Call for Papers

Quick Facts

AutomotiveUI Papers are archival publications of original research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and automotive user interfaces (AutomotiveUI).

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: anonymized, 6-10 pages in the ACM SIGCHI format with a maximum 150 word abstract. References do not count toward the page limit.

Word templateDownload
LaTeX template (use proceedings.tex): Download
Please make sure to use proceedings.tex not the extended-abstract.tex

Selection process: Refereed

Chairs: Bruce Walker and Peter Fröhlich

Important Dates

All deadlines are AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.

  • Submission deadline (extended): May 7
  • Decision notification: June 29
  • Camera-ready version: July 20
  • Conference: September 23-25

At the Conference: Authors will be notified about the presentation format selected for their paper, which can either be a 10-minute frontal presentation or a poster presentation. The presentation format during the conference will not make a difference with regard to their placement in the proceedings and the ACM digital library.

After the Conference: All accepted papers are accessible in the conference proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library.


Message from the AutomotiveUI Program Chairs

AutomotiveUI Papers are refereed publications of original research on interface use, product evaluation, theories of human interaction, the adoption of new technology, or aspects of driver interfaces relevant to this conference. AutomotiveUI Papers are read and cited worldwide and have a broad impact on the development of theory, method, and practice in this domain.

Authors must present accepted Papers at the AutomotiveUI conference. Accepted manuscripts appear in the AutomotiveUI Proceedings, which is listed in the ACM Digital Library. The ACM Digital Library includes a mechanism to enable authors to provide perpetual free public access to their papers. See below for details.

Accepted Papers may come from any area of AutomotiveUI activity: academia or industry; science, engineering, or craft; analysis or design. Acceptance is highly competitive: all accepted Papers will score highly on innovation, contribution, and quality of thought and writing. Submit your best work!

Bruce Walker and Peter Fröhlich

Further details

Prepare and Submit

Authors are invited to submit papers that are 6 - 10 pages formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format. In line with many other SIGCHI conferences, references do not count towards the page limit.

  1. For paper submissions, please use the following template:
        ○ Word template: Download
        ○ LaTeX template
    (please use “proceedings.tex”: Download

  2. Write and format your Paper. Your submission must be original; it cannot be published or be under concurrent review elsewhere. If you make multiple submissions to Automotive 2018 Papers, they should be distinct from each other. This restriction applies even if the overlap in review timelines between AutomotiveUI and another venue is just a few days or a few hours, and even if it is your intention to withdraw the submission from the other venues as soon as it is accepted by one of them. This restriction also applies even if the other venue allows simultaneous submission. We will make every effort to identify simultaneous submissions, and AutomotiveUI reviewers are often familiar with the papers under review at other related conferences and journals; as such, submissions that are substantially similar run the risk of being rejected by AutomotiveUI and the other venues on grounds of duplication alone.

    Papers must have a length of 6 to 10 pages. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a submission relative to its length, so papers with a length disproportional to their contribution will be rejected. In exceptional cases, the authors may be requested to shorten papers for the camera ready stage. References do not count toward the mentioned length of 6-10 pages. Page length includes figures, appendices, and an abstract of less than 150 words. Submissions that exceed these limits will be rejected.

    Papers need to be anonymized for blind review. We use a relaxed model that does not attempt to conceal all traces of identity from the body of the paper. However, you do need to completely remove identifying information from the title/header area of the paper, and also make sure that it does not appear in the document’s meta-data. Citations to your own previous work must NOT be anonymized, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account. We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors’ discretion.

    Please have a look at the overall submission topics of AutomotiveUI ’18 or contact the program chairs if you are unsure whether your submission fits to the conference.

    Also, please have a look at the following resources:

  3. Prepare supplementary material (optional). Your submission may be accompanied by a short video or by other supplementary material.  Video figures do not have a specified limit for duration, although we recommend staying within 5 minutes.  Other supplementary material may include, for example, survey text, experimental protocols, source code, and data, all of which can help with replicability of your work.  Any non-video supplementary material should be submitted as a single .zip file, including a README file with a description of the materials.  Your total submission size (paper + supplementary material) must be no more than 100 MB. Since not everyone who reads a Paper will view the supplementary material, your submission must stand on its own and will be reviewed as such.

    In instances where your new submission builds directly on a project described in another, as-yet-unpublished paper, it is recommended that you submit an anonymized version of that other paper as supplementary material. You may choose to also include a note of explanation as to the novel contribution of the present submission. If the previous work is already published, it may simply be cited in the body of the paper as per usual, and should not be included in the supplementary materials.

  4. Make your submission. Submit and resubmit your material using the Precision conference submission system before the submission deadline.

    The submission system will open for submissions approximately four weeks before the submission deadline.

Review Process

After you submit your AutomotiveUI Paper, it will undergo a rigorous double-blind review process. Neither the reviewers will know the names of the authors, nor will the authors know the names of the reviewers. This process is managed by the Technical Program Chairs (TPCs) and Associate Chairs (ACs) of the program committee. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained throughout the review process.

