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*Call for Participation*

*Workshop on "Developing Partnership and Advancing Driving Research" *

*Michigan Tech, USA, May 28, 2015*

For further information, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/mtu.edu/engin
<https://sites.google.com/a/mtu.edu/engin/home>

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) hosts the first workshop
on "*Developing
Partnership and Advancing Driving Research". *We would like to invite
researchers
and practitioners interested in in-vehicle user interfaces and
applications. This workshop aims to (1) identify plausible research
projects and collaborators for each identified project, (2) introduce
possible funding agencies and proposal submission logistics, and (3) plan
and schedule activities that will culminate in competitive proposal
submission.

After the keynote speech, each participant will briefly introduce his or
her research areas and specialties. All participants will also have a
chance to discuss collaborations and ideas with every other participant in
short conversations. Then, we will have subgroups and discuss plausible
research topics and ideas. After the workshop, we will follow up each
special interest group with competitive proposals to secure external
funding. This workshop will also be a good learning and networking
opportunity for graduate students or researchers who have recently started
their journey in the driving research domain.

*Guest Speakers*
- Andrew Kun (University of New Hampshire)
- Bruce Walker (Georgia Tech)
- Andreas Riener (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
- Collin Castle (Michigan Department of Transportation)

*Topics of Research *projects include, but are not limited to:
- Connected vehicle research synchronizing multiple simulators
- Design of multimodal in-vehicle technologies (auditory, tactile/haptic,
etc.)
- Countermeasures against aggressive driving
- Eco-driving applications
- Driver affect detection and mitigation
- Wearable computers (glass, watch, etc.) and driving
- Simulation research of grade crossings
- Collective transportation information planning and simulation
- Developing a driving education program for youth or older drivers
- Building virtual worlds in the simulator
- Developing in-vehicle companions (speech-based systems, agents, or robots)
- In-vehicle interaction based on BCI (brain-computer interfaces)
- Effects of sleep deprivation on driving
- Driver comfort measure and improvements (seat, noise, heat, etc.)
- Assistive ITS for older drivers
- Vehicle hacking and cybersecurity
- Driver state and workload measures with new devices (fNIRS, EEG, etc.)

*Registration *
There is no registration fee, but an RSVP is preferred to prepare for food
and others. Please RSVP to Steven Landry, assistant organizer,
[log in to unmask], by *April 30th* (Thursday).
Catered lunch and wine & cheese reception will be provided. the day before
and after, the Mind Music Machine Lab
<https://sites.google.com/site/mindmusicmachinelab/> will also have a demo
session on research facilities, including multiple driving simulators,
robots, and virtual environment.

*Submission*
Participants, who want to present their research interests and skill sets,
can send a single power point slide to Steven Landry, assistant organizer,
[log in to unmask], by *May 14th* (Thursday).
However, this is not mandatory. You can also attend without any
presentation.

This workshop is hosted by Michigan Tech Transportation Institute,
Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and Department of Computer
Science.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, rated as one of the Top 10 summer
travel destinations, as well as one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure sports
in the country for our bike trails, Olympic-caliber cross country ski
trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houghton in May,
*Workshop Organizers*: Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Steven Landry, and Jayde
Croschere

If you have any questions, just email me, [log in to unmask]

************************************************
Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Department of Computer Science

*Mind Music Machine Lab
<https://sites.google.com/site/mindmusicmachinelab/>*
*Michigan Tech*nological University
Meese 205, Rekhi 202, 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-3273
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