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Gerrit Meixner <[log in to unmask]>
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Gerrit Meixner <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:32:29 +0200
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                   Third International Workshop on 
         Multimodal Interfaces for Automotive Applications (MIAA)

                 In conjunction with IUI 2011
         Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA 
                  Sunday, February 13th 2011

Multimodal interaction constitutes a key technology for intelligent user
interfaces (IUI). The possibility to control devices and applications in a
natural way enables an easier access to complex functionality as well as
infotainment contents.

In recent years, the complexity of on-board and accessory devices,
infotainment services, and driver assistance systems in cars has experienced
an enormous increase. This development emphasizes the need for new concepts
in advanced human-machine interfaces that support the seamless, intuitive,
personalized and efficient use of this large variety of devices and

A modern car already implements hundreds of functions that a user can
interact with, in some cases deployed over almost a hundred embedded
platforms. These numbers will even grow for the next generation of
high-class vehicles. The growing number of electronic devices integrated
into cars also affects the creation of the user interface.

The built-in electronic control units are able to provide valuable context
information, which needs to be considered for an intelligent management of
multimodal interaction inside the car and adaptation of in-car systems to
the user's needs. Sensor information like for example vehicle speed,
location (using GPS plus gyroscope and accelerometer for greater
reliability), outside temperature, etc., allows to draw conclusions about
the current driving situation. Furthermore, dialog management needs to keep
track of state changes of operating elements like control switches. Access
to vehicle functions is also essential in order to initiate desired

The goal of this workshop is to present, discuss, and outline context-aware
multimodal interfaces for drivers and  car passengers. Providing a
personalized experience for different users will be an aspect of particular
The ultimate goal of this workshop is to unify innovative concepts that aim
towards a new dimension of ease of use.

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not
limited to:

* Speech interfaces for in-car use
* Multimodal interaction
* Personalized in-car applications and user interfaces
* Adaptive car services
* Novel multimedia interfaces and in-car entertainment
* User interface issues for assistive functionality
* Audio-visual information and entertainment
* Information fusion and fission
* Can bus architectures
* Experimental platforms and simulation solutions
* User centered design applications
* Multi-party interaction concepts
* Integrated hardware solutions
* Car2car and car2X communication
* Approaches for the evaluation of novel car user interfaces
* User interfaces for navigation systems
* Detection and estimation of user intentions
* Novel interactive car applications
* Interactive applications for drivers and passengers
* Model-driven user interface development

Contributions should have a strong focus on automotive or traffic

The workshop takes one full day during the IUI 2011 conference. The
contributions will be presented orally with focus on the discussion.
There will be a general discussion at the end of each session. Contributors
will also be encouraged to show demos of their systems.

Submissions with in-depth discussion of one topic are preferred above
submissions with a broader topic. Usage of an illustrative example is
encouraged. Both academic position papers and industrial experience papers
are solicited.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Papers will be evaluated
according to their significance, originality, technical content, style,
clarity, and relevance to the workshop.
All submission must be in English. Papers must not exceed 4 pages in SIGCHI
Conference Proceedings Format and address one or more of the above topics.
Template is available at:

 * Microsoft Word document template

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to
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At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the
workshop. All accepted papers will be published electronically by ACMs
digital library.

 * 12 November 2010 : paper submission deadline                       
 * 12 December 2010 : Notification of acceptance
 * 19 December 2010 : Final camera-ready paper due
 * 13 February 2011 : MIAA Workshop
 * Christoph Endres (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany), [log in to unmask], Phone: +49 681 85775 5307
 * Gerrit Meixner (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany), [log in to unmask], Phone: +49 631 205 3707
 * Christian Mueller (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany), [log in to unmask], Phone: +49 681 85775 5269
 * Facebook group:!/group.php?gid=12681
 * LinkedIn group:
For further details please visit

Best regards
Gerrit Meixner
Dr. Gerrit Meixner
Senior Researcher
Group supervisor "Human-Machine-Interaction"

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Innovative Factory Systems (IFS)
Trippstadter Strasse 122 
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany 

Phone  +49 631 205 3707 
Fax    +49 631 205 3705 
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