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Following the first two successful conferences on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications we are proud to announce a call for papers on this topic for a Theme issue of the Springer Journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
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Keynote: What To Do With 100 Million GPS Points

John Krumm, Microsoft Research

GPS is one of the best sensors ever. Besides its traditional applications for consumers and business, engineers and researchers continue to find innovative ways to use it. We have been collecting GPS data from vehicles and people for the past six years, with over 155 million GPS points collected from about 700 different cars and individuals. In this talk, I will describe our research at Microsoft in using GPS data to model and predict where people go, investigate location privacy, and create road maps. I will also talk about some practical tools for research like this, some pitfalls, and ideas for new projects.
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John Krumm is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, working there since 1997 on computer vision and location. Before that he worked on robot vision at Sandia National Laboratories. He has a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has 38 U.S. patents. His first car was a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle, bought used in 1980. In 1986 he bought a new Honda CRX, which he sold in 1996 to buy a 1992 Nissan 300ZX. After the arrival of his second daughter, he sold the 300ZX to buy a Honda minivan. He recently bought a 2003 BMW M3 which his wife is reluctant to drive because of the paddle shift transmission.



TimeThursday, Nov 11Friday, Nov 12
08:00-08:30Breakfast Breakfast
09:00-09:30Welcome and Introduction Exploring Modes of Interaction 1
09:30-10:00 Keynote
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00Coffee Break Exploring Modes of Interaction 2
11:00-11:30 Attention and Distraction
12:00-12:30 Break - Lunch Break - Lunch
13:30-14:00 Speech and Sound Supporting the Driver
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Poster Session Connected Cars
16:30-17:00 Closing
EveningSocial Event / Dinner


Attention and Distraction

  • Managing in-vehicle distractions - Evidence from the Psychological Refractory Period Paradigm, Daryl Hibberd (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Samantha Jamson (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Oliver Carsten (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
  • The Importance of Task Duration and Related Measures in Assessing Distraction Potential of In-Vehicle Tasks, Peter Burns (Transport Canada, Canada); Joanne Harbluk (Transport Canada, Canada); James Foley (Toyota Technical Center, USA); Linda Angell (Touchstone Evaluations, Inc., USA)
  • Enhancing Assessment of In-Vehicle Technology Attention Demands with Cardiac Measures, John Lenneman (Central Michigan University, USA); Richard Backs (Central Michigan University, USA)
  • Effect of Emotional Speech Tone on Driving from Lab to Road: fMRI and ERP Studies, Li Hsieh (Wayne State University, USA); Sean Seaman (Wayne State University, USA); Richard Young (Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA)

Speech and Sound

  • Speech Recognition Interface Design for In-Vehicle System, Hua Zhang (Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore); Weilieh Ng (Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore)
  • Language Pattern Analysis for Automotive Natural Language Speech Applications, Ute Winter (General Motors, Israel); Timothy Grost (General Motors, USA); Omer Tsimhoni (General Motors, Israel)
  • Voice Interfaced Vehicle User Help, Ignacio Alvarez (Clemson University, USA); Aqueasha Martin (Clemson University, USA); Jerone Dunbar (Clemson University, USA); Joachim Taiber (Clemson University, USA); Dale-Marie Wilson (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA); Juan Gilbert (Clemson University, USA)
  • Auditory Messages for Speed Advice in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Qonita Shahab (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Jacques Terken (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Berry Eggen (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Spoken Tasks for Human-Human Experiments: Towards In-Car Speech User Interfaces for Multi-Threaded Dialogue, Andrew L Kun (University of New Hampshire, USA); Alexander Shyrokov (University of New Hampshire, USA); Peter A. Heeman (OHSU, USA)