  1. After the submission deadline, Associate Chairs (ACs) will have the chance to bid for submission they prefer to review.
  2. TPCs will then assign each paper to a primary AC (1AC) as well as a secondary AC (2AC). Each AC will find one external reviewer for each of their assigned papers. Thus, each paper will be assigned two ACs (one 1AC and one 2AC) along with two external reviewers. As part of this process, we strive to find ACs and reviewers who are experts in the topic area of each submission.
  3. During the review period, external reviewers will write a detailed review of their assigned papers and assess the contribution of the research to the field. The 2AC will also write a detailed review of their assigned papers. Thus, each submitted paper will receive three detailed reviews in total.
  4. After the reviews have been written, the 1AC will write a meta review of the paper that summarizes the reviews from the two external reviewers and the 2AC. In case of discrepancies, the 1AC should encourage a discussion among the reviewers. The 1AC will then present a recommendation for the paper’s acceptance or rejection to the TPCs responsible for the paper.
  5. TPCs will review the scores and meta reviews for each of their assigned papers and discuss the final acceptance of papers for inclusion in the AutomotiveUI 2018 program.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be published in the ACM digital library.

At the highest level, the submitted papers present novel and interesting content that is well presented. More, specifically, reviewers should consider the following for their reviews:

  • Originality, novelty – Your primary criterion for judging a paper is: Does this submission provide a strong contribution to the field of AutomotiveUI? Does this submission present something new or something that has been done before but in an improved manner? Does it extend what we know?
  • Are the questions to be examined clearly stated?
  • Does the submission link to previous research to the questions examined? I.e., does it appropriately cite prior work?
  • If the research was experimental, was it rigorously and carefully done? Are there enough details so that someone else can repeat the evaluation (for instance use SAE J2944 definitions) and get the same results within the limits of statistical error?
  • Is the paper well written (e.g., no grammatical errors, references are formatted properly)? Note to authors: If your writing skills are not very good, please consult a professional editor to edit your manuscript.
  • Paper length: Reviewers will be asked to judge the contribution of the paper in accordance with its length.
  • Prior publication: Content appearing at AutomotiveUI should be new and ground-breaking. Therefore, material that has been previously published in widely disseminated archival publications should not be republished unless the work has been significantly revised. Guidelines for determining “significance” of a revision are stated in the ACM Policy on Pre-Publication Evaluation and the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions. Roughly, a significant revision would contain more than 25% new content material (i.e., material that offers new insights, new results, etc.) and significantly amplify or clarify the original material. These are subjective measures left to the interpretation and judgment of the reviewers and committee members – authors are advised to revise well beyond the policy guidelines. Also note that non-archival venues, such as workshop presentations, posters, and AutomotiveUIs own Works-in-Progress / Interactive Demos do not count as prior publications. Also note that an AutomotiveUI paper should not be rejected on the grounds that it overlaps with work developed independently that was published after the AutomotiveUI submission was made, during the review period.  In other words, work that an author couldn’t have known about shouldn’t count against him or her.
  • Presentation format: Based on the type of contribution, the presentation format for an accepted paper will be allocated.

Upon Acceptance of Your submission

Full paper authors will be notified of (conditional) acceptance or rejection on June 29, 2018. Authors of conditionally accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the camera-ready version by July 20, 2018, 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 and follow the camera-ready instructions. 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.

A member of the program committee and the publication chairs will check that the final version meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the program chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

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 are required to present their work in a scheduled session with other AutomotiveUI papers. Paper authors with accepted papers will either provide a presentation of 10 minutes length (+5 minutes of questions) or present a poster at a dedicated session within the main conference track.  

We expect authors to be present for the full session in which they present. Please test your presentation in advance (e.g., during the coffee breaks), and present yourself to the session chair before the start of your session.

Papers whose authors do not present their paper may be removed from the proceedings and the digital library.

Program Committee

Brittany Noah Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Erika Miller University of Washington, USA
Meike Jipp German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Patrick Langdon University of Cambridge, UK
Alexander Meschtscherjakov University of Salzburg, Austria
Tomas Macek IBM, Czech Republic
Winnie Chen SUNY Buffalo, USA
Wendy Ju Cornell Tech, USA
Paul Green University of Michigan, USA
Ioannis Politis University of Cambridge, UK
Wilko Heuten OFFIS, Germany
Bryan Reimer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Andreas Riener University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Germany
Ronald Schroeter Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Christian Janssen Utrecht University, The Netherlands
David Large University of Nottingham, UK
Sven Krome RMIT University, Australia
Benjamin Poppinga Smarttention Systems, Germany
John Lee John D. Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Bastian Pfleging University of Munich, Germany
Benjamin Reaves Speech Morphing Inc, USA
Thomas Gable Microsoft, USA
Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni OFFIS, Germany
Shannon Roberts University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Jacques Terken Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Myounghoon Jeon Michigan Tech, USA
Andreas Löcken University of Oldenburg, Germany
Gary Burnett  University of Nottingham, UK
Alexander Mirnig  University of Salzburg, Austria
Andrew Kun  University of New Hampshire, USA
Zeljko Medenica  Changan US R&D Center, USA
Carryl Baldwin  George Mason University, USA
Fred Feng  University of Michigan, USA
Joonwoo Son  DGIST, Korea
Jing Feng  North Carolina State University, USA
Manfred Tscheligi  University of Salzburg & Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Joanne Harbluk  Transport Canada, Canada
Ignacio Alvarez  Intel Corporation, USA
Bruce Mehler  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Heiko Müller University of Oldenburg, Germany
Matthias Baldauf  University of Applied Sciences St Gallen, Switzerland
Keenan May Georgia Tech, USA