Workshop Proposals

Quick Facts – Workshop Proposals

  • Submission deadline:  June 2, 2017 extended to June 14, 2017
  • Decision notification: June 28, 2017  June 30, 2107
  • Camera-ready: July 10, 2017, extended to July 21, 2017
  • Submission format: maximum 6 pages + additional pages for the short author or presenter biographies (updated on May, 31th c.f. below)
  • Submission template: ACM SIGCHI 2016 Extended Abstract format  (updated on May, 31th c.f. below)
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information
  • Submissions:
  • Chairs: Lewis Chuang and Sebastian Feuerstack
  • Contact by email: workshops2017(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
  • 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.
  • The organizers of the workshops will be expected to attend their own workshops.
  • After the Conference: Publication of workshop proposals/descriptions in the Adjunct Proceedings; Publication of participants’ workshop position papers and presentations will be at the organizers’ discretion (typically this is done via a workshop homepage)

What is a Workshop or Tutorial?

A workshop is a meeting to address a topic of common interest to a subset of AutoUI attendees. For example, previous workshops have addressed natural user interfaces, situational awareness, and autonomous vehicles. Workshops are typically 4 hours (morning: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m; afternoon: 2 p.m. to 6.p.m). Upon request, workshops may also be full day (8 hours). Workshops may include keynotes, hands-on activities, practice sessions, group discussions, and panel discussions.  The intent is to develop a common understanding of research questions or methods, share different approaches to common questions, or serve to build a new research community. Workshops can, but are not required to, include solicited position papers and presentations.

A Tutorial is a session in which specific material is taught, either by one person or several people. For example, previous tutorials have addressed automotive user design standards, ambient notification prototyping, eye-tracking and EEG methods. It is typically a half day class (i.e. 4 hours) but can also be a full-day class (i.e. 8 hours).

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):

  • Design Thinking and maker spaces for HMIs
  • User Evaluation and Measurements (e.g., UX, reaction times, eye-tracking)
  • User Modelling
  • Field studies (frameworks, best-practices, international issues, ethics, etc.)
  • Automotive HMI design
  • Multi-modal HMIs (incl. speech, gesture, natural interaction)
  • Simulator studies (frameworks, best-practices, scenario development, etc.)
  • Integration of personal mobile computing devices into the automotive eco-system
  • Standards, norms and guidelines for automotive user-interfaces
  • Usage and user experience aspects of autonomous driving
  • Novel information displays

In addition to individuals and groups proposing workshops and tutorials on their own initiative, the workshop/tutorials chairs might be able to “matchmake” potential contributors with similar interests.  Those with ideas for those topics should contact the workshop/tutorial chairs directly.

Submissions Content

Workshop/tutorial proposals must be submitted as 6-page manuscripts + additional pages (as needed) for the short organizer and presenter biographies.  Please use the ACM SIGCHI 2016 Extended Abstract format  (updated May, 31th, if you have already everything prepared with the old template, just submit it and we will the request you to change it to the new one for the camera-ready version).

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? How does this advance the state-of-the-art?
  • 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 advance a topic of interest to AutoUI attendees and, ideally, to arrive at a formal statement (e.g., roadmap)
  • If a tutorial, it educates attendees on a relevant topic (e.g., research methods, techniques, or tools).
  • 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 peer reviewed by two members of the PC and selected based upon their content, the organizers qualifications, and logistical constraints. Preference will be given to proposals that make a strong statement on:

  • Identifying new topics that have not addressed in previous years
  • Stimulating discussions on controversial topics
  • Progress from topics of previous years, given recent research and technological developments

Accepted workshops will be advertised with the organizers names. Thus, we expect all organizers of accepted proposals to be present at the workshop. Please inform the workshop chairs prior to submission, if this is otherwise expected.

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 (220V)
  • Internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request.

Program Committee

  • Stefan Brandenburg, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
  • Sebastian Feuerstack, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany
  • Nicola Fricke, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Christiane Glatz, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
  • Anja Katharina Huemer, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Klas Ihme, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Nina Kauffmann, BMW, Austria
  • Fabio Tango, CRF, Italy
  • Dirk Schnelle-Walka, Harman, Germany
  • Bertram Wortelen, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
  • Sebastian Feuerstack, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Germany

For further information, please contact the workshop & tutorial co-chairs at workshops2017(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)