Call for Papers

Quick Facts

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

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: anonymized, 6-10 pages in the ACM SIGCHI format with a maximum 150 word abstract. References do not count toward the page limit.

Word templateDownload
LaTeX template (use proceedings.tex): Download
Please make sure to use proceedings.tex not the extended-abstract.tex

Selection process: Refereed

Chairs: Bruce Walker and Peter Fröhlich

Important Dates

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

  • Submission deadline (extended): May 7
  • Decision notification: June 29
  • Camera-ready version: July 20
  • Conference: September 23-25

At the Conference: Authors will be notified about the presentation format selected for their paper, which can either be a 10-minute frontal presentation or a poster presentation. The presentation format during the conference will not make a difference with regard to their placement in the proceedings and the ACM digital library.

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


Message from the AutomotiveUI Program Chairs

AutomotiveUI Papers 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 are read and cited worldwide and have a broad impact on the development of theory, method, and practice in this domain.

Authors must present accepted Papers 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 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 will score highly on innovation, contribution, and quality of thought and writing. Submit your best work!

Bruce Walker and Peter Fröhlich

Further details

Prepare and Submit

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 6 - 10 pages formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. In line with many other SIGCHI conferences, references do not count towards the page limit.

  1. For paper submissions, please use the following template:
        ○ Word template: Download
        ○ LaTeX template
    (please use “proceedings.tex”: Download

  2. Write and format your Paper. Your submission must be original; it cannot be published or be under concurrent review elsewhere. If you make multiple submissions to Automotive 2018 Papers, 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.

    Papers must have a length of 6 to 10 pages. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length, so papers with a length disproportional to their contribution will be rejected. In exceptional cases, the authors may be requested to shorten papers for the camera ready stage. References do not count toward the mentioned length of 6-10 pages. 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 ’18 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:

  3. 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 100 MB. Since not everyone who reads a Paper 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.

  4. 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.

Review Process

After you submit your AutomotiveUI Paper, it will undergo a rigorous double-blind review process. Neither the reviewers will know the names of the authors, nor will the authors know the names of the reviewers. This process is managed by the Technical Program Chairs (TPCs) and Associate Chairs (ACs) of the program committee. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained throughout the review process.

  1. After the submission deadline, Associate Chairs (ACs) will have the chance to bid for submission they prefer to review.
  2. TPCs will then assign each paper to a primary AC (1AC) as well as a secondary AC (2AC). Each AC will find one external reviewer for each of their assigned papers. Thus, each paper will be assigned two ACs (one 1AC and one 2AC) along with two external reviewers. As part of this process, we strive to find ACs and reviewers who are experts in the topic area of each submission.
  3. During the review period, external reviewers will write a detailed review of their assigned papers and assess the contribution of the research to the field. The 2AC will also write a detailed review of their assigned papers. Thus, each submitted paper will receive three detailed reviews in total.
  4. After the reviews have been written, the 1AC will write a meta review of the paper that summarizes the reviews from the two external reviewers and the 2AC. In case of discrepancies, the 1AC should encourage a discussion among the reviewers. The 1AC will then present a recommendation for the paper’s acceptance or rejection to the TPCs responsible for the paper.
  5. TPCs will review the scores and meta reviews for each of their assigned papers and discuss the final acceptance of papers for inclusion in the AutomotiveUI 2018 program.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in the ACM digital library.

At the highest level, the submitted papers present novel and interesting content that is well presented. More, specifically, reviewers should consider the following for their reviews:

