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AutomotiveUI '14 invites submissions in the following categories:

  1. Full and short papers (submission deadline: April 25th, 2014 extended to May 7th, 2014 (23:59 PST))
  2. Workshops (submission deadline: June 6th, 2014 extended to June 13th, 2014)
  3. Work-in-progress & Interactive Demos (submission deadline: August 8th, 2014)
  4. Doctoral colloquium (submission deadline: August 8th, 2014)

1) Full and short papers

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 8 (full) or 4 (short) pages long, formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format – click for a template. We are happy to consider a variety of styles for inclusion in the proceedings, such as academic papers, design sketches, interaction concepts, and industrial case studies. Along with the paper, authors are also encouraged to submit an accompanying video. The papers will be selected in a peer-review process. All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings and we plan to secure publication in the ACM digital library.

At the conference, papers will be presented as oral talks or posters. Eight page papers will be presented as talks, while 4 page papers will be invited for presentations as either oral talks or posters.

If your paper is accepted, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the final version of the paper to be published in the conference proceedings.

Please submit your work using the EasyChair conference submission system available at:

Submission deadline: May 7th, 23:59 PST, 2014
Notification: June 16, 2014
Final version: July 18, 2014

Contact & Further Information: papers ('at') auto-ui 'Dot' org

2) Workshops

What are natural user interfaces in the car? What is the role of sustainability in electric vehicles? How can we evaluate cognitive load? These and more topics of this nature were discussed by practitioners and researchers in a less formal setting during the workshop session in AutoUI 2013. For the past 3 years the workshop day has been highly successful and we will continue with this submission category for 2014. Do you have topics that can move the field forward and suggest promising new research directions in the automotive domain? If so, please send us your proposal to make AutoUI 2014 workshop sessions. We are open to all topic areas, but do encourage workshop proposals covering emerging and future trends in the field.

We accept proposals for full day (~6 hours) or half day (3-4 hours, morning or afternoon) workshops. If the proposal is accepted, the workshop is publicized as part of the conference. The criteria, reviewing and acceptance will be handled by the workshop organizers. Workshops are open to people accepted by the workshop organizers and to the broad audience registered for the main conference (workshop participation itself is free of charge).

Workshop proposals should be submitted as 4 page (maximum) write-ups. Please format your abstract according to the ACM SIGCHI format. Proposals must contain the following:

  • general goal of the workshop
  • topics of interest
  • proposal for the schedule of the workshop including the preferred type and number of participants you will expect to take part
  • ideas for publicizing the workshop
  • procedures for handling the reviews
  • thoughts about how the outcome of the workshop can be captured and retained in a meaningful way
  • (short) organizer biographies

Upon proposal acceptance, organizers should set up an external web page delivering all the necessary information for interested participants.

For further information, please contact the workshop chairs at workshops ('at') auto-ui 'Dot' org

AUI 2014 Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Brett Pearce – Microsoft
  • Andrew Kun – University of New Hampshire
  • Dalila Szostak – Intel Labs

3) Work-in-progress and Interactive Demos

A Work-in-Progress is a concise report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. The goal of the interactive demos is to highlight and foster discussion of current hands-on research in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications. To enrich the quality of the submission for both categories, we encourage authors to submit a video of their work as supplementary material.

The interactive demos submissions must further include a separate appendix describing in detail the elements of the demonstration and the technical requirements of the demonstration (required visual and acoustical settings, space requirements, the power supply needed, networking options and what else might be required at the conference site).

Papers for both categories are required to be up to six pages long in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format templates (more information here). Please do not include any page numbers on the papers.

The submission will be presented as either a poster or a demo at the conference. The authors will have the chance to introduce their work to the audience in a WIP madness session. The papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library like the full/short papers. Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the work-in-progress and/or interactive demonstration abstracts to be published.

Submissions should be made using the WIP submission system provided at

Submission deadline: August 8th, 2014
Notification: August 22nd, 2014
Final version: September 6th, 2014

4) Doctoral Colloquium

After its inauguration in 2013, the AutomotiveUI'14 Doctoral Colloquium aims at bringing together again PhD students working on topics related to the field of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications, offering them an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty. PhD students will receive feedback from their peers about the appropriateness of their idea/topic/research approach, and will enjoy discussing their research with senior members of the community. The doctoral colloquium is scheduled prior to the main conference program on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

The topics of the AutomotiveUI'14 doctoral colloquium are basically the ones of the main conference.


The AutomotiveUI 2014 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 selected theoretical and methodological approaches. Selection of participants will be based on the quality of the submission and its relevance to the conference topics of interest.


We intend to provide travel grants to allow more students to take part in the doctoral colloquium; however, at this time we are still negotiating with potential sponsors so that we cannot guarantee at all to offer travel grants. If you think you are eligible for receiving a travel grant and want to apply in case we have grants, please mention this in your application. We will come back to you and request the required information timely.


Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned in the paper. The conversation language of the colloquium is English and all submitted materials must be also in English. Research students wishing to apply for the doctoral colloquium should submit up to 5 pages including figures, references, and a 100 word abstract using the format of the main conference (ACM SIGCHI two column page layout). Templates for LaTeX and MS Word are available for download here. Please stick to the templates to foster consistent submissions. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the doctoral colloquium program committee.

The position statement should:

  • clearly formulate the research question/approach,
  • present key related work (current status of the problem domain and related solutions),
  • point out significance and innovation (expected contributions),
  • describe the research methodology that is applied or planned,
  • outline your contribution to the problem domain and highlight the uniqueness of your approach,
  • pose questions and issues (that you'd like to discuss at the doctoral colloquium)

In addition, a one page biographical sketch (CV) should be submitted, including a paragraph stating what you hope to get out of participating in the doctoral colloquium.

Please send applications (position statement, biographical sketch) as soon as possible but no later than August 8th, 2014 to Andreas Riener, Doctoral Colloquium Chair at doctoral ('at') auto-ui 'Dot' org. Should you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me any time (at the same address).