Interactive Demos

Quick Facts

Interactive Demo submissions (either Demo or Industry Showcase) must consist of a thorough description of the technology / product/ interface or methodology being displayed, images or video links to the demo and a description of the demo requirements (space, power and connectivity) in 2-4 pages.

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts format with a maximum 150 word abstract. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.

Selection process: Refereed

Chairs:  Ignacio Alvarez and Ioannis Politis

Important Dates

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

  • Submission EoI* deadline: July 11, 2018
  • New submission deadline: July 16, 2018
  • Decision notification: August 3, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: August 11, 2018
  • Conference: September 23-25, 2018

* EoI includes registering your submission and submitting the metadata (e.g. as a minimum title and abstract of your work).

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


About Interactive Demos

Interactive Demos are presentations / demonstrations that highlight and foster discussion of current research and development in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications. We see demos as catalysts for innovation and collaboration and we encourage submissions from both industry and academia. We accept both Academic Demos and Industry Showcases under the Interactive Demo category. All accepted Interactive Demo submissions will be available in the ACM digital library.

A Demo is an exhibition of the operation or use of a device, machine, interface, process or product. Demos should foster conversations around technology, application and methodologies relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. 

An Industry Showcase is a concise presentation of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking industry-related work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community.

Ignacio Alvarez and Ioannis Politis

Further details

Prepare and Submit

Submissions consist of one document uploaded to PCS:

  1. Extended Abstract:
    • A 2 – 4 page extended abstract prepared in the CHI Extended Abstracts Format, submitted as a PDF file without page numbers.
    • Any submissions longer than 4  pages and/or not adhering to the Extended Abstracts Format will be automatically rejected.
    • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
    • Your extended abstract should be close to camera-ready.
    • Submissions must be in well written English. Note: If your English writing skills are not very good, we recommend to ask a professional editor to edit your manuscript before submission.
  2. The submission should explicitly communicate:
    • A description of the Interactive Demo being displayed.
    • Images or video links of the demo.
    • Implications of the work for the AutomotiveUI community.
    • A description of the demo requirements in terms of space, power and connectivity.
  3. Also, please consider the following policies and guidelines:

Your extended abstract should be submitted by July 11, 2018 AoE to Precision Conference System as soon as possible, but no later than August 11, 2018. and be prepared according to the requirements stated above.

The extended abstract shall not contain sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference.

Selection Process

The submissions will be selected using a peer review process. After the initial reviewers make their recommendation, the final decision will be made by the interactive demo chairs. Submissions are rated on two scales, overall evaluation and reviewer’s confidence. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and will appear in the ACM Digital Library.  All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.

Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria, acknowledging the early-stage nature of the work:

  • Significance: How important is the problem or question that this Interactive Demo addresses? How important is the output of this work in contributing to the identified problem or question? How greatly can others benefit from this work?
  • Originality: How novel is the Interactive Demo?
  • Validity: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken?
  • Visual Presentation: How well does the description of the Interactive Demo effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the Interactive Demo likely to draw in an audience?
  • Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this Interactive Demo stimulate interesting conversation among researchers or practitioners?

Upon Acceptance of Your submission

Interactive Demo authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on August 4, 2018. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the Interactive Demo presentation and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a digital copyright form, which you are required to complete. Please note that you cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the copyright form.
  2. Once the copyright form is submitted, we will provide you with the copyright information you must insert into your paper.
  3. The final camera-ready version needs should be submitted through PCS as soon as possible, but no later than August 11, 2018. The submission includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.
  4. A member of the 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 Interactive Demo chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

At least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the Interactive Demo abstracts to be published.

At the Conference

Please arrange with the Interactive Demo Chairs that your Demo will be properly received at the venue if you are not carrying it with you. You should have received details ahead of time. Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their interactive demo to conference attendees.

Equipment and Resources

Interactive Demo participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. By default, the conference will provide:

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • power (120V)
  • Internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request, but make sure you submit your requests on time to allow the chairs and local administration figure out the logistics.

Before arrival at the conference prepare a 30-second-madness presentation of your Interactive Demo. This is an opportunity to get the plenum excited about your interactive demo and attract them to your booth. You may give a one-slide presentation, show a 30-second video, perform an act or something new. Whatever you do, you will only have 30 seconds (no exceptions).

Please prepare one Powerpoint slide, PDF page or image (bmp, jpg, png) or 30-seconds video. Information on where to upload the material will be available closer to the conference dates. All slides will be compiled into one presentation and advance automatically. The projector will display in a 16:9 layout.

After the Conference

Accepted Interactive Demo abstracts will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and will secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.


Interactive Demo Committee

  • Ignacio Alvarez, Intel Labs, USA
  • Ioannis Politis, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
  • Nora Broy, BMW, Germany

External Reviewers

  • Michael Braun, BMW, Germany
  • Josh Ekandem, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Jeff L Greenberg, Ford Motor Company, USA
  • Renate Haeuslschmid, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Sebastian Paszkowicz, JLR, Portland, USA
  • Stefan Schneegass, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Chao Wang, NEO, Munich, Germany