Papers & Notes: Call for Participation

Quick Facts – Papers & Notes

AutomotiveUI Papers and AutomotiveUI Notes are archival publications of original research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and automotive user interfaces (AutomotiveUI).

Changes from 2016

  • Paper length: References will not count towards the page limit

Important Dates

All deadlines are AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.

  • Submission deadline: April 27, 2017
  • Decision notification: June 30, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers due: July 21, 2017
  • Conference: September 24-27, 2017

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: anonymized, up to 8 pages Paper or up to 4 pages Note in the ACM SIGCHI format (LaTeX templateWord template) with a maximum 150 word abstract. References do not count toward the page limit.

Selection process: Refereed.

At the Conference: Accepted submissions will be presented at the conference. We will provide more information after the acceptance notifications are sent out.

After the Conference: Papers are accessible in the conference proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library.

Chairs: Bastian Pfleging and Birsen Donmez, e-mail: papers2017(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Message from the AutomotiveUI Program Chairs

AutomotiveUI Papers and Notes are refereed publications of original research on interface use, product evaluation, theories of human interaction, the adoption of new technology, or aspects of driver interfaces relevant to this conference. AutomotiveUI Papers and Notes are read and cited worldwide, and have broad impact on the development of theory, method, and practice in this domain.

Both Papers and Notes represent mature, complete research; Notes typically represent more focused contributions than Papers.

Authors must present accepted Papers and Notes at the AutomotiveUI conference. Accepted manuscripts appear in the AutomotiveUI Proceedings, which is listed in the ACM Digital Library. The ACM Digital Library includes a mechanism to enable authors to provide perpetual free public access to their papers. See below for details.

Accepted Papers and Notes may come from any area of AutomotiveUI activity: academia or industry; science, engineering, or craft; analysis or design. Acceptance is highly competitive: all accepted Papers and Notes will score highly on innovation, contribution, and quality of thought and writing. Submit your best work!

Bastian Pfleging and Birsen Donmez
Papers and Notes Co-chairs

Details – Preparing and Submitting your Paper or Note

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 8 pages (full paper) and notes (4 pages) formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format (LaTeX template, Word template). In line with many other SIGCHI conferences, references do not count towards the page limit!

1. Write and format your Paper or Note. Your submission must be original; it cannot be published or be under concurrent review elsewhere. If you make multiple submissions to Automotive 2017 Papers and Notes, they should be distinct from each other. This restriction applies even if the overlap in review timelines between AutomotiveUI and another venue is just a few days or a few hours, and even if it is your intention to withdraw the submission from the other venues as soon as it is accepted by one of them. This restriction also applies even if the other venue allows simultaneous submission. We will make every effort to identify simultaneous submissions, and AutomotiveUI reviewers are often familiar with the papers under review at other related conferences and journals; as such, submissions that are substantially similar run the risk of being rejected by AutomotiveUI and the other venues on grounds of duplication alone.

A Paper is no more than 8 pages long, and no shorter than 5 pages, while a Note is no more than 4 pages long. References do not count toward these lengths. Page length includes figures, appendices, and an abstract of less than 150 words. Submissions that exceed these limits will be rejected.

Papers need to be anonymized for blind review. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. However, you do need to completely remove identifying information from the title/header area of the paper, and also make sure that it does not appear in the document’s meta-data. Citations to your own previous work must NOT be anonymized, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors’ discretion.

Please have a look at the overall submission topics of AutomotiveUI ’17 or contact the program chairs if you are unsure whether your submission fits to the conference.

Also, please have a look at the following resources:

2. Prepare supplementary material (optional). Your submission may be accompanied by a short video or by other supplementary material.  Video figures do not have a specified limit for duration, although we recommend staying within 5 minutes.  Other supplementary material may include, for example, survey text, experimental protocols, source code, and data, all of which can help with replicability of your work.  Any non-video supplementary material should be submitted as a single .zip file, including a README file with a description of the materials.  Your total submission size (paper + supplementary material) must be no more than 120 MB. Since not everyone who reads the Paper or Note will view the supplementary material, your submission must stand on its own, and will be reviewed as such.