  • Originality, novelty – Your primary criterion for judging a paper is: Does this submission provide a strong contribution to the field of AutomotiveUI? Does this submission present something new or something that has been done before but in an improved manner? Does it extend what we know?
  • Are the questions to be examined clearly stated?
  • Does the submission link to previous research to the questions examined? I.e., does it appropriately cite prior work?
  • If the research was experimental, was it rigorously and carefully done? Are there enough details so that someone else can repeat the evaluation (for instance use SAE J2944 definitions) and get the same results within the limits of statistical error?
  • Is the paper well written (e.g., no grammatical errors, references are formatted properly)? Note to authors: If your writing skills are not very good, please consult a professional editor to edit your manuscript.
  • Paper length: Reviewers will be asked to judge the contribution of the paper in accordance with its length.
  • Prior publication: Content appearing at AutomotiveUI should be new and ground-breaking. Therefore, material that has been previously published in widely disseminated archival publications should not be republished unless the work has been significantly revised. Guidelines for determining “significance” of a revision are stated in the ACM Policy on Pre-Publication Evaluation and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions. Roughly, a significant revision would contain more than 25% new content material (i.e., material that offers new insights, new results, etc.) and significantly amplify or clarify the original material. These are subjective measures left to the interpretation and judgment of the reviewers and committee members – authors are advised to revise well beyond the policy guidelines. Also note that non-archival venues, such as workshop presentations, posters, and AutomotiveUIs own Works-in-Progress / Interactive Demos do not count as prior publications. Also note that an AutomotiveUI paper should not be rejected on the grounds that it overlaps with work developed independently that was published after the AutomotiveUI submission was made, during the review period.  In other words, work that an author couldn’t have known about shouldn’t count against him or her.
  • Presentation format: Based on the type of contribution, the presentation format for an accepted paper will be allocated.

Upon Acceptance of Your submission

Full paper authors will be notified of (conditional) acceptance or rejection on June 29, 2018. Authors of conditionally accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the camera-ready version by July 20, 2018, 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. Paper authors with accepted papers will either provide a presentation of 10 minutes length (+5 minutes of questions) or present a poster at a dedicated session within the main conference track.  

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

Program Committee

Ignacio Alvarez Intel
Matthias Baldauf FHS St.Gallen
Carryl Baldwin George Mason University
Gary Burnett Nottingham University
Winnie Chen University of Buffalo
Birsen Donmez University of Toronto
Jing Feng North Carolina State University
Fred Feng University of Michigan
Peter Fröhlich (Committee) Austrian Institute of Technology
Thomas Gable Microsoft
Paul Green University of Michigan
Joanne Harbluk Transport Canada
Wilko Heuten OFFIS
Christian Janssen Utrecht University
Myounghoon Jeon Virginia Tech
Meike Jipp German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wendy Ju Cornell University
Sven Krome RMIT University
Andrew Kun University of New Hampshire
Patrick Langdon Cambridge University
David R. Large Nottingham University
John Lee University of Wisconsin
Andreas Löcken Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Tomas Macek IBM
Keenan May Georgia Institute of Technology
Zeljko Medenica Changan US R&D Center, Inc.
Bruce Mehler Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexander Meschtscherjakov University of Salzburg
Erika Miller University of Washington
Alexander Mirnig University of Salzburg
Heiko Müller Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg
Brittany Noah Georgia Institute of Technology
Bastian Pfleging LMU Munich
Ioannis Politis Cambridge University
Benjamin Poppinga Smarttention Systems
Benjamin Reaves Ellipsis Health
Bryan Reimer Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andreas Riener Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Shannon Roberts University of Massachusetts Amherst
Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg
Ronald Schroeter Queensland University of Technology
Joonwoo Son Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology
Jacques Terken Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Manfred Tscheligi University of Salzburg

