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Löcken, Andreas <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:19:05 +0000
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We are pleased to announce the following virtual workshop offered in 
conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer 
Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2020):

 WeCARe: Workshop on Inclusive Communication between 
         Automated Vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users 

 Virtual (Oldenburg, Germany); Early October, 2020 
 in conjunction with MobileHCI 2020 (

 Workshop website:
 Submission deadline (position paper or video): August 6th, 2020 
 Submission via EasyChair:

 Due to the measures against COVID-19, this workshop will be held online.    
 Some details may still change. Please check the website for updates.        

---------------------| IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE WORKSHOP |----------------------
* Submission deadline: August 6th, 2020
* Notification of acceptance: August 2020
* Camera-ready version due: September 2020
* Workshop date: Early October 2020

----------| OBJECTIVES: Inclusive Communication between AVs and VRUs |---------
Automated vehicles (AVs) are expected to become a part of the road traffic in
the near future. This upcoming change raises concerns on how human vulnerable
road users (VRUs), e.g., cyclists or pedestrians, would interact with them to
ensure safe communication on the road. Previous work focused primarily on the
scenario in which a young adult without impairments crosses a street in front
of an automated vehicle. Several road user groups, such as children, seniors,
or people with special needs, in roles of pedestrians and cyclists, are not
considered in this scenario. On top of this, cultural differences are rarely
considered. To ensure that future traffic is safe and accessible for all
citizens, we aim to address inclusive communication between automated
vehicles and vulnerable road users. In this workshop, we will discuss and
exchange methods, tools, and scenarios applicable for inclusive
communication, identify the most relevant research gaps, and connect people
for future collaborations.

------------------------------| WORKSHOP THEMES |------------------------------
Potential topics to be discussed at the workshop include, but are not limited
* Overview on the current state and research gaps in research on
  interactions between AVs and VRUs
* Communication concepts for underrepresented user groups, such as
  - Children
  - People with impaired vision
  - Older adults
* Guidelines for inclusive design from related domains, such as
  - Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
  - Human-Robot Interaction

-------------------------------| PARTICIPATION |-------------------------------
This workshop welcomes researchers and practitioners with interest in
accessible technology, interactive technologies for children, seniors, or
people with impairments, or automotive user interfaces. Specifically, we want
to reach those developing mobile interfaces for traffic participants (e.g.,
pedestrians, or cyclists), inclusive interfaces (addressing, e.g., visually
impaired people), or external human-machine interfaces for AVs. This workshop
aims at providing an overview of the current state of the research for
interaction between AVs and VRUs. We want to identify the research gap and
raise awareness for lowering the barriers to traffic participation. The
participants can expect experience and live feedback in designing inclusive
interfaces. Further, we plan to establish communication with workshop
attendees for future (international) collaborations.
Participants are invited to submit papers or videos to the workshop. The
review process will be conducted by a program committee consisting of the
organizers. Registration for the workshop is mandatory for all workshop
participants and will be EUR 30 (or EUR 20 for early registrations).

--------------------------------| SUBMISSIONS |--------------------------------
Participants are invited to submit a three-minute video or a position paper of
two to four pages, not counting references, via EasyChair by August 6th, 2020.
All submissions must follow the new ACM Conference Proceedings "Master" 
Submissions are not anonymous but reviews will be done anonymously
(single-blind). Each paper will receive at least two reviews. All accepted
papers will be published online before the beginning of the workshop.

-----------------------------| WEBSITE & CONTACT |-----------------------------
For further information have a look at
You may also contact the workshop organizers directly or send an e-mail to
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---------------------------------| ORGANIZERS |--------------------------------
Andreas Löcken, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI), Germany
Mark Colley, Ulm University, Germany
Andrii Matviienko, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Kai Holländer, LMU Munich, Germany
Debargha Dey, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Azra Habibovic, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Andrew L. Kun, University of New Hampshire, US
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Andreas Riener, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI), Germany

----------------------------------| FUNDING |----------------------------------
A. Löcken is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital
Infrastructure (BMVI) through the Automated and Connected Driving funding
program under Grant No. 16AVF2145F (SAVe; funding volume: 989 296 €).
M. Colley works within the project 'Interaction between automated vehicles and
vulnerable road users' (Intuitiver) funded by the Ministry of Science,
Research and Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg. A. Habibovic is supported
by the Swedish Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation programme (FFI)
through the project External interaction principles for creating trust in
heavy automated vehicles (ref 2019-05901). A. Kun was supported in part by NSF
grant CMMI-1840085.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Dr. Andreas Löcken
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Abteilung ZAF
Human-Computer Interaction Group

Esplanade 10, D-85049 Ingolstadt
Tel +49 841 9348-6481
Fax +49 841 9348-996481

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