Workshop & Tutorials

Quick Facts

Auto-UI focuses on research related to the development and use of automotive user interfaces (Auto-UI).  Workshop and tutorials provide the opportunity to address topics that are of common interest to a selective group of Auto-UI attendees.

Submission: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: Submissions should observe the CHI Extended Abstract template and should be no more than 4 pages (not including references and auxiliary information).
Templates for submission (Word and LaTeX) can be found here:

Selection process: Refereed

Chairs: Rebecca Currano and Valerian Meijering


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 or method of common interest to a selective group of Auto-UI attendees. Typically, there is a focus on contemporary challenges. For example, previous workshops have addressed natural user interfaces, situational awareness, trust in automated driving, and the use of virtual and augmented reality in vehicle studies . You can find more detailed examples on the pages of previous years, for example workshops and tutorials in 2018 and 2017.

Workshops are 3.5 to 4 hours and held either in the morning or afternoon. 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 and foster 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. 3.5 to 4 hours). You can find more detailed examples on the pages of previous years, for example workshops and tutorials in 2018 and 2017.

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 workshops & tutorial chairs directly. Preference will be given to workshop & tutorial proposals that identify new topics that have not been addressed in previous years.

Rebecca Currano and Valerian Meijering

Further details


The topic of submissions to the workshop and tutorial category must fit into the general topics and goals of the conference. In particular, we favour topics that bring together groups that are, until now, under-represented at the Auto-UI conference.

The following topics are examples of topics that are typically of interest to the Auto-UI community and submissions tackling these topics are especially welcome (in a random 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 should be submitted as 2-4 pages 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 (in local voltage; no power converters)
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)

Additional resources may be available upon request.

Program Committee

  • Rebecca Currano, Stanford University, USA (Co-chair)
  • Valerian Meijering, Jaguar Land Rover, United Kingdom (Co-chair)

Further members of program committee to be announced at a later time.