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Conference Program

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October 17th: Workshops & Tutorials


Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Portsmouth Harbor Events
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
09.00 - 12.00
14.00 - 17.00
17:30 - 20:00
UNH Driving Simulator Lab Visit

Lunch will be served at 12:00 in workshop rooms.
Refreshments will be served during the UNH Driving Simulator Lab Visit


October 18th: Main Conference Day 1


Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
09.00 - 09.30
Welcome + Intro
09.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.30
14.30 - 16.00
Poster Session 1 (Full Papers with 1-min madness, coffee)
16.00 - 17.00
18.00 - 21.00
Reception (sponsored by Toyota CSRC)


October 19th: Main Conference Day 2


Friday, October 19th, 2012
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
08.30 - 09.30
09:30 - 10.30
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.30
Women's Luncheon
13.30 - 14.00
Industrial Showcase
14.00 - 15.30
Poster Session 2 (Work in Progress and Demos with 1-min madness, coffee)
15.30 - 16.30
16.30 - 17.00
Closing Remarks




Keynote Speech

Paul A. Green

Driver Interface Group
Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
University of Michigan

Speech Topic: Using Standards to Improve the Replicability and Applicability of Driver Interface Research

Short bio: Dr. Paul Green is a Research Professor in the Driver Interface Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and the School of Information. He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Drexel University, 1972, Philadelphia, PA-where he grew up), and three degrees from The University of Michigan (M.S.E. - Industrial and Operations Engineering - 1974; M.A. - Psychology - 1979; joint Ph.D. - Industrial & Operations Engineering and Psychology - 1979).


Session 1: Driver Distraction

Session Chair: Chris Monk, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

An Exploratory Study on the Impact of Typeface Design in a Text Rich User Interface on Off-Road Glance Behavior
Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler, Ying Wang, Alea Mehler, Hale McAnulty, Erin McKissick, Joseph F. Coughlin, Steve Matteson, Vladimir Levantovsky, David Gould, Nadine Chahine, Geoff Greve

Evaluating the Distraction Potential of Connected Vehicles
Joonbum Lee,John D. Lee,Dario D. Salvucci

Designing Browsing for In-Car Music Player - Effects of Touch Screen Scrolling Techniques, Items Per Page and Screen Orientation on Driver Distraction
Annegret Lasch, Tuomo Kujala


Session 2: Models

Session Chair: Garrett Weinberg, Nuance

Predicting Information Technology Usage in the Car: Towards a Car Technology Acceptance
Sebastian Osswald, Daniela Wurhofer, Sandra Trösterer, Elke Beck, Manfred Tscheligi

Standardizing Model-Based In-Vehicle Infotainment Development in the German Automotive Industry
Steffen Hess, Anne Gross, Andreas Maier, Marius Orfgen, Gerrit Meixner

Effect of Performance Feedback (or Lack Thereof) on Driver Calibration
Shannon Roberts, William J. Horrey, Yulan Liang


Session 3: Visual / Audio


Session Chair: Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg

How Can We Design 3D Auditory Interfaces Which Enhance Traffic Safety for Chinese Drivers?
Min Juan Wang, Yi Ci Li, Fang Chen

Graded Auditory Warnings During In-vehicle Use: Using Sound to Guide Drivers Without Additional Noise
Johan Fagerlönn, Stefan Lindberg, Anna Sirkka

Is Stereoscopic 3D a Better Choice for Information Representation in the Car?
Nora Broy, Elisabeth André, Albrecht Schmidt


Session 4: Driver-Vehicle Interface

Session Chair: Jeff Greenberg, Ford

Use of Brain Computer Interface to Drive: Preliminary Results
Deanna Hood, Damian Joseph, Andry Rakotonirainy, Sridha Sridharan, Clinton Fookes

The Social Car: New Interactive Vehicular Applications Derived from Social Media and Urban Informatics
Ronald Schroeter, Andry Rakotonirainy, Marcus Foth

Hand Gesture-based Visual User Interface for Infotainment
Eshed Ohn-Bar, Cuong Tran, Mohan Trivedi

Exploring the Back of the Steering Wheel: Text Input with Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road
Martin Murer, David Wilfinger, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Sebastian Osswald, Manfred Tscheligi


