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Call for Position Papers
DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM at AutomotiveUI 2016
Ann Arbor, MI, US # October 24-26, 2016


Submissions due: August 12th, 2016
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*** GOALS (FOR PARTICIPANTS) ***
1. To provide PhD students with feedback on their dissertation proposals
   so the quality of their research is improved.
2. To  provide  opportunities for  PhD  students to  network  with peers
   and  future  peers to  share  research  ideas  and  facilitate  their
   professional development.

*** WHAT IS IT? ***
The DC brings  together PhD students  working  on topics related  to the
automotive  user  interfaces  and  interactive  vehicular  applications,
providing  them  with  an  opportunity  to  present  and  discuss  their
research with their peers and senior faculty.
Each student will be allocated a 30-minute time slot, with 15 minutes for
a presentation and 15 minutes  for oral feedback by at least three senior
faculty  or researchers. The  presentation will be  intimate to encourage
interaction, with only the session organizer, reviewers and other student
DC presenters in  attendance. Reviewer feedback will cover all aspects of
their  proposal (the  choice of  topic, how it  is to be examined, etc.).
Students are expected to attend all presentations in their sessions, take
notes for their peers, and provide those notes to other students in their
session.  This year, we will  make the 2016 DC a richer experience by (1)
connecting  PhD  students  before  the  conference, (2) using  technology
during the DC to  make  sure no  suggestions/comments from  reviewers are
lost, and (3) organize on-site networking side events, etc.
The DC will  take place on  Monday, October 24, 2016 (all day) - prior to
the start of the main conference program.

The topics of the AutomotiveUI'16 doctoral  colloquium are identical with
to the main conference (full list: http://www.auto-ui.org/16/):

1) Devices & Interfaces for Vehicle Operation
2) Automation & Instrumentation (Automated Driving, Assistive Technology)
3) Evaluation & Benchmarking (Simulation, FOT, Naturalistic Studies)
4) Driver Performance & Behavior (Emotions, Intention, Distraction,...)

*** ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION ***
The AutomotiveUI 2016 doctoral  colloquium  welcomes  contributions from
doctoral  students  currently  registered    in  a  PhD   program. Ideal
candidates should have worked on their  dissertation  for  some  months.
Thus, they should have chosen a research topic  and  possibly  have also
made  progress in  identifying the relevant theories and their  research
plan.
Selection of participants will be based on the quality of the submission
and its  relevance to the  conference  topics. This year, we will invite
not only the best  submissions, but also some of the weaker  submissions
because they need our help the most.

 *** SUBMISSION FORMAT ***
Submissions  must be  single-author,  but the  name  of  the  supervisor
must be  mentioned in the submission. The  conversation language  of the
colloquium  is English  and  all  submissions  must  be also in English.
To apply to the DC, submit up to 5 pages including  figures, references,
and a 100 word  abstract  describing your disseration proposal using the
of the main conference.

The research proposal should:
+ give a crisp introduction to the field/problem domain,
+ present  key  related  work (current  status of the problem domain and
  related solutions, applicable norms/standards),
+ clearly formulate the research questions/approaches [Hint:  Presenting
  those  questions as who, what, when, where, and why questions is often
  helpful.],
+ point out significance and innovation (expected contributions),
+ describe the research method that is planned or has been applied,
+ outline your  contribution to  the  problem  domain and  highlight the
  uniqueness of your approach,
+ pose questions and issues (that you would like to discuss at the DC)


In  addition, submit a one-page  biographical  sketch (CV), including  a
paragraph stating what  you hope to get out of  participating in the DC.

Please  send  submissions (research  proposal,  biographical  sketch) as
soon as possible but no later than August 12th, 2016 to Andreas  Riener,
Doctoral Colloquium Chair  at  <[log in to unmask]>.  If you  have any
questions, do  not  hesitate to  contact  me any time (at the same Email
address).
Submissions will be  reviewed by the international  doctoral  colloquium
program committee.

*** TRAVEL GRANTS ***
We are  seeking to  provide travel grants to allow more students to take
part in the DC. However, at this  early time we cannot guarantee we will
finally be  able to provide  funding.  Updates  will be  provided on the
AutoUI website.

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