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Albrecht Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
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*** cfp ****** Call for Papers ****** cfp ***
*** Theme Issue of the Springer Journal   ***
*** Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on  ***
*** Automotive User Interfaces and        ***
*** Interactive Applications in the Car   ***
*** Co-edited by                          ***
*** Albrecht Schmidt, Andrew Kun,         ***
*** Anind Dey and Susanne Boll            ***
***            ***
*** Submission deadline: 28th Feb 2011    ***

Following the first two successful conferences on Automotive
User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
( we are proud to announce a call
for papers on this topic for a Theme Issue of the Springer
Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.

In-car electronic devices are becoming ubiquitous. Drivers
and passengers use these devices because they perceive them
as providing a valuable service. Some of these devices,
such as collision warning systems, assist drivers in
performing the primary task in a vehicle which is driving.
Others provide information on myriad subjects or entertain
the driver and passengers. A problem that arises from the
proliferation of in-car devices is that they may distract
drivers from the primary task of driving, with possibly
disastrous results.

Research focusing on how in-car user interfaces can be
designed so as to avoid distracting the driver while still
providing a valuable service is welcome. This is a
challenging task for car manufacturers and OEMs, but also
for the designers of devices that are brought in to the car,
such as portable personal navigation devices and MP3 players.
We also welcome research that addresses driving safety and
the constructive role of in-car devices, applications and
user interface in this domain. Further areas of research we
seek submissions from are information, education, and
entertainment systems in the context of the car; for
drivers as well as for passengers.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
* new concepts for in-car user interfaces
* multi-modal in-car user interfaces
* in-car speech user interfaces
* text input and output while driving
* multimedia interfaces and in-car entertainment
* evaluation of in-car user interfaces
* methods and tools for automotive user interface research
* development tools and methods for automotive
  user interfaces
* automotive user interface frameworks and toolkits
* detecting and estimating user intentions
* detecting user distraction and estimating cognitive load
* user interfaces for assistive functionality
* biometrics and physiological sensors as a user
  interface component
* using sensors and context for interactive experiences
  in the car
* user interfaces for information access while driving
* user interfaces for navigation systems
* applications and user interfaces for inter-vehicle
* in-car gaming

***Schedule and Important Dates
* 28th February 2011: Deadline for submission of manuscripts
* 3rd of May 2011: Notification of acceptance
* 15th of June 2011: Submission of camera ready
  papers and revisions
* Publication in the Springer digital library in 2011 as Online
  First (shortly after the final camera ready version is
  received); publication in print later.

We seek high quality and original submission on the topic of
Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Applications in
the Car. We have two submission categories:

* Research papers
 In this category submission of manuscripts describing
 original research are invited (between 4000 and 8000 words,
 a figure equals 250 words). Extended versions of papers
 published at the Automotive UI conferences are explicitly
 welcome, however, papers must be extended and contain at
 least 35% new content.
* Design Sketches
 In this category we invite design oriented and product
 oriented work showing original and novel ideas and concepts.
 The final publication form for this category will be on a
 single page (in exceptional cases 2 pages). We expect that
 submissions have a textual part of about 200 words and
 one or more images.

At this stage no specific format is required, however we
recommend following the layout guidelines given on the
publishers web page (

The manuscript for the initial submission should be in PDF
and should be sent by email to the guest editors at
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a previous publication, please include a PDF of the already
published paper.

***Review Board and Process
Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 independent experts
in the field. Reviewers will be mainly recruited from the
program committees of the automotive UI conferences

***Guest Editors and Contact
* Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen
* Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire
* Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
* Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg

Please contact us at: [log in to unmask]

The call for papers and updated information are also online

*** About the Journal:
The Springer Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
exists since 1997 and is the top journal on Ubicomp with
a highly distinguished editorial board.
See the journal homepage for more Information:
or the archive for publications:


Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt
Pervasive Computing & User Interface Engineering
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Faculty of Economics
University of Duisburg-Essen
Schützenbahn 70 (Old Building)
45117 Essen, Germany
Phone: +49 179 10 89 684
Email: [log in to unmask]
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