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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:54:17 +0200
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Salzburg, Austria, 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2011




AutomotiveUI 2011 invites submissions in the following categories:

* Papers (Submission Deadline: July 18th, 2011) (extended)
* Workshops (Submission Deadline: July 25th, 2011)
* Posters & Interactive Demos (Submission Deadline: Oct. 10th, 2011)
* Industrial Showcase (Submission Deadline:  Oct. 10th, 2011)

For more information on the submission categories please check


In-car interactive technology is becoming ubiquitous and cars are 
increasingly connected to the outside world. Drivers and passengers use 
this technology because it provides valuable services. Some technology, 
such as collision warning systems, assists drivers in performing their 
primary in-vehicle task (driving). Other technology provides information 
on myriad subjects or offers entertainment to the driver and passengers.

The challenge that arises from the proliferation of in-car devices is 
that they may distract drivers from the primary task of driving, with 
possibly disastrous results. Thus, one of the major goals of this 
conference is to explore ways in which in-car user interfaces can be 
designed so as to lessen driver distraction while still enabling 
valuable services. This is challenging, especially given that the design 
of in-car devices, which was historically the responsibility of car 
manufacturers and their parts suppliers, is now a responsibility shared 
among a large and ever-changing group of parties. These parties include 
car OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers of factory-installed electronics, 
as well as the manufacturers of hardware and software that is brought 
into the car, for example on personal navigation devices, smartphones, 
and tablets.

As we consider driving safety, our focus in designing in-car user 
interfaces should not be purely on eliminating distractions. In-car user 
interfaces also offer the opportunity to improve the driver¹s 
performance, for example by increasing her awareness of upcoming 
hazards. They can also enhance the experience of all kinds of passengers 
in the car. To this end, a further goal of AutomotiveUI 2011 is the 
exploration of in-car interfaces that address the varying needs of 
different types of users (including disabled drivers, elderly drivers or 
passengers, and the users of rear-seat entertainment systems). Overall 
our goal is to advance the state of the art in vehicular user 
experiences, in order to make cars both safer and more enjoyable places 
to spend time.


Topics include, but are not limited to:
* new concepts for in-car user interfaces
* multimodal in-car user interfaces
* in-car speech and audio user interfaces
* text input and output while driving
* multimedia interfaces for in-car entertainment
* evaluation and benchmarking of in-car user interfaces
* assistive technology in the vehicular context
* methods and tools for automotive user interface research
* development methods and tools for automotive user interfaces
* automotive user interface frameworks and toolkits
* detecting and estimating user intentions
* detecting/measuring driver distraction and estimating cognitive load
* biometrics and physiological sensors as a user interface component
* sensors and context for interactive experiences in the car
* user interfaces for information access (search, browsing, etc.) while 
* user interfaces for navigation or route guidance
* applications and user interfaces for inter-vehicle communication
* in-car gaming and entertainment
* different user groups and user group characteristics
* in-situ studies of automotive user interface approaches
* general automotive user experience research
* driving safety research using real vehicles and simulators
* subliminal techniques for workload reduction

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 4 or 8 pages long, 
formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. We are 
happy to consider a variety of styles for inclusion in the proceedings, 
such as academic papers, design sketches, interaction concepts, and 
industrial case studies. The papers will be selected in a peer-review 
process. All accepted submissions will be included in the conference 

For the first time in 2011, AutomotiveUI will open with a day of 
selected workshops. Workshops provide an opportunity to get to know 
like-minded researchers and practitioners who are attending the main 
conference, and to discuss themes of common interest in a somewhat less 
formal setting. We particularly encourage workshop proposals covering 
emerging and future trends in the field, but the topic areas are wide 
open. Workshops should strive to move the field forward and suggest 
promising new research directions. They can be scheduled either for a 
half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) in duration.

Posters & Interactive Demos
Posters should report ongoing or late-breaking work with a high 
potential to discuss and display at the conference with the other 
participants. Posters are a good way to publish and get feedback about 
work in progress, including student projects, in a less formal setting.
Interactive Demos provide an opportunity to show research prototypes and 
work-in-progress to colleagues for comments in a relaxed atmosphere.
Both independent demonstrations and those accompanying accepted papers 
are welcome.

Industrial Showcase
We encourage submissions from industry that showcase recent 
developments, new ideas, new intellectual property, demonstrations and 
prototypes, tools, or any other contribution of industrial relevance.
The goal is to discuss the industry¹s viewpoints, needs and activities 
and to close the gap between search and practice. Submissions are not 
bound to any specific format. As a default, please use the format for 
Posters & Interactive Demos, but we are happy to discuss alternative 
ways to submit and to present your piece. Industrial Showcase pieces 
will appear in the adjunct proceedings.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)

Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany Susanne Boll, 
University of Oldenburg, Germany Gary Burnett, University of Nottingham, 
United Kingdom Paul Green, U of Michigan, UMTRI, Driver Interface Group, 
United States Myounghoon Jeon, Georgia Institute of Technology, United 
States Dagmar Kern, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Antonio 
Krüger, DFKI, Germany John Krumm, Microsoft Research, United States 
Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire, United States Martin Labsky, 
IBM Czech Republic, Czech Republic Kevin Li, AT&T Labs - Research, 
United States Angela Mahr, DFKI - German Research Center for Artificial 
Intelligence, Germany Zeljko Medenica, University of New Hampshire, 
United States Christian Müller, German Research Center for Artificial 
Intelligence / EIT ICT labs, Germany Mark Perry, Brunel University, 
United Kingdom Benjamin Reaves, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, United 
States Bryan Reimer, MIT, United States Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler 
University Linz, Austria Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, 
Germany Mikael B. Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark Wolfgang Spiessl, 
BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany Marcus Tönnis, TUM, Germany 
Ingo Totzke, Center for Traffic Sciences (IZVW), University of 
Wuerzburg, Germany Noam Tractinsky, Ben-Gurion University, Israel 
Michael Weber, University of Ulm, Germany


General Chair
* Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg

Papers Co-Chairs:
* Matthias Kranz, Technische Universität München
* Garrett Weinberg, Nuance Communications

Posters & Demonstrations Co-Chairs:
* Andreas Riener, University of Linz
* Myounghoon Jeon, Georgia Institute of Technology

Workshops Co-Chair:
* Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
* David Wilfinger, University of Salzburg

Industrial Showcase Chair:
* Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart

Organizational Co-Chairs
* Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
* Martin Murer, University of Salzburg
* David Wilfinger, University of Salzburg


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