Workshop & Tutorials

Quick Facts

AutomotiveUI focuses on research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and automotive user interfaces (AutomotiveUI).  Workshop and tutorials provide the opportunity to address topics of common interest to a subset of AutomotiveUI attendees.

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: maximum 6 pages + additional pages for the short author or presenter biographies in the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract format. Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations and contact information.

Selection process: Refereed

Chairs: Lewis Chuang and Andrew Kun

Important Dates

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

  • Submission deadline (extended): June 9, 2018
  • Decision notification: June 22, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: July 20, 2018
  • Conference: September 23-25, 2018

Fees:  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.

At the Conference: Workshop organizers are expected to attend their own workshops. Workshops/Tutorials will have a length of 4 hours (morning/afternoon).

After the Conference: All accepted workshop proposals/descriptions will be accessible in the the Adjunct Proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library. The Publication of workshop papers and presentations will be at the organizers’ discretion

What is a Workshop or Tutorial?

A workshop is a meeting to address a topic of common interest to a subset of AutomotiveUI attendees. For example, previous workshops have addressed natural user interfaces, situational awareness, and autonomous vehicles. Workshops are 4 hours (morning: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m; afternoon: 2 p.m. to 6.p.m). 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 a half day class (i.e. 4 hours).

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 such topics should contact the workshop/tutorial chairs directly. Preference will be given to workshop/tutorial proposals that identify new topics that have not been addressed in previous years.

Lewis Chuang and Andrew Kun

Further details


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 AutomotiveUI 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

Submissions Content

Workshop/tutorial proposals must be submitted as 6-page manuscripts (+ additional pages for short organizer/presenter biographies and references).  Please use the ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract format.

Proposals must contain the following:

  • Type of submission: workshop or tutorial
  • Goal and topics of the workshop and compatibility to the conference
  • Outcome of the workshop/tutorial – What will be different after the workshop/tutorial? How does this advance the state-of-the-art?
  • Schedule (including if it should be a half-day or full day workshop or tutorial)
  • Biographies: Organizer(s) and presenter(s)
  • Attendance: please estimate 5 attendees or more per organizer
  • Support: (furniture, power, hardware and software, etc.).


Selection Criteria

The following will be considered in selecting workshops/tutorials, whether:

  • 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 AutomotiveUI attendees and 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).
  • it engages attendees and allow for constructive interaction.
  • it be completed in the time frame allowed (4 or 8 hours) and effectively utilizes that time to cover a topic in depth.
  • it only requires facilities and equipment that are available.
  • it will attract enough attendees to fill the available space.
  • it is likely to yield outcomes (e.g., special issues, new AutomotiveUI research track, ..)

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.

Accepted workshops will be advertised with the organizers' names. Thus, we expect all organizers of accepted proposals to be present at the workshop.  In addition, we expect workshops to accept attendees commensurate with the number of organizers (approx. 5 attendees per organizer). If otherwise, please inform the workshop chairs prior to submission.

Equipment and Resources

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

  • Tables/chairs
  • Projector
  • Power
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request

Program Committee

  • Lewis Chuang, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire, USA