Workshops & Tutorials

Accepted Workshops & Position Papers

For details about accepted workshops / tutorials and instructions on how to prepare and submit workshop position papers, please have a look at the workshop overview page. For submission deadlines for a specific workshop, please have a look at the individual workshop website!

Quick Facts – Workshop Proposals

  • Submission format: 4 pages
  • Submission template: ACM SIGCHI two-column format (LaTeX template, Word template)
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information
  • Submissions: EasyChair
  • Chairs:Alexander Meschtscherjakov and Peter Fröhlich
  • Contact by email: workshops(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
  • At the Conference: Workshops will typically have a length of a half-day (4 hours, morning or afternoon), tutorials may be half-day (4 hours) or full-day (8 hours). Workshops and tutorials are free of charge to all those who have registered for the main conference, with preferences being indicated on the registration form. Admission to workshops and tutorials is on a first-come, first-served basis due to room sizes
  • After the Conference: Publication of workshop proposals/descriptions in the Adjunct Proceedings; Publication of participants’ workshop position papers and presentations is up to the workshop organizers (typically this is done via a workshop homepage)

What is a Workshop or Tutorial?

A workshop is a meeting to address some topic of common interest to a subset of those attending the AutoUI conference. Workshops will typically have a length of 4 hours either in the morning between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or in the afternoon between 2 p.m. and 6.p.m. Upon request, workshops may also be full day (8 hours). Workshops may include hands-on activities, practice sessions, group discussions, and panel discussions.  Topics of previous workshops have included natural user interfaces, cognitive workload, and autonomous vehicles. The intent may be to develop a common understanding of research questions or methods, share different approaches to common questions, or serve other purposes. Typically, multiple people are involved in proposing workshops.  Workshops can but are not required to include solicited position papers and presentations.

Tutorial is a session in which specific material is to be taught, either by one person or several people. It is typically a half day class (i.e. 4 hours) but can also be a full-day class (i.e. 8 hours).  An example from the past was a tutorial on automotive user interface design standards.

The topic of submissions to the workshop and tutorial category must fit into the general topics and goals of the conference. Nonetheless, the following topics are of strategic need to the AutoUI community and submissions tackling these topics are especially welcome (in alphabetical order):

  • Cognitive load, distraction and attention measurement methods
  • Design Thinking and maker spaces for HMIs
  • Eye-tracking in the automotive context
  • Field studies (frameworks, methods, best-practices, international issues, ethics, etc.)
  • Introduction to automotive HMI design
  • Multi-modal HMIs (incl. speech, gesture, natural interaction)
  • Simulator studies (frameworks, methods, best-practices, scenario development, etc.)
  • Smartphone integration into the automotive eco-system (Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, etc.)
  • Standards, norms and guidelines for automotive user-interfaces
  • Usage and user experience aspects of autonomous driving

In addition to individuals and groups proposing workshops and tutorials on their own initiative, the workshop/tutorials chairs will be soliciting presenters.  Those with ideas for those topics should contact the workshop/tutorial chairs.

Submissions Content

Workshop/tutorial proposals must be submitted as 4-page (maximum) manuscripts following the ACM SIGCHI 2016 format: LaTeX templateWord template

Proposals must contain the following:

  • Type of submission: workshop or tutorial
  • Goal and topics of the workshop and how they match the conference goals and topics
  • Outcome of the workshop/tutorial – What will be different after the workshop/tutorial?
  • Proposal for the schedule (including if it should be a half-day or full day workshop or tutorial)
  • Organizer and presenter biographies
  • Expected attendance (max. numbers of attendees are 40 for each workshop or tutorial)
  • Supported needed (furniture, power, hardware and software, etc.).

Selection Criteria

In selecting workshops and tutorials, the following will be considered:

  • The topic is compatible with the conference goals and conference topics on the conference goals page.
  • If a workshop, it allows attendees to reach agreement or advance some topic of interest to AutoUI attendees.
  • If a tutorial, it educates attendees on a topic about which they need to know or want to know.
  • The workshop/tutorial engages attendees, an important distinction from a paper.
  • The workshop/tutorial be completed in the time frame allowed (4 or 8 hours) and effectively utilizes that time to cover a topic in depth.
  • The workshop/tutorial only requires facilities and equipment that are available or the sponsors will provide.
  • The workshop/tutorial will attract enough attendees to fill the available space.

Workshops are not meant to be “mini-conferences” with purely frontal presentations, but they should foster focused discussions to advance a certain specified topic.

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the workshop and tutorial chairs, and selected based upon their content, the organizer and presenter qualifications, and logistical constraints.

Equipment and Resources

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

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 poster board with enough space left for one A0-sized poster in portrait orientation
  • power (110V, 60 Hz AC)
  • Internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request.

AutomotiveUI 2016 Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs

For further information, please contact the workshop & tutorial co-chairs at workshops(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)