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We are pleased to announce the following workshop offered in conjunction
with the 8th  International  Conference  on  Automotive User  Interfaces
and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2016):

| Workshop on Ethically Inspired User Interfaces for Decision Making   |
| in Automated Driving (|
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| Ann Arbor, MI, US; October 24, 2016                                  |
| colocated with AutomotiveUI 2016 (         |
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| Submission deadline: extended to August 28, 2016                     |

On July 1st 2016, the first driver death in an automated  vehicle became
headline news  and caused  a worldwide wave  of concern. The question is
now: How  can an  automated  system  make ethical decisions that involve
human lifes? Control  negotiation  strategies require prior  encoding of
ethical conventions into decision making algorithms, which is not at all
an easy task ? especially considering that actually coming up with ethi-
cally sound  decision strategies in the first place is ofte nvery diffi-
cult, even for human agents. This  workshop seeks to provide a forum for
experts across different backgrounds to voice and  formalize the ethical
aspects of automotive UIs in the context of  automated driving. The goal
is to derive working  principles that will guide  shared decision-making
between human drivers and their automated vehicles.

---------------------------| WORKSHOP THEMES |-------------------------
Potential  topics to be discussed  at the workshop include, but are not
limited to the following ETHICAL ISSUES:

* Based on which moral rule set do (or should) humans make decisions in
  driving situations?
* How can such rules be formalized?
* How can information relevant to ethical decision making be  displayed
  inside the vehicle?
* Should automated vehicles be allowed to violate Asimov?s  rules 1 and
  2 in some cases (e.g., to choose the lesser of two evils)?
* Different  cultural  regions have  different  moral norms. How can we
  make sure that cars with different normative systems can interoperate
  in a "friendly way"? (i.e., driving  and negotiation  functions auto-
  matically adapted to local conditions based on GPS location)
* Conflict  resolution  strategies, i.e. when  reaching a deadlock (two
  options with 50% probability each)
* Should the  vehicle be  allowed to make  decisions on its ownaccord?
  Why (not)? And what are the consequences?
* Should we allow for rule-bending  according to political, cultural or
  religious  differences? E.g. as of today, females  are less  rewarded
  in Saudi Arabia. Should this gender inequality be translated to algo-
  rithms in extreme decision making?
* What is the right time to present ethically  relevant information and
  how  long should  the  system  wait for  human  intervention / scored
  weighting in a no-win scenario?
* etc.

-----------------------------| SUBMISSIONS |----------------------------
We allow the submission  of  1-4  page position papers, small atudies or
work-in-progress papers related to the field of the workshop. Successful
submissions will have the potential to raise discussion, provide insight
for other workshop attendees, or illustrate problems & provide potential

Please submit your contribution using the ACM SIGCHI extended  abstracts
format (download: through
EasyChair (

Submissions need not to be  anonymous.  However,  reviews  will  be done
anonymously using an evaluation form. Each paper will  receive  at least
two reviews. The selection of workshop participants  will  be  done by a
review process. Final decisions of accepting or rejecting  a  paper will
be made by the organizers of the workshop  based  on the  review  scores
and with respect to offering all workshop  participants  an interesting,
diversified program.

Registration for the  main  conference  is mandatory  for  all  workshop
participants, but  there  are  no  additional  costs  for attending  the
workshop beyond the main conference registration fee.

------------------| IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE WORKSHOP |------------------
* Submission deadline: extended to August 28th, 2016
* Notification of acceptance: August 31st, 2016
* Camera ready version due: September 10th, 2016
* Workshop date: October 24th, 2016, 2-6 PM

Please feel free to contact the organizers at any time.

-----------------------------| ORGANIZERS |-----------------------------
Andreas Riener, Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon, Michigan Technological University, USA
Ignacio Alvarez, Intel Labs Hillsboro, Oregon, US
Bastian Pfleging, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich, Germany
Alexander Mirnig, Center of HCI at Salzburg University, Austria
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Manfred Tscheligi, Center of HCI at Salzburg University, Austria

--------------------------| WEBSITE & CONTACT |-------------------------
Workshop website: <>
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For more details see the workshop website!

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