CFP: 1st Workshop on Situational Awareness in Semi-Automated Vehicles
Automotive'UI 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The rise of (semi)-automated vehicles coupled with their relative success
brings with it a set of opportunities and challenges. One of these is that
the driver will no longer be as engaged in the driving task and may
undertake other activities, from conversing with other occupants, through
to playing games or sleeping. As a result, drivers are effectively
out-of-the-loop. Nevertheless, as these vehicles will be available in the
foreseeable future and encounter events they are not able to handle safely,
drivers will be required to resume control. This requires that the drivers
possess enough situational awareness to respond effectively to a takeover
need. This workshop will address this challenge by inviting experts and
practitioners from the automotive and related domains to explore concepts
and solutions to increase, maintain and transfer situational awareness in
Topics discussed at this workshop include – but are not limited to – the
following aspects and challenges regarding situational awareness in
* Multimodal cues for supporting situational awareness and
* Shared situational awareness between the car and its occupants; what
information has to be shared and how to share it.
* Engagement in non-driving tasks; how to measure levels of immersion,
flow, engagement and involvement in secondary tasks.
* The tradeoff between driving and non-driving tasks.
* Optional vs compulsory hand-overs.
* The bi-directionality of handovers and takeovers; the relationship
between car and driver during the handover situation and information
* Resumption of control of non-driving tasks.
* Tactical, operational and strategic knowledge
* Mental models of handover situations and the transfer of situational
* The impact of different automation levels on situational awareness,
handovers and takeovers
* Metrics for assessing situational awareness.
* Deskilling; the impact of a possible drop in driving skills relating to
the less frequent experience of the driving task.
Participation and Submission Instructions
We invite submissions of short one slide introduction of each participant.
This slide should contain a minimum of three short statements regarding (a)
your professional background, (b) your interest in autonomous driving
and/or situational awareness, (c) your interest in this workshop in
particular or desired outcomes thereof. The organisers do not request
submission of papers, as the focus of the workshop is on collaborative
discussions and prototyping. Submissions should be written in English and
submitted in PPT or PDF format. The deadline for submitting a slide is 25
th August 2016.
Submissions should be made to: [log in to unmask]
The workshop will be held as part of Automotive UI 2016 in Ann Arbor
Michigan. More information can be found at the link below:
Rod McCall, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg.
Ioannis Politis, University of Cambridge, UK.
Ignacio Alvarez, Intel Labs, USA.
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany.
Shadan Sadeghian, OFFIS -- Institute for Information Technology in
Jacques Terken, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Alexander Mirnig, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg and AIT, Austria.
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Tuebingen),
This workshop concept was devised during the recent seminar on Automotive
User Interfaces in the Age of Automation held at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.
Seminar number 16262. We gratefully acknowledge the organisers of the
seminar, Schloss Daghstul and the other members of the seminar for their
Dr Rod McCall, Lead Researcher
e-Science Research Unit, Environmental Research and Innovation Department
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Tel: +352 275 888 1
Belvaux, Luxembourg www.list.lu
website/publications: www.rodmc.com twitter: rodlux
Editorial Board Member, Interacting with Computers (Oxford University
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