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Conference Program

The AutomotiveUI 2014 proceedings and adjunct proceedings are now online!

WORKSHOPS – Wednesday 17th September

Schedules for Workshops and Doctoral Colloquium on Wednesday, 17th September, are available here.

Workshops and the DC will take place at University of Washington – Seattle Campus. There will be a shuttle service between the Motif Seattle and the workshop location. The registration for these events will take place at the event location.

Pre-Registration for the Main Conference

You can pick up registration material starting Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Frolik Restaurant and Bar (Level 5, Motif Seattle).

On the main conference days, the registration desk will be in the foyer of the Emerald Ballroom (Level 3, Motif Seattle).

DAY 1 – Thursday 18th September

Time Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Motif Seattle, Emerald Ballroom (Level 3)
07:30 - 20:00 Registration (Foyer of Emerald Ballroom, Level 3, Motif Seattle)
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome + Intro
09:30 - 10:30 Keynote
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 1
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Session 2
14:30 - 16:00 Poster Session (with 1 min madness) + coffee
16:00 - 17:00 Session 3
18:30 - 21:00 Reception

DAY 2 – Friday 19th September

Time Friday, September 19th, 2014
Motif Seattle, Emerald Ballroom (Level 3)
07:30 - 16:00 Registration (Foyer of Emerald Ballroom, Level 5, Motif)
08:30 - 09:30 Session 4
09:30 - 10:30 Session 5
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 6
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Lunchtime Panel
14:00 - 15:30 WIP Poster Session (with 1 min madness) + coffee
15:30 - 16:30 Session 7
16:30 - 17:00 Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker

It is our pleasure to announce that Peter Hancock will be the Keynote Speaker for Auto UI 2014.

Peter Hancock, Pegasus Professor, Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida

Peter Hancock

Short Bio Peter A. Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D. is the Pegasus Professor, Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Dept of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training, as well as at the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Dept of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida. He directs the MIT2 Research Laboratories and Associate Director of the Center for Applied Human Factors in Aviation (CAHFA).

He is a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics Society of Great Britain, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Society of Engineering Psychologists. Professor Hancock has published extensively in the areas of human factors and ergonomics, driver interfaces, stress and workload, with over 700-refereed scientific articles and 15 books to his name.

He has accumulated many accolades in his lifetime including the Arnold Small Lecturer of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal by the Ergonomics Society of Great Britain, Franklin V. Taylor Award of the American Psychological Association, the Liberty Mutual Medal from the International Ergonomics Association, and the Norbert Wiener Award of the Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Prof. Hancock is also a Ricardian researcher, an area in which he has published extensively, the latest work being the text, Richard III and the Murder in the Tower.


Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium on September 18
Outdoor patio open to guests 6:30 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM.
If people want to watch, there will be a special feeding of sea otters and fur seals at 6:45.
Events ends at 9:00 PM.

Lunchtime Panel: Defining the Future of Automated Driving Experiences: A Chat with Experts

Moderator: Dali Szostak, Google


  • James Foley, Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center
  • Jay Joseph, Honda
  • Wendy Ju, Stanford-CARS
  • Sam LaMagna, Intel
  • Sabine Langlois, IRT systemX
  • Lee Skrypchuk, Jaquar Land Rover

Session 1:Investigating the impacts of novel user interfaces

Session Chair: James Jenness, Westat

Personal Navi: Benefits of an Augmented Reality Navigational Aid Using a See-Thru 3D Volumetric HUD
Karlin Bark, Cuong Tran, Kikuo Fujimura and Victor Ng-Thow-Hing

3D Displays in Cars: Exploring the User Performance for a Stereoscopic Instrument Cluster
Nora Broy, Florian Alt, Stefan Schneegass and Bastian Pfleging

You’ve Got the Look: Visualizing Infotainment Shortcuts in Head-Mounted Displays
Felix Lauber, Claudius Böttcher and Andreas Butz

Speech Tactons Improve Speech Warnings for Drivers
Ioannis Politis, Stephen Brewster and Frank Pollick

Session 2: Understanding and designing context-aware user interfaces

Session Chair: Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire

Driver Link-up: Exploring User Requirements for a Driver-to-Driver Communication Device
Raphael Lamas, Gary Burnett, Sue Cobb and Catherine Harvey

Better Driving and Recall When In-car Information Presentation Uses Situationally-Aware Incremental Speech Output Generation
Casey Kennington, Spyros Kousidis, Timo Baumann, Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp and David Schlangen

Subliminal Visual Information to Enhance Driver Awareness and Induce Behavior Change
Andreas Riener and Hannes Thaller

Session 3: Knowing the user for automotive user interfaces

Session Chair: John Krumm, Microsoft Research

In-car User Authentication for Rotary Knob Controlled Automotive User Interfaces
Jan Gugenheimer, Florian Schaub, Gregory Neiswander, Eromi Guneratne and Michael Weber

Real-Time Driver Activity Recognition with Random Forests
Lijie Xu and Kikuo Fujimura

A Model of Anticipation in Driving – Processing Pre-event Cues for Upcoming Conflicts
Patrick Stahl, Birsen Donmez and Greg A. Jamieson

