For Authors

Welcome to Auto-UI‘19

AutomotiveUI, the International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together over 200 researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. Consistent with prior conferences, AutomotiveUI’19 will address novel in-vehicle services, models of and concepts for enhancing the driver experience, driver performance and behavior, development of (semi-) autonomous driving, and the needs of different user groups.

AutomotiveUI’19 invites you to submit original work in one or more of the following formats: papers, workshops & tutorials, works in progress and interactive demos, video sessions, and doctoral colloquium.

Message from the AutomotiveUI Program Chairs

Accepted Papers may come from any area of AutomotiveUI activity.

To aid the review process, authors are requested to indicate ype of research contribution that the submission makes. This information will be used to find the most appropriate meta-reviewers / ACs (Associate Chairs).
This year, we offer the following four categories for submission:

  1. Research Methods & Simulation
  2. Design & User Experience
  3. Software and technology
  4. User Studies & Human Factors

The submission categories will help authors to receive reviews from experts in their area of research contribution. It will diversify the types of papers published and recognized at Auto-UI. Acceptance is highly competitive: regardless of area, all accepted papers will score highly on innovation, contribution, and quality of thought and writing. Submit your best work!

Lewis Chuang and Wendy Ju

Submission Types


AutomotiveUI Papers are archival publications of original research. Authors are invited to submit papers (6-10 pages) formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format, with a 150-word abstract (references do not count towards the page limit). Submissions will be accepted through the Precision Conference Submission system. Authors are encouraged to submit an accompanying video. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be archived in the ACM digital library. The work will be presented at the conference as a talk. Details about this submission category can be found at

Contact: Wendy Ju and Lewis Chuang

Work in Progress

A Work-in-Progress is a concise 4-page report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. The work will be presented in the poster format. All accepted WIP submissions will be available in the ACM digital library. Submission details will be published at

Contact: Shadan Sadeghian Borojeni, Missy Smith, Ignacio Alvarez, Duncan Brumby

Workshops & Tutorials

Workshops address some topic of common interest to a subset of those attending the AutomotiveUI conference. Tutorials teach specific materials either by one person or several people. Submission details will be published at

Contact: Rebecca Currano and Valerian Meijering

Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium brings together PhD students working on topics related to the AutomotiveUI conference, providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their proposed dissertations with peers and senior faculty. It will further provide opportunities for PhD students to network and facilitate professional development by sharing research interests. Submission details can be found at

Contact: Andreas Riener

Interactive Demos

Interactive Demos are presentations/demonstrations that highlight and foster discussion of current research and development in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications. We encourage submissions from both the industry and the academia. For Interactive Demos, bring and/or present prototypes, services, devices, and systems for hands-on interaction. All accepted Demo submissions will be available in the ACM digital library. Submission details will be published at

Contact: Debargha Dey and Paweł Woźniak


Video submissions are short presentations that showcase examples best communicated in this format. They feature for example the presentation of research systems, visions of the future, humorous parodies or thoughtful critiques of AutomotiveUI, and reports on ethnographic work or user studies.
Submissions should contain a video and an extended abstract that further motivates the category. Submission details can be found at

Contact: Sanna Pampel and Alexander Kunze

Conference Topics
The following provides a non-exhaustive list of conference topics.

Devices & Interfaces

  • Multi-modal, speech, audio, gestural, natural input/output
  • In-car gaming, entertainment and social experiences
  • Interfaces for navigation
  • Text input and output while driving
  • Applications and user-interfaces for inter-vehicle communication
  • Sensors and context for interactive experiences in the car
  • Biometrics and physiological sensors as a user interface component
  • Electric vehicle interfaces
  • Affective intelligent interfaces
  • Future interfaces and technology for the automotive domain

Automation & Instrumentation

  • Automated driving and interfaces for (semi) autonomous driving
  • Head-Up Displays (HUDs) and Augmented Reality (AR) concepts
  • Cooperative Driving/Connected Vehicles
  • Assistive technology in the vehicular context
  • Information access (search, browsing, etc.)
  • Vehicle-based apps, web/cloud enabled connectivity
  • Entertainment and play (semi) autonomous driving
  • Ethics

Evaluation & Benchmarking

  • Methods and tools for automotive user-interface research, including simulation
  • Automotive user-interface frameworks and toolkits
  • Naturalistic/field studies of automotive user interfaces
  • Automotive user-interface standards
  • Modeling techniques for cognitive workload and visual demand estimation

Driver Performance & Behavior

  • Different user groups and user group characteristics
  • Subliminal cues, warnings and feedback to augment driving behavior
  • Emotional state recognition while driving
  • Detecting / measuring driver distraction and workload
  • Detecting and estimating user intentions
  • Driver modeling
  • Human cognition and behavior in automotive settings