image-based rendering (IBR) is an effective solution for rendering complex 3D scenes on mobile devices. A server renders the 3D scene and streams the rendered images to the client. However, sending a large number of images is inefficient due to the possible bandwidth limitations of wireless connections. In this paper, we propose a server-sid...
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Association rules discovery is an important data mining technique which usually produces large number of rules. Subset and superset queries are common queries for association rules. We introduce a new index structure (SSST) for querying association rules, based on a unique set representation using a hierarchical structure. It supports both Subset a...
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Navigation is playing an increasingly important role in virtual environments (VE). Today virtual worlds are very large and present challenging navigation tasks. Usually a VE contains few visual details and hence few landmarks to support navigation. In this paper we propose a technique to automatic identify landmarks in large virtual environment usi...

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Bring forward 'Global South' Perspectives on tech/design decolonisation in HCI, CSCW, and the practice-based CSCW scholarly communities.