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Call for Position Papers
DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM at AutomotiveUI 2016
Ann Arbor, MI, US # October 24-26, 2016
Submissions due: August 5th, 2016
*** GOALS (FOR PARTICIPANTS) ***
1. To provide PhD students with feedback on their dissertation proposals
so the quality of their research is improved.
2. To provide opportunities for PhD students to network with peers
and future peers to share research ideas and facilitate their
*** WHAT IS IT? ***
The DC brings together PhD students working on topics related to the
automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications,
providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their
research with their peers and senior faculty.
Each student will be allocated a 30-minute time slot, with 15 minutes for
a presentation and 15 minutes for oral feedback by at least three senior
faculty or researchers. The presentation will be intimate to encourage
interaction, with only the session organizer, reviewers and other student
DC presenters in attendance. Reviewer feedback will cover all aspects of
their proposal (the choice of topic, how it is to be examined, etc.).
Students are expected to attend all presentations in their sessions, take
notes for their peers, and provide those notes to other students in their
session. This year, we will make the 2016 DC a richer experience by (1)
connecting PhD students before the conference, (2) using technology
during the DC to make sure no suggestions/comments from reviewers are
lost, and (3) organize on-site networking side events, etc.
The DC will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016 (all day) - prior to
the start of the main conference program.
The topics of the AutomotiveUI'16 doctoral colloquium are identical with
to the main conference (full list: http://www.auto-ui.org/16/):
1) Devices & Interfaces for Vehicle Operation
2) Automation & Instrumentation (Automated Driving, Assistive Technology)
3) Evaluation & Benchmarking (Simulation, FOT, Naturalistic Studies)
4) Driver Performance & Behavior (Emotions, Intention, Distraction,...)
*** ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION ***
The AutomotiveUI 2016 doctoral colloquium welcomes contributions from
doctoral students currently registered in a PhD program. Ideal
candidates should have worked on their dissertation for some months.
Thus, they should have chosen a research topic and possibly have also
made progress in identifying the relevant theories and their research
Selection of participants will be based on the quality of the submission
and its relevance to the conference topics. This year, we will invite
not only the best submissions, but also some of the weaker submissions
because they need our help the most.
*** SUBMISSION FORMAT ***
Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor
must be mentioned in the submission. The conversation language of the
colloquium is English and all submissions must be also in English.
To apply to the DC, submit up to 5 pages including figures, references,
and a 100 word abstract describing your disseration proposal using the
of the main conference.
The research proposal should:
+ give a crisp introduction to the field/problem domain,
+ present key related work (current status of the problem domain and
related solutions, applicable norms/standards),
+ clearly formulate the research questions/approaches [Hint: Presenting
those questions as who, what, when, where, and why questions is often
+ point out significance and innovation (expected contributions),
+ describe the research method that is planned or has been applied,
+ outline your contribution to the problem domain and highlight the
uniqueness of your approach,
+ pose questions and issues (that you would like to discuss at the DC)
In addition, submit a one-page biographical sketch (CV), including a
paragraph stating what you hope to get out of participating in the DC.
Please send submissions (research proposal, biographical sketch) as
soon as possible but no later than August 26th, 2016 to Andreas Riener,
Doctoral Colloquium Chair at <[log in to unmask]>. If you have any
questions, do not hesitate to contact me any time (at the same Email
Submissions will be reviewed by the international doctoral colloquium
*** TRAVEL GRANTS ***
We are seeking to provide travel grants to allow more students to take
part in the DC. However, at this early time we cannot guarantee we will
finally be able to provide funding. Updates will be provided on the
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