Exploring Modes of Interaction 1

  • Where to turn my car? Comparison of a Tactile Display and a Conventional Car Navigation System under High Load Condition, Amna Asif (University of Oldenburg, Germany); Susanne Boll (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
  • HapTouch and the 2+1 State Model: Potentials of Haptic Feedback on Touch Based In-Vehicle Information Systems, Hendrik Richter (University of Munich (LMU), Germany); Ronald Ecker (BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany); Christopher Deisler (BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany); Andreas Butz (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Visual Cues supporting Direct Touch Gesture Interaction with In-Vehicle Information Systems, Ronald Ecker (BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany); Verena Broy (BMW Research and Technology, Germany); Katja Hertzschuch (BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany); Andreas Butz (University of Munich, Germany)

Exploring Modes of Interaction 2

  • Effects of Varying Haptic Feedback on Driver Distraction During Vehicular Window Adjustment, John Holmen (Kettering University, USA); Mehrdad H Zadeh (Kettering University, USA)
  • Subliminal notification of CO2 emission while driving, Andreas Riener (University of Linz, Austria); Alois Ferscha (University of Linz, Austria); Peter Frech (University of Linz, Austria); Michael Hackl (University of Linz, Austria); Marius Kaltenberger (University of Linz, Austria)
  • Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems, Yujia Cao (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Frans van der Sluis (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Mariët Theune (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Rieks op den Akker (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Making Use of Drivers' Glances onto the Screen for Explicit Gaze-Based Interaction, Dagmar Kern (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Angela Mahr (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany); Sandro Castronovo (German Research Center for Articifial Intelligence, Germany); Albrecht Schmidt (University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany); Christian Müller (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence,Germany)

Supporting the Driver

  • Enabling Micro-Entertainment in Vehicles based on Context Information, Florian Alt (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Dagmar Kern (University Duisburg- Essen, Germany); Fabian Schulte (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Bastian Pfleging (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Alireza Sahami (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Albrecht Schmidt (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Influences on User Acceptance: Informing the Design of Eco-Friendly In-Car Interface, David Wilfinger (University of Salzburg, Austria); Alexander Meschtscherjakov (University of Salzburg, Austria); Martin Murer (University of Salzburg, Austria); Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Interaction Weaknesses of Personal Navigation Devices, Markus Hipp (University of Ulm, Germany); Florian Schaub (University of Ulm, Germany); Frank Kargl (University of Twente, The Netherlands); Michael Weber (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Managing Speed in Inclement Conditions Using an In-Vehicle Interface, Jane Barrow (George Mason University, USA); David Cades (George Mason University, USA); David G Kidd (George Mason University, USA); Erik Nelson (George Mason University, USA); Daniel Roberts (George Mason University, USA)
  • Semi-Autonomous Virtual Valet Parking, Arne Suppé (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Luis Navarro-Serment (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); Aaron Steinfeld (CMU, USA)

Connected Cars

  • Supporting Unplanned Activities Through Cross-Device Interaction, Timothy Sohn (Nokia Research Center, USA); Agathe Battestini (Nokia Research Center, Finland); Hiroshi Horii (Nokia Research Center, USA); Elizabeth Bales (UCSD, USA); Vidya Setlur (Nokia Research Center, USA); Koichi Mori (Nokia Research Center, USA)
  • Terminal Mode - Transforming Mobile Devices into Automotive Application Platforms, Raja Bose (Nokia Research Center, USA); Jörg Brakensiek (Nokia, USA); Keun-Young Park (Nokia Research Center Palo Alto, USA)
  • Journey: General Motors' move to incorporate Contextual Design into its Next Generation of Automotive HMI Designs, Andrew W Gellatly (General Motors, USA); Cody Hansen (General Motors, USA); Matthew Highstrom (General Motors, USA); John Weiss (General Motors, USA)
  • Service and User Interface transfer from nomadic devices to car infotainment systems, Jan Sonnenberg (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)


