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Call for Position Papers
DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM at AutomotiveUI'19
Utrecht, The Netherlands # September 21, 2019
Submissions due: July 8th, 2019 AoE
*** GOALS (FOR PARTICIPANTS) ***
1. To improve research in the field of automotive user interfaces UI by
providing PhD students with feedback on proposed dissertations.
2. To provide opportunities for PhD students to network with peers
& facilitate professional development by sharing research interests.
*** WHAT IS THE DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM? ***
The DC aims to bring together PhD students working on topics related to
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 participant will be allocated a dedicated time slot, split into a
presentation part and a feedback part with 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 the proposal (choice of topic, how it is investigated,
etc.). Students are expected to attend all other presentations in their
session, take notes for their peers, and provide those notes to other
students in their session. Also in 2019, we will make the DC a richer
experience by (1) connecting PhD students prior to the conference, (2)
using technology during the DC to document suggestions/comments from
reviewers (e.g. video recording, Google Docs) and (3) organizing on-site
networking events (tentative).
The DC will take place on Saturday, September 21, prior to the start of
the main conference program.
The topics of the AutomotiveUI'19 doctoral colloquium are identical with
the main conference (https://www.auto-ui.org/19/authors/#goto-topics):
1) Devices & Interfaces
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'19 doctoral colloquium welcomes contributions from
doctoral students currently registered in a PhD program. Ideal
candidates should have worked on their dissertation for some months;
they should have chosen a research topic and possibly have also made
progress in identifying the relevant theories and their research plan.
A number of seats at the DC are reserved for recurring students. They
are welcome to submit PhD progress proposals in which they should draw a
clear picture on how previous DCs have helped to reshape their PhD work.
Selection of participants will be based on the quality of the submission
and its relevance to the conference topics, as well as the likelihood
of DC benefit to the participant.
*** 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, describe your proposed dissertation topic in up to 5
pages (including figures, references, and a 150-word abstract) using the
publication format 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 submit your research proposal and biographical sketch via the
PCS conference management system (https://new.precisionconference.com/).
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us any time at
<[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>. All submissions will be reviewed by the international
doctoral colloquium program committee.
*** IMPORTANT DATES ***
All deadlines are AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.
* Submission deadline: July 8th, 2019
* Decision notification: July 29, 2019
* Camera-ready version: August 12, 2019
* Doctoral colloquium: September 21, 2019 (prior to main conference)
We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Andreas Riener, Susanne Boll
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