Session 5: Navigation

Session Chair: Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart

'Get off your car!' - Studying the User Requirements of In-Vehicle Intermodal Routing Services
Peter Froehlich, Matthias Baldauf, Stefan Suette, Dietmar Schabus, Ulrich Lehner, Marko Jandrisits, Alexander Paier

Improving Navigation Support by Taking Care of Drivers' Situational Needs
Daniel Münter, Anna Kötteritzsch, Tobias Islinger, Thorsten Köhler, Christian Wolff, Jürgen Ziegler

Navigation to Multiple Local Transportation Futures: Cross-Interrogating Remembered and Recorded Drives
Alexandra Zafiroglu, Jennifer Healey, Timothy Plowman


Session 6: Multimodal Interaction

Session Chair: Peter Froehlich, FTW

On the Design and Evaluation of Robust Head Pose for Visual User Interfaces: Algorithms, Databases, and Comparisons
Sujitha Martin, Ashish Tawari, Erik Murphy‐Chutorian, Shinko Y. Cheng, Mohan Trivedi

Multimodal Interaction in the Car - Combining Speech and Gestures on the Steering Wheel
Bastian Pfleging, Stefan Schneegass, Albrecht Schmidt

Cross-Cultural Differences in the Use of In-vehicle Technologies and Vehicle Area Network Services: Austria, USA, and South Korea
Myounghoon Jeon, Andreas Riener, Ju-Hwan Lee, Jonathan Schuett, Bruce N.Walker


Session 7: Workload and Demand

Session Chair: Jacques Terken, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Exploring Differences in the Impact of Auditory and Visual Demands on Driver Behavior
Yan Yang, Bryan Reimer, Bruce Mehler, Alan Wong, Mike McDonald

Impact of Word Error Rate on Driving Performance while Dictating Short Texts
Martin Labský, Jan Cuřín, Tomáš Macek, Jan Kleindienst, Ladislav Kunc, Hoi Young, Ann Thyme‐Gobbel, Holger Quast

Exploring the Effects of Size and Luminance of Visual Targets on the Pupillary Light Reflex
Andrew Kun, Oskar Palinko, Ivan Razumenić

Defining Workload in the Context of Driver State Detection and HMI Evaluation
Bruce Mehler, Bryan Reimer, Marin Zec


Poster Session 1 (fully peer reviewed and regularly accepted
full/short papers)

Session Chair: Dan McGehee, University of Iowa

Task Analysis of Vehicle Entry and Backing
Yuqing Wu, Linda Ng Boyle, Daniel V. McGehee, Linda S. Angell, James Foley

Development of an Automotive User Interface Design Knowledge System
Hao Tan,Yi Zhu,Jianghong Zhao

'FaceLight' - Potentials and Drawbacks of Thermal Imaging to Infer Driver Stress
Bernhard Anzengruber, Andreas Riener

Driver-Vehicle Confluence or How to Control Your Car in Future?
Andreas Riener

Trip Experience Sampling: Assessing Driver Experience In The Field
Alexander Meschtscherjakov, David Wilfinger, Sebastian Osswald, Nicole Gridling, Manfred Tscheligi

Road Type Classification through Data Mining
Phillip Taylor, Sarabjot Singh Anand, Nathan Griffiths, Fatimah Adamu‐Fika, Alain Dunoyer, Thomas Popham

Multimodal Reference Resolution for Mobile Spatial Interaction in Urban Environments
Mohammad Mehdi Moniri, Christian Müller

Physical and Spiritual Proximity: Linking CAR2X Communication with Online Social Networks
Monika Mitrevska, Sandro Castronovo, Angela Mahr, Christian Müller

Detection Response Tasks: How Do Different Settings Compare?
Antonia S. Conti, Carsten Dlugosch, Klaus Bengler

Heart Rate Measures Reflect the Interaction of Low Mental Workload and Fatigue during Driving Simulation
Udo Trutschel, Christian Heinze, Bill Sirois, Martin Golz, David Sommer, David Edwards

M2M Gossip: Why Might We Want Cars to Talk About Us?
Jennifer Healey, Chieh‐Chih Wang, Andreas Dopfer, Chung‐Che Yu

Pedal Misapplications by Older Drivers Induced by Difficulty with Inhibition Function
Takahiko Kimura,Kazumitsu Shinohara

