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Andreas Butz <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:03:50 +0200
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EVIS 2012 -  Workshop on Electric Vehicle Information Systems: The 
Challenges and Chances of E-Mobility

*** October 17, Portsmouth, NH, US ***
*** in conjunction with AutoUI 2012 ***
*** August 31, 2012 - DEADLINE ***
*** more info at  ***
*** Workshop participation is free with Conference Registration ***

What would the interaction with an automotive user interface in an 
electric vehicle (EV) look like? In this workshop we will discuss how 
in-vehicle information systems (IVIS) and car interiors can be designed 
to meet challenges inherent in the development process of electric 
vehicles like e.g. range anxiety, energy recovery/recharging or 
automated driving. In accordance with the fundamental changes shown in 
today’s EV concepts, we address the challenge of rethinking in-car 
interaction as well as interior design to overcome traditional 
implementation habits and see how EVs differ from contemporary cars. We 
want to open up the stage for new interaction techniques and flexible 
interior designs that embrace the future requirements of EVs.

THEME: EVIS - Electric Vehicle Information Systems

Much effort is put into the development of sustainable batteries for 
electric vehicles (EV), the conceptualization of electric motors or the 
development of a smart grid to provide a working infrastructure for an 
e-mobility future. Although the car as a design space has been 
identified in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), researchers and 
professionals have mainly been focusing on state of art vehicles with 
combustion engines. Given the continuous progress in system development 
and infrastructure, a slightly neglected issue appears to be that 
barriers of adoption persist for the users, as a vehicle is a limited 
physical space with unique attributes. Furthermore, overall mobility 
behaviour is affected through limited energy resources and an existing 
priority shift away from owning a car. As researchers, designers and 
practitioners in this design space, we need to be sensitive to the 
unique context-related factors such as acceptance, safety and 
distraction that form barriers for adoption regarding the design space 
of EVs. It is therefore inevitable to consider user requirements and 
interaction concepts early in the design process of an EV and especially 
pay attention to the development of novel information systems. As these 
systems are the connection between users and cars, interfaces are the 
main channel to translate EV properties. They transport meanings and 
messages to both, the driver and the system itself and communicate the 
meaning and behaviour of certain functionalities that differ from what 
is already known about state of the art vehicles.


We consider electric vehicle information systems (EVIS) as an inclusive 
term that encompasses encounters and intersections between interior 
design and information system design. In this respect, we invite papers 
that present and discuss novel contributions to electric vehicle user 
interfaces both on a practical and theoretical level and that further 
our understanding of the field through case studies, design approaches, 
and best practices. We expect contributions to explore a wide range of 
topics including, but not limited to:

- Case Studies of Specific Projects
- Ideas and Design Sketches
- Future Trends and Prototypes
- EVIS and Interior Design
- Interaction Techniques and Interfaces
- Social and Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design
- Design Processes and Methods
- Engineering Solution and Process Analysis


It is the aim of this workshop to address the following goals:
- Identify properties of EVs that affect driving behaviour/needs for 
novel interface/interaction approaches.
-  Transfer EV properties into design concepts that embrace areas like 
multimodality, natural user interfaces or interaction concepts.
- Consider a change in driving behaviour of the EV (e.g. acceleration, 
recuperation) as well as new concepts of e-mobility driving (e.g. mono 
driver cars, car sharing).
- Discuss user interface design issues for EV information systems.
- Address novel techniques of information representation that persuade, 
support or warn the driver related to EV-specific information and 
- Discuss challenges associated with HCI and hardware/software 
development in the car.
- Identify key themes for developing a framework for user interfaces in EVs.
- Develop a network to discuss studies that aim for evaluation of 
e-mobility related issues.
- Discuss how the new technology of electric vehicles influences 
interior design and user interfaces

We aim to address and gather both, academics and practitioners within 
the field of automotive research, design and engineering. The workshop 
is intended for: HCI researchers in general, who are interested 
specifically in the automotive context; experts from the field of 
human-computer interaction, computer science, social science and 
psychology, who are willing to identify challenges and goals for the 
specific characteristics of electric vehicles; automotive user interface 
designers and engineers from a scientific and from an industrial 
perspective; practitioners from OEMs, automotive industry suppliers and 
from other related field of industrial expertise, who want to explore 
the challenges of e-mobility.


The workshop organizers invite research presentations from both academia 
and industry. Submitted papers should be a maximum of two, four or six 
pages in length in ACM format 
Papers will be reviewed by multiple members of a program committee 
consisting of experts in the area of automotive user interface research.

- Submission Deadline: 31.08.2012
- Author notification of acceptance: 14.09.2012
- Early registration deadline conference: 17.09.2012
- Registration deadline workshops: 24.09.2012
- Camera ready paper due: 01.10.2012
- Workshop at AUI 2012: 17.10.2012


Sebastian Osswald - University of Salzburg
Sebastian Loehmann - University of Munich (LMU)
Daniel Gleyzes - TUM CREATE
Andreas Butz - University of Munich (LMU)
Manfred Tscheligi - University of Salzburg

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz
Institut fuer Informatik
Lehrstuhl fuer Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion
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80333 Muenchen
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