Paper Reviewers

Bashar Ahmad University of Cambridge
Theocharis Amanatidis University of Cambridge
Michael Andrews Changan US R&D Center
Hüseyin Avsar German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Lynne Baillie Heriot-Watt University
Marcel Baltzer Fraunhofer FKIE Institute
Zoe Becerra Georgia Institute of Technology
Irina Benedyk Purdue University
Dorothea Brockmann HERE Technologies
Duncan Brumby University College London
Peter Burns Transport Canada
Stephen Cauffman North Carolina State University
Kuan-Ting Chen University of Buffalo
HeeSun Choi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dean Cisler Georgia Mason University
Joel Cooper Cooper University of Utah
Luigi De Russis Politecnico di Torino
Joy Deane University of Cambridge
Ilaria Delponte University of Genoa
Yulin Deng North Carolina State University
Debargha Dey TU Eindhoven
Lisa Diamond Austrian Institute of Technology
Cyriel Diels Coventry University
Stella Donker Utrecht University
Mandy Dotzauer German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Josh Ekandem Intel
Abdallah El Ali Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
S. Maryam FakhrHosseini Michigan Technological University
Sarah Faltaous Uni Duisburg-Essen
Yannick Forster BMW
Euan Freeman University of Glasgow
Anna-Katharina Frison Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Magdalena Gärtner University of Salzburg
Wayne Giang University of Toronto
David Goedicke Cornell University
Francesco Grani Aalborg University Copenhagen
Miriam Greis University of Stuttgart
Jan Grippenkoven German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Uwe Gruenefeld University of Oldenburg
Azra Habibovic Research Institutes of Sweden
Renate Haeuslschmid University of Munich
Kyle Harrington University of Nottingham
Bret Harsham Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
Catherine Harvey University of Nottingham
Jibo He Wichita State University
Florian Heller Hasselt University
Niels Henze University of Stuttgart
Liberty Hoekstra-Atwood Battelle
Hanneke Hooft van Huysduynen TU Eindhoven
Anja Huemer TU Braunschweig
Steven Hwang University of Washington
Klas Ihme German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Heejin Jeong University of Michigan
Zhenhua Jia Rutgers University
Ondrej Josef IBM
Hyunggu Jung Kyung Hee University
Johannes Kraus Ulm University
Tuomo Kujala University of Jyväskylä
Ladislav Kunc IBM
Jonny Kuo Seeing Machines Ltd.
Steven Landry Michigan Technological University
Mei Lau North Carolina State University
Ja Young Lee University of Wisconsin
Joonbum Lee Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vincent Levesque École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal
Yeti Li University of Waterloo
Yulan Liang  Liberty Mutual
Ke Liu University of Michigan
Emanuela Maggioni University of Sussex
Andrii Matviienko University of Oldenburg
Sven Mayer University of Stuttgart
Sally Maynard Loughborough University
Anthony McDonald Texas A&M University
Fintan McGee Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Mark McGill University of Glasgow
David McGookin Aalto University
Brian McInnis Cornell University
Tom McWilliams MIT AgeLab
Valerian Meijering Jaguar Land Rover
David Miller Stanford University
Sachi Mizobuchi Huawei Technologies
Brian Mok Stanford University
Dylan Moore Stanford University
Peter Mörtl Virtual Vehicle
Frederik Naujoks BMW
Michael Nees Lafayette College
Bajgar Ondrej IBM
Tomas Ondrej IBM
Sanna Pampel University of Nottingham
Ingrid Pettersson Chalmers University
Brandon Pitts Purdue University
Frank Pollick University of Glasgow
Natalie Richardson TU Munich
Andreas Riegler University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Phillip Roberts Georgia Institute of Technology
Sonja Rümelin BMW
Rufat Rzayev University of Stuttgart
Andreas Sackl Austrian Institute of Technology
Davide Salanitri University of Nottingham
Siby Samuel University of Waterloo
Ben Sawyer Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clemens Schartmüller Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Bobbie Seppelt Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gözel Shakeri University of Glasgow
John Shutko Ford Motor Company
Srinath Sibi Stanford University
Gurjyot Singh Here Technologies
Lee Skrypchuk Jaguar Land Rover
Missy Smith Virginia Tech
Patrick Stahl University of Toronto
Veronika Stankovianska IBM
Jason Sterkenburg Michigan Technological University
Tim Claudius Stratmann University of Oldenburg
Rachel Stuck Georgia Institute of Technology
Henrik Svensson University of Skövde
Stavros Tasoudis Brunel University
Sarah-Kristin Thiel Aarhus University
Brianna Tomlinson Georgia Institute of Technology
Bethan Topliss University of Nottingham
Sandra Trösterer University of Salzburg
Remo van der Heiden Utrecht University
Vindhya Venkatraman Battelle
Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons TU Berlin
Tamara von Sawitzky Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Garrett Weinberg Apple
David Weir Apple
Philipp Wintersberger Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Li Xiaomeng Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland
Fei Yan Ulm University
Yu Zhang DENSO International America