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|  WORKSHOP "The Social Car" (socially-inspired C2X interaction)       |
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|  Portsmouth, NH, USA; October 17th 2012                              |
|  colocated with AutomotiveUI 2011 (        |
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|  Workshop website:   |
|  Submission deadline (position papers): August 26th, 2012            |

--------------------------| WORKSHOP SUMMARY |--------------------------
This workshop aims at discussing the  potential of cars' socializing one
with the  other (similar to how  humans are exchanging information), and
not just translating the Internet of things (IoT)  paradigm into the car
domain. With the introduction of the concept of "social cars" we attempt
to make a blueprint of next generation in-vehicle technologies.

This is different  from what the  Internet  of things (IoT) community is
talking about in the  sense that IoT is  sufficient if it has its own ID
that could be  passively  identifiable, whereas  social cars  have  more
autonomous  capability, so they  could serve  as a more  active and even
interactive social being.

The central objective is to provoke an active  debate on the adequacy of
the concept  of socializing  cars, addressing  questions such as who can
communicate what, when, how, and why? To tackle these questions we would
like to  invite  researchers to  take part in  an in-depth discussion of
this timely, relevant, and important field of investigation."

---------------------------| Workshop Themes |--------------------------
Potential topics to  be discussed  at the workshop include, but  are not
limited to:

*  Social norm in the automotive domain
*  Relevant parameters to identify/describe social status or behavior of
    a car (incorporate the driver?)
*  Modeling techniques for handling social  interaction  behavior, e.g.,
    traffic superorganism, pheromones, stigmergic behavior [3]
*  Benefit assessment:  why should  cars (maybe  drivers) disclose their
    'social status', 'social relationships'?
*  Understanding the potentials of socially inspired C2C communication
*  Crowdsourcing
*  Driving as a "collaboration" with either passengers or an agent
*  Implementation of agents/robots for improving V2V communications
*  The  subject of  V2V communications  (driver to  driver, passenger to
    passenger, driver to passenger,  driver to agent, or agent to agent?)
*  Authentication for in-vehicle social services
*  Privacy, safety, and/or security issues related to  in-vehicle social
*  Plausible types of information in in-vehicle social services
*  Cultural differences in in-vehicle social services
*  V2V communications as a personal broadcasting station (or system)
*  Other than V2V, including  V2I (vehicle to infrastructure using road-
    side units) or V2B (vehicle to broadband cloud (network))
*  Optimal protocols for social cars (802.11p, Wimax, NFC, Bluetooth,..)

Please submit  your position papers (2-6 pages in length, ACM SIG format
template;  <>)
using the workshop paper submission system available at


Workshop website: <>
Contact: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

------------------| Important Dates for the Workshop |------------------

* Submission deadline: August 26th, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: September 10th, 2012
* Camera ready version due: TBA
* Registration deadline: TBA
* Workshop date: October 17th, 2012

Please feel free to contact the organizers at any time.

Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Myounghoon Jeon, Michigan Technological University, USA
Andrea Gaggioli, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

For more details see the workshop website!

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