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Important notice: The deadline for full and short papers has been extended to June 8th, 2013, 23:59 PST!
New extension: The deadline for full and short papers has been extended to June 25th, 2013, 23:59 PST!

AutomotiveUI '13 invites submissions in the following categories:

  1. Full and short papers (submission deadline: June 1st, 2013 June 8th, 2013, 23:59 PST June 25th, 2013, 23:59 PST)
  2. Workshops and Tutorials (submission deadline: July 7th, 2013 July 17th, 2013)
  3. Work-in-progress & Interactive Demos (submission deadline: September 8th, 2013)
  4. Industrial Showcase (submission deadline: September 8th, 2013)
  5. Doctoral colloquium (submission deadline: September 8th, 2013)

1) Full and short papers

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 4 or 8 pages long, formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format (you can find more information here). 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 (September 25th) 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: June 1st, 2013 June 8th, 2013, 23:59 PST June 25th, 2013, 23:59 PST
Notification: July 14th,2013 July 25, 2013
Camera-ready: August 18th, 2013 August 22, 2013

Contact & Further Information:

2) Workshops and Tutorials

Workshops provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss themes of common interest in a less formal setting. We are open to all topic areas, but do encourage workshop proposals covering emerging and future trends in the field. The proposed workshop should consider topics that can move the field forward and suggest promising new research directions. The criteria, reviewing and acceptance will be handled by the workshop organizers.

Tutorials provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the state of the art both about theory, methods and concepts relating to the areas addressed by the Automotive UI conference. We invite proposals for tutorials from researchers and experienced practitioners.

Workshop and Tutorial proposals should be submitted as 4 page (maximum) write-ups. We accept proposals for full day (~6 hours) or half day (3-4 hours, morning or afternoon) workshops and tutorials. Please format your proposal according to the ACM SIGCHI format (more information here). Accepted workshops and tutorials are publicized as part of the conference. Participation in workshops and tutorials is only open to people who register for the main conference (participation itself is free of charge).

Workshop proposals must contain the following:

  • general goal of the workshop
  • name, email address, and affiliation of the presenter(s). Note that each listed presenter should be registered and present at 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 can be captured and retained in a meaningful way
  • (short) organizer biographies


Tutorial proposals must contain the following:

  • tutorial title and length
  • name, email address, and affiliation of the presenter(s). Note that each listed presenter should be registered and present at the tutorial
  • detailed outline of the tutorial, along with descriptions of the objectives, its relevance to Automotive UI, and course materials/handouts
  • target audience level (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite knowledge or skills, if any
  • history of prior tutorials delivered by the presenter(s)


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

Submissions should be made by sending them directly to

Submission deadline: July 7th, 2013 July 17th, 2013
Notification: July 21st, 2013

3) Work-in-progress and Interactive Demos

Work-in-progress and interactive demos should report on ongoing or late-breaking work, or include research prototypes that can generate discussions and demonstrations with the other conference participants. The format for this track is a 2-page abstract that, if accepted, will appear in the adjunct proceedings of the conference. In addition to the abstract, authors are also encouraged to submit an accompanying video. Participants in this track will present their work in a poster / demonstration session and have one minute each to introduce their posters to the conference audience.

The demonstration submissions must also include a separate appendix or video describing in detail the elements of the demonstration, the technical requirements of the demonstration (required visual and acoustical settings, space requirements, the power supply needed, networking options, etc.).

Please format your abstract according to ACM SIGCHI format templates (more information here).

If your abstract is accepted, 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 in the adjunct conference proceedings.

Submissions (abstract, poster supplement) should be made by sending them directly to
Submissions should be made using the conference submission system provided at

Submission deadline: September 8th, 2013
Notification: September 22nd, 2013
Final version: October 6th, 2013

4) Industrial Showcase

We encourage submissions from industry that showcase recent developments, new ideas, new intellectual property, demonstrations and prototypes, tools, or any other contribution of industrial relevance. The goal is to discuss the industry's viewpoints, needs and activities and to close the gap between research and practice. Submissions are not bound to any specific format. As a default, please use the format for Work-in-progress and interactive demos, but we are happy to discuss alternative ways to submit and to present your piece.

Industrial showcase pieces will appear in the adjunct proceedings, which will be published electronically on the conference website.

Submissions must be made by sending them directly to

Submission deadline: September 8th, 2013
Notification: September 22nd, 2013
Final version: October 6th, 2013

5) Doctoral Colloquium

This year we offer a special moderated session to PhD students (half a day, parallel to workshops/tutorials) where they can present their research ideas (at a very early stage, i.e. before digging very deep into a topic) and get feedback about the appropriateness of their idea/topic/research approach, etc. The doctoral colloquium specifically addresses PhD students in their early days.

The AutomotiveUI 2013 Doctoral Consortium aims at bringing together 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. It is scheduled prior to the main conference program on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

The topics of the AutomotiveUI 2013 doctoral colloquium are the ones of the main conference, including

  • new concepts for (multi-modal) in-car user interfaces,
  • input/output while driving, interaction with navigation systems,
  • valuation and benchmarking of in-car user interfaces,
  • assistive technology in the vehicular context,
  • methods, tools, standards for automotive user interface research,
  • detecting and estimating user intentions, cognitive load, distraction
  • subliminal techniques for workload reduction,
  • biometrics and physiological sensors as a user interface component,
  • applications and user interfaces for inter-vehicle communication,
  • in-car gaming and entertainment,
  • different user groups and user group characteristics,
  • in-situ studies of automotive user interface approaches,
  • driving safety research using real vehicles and simulator studies.



The AutomotiveUI 2013 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.

Travel Grants

We intend to provide travel grants to allow more students to take part in the DC; 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.

Submission format

Submissions must be single-author, but the name of the supervisor should also be mentioned within the paper. The language of the colloquium is English and all submitted materials must be also in English. Research students wishing to apply for the DC should submit up to 5 pages inclu- ding figure, references, and a 100 word abstract using the format of the main conference (ACM SIGCHI two column page layout; available here).

The position statement should:

  • clearly formulate the research question,
  • 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 DC).

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

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the doctoral colloquium program committee. Please send applications (position statement, biographical sketch) as soon as possible but no later than September 8, 2013 to Andreas Riener, Doctoral Colloquium Chair at Should you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Andreas any time (at the same address).

Doctoral Colloquium Panelists