Shaimaa Lazem, Ebtisam Alabdulqader, Mohamed Khamis
HCI in the Arab World 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 (e.g., Saudi Arabia) to modern and more secular (e.g., Lebanon); the Arab countries also include non-Arab ethnic groups. The ArabHCI initiative (https://arabhci.org) is a grassroots community of Arab and non-Arab HCI researchers aimed primarily at promoting and recognizing HCI research and education in the Arab world. The initiative…
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