Information Analysis and Presentation based on Cyber Physical System for Automobiles
Kazunari Nawa, Naiwala P. Chandrasiri, Tadashi Yanagihara, Kentarao Oguchi

Are 5 Buttons Enough: Destination Input on Touchscreen Keyboards
David Wilfinger,Martin Murer,Manfred Tscheligi


Poster Session 2: Work in Progress




Situation-Aware Personalization of Automotive User Interfaces 
Sandro Rodriguez Garzon

COPE1 – Taking Control over EV Range
Anders Lundström and Cristian Bogdan




A Layout-based Estimation of Presentation Complexity 
Christoph Endres, Michael Feld, Christian Müller

Brain Sensing with fNIRS in the Car
Erin Treacy Solovey, Bruce Mehler, and Bryan Reimer

In-Vehicle Natural Interaction based on Electromyography  
Francesco Carrino, Stefano Carrino, Maurizio Caon, Leonardo Angelini, Omar Abou Khaled, Elena Mugellini

Driving Infotainment App: Gamification of Performance Driving 
Chuan Shi, Hae Jin Lee, Jason Kurczak, and Alison Lee

Effects of Audio Cues for Song Searching Task on Cell Phone While Driving
Thomas M Gable, Bruce N Walker, and Haifa R Moses

Simulator-based Evaluation on the Impact of Visual Complexity and Speed on Driver’s Cognitive Load
Christoph Endres, Rafael Math, and Daniel Braun

Towards a simple city driving simulator based on Speed Dreams and OSM
Tigran Avanesov, Nicolas Louveton, Roderick McCall, Vincent Koenig, and Martin Kracheel

Speech Dialog Generation from Graphical UIs of Nomadic Devices and the Integration into an Automotive HMI
Sven Reichel, Ute Ehrlich, Michael Weber




The tutorial session is single track and will run in parallel with the workshops. The aim is to give newcomers to the field (such as new students and researchers hired into a project) a solid introduction to automotive UIs by the people who have contributed original research. The following tutorials will be offered:

Time Topic Lecturer
09.00 - 09.45
T0: Introduction to Automotive UIs
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart
09.45 - 10.45
T1: In-vehicle speech interaction
Garrett Weinberg, Nuance
10:45 - 11:15
coffee break
11.15 - 12.15
T2: Driver distraction
Bryan Reimer, MIT AgeLab
12.15 - 13.30
lunch break
13.30 - 14.30
T3: In-vehicle UI and standards
Paul Green, UMTRI
14.30 - 15.30
T4: Location in the automotive context
Adam Duran, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
15.30 - 16.00
coffee break
16.00 - 17.00
T5: UX design for vehicles
Manfred Tscheligi, Salzburg University


The tutorials T1-T5 will include 45 minutes of presentation and about 15 minutes for discussion. T0, the introduction to automotive UIs, will be 45 minutes.



AutomotiveUI‘12 will host 6 workshops on Wednesday, October 17th. For submission deadlines please see workshop websites below.


W1: AutoNUI 2012: The Second Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces


Abstract:Natural user interfaces—generally gesture and speech interaction—are an increasingly hot topic in research and are already being applied in a multitude of commercial products. Most use cases currently involve consumer electronics devices like smart phones, tablets, TV sets, game consoles, or large-screen tabletop computers.

Motivated by the latest results in those areas, our vision is to apply natural user interfaces, for example gesture and conversational speech interaction, to the automotive domain as well. This integration might on one hand reduce driver distraction in certain cases and on the other hand might allow the design of new user experiences for infotainment and entertainment systems.

The goal of this workshop is to explore the design space of natural multi-modal automotive user interfaces and to continue the fruitful discussions held at the 1st Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces from AutomotiveUI ’11 in Salzburg, Austria. We would like to analyze where and how new interaction techniques can be integrated into the car.


Bastian Pfleging - University of Stuttgart
Tanja Döring - University of Bremen
Ignacio Alvarez - Clemson University
Matthias Kranz - Luleå University of Technology
Garrett Weinberg - Nuance Communications
Jennifer Healey - Intel


W2: CLW 2012: The Second Workshop on Cognitive Load and In-Vehicle Human-Machine Interaction


Abstract: Interactions with in-vehicle electronic devices can interfere with the primary task of driving. The concept of cognitive load helps us understand the extent to which these interactions interfere with the driving task and how this interference can be mitigated. The workshop will address cognitive load estimation and management for both driving and interactions with in-vehicle systems, and will also endeavor to provide guidance on problems, goals, hypotheses and approaches for future research in this area.