  • On In-Car User Interfaces for Car-2-X Pull-Applications: Design Considerations for HMIs, Sandro Castronovo, Angela Mahr, and Christoph Endres (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Interface Outside: Extending the V2X Communication Framework for Vulnerable Road User Protection, Sandro Castronovo and Christoph Endres (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Preferences for Methods of Destination Entry, Jackie C. Chang (Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., USA)
  • The Human-Vehicle Interface System for Integrating the Interaction based on the in-Vehicle Information Level, Jong Woo Choi, Hye Sun Park, Jong Hyun Park, and Kyong Ho Kim (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea)
  • Youldeco - Exploiting the Power of Online Social Networks for Eco-Friendly Driving, Christoph Endres, Jan Miksatko, and Daniel Braun (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Crossmodal Referencing as Automotive Fission Concept, Christoph Endres and Tim Schwartz (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Pleopatra: A Semi-Automatic Status-Posting Prototype For Future In-Car Use, Christoph Endres and Daniel Braun (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Using a Theremin for Micro-Gesture Recognition in an Automotive Environment, Christoph Endres and Svilen Dimitrov (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Intelligent Environment Car: A New Perspective, Christoph Endres and Sandro Castronovo (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Sharing User and Context Models in Automotive HMI, Michael Feld and Christoph Endres (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Reduction in Fuel Consumption Depends on the Fuel Economy Display and Driver Sex: An Observed Interaction, Justin S. Graving, Micheal P. Manser, and Ensar Becic (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • The Effects of Intensity in Multi-modal Warning Systems, Helen Harris and Clifford Nass (Stanford University, USA)
  • Touch Screen vs. Rotary Controller: How Usable are the Two Major In-Vehicle Information System Technologies? Catherine Harvey (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Does My Driving Scare You? Jennifer Healey, Georgios Theocharous, and Branislav Kveton (Intel Labs, USA)
  • The Investigation of Workload Management System based on Drivers' Driving Action, Yoon Sook Hwang, Dae Sub Yoon, Jong Hyun Park, and Kyong Ho Kim (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea)
  • "i-PASSION": A Concept Car User Interface Case Study from the Perspective of User eXperience Design, Myounghoon Jeon (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Exploration of Vehicle Personality Expressed Through Motion, Eric Kryski and Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Mitigating Mobile Phone Distractions While Driving, Janne Lindqvist and Jason Hong (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Comparing Augmented Reality and Street View Navigation, Zeljko Medenica (University of New Hampshire, USA); Andrew L. Kun (University of New Hampshire, USA); Tim Paek (Microsoft Research, USA); Oskar Palinko (University of New Hampshire, USA)
  • Car Cockpits - Attitudes and Imaginaries: A Survey at a Car Trade Fair, Martin Murer, David Wilfinger, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, and Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Driver Distraction: The Impact of Secondary Tasks on a Touch Display Steering Wheel, Sebastian Osswald and Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Pre-Implementation Technology Acceptance for In-Car Input Modalities, Sebastian Osswald and Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • A Pilot Study of the Influence of Illumination and Cognitive Load on Pupil Diameter in a Driving Simulator, Oskar Palinko (University of New Hampshire, USA); Sahil Goyal (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India); Andrew L. Kun (University of New Hampshire, USA)
  • Challenges of subliminal information displays in the car-context, Andreas Riener (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
  • Prototyping for Road-based User Testing of Safety-related Traffic Telematics Services, Dietmar Schabus, Matthias Baldauf, and Peter Fröhlich (FTW, Austria)
  • A GPS-less Method to Find Your Parked Car, Tim Schwartz, Sandro Castronovo, and Christoph Endres (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Joy of use in automotive touch screen UI for the driver, Pratap Kalenahalli Sudarshan (TU Darmstadt, Germany); Prof. Dr. Ing. Ralph Bruder (TU Darmstadt, Germany); Prof. Amit Ray (IIITDMJ, India)
  • User Adaptive Lane Deviation Warnings, Georgios Theocharous, Jennifer Healey, and Branislav Kveton (Intel Labs, USA)
  • Probing Technology Usage in the Rear Seat, David Wilfinger, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Martin Murer, and Manfred Tscheligi (University of Salzburg, Austria)