Towards Autonomous Cars: The Effect of Autonomy Levels on Acceptance and User Experience
Christina Rödel, Susanne Stadler, Alexander Meschtscherjakov and Manfred Tscheligi

Session 4: Measuring the user for automotive user interfaces

Session Chair: Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Measuring Inhibitory Control in Driver Distraction
Liberty Hoekstra-Atwood, Huei-Yen Winnie Chen, Wayne Chi Wei Giang and Birsen Donmez

A Pilot Study Measuring the Relative Legibility of Five Simplified Chinese Typefaces Using Psychophysical Methods
Jonathan Dobres, Nadine Chahine, Bryan Reimer, David Gould and Bruce Mehler

Mobility Tracking System for CO2 Footprint Determination
Maria Kugler, Sebastian Osswald, Christopher Frank and Markus Lienkamp

Session 5: Methods for design and evaluation

Session Chair: Pat Langdon, University of Cambridge

Critical analysis on the NHTSA acceptance criteria for in-vehicle electronic devices
Tuomo Kujala, Annegret Lasch and Jakke Mäkelä

The Periscope – An Experience Design Case Study
Sebastian Loehmann, Marc Landau, Moritz Körber, Patrick Proppe, Maximilian Hackenschmied and Doris Hausen

Balancing privacy and safety: protecting driver identity in naturalistic driving video analysis
Sujitha Martin, Ashish Tawari and Mohan Trivedi

Session 6: Driver emotions and physiological state

Session Chair: Andreas Riener, University Linz

If You’re Angry, Turn the Music on: Music Can Mitigate Anger Effects on Driving Performance
Seyedeh Maryam Fakhrhosseini, Steven Landry, Yin Yin Tan, Saru Bhattarai and Myounghoon Jeon

Heartbeat: Experience the Pulse of an Electric Vehicle
Sebastian Loehmann, Marc Landau, Moritz Koerber and Andreas Butz

Estimating Drivers’ Stress from GPS Traces
Sudip Vhaduri, Amin Ali, Moushumi Sharmin, Karen Hovsepian and Santosh Kumar

Session 7: Learning from evaluations of existing systems and user interfaces

Session Chair: Ronald Schroeter, CARRS-Q, Queensland University of Technology

The Musical Road: Interacting with a Portable Music Player in the City and on the Highway
Andrew Kun, Duncan Brumby and Zeljko Medenica

Using a Parking Assist System Over Time: Insights on Acceptance and Experiences
Sandra Trösterer, Daniela Wurhofer, Christina Rödel and Manfred Tscheligi

Effects of an ‘Expert Mode’ Voice Command System on Task Performance, Glance Behavior & Driver Physiology
Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler, Jonathan Dobres, Hale Mcanulty, Alea Mehler, Daniel Munger and Adrian Rumpold


Session Chairs: Birsen Donmez, University of Toronto and Ying Wang, Beihang University

Information Management for Adaptive Automotive Human Machine Interfaces
Andreas Heigemeyr and Andreas Harrer

Affective Robot Influence on Driver Adherence to Safety, Cognitive Load Reduction and Sociability
Kenton Williams, José Acevedo Flores and Joshua Peters

Differentiated Driving Range: Towards a Solution to the Problems with the “Guess-O-Meter” in Electric Cars
Anders Lundström

“Dad, stop crashing my car!”: Making Use of Probing to Inspire the Design of Future In-Car Interfaces
Magdalena Gärtner, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Bernhard Maurer, David Wilfinger and Manfred Tscheligi

A Simulation Study Examining Drivers’ Destination Entry in a Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone
Daniel Munger, Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, Jonathan Dobres, Anthony Pettinato, Brahmi Pugh and Joseph F. Coughlin

Interactive Car Owner’s Manual User Study
Tomáš Macek, Martin Labský, Jan Vystrčil, David Luksch, Tereza Kašparová, Ladislav Kunc and Jan Kleindienst

Interactive Displays in Vehicles: Improving Usability with a Pointing Gesture Tracker and Bayesian Intent Predictors
Bashar Ahmad, Patrick Langdon, Simon Godsill, Robert Hardy, Eduardo Dias and Lee Skrypchuk

Gesturing on the steering wheel: a user-elicited taxonomy
Leonardo Angelini, Francesco Carrino, Stefano Carrino, Maurizio Caon, Omar Abou Khaled, Jurgen Baumgartner, Andreas Sonderegger, Denis Lalanne and Elena Mugellin

AR and Gamification Concepts to Reduce Driver Boredom and Risk Taking Behaviours
Ronald Schroeter, Jim Oxtoby and Daniel Johnson

A First Approach to Understanding and Measuring Naturalness in Driver-Car Interaction
Simon Ramm, Joseph Giacomin, Alessio Malizia and Duncan Robertson

What Are You Talking About While Driving?: An Analysis of In-car Conversations Towards Conversation Sharing
Kohei Matsumura and Yasuyuki Sum

Comparing the User Experience of Touchscreen Technologies in an Automotive Application
Matthew Pitts, Alex Attridge and Mark Williams