Andrew L. Kun - University of New Hampshire
Bryan Reimer - AgeLab, MIT
Peter Froehlich - Telecommunications Research Center (FTW)
Peter A. Heeman - Oregon Health & Science University
Tim Paek -Microsoft Research
W. Thomas Miller, III - University of New Hampshire
Paul A. Green - Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan
Ivan Tashev - Microsoft Research
Shamsi Iqbal - Microsoft Research
Dagmar Kern - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH


W3: Electric Vehicle Information Systems - Challenges and Chances of E-Mobility


Abstract: What would the interaction with an automotive user interface in an electric vehicle (EV) be like? In this workshop, we will discuss how electric vehicle information systems (EVIS) and car interiors can be designed to meet challenges inherent in the development process of electric vehicles like e.g. range anxiety, energy recovery/recharging or automated driving. In accordance with the fundamental changes shown in today’s EV concepts, we address the challenge of rethinking in-car interaction as well as car interior design to overcome traditional implementation habits and see how EVs differ from contemporary cars. We want to open up the stage for new interaction techniques and flexible interior designs that embrace the future requirements of EVs.


Sebastian Osswald - University of Salzburg
Sebastian Loehmann - University of Munich
Daniel Gleyzes - TUM CREATE
Klaus Bengler - Technische Universität München
Andreas Butz - University of Munich
Manfred Tscheligi - University of Salzburg


W4: The Social Car (socially-inspired C2X interaction)


Abstract: This workshop aims at discussing the  potential of cars' socializing one with the  other (similar to how  humans are exchanging information), and not just translating the Internet of things (IoT)  paradigm into the car domain. With the introduction of the concept of "social cars" we attempt to make a blueprint of next generation in-vehicle technologies.

This is different  from what the  Internet  of things (IoT) community is talking about in the  sense that IoT is  sufficient if it has its own ID that could be  passively  identifiable, whereas  social cars  have  more autonomous  capability, so they  could serve  as a more  active and even interactive social being.

The central objective is to provoke an active  debate on the adequacy of the concept  of socializing  cars, addressing  questions such as who can communicate what, when, how, and why? To tackle these questions we would like to  invite  researchers to  take part in  an in-depth discussion of this timely, relevant, and important field of investigation."


Andreas Riener - University of Linz
Myounghoon Jeon - Michigan Tech
Andrea Gaggioli - Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Anind K. Dey - Carnegie Mellon University


W5: Human Factors for Connected Vehicles: Planned Research and Guideline Development Activities


Abstract: The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Connected Vehicle program includes a human factors research component (Human Factors for Connected Vehicles, or HFCV) that will examine ways to increase safety and reduce the frequency of crashes caused by driver distraction. A key outcome of the HFCV program will be a set of guidelines for the development of the driver-vehicle interfaces (DVIs) of Connected Vehicles. This workshop will provide an overview of the DOTs HFCV program, review key research studies underway to support the program, describe the process of developing design guidelines for the HFCV program, and identify opportunities for industry stakeholders to participate in the effort.


John L. Campbell - Battelle, Seattle, WA
Christian M. Richard - Battelle, Seattle, WA
Monica G. Lichty - Battelle, Seattle, WA
James W. Jenness - Westat
Neil D. Lerner - Westat
Zachary R. Doerzaph - Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Christian Jerome - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


W6: We are not there yet: Enhancing the "Routine Drives" Experience


Abstract: Grand Theft Auto and The Italian Job might be the most exciting things that we currently experience in driving. Day in and out driving is mundane, repetitive and highly routinely. Through our ethnographic research, performed in Germany, Brazil, and China, we have identified several design opportunities in the area of future automotive user interfaces. In this workshop we open the doors to explore the ‘Routine Drives’ experience space. This research, together with statistical information about driving patterns, as well automotive technology trends makes exploring this space in a new light highly relevant. Through hands-on activities, presentations, and discussions, we would like to investigate such space with practitioner and academic peers in order to make the boring and mundane attractive, entertaining and engaging.


Carlos Montesinos - Intel Corporation
Dalila Szostak - Intel Corporation