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Ithaka Team (Jessica Benner, Xiaoju Chen, Matt Marsteller, and Sarah Young), Local report on an investigation of the research practices of civil and environmental engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, August 2018

Benner, J.G., Marsteller, M.R., and Chen, X. “Stone soup and conversation: reflections on working in a qualitative research team” in Becoming a Practitioner-Researcher: A Practical Guide for Information Professionals, Association of College and Research Libraries, Summer 2019


Sharker M., Benner, J.G. and Karimi, H.A. (2016) On Reliability of Routes Computed Based on Crowdsourced Points of Interest in Citizen Empowered Mapping, Jokar J. & Leitner M. (Ed.) Springer.

Benner, J.G., and Karimi, H. A. (2013) Geo-Crowdsourcing in Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services, Karimi, H. A. (Ed.) Taylor and Francis: Boca Raton, FL. pp. 145-164


Karimi, H. A., Zhang, L. and Benner, J. G. (2014) Personalized Accessibility Map (PAM): A Novel Assisted Wayfinding Approach for People with Disabilities. Annals of GIS 20(2), pp. 99-108.


Karimi, H.A., Zhang, L. and Benner, J.G. (2013) Personalized Accessibility Maps (PAMs) for Communities with Special Needs in S. Liang, X. Wang, and C. Claramunt (Eds.): W2GIS 2013, LNCS 7820, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 199-213. [Best Paper Award]

Anwar, M., Karimi, H.A., and Benner, J.G. (2011) OnLocEd: Finding Resource and Communities, Third International Conference on Computer-Supported Education, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, May 6-8, 2011, pp. 204-210.

Iannacchione, A., Witkowski, M., Benner, J., Patil, A., and Iannacchione, N. (2011) Surface Structures Impacted by Subsidence from Pennsylvania Coal Mines, 2003 to 2008, 30th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining Morgantown, WV, July 26-28, 2011, pp. 1-10.

Iannacchione, A., Benner, J., Witkowski, M., Miller, H, and Shuler, G. (2010) Observations of Impacts to Pennsylvania’s Interstate Highways by Longwall Mining, 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining Morgantown, WV, July 27-29, 2010, pp. 1-10.


Benner, J. G. and Karimi, H. A. (2014) Accessible Wayfinding Ontologies for People with Disabilities. Accessible Way-finding Using Web Technologies Symposium. RDWG Online Symposium, December 3, 2014. Proceedings.

Benner, J. and Robles, C. (2012) Looking at Trending Categories on Foursquare. Workshop on GIScience in the Big Data Age at GIScience 2012, Columbus OH, September 18-21, 2012, pp. 27-34. Proceedings

Karimi, H.A., Benner, J.G., and Anwar, M. (2011) A Model for Navigation Experience Sharing Through Social Navigation Networks (SNNs). International Workshop on Issues and Challenges in Social Computing WICSOC11, August 2, 2011, pp. 557-560.


Benner, J.G., Marsteller, M., Young, S. and Chen, X. (2018) “Investigating Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Practices: a Grounded Theory Approach” American Library Association Annual Conference New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

Benner, J.G. (2017) Ontology of Accessible Wayfinding for People with Disabilities, ALISE Conference January 17-20 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Benner, J.G. Diffusion of Collaborative Maps about Accessibility, iConference 2016 March 20-23 2016, Philadelphia, PA.

Benner, J. G. and Oh, J. (2014) Accessibility Cyberscapes and the Digital Divide. ASIS&T Annual Meeting October 31-November 5, 2014, Seattle, WA. pdf

Robles, C. and Benner, J. (2012) A Tale of Three Cities: Looking at the Trending Feature on Foursquare. IEEE SocialComm 2012 September 3-6, 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Benner, J., Hale, A., Shendge, T., and Witkowski, M. (2010) “Investigating the Impacts of Underground Bituminous Coal Mining: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) North Central Sectional Conference March 25-27 2010, Pittsburgh PA.


Bowler, L., Mattern, E., Soyka H., and Benner J. (2012) A Framework for Exploring Sustainability in LIS Education, ALISE Annual Conference January 17-20, 2012 Dallas, TX.


Benner, J. (2017) Ontology of accessibility in the context of wayfinding for people with disabilities. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

Iannacchione, A., Tonsor, S.J., Witkowski, M., Benner, J., Hale, A., and Shendge, M. (2010) The Effects of Subsidence Resulting from Underground Bituminous Coal Mining on Surface Structures and Feature and on Water Resources, 2003-2008. Five-Year Report for ACT 54 Amendment to the Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act, Prepared by the University of Pittsburgh for P.A. Department of Environmental Protection.

Benner, J. (2006) Environmental Control and Assessment at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. Undergraduate Internship Report, Department of Environmental Studies, Shepherd University, 55p.


Kasemsuppakorn, P., Karimi, H.A., Ding, D., and Ojeda, M.A. (2015) Understanding Route Choices for Wheelchair Navigation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 10(3), pp. 198-210. Assisted with testing the personalized routes with participants.

Callery, B. G. (2009). Reconstructing the Digital Past : A Case Study of the Reconstruction of the Lost Pittsburgh Project. DigCCurr2009 Chapel Hill, NC, April 1-3, 2009, pp. 143–144. Collaborated on the project for a course.


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