Full Papers & Notes

Quick Facts – Full Papers

  • Submission template: ACM SIGCHI format ( LaTeX templateWord template)
  • Submission format: 8 pages for paper, 4 pages for notes.
  • Online Submission: EasyChair conference submission system
  • Chairs: Susanne Boll, Gary Burnett, Joe Gabbard, Paul Green, and Sebastian Osswald
  • Contact by e-mail: papers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)auto-ui.org
  • 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 on Conference Proceedings (USB stick) and we plan to secure publication in the ACM Digital Library

Details – Full Papers and Notes

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). Submit your work using the EasyChair conference submission system. Authors are also encouraged to submit an accompanying video. Proposals may concern fundamental research on interface use, product evaluation, theories of human interaction, the adoption of new technology, or aspects of driver interfaces relevant to this conference. A more detailed list of topics is on the bottom of the AutomotiveUI ’16 home page.

Submission Evaluation Criteria

Papers will be selected using a modified single blind review process. The reviewers will know the names of the authors (because they will be on the submission), but the reviewers will remain anonymous. After the initial reviewers (usually three per paper or note, selected from papers and posters committee list) make their recommendation, the final decision will be made jointly by the general chair and four program chairs. Submissions are rated on two scales, overall evaluation (-2=strong reject to +2 strong accept) and reviewer’s confidence (0=none to 4=high). All accepted papers and posters will be included in the conference proceedings, we plan to secure publication 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 in the with audio condition will be 300 ms less than the without 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.  There often is no space in a poster to make this link.
  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 must cite 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 their 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

Full paper / note authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on July 22, 2016. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, 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. 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.

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 with accepted papers will have exactly 15 minutes to present and authors of accepted notes will have exactly 10 minutes. There will be about 5 minutes for discussions after each presentation.

If you are the first presenter, the timing will start when the session begins, so make sure your presentation is loaded and ready to go before the session starts.  If you are a subsequent presenter, go to the podium while the previous presenter is answering questions and have your presentation on screen immediately after their allotted total time (20 or 15 minutes) has ended.

Authors are required to present their work in a scheduled session with other AutomotiveUI papers and notes. Papers/notes whose authors do not present their paper may be removed from the proceedings and the digital library.

After the Conference

Accepted full papers / notes will be included in the conference proceedings and we plan to secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.

AutomotiveUI 2016 Paper Co-Chairs:

  • Susanne Boll, Computer Science, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Gary Burnett, Human Factors Research Group, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Joe Gabbard, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, US
  • Paul Green, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, US
  • Sebastian Osswald, Audi AG, Germany

For further information, please contact the paper co-chairs at papers(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)auto-ui.org.

Papers Committee

  • tbd