In instances where your new submission builds directly on a project described in another, as-yet unpublished paper, it is recommended that you submit an anonymized version of that other paper as supplementary material. You may choose to also include a note of explanation as to the novel contribution of the present submission. If the previous work is already published, it may simply be cited in the body of the paper as per usual, and should not be included in the supplementary materials.

3. Make your submission. Submit and resubmit your material using the Precision conference submission system before the submission deadline.

The submission system will open for submissions approximately four weeks before the submission deadline.

AutomotiveUI Papers and Notes Review Process

After you submit your AutomotiveUI Paper or Note, it will undergo a rigorous review process. This is managed by the program chairs and a panel of program committee members. The review process is as follows:

Papers will be selected using a double-blind review process. Neither the reviewers will know the names of the authors, nor will the authors know the names of the reviewers. After the initial reviewers (at least three per submission) submit their reviews and recommendations, the final decision will be made jointly by the program chairs. All accepted papers and posters will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in the ACM digital library.

At the highest level, the best papers (and posters) present something new, are interesting, and are well done.  More, specifically, reviewers consider the following:

  1. Are the questions to be examined clearly stated?
  2. Does the submission link to previous research to the questions examined? Are previous research or theories used to make quantitative predictions about the experimental outcomes (e.g., the mean time with the audio condition will be 300 ms less compared to the no-audio condition, customers are willing to pay $100 per year for this feature)?  This does not apply to idea papers, that are most difficult to write, but if well done, have the most impact.
  3. Originality, novelty – Does this submission present something new or something that has been done before but in an improved manner? Does it extend what we know?
  4. Does the submission have a meaningful impact? After reading it, does the reader say, “so what.”?
  5. If the research was experimental, was it rigorously and carefully done? Are there enough details so that someone else can repeat the evaluation and get the same results within the limits of statistical error?  As an example, driving performance studies should use the terms in SAE Recommended Practice J2944 or provide alternative terms and definitions of equal specificity.
  6. For papers that have a practical emphasis, are there references to ISO, SAE, and/or other standards and regulations, as well as suggested changes in their wording based on the research? To aid submitters, a short list of applicable standards and regulations will be provided on the conference website.
  7. Is the paper well written (e.g., no grammatical errors, references are formatted properly)? Note: If you writing skills are not very good, ask a professional editor to edit your manuscript.
  8. How does the paper contribute to the conference balance and breadth given the conference goals and list of suggested topics? So for example, if there were 10 papers on augmented reality but only one on user-interface standards, all of equal quality, then the standards paper is more likely to be accepted.

The Paper Co-Chairs are the final reviewers.

Upon Acceptance of Your submission

Full paper / note authors will be notified of (conditional) acceptance or rejection on June 30, 2017. Authors of conditionally accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the camera-ready version by July 21, 2017, and details on the presentation and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a (digital) copyright form, which you are required to complete. You cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the copyright form!
  2. After the copyright form is submitted, we will provide you with the copyright information you must insert into your paper.
  3. Submit the final, camera-ready version through the submission system. Please remember to remove any page numbers for this final submission and follow the camera-ready instructions. Submission of the camera-ready version includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.

A member of the program committee and the publication chairs will check that the final version meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the program chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

Upon acceptance, 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.

At the conference

Authors are required to present their work in a scheduled session with other AutomotiveUI papers and notes. Paper authors with accepted papers will have 15 minutes to present (+5 minutes of questions) and authors of accepted notes will have 10 minutes (+5 minutes of questions).

We expect authors to be present for the full session in which they present. Please test your presentation in advance (e.g., during the coffee breaks), and present yourself to the session chair before the start of your session.

Papers/notes whose authors do not present their paper may be removed from the proceedings and the digital library.

After the Conference

Accepted papers and notes will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.

AutomotiveUI 2017 Program Chairs:

For further information, please contact the paper co-chairs at papers2017(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Papers Committee