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Welcome to AUTOUI 2020

AutomotiveUI (AutoUI), 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, AutoUI 2020 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.

AutoUI 2020 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.

Important Dates

Submission Deadlines

Full Papers: April 10,2020 April 24, 2020
Workshop, Tutorials & Videos: June 5, 2020
Work In Progress: June 5, 2020
Interactive Demos: June 5, 2020
Doctoral Colloquium: July 3, 2020

All deadlines are 11:59pm AoE (anywhere on earth) on the date shown.

Submission Types


AutoUI Papers are archival publications of original research. Authors are invited to submit papers formatted in accordance with the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format. 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: Bill Horrey, Satoshi Kitazaki, and Shadan Sadeghian

Work in Progress

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

Contact: Yi-Ching Lee, Anuj Pradhan, and Ronald Schroeter

Workshops & Tutorials

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

Contact: Winnie Chen, Ian Reagan, and Jaka Sodnik


Doctoral Colloquium

The Doctoral Colloquium brings together PhD students working on topics related to the AutoUI 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 and Birsen Donmez


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. Interactive Demos should consist of hands-on interaction with prototypes, services, devices, or systems. All accepted Demo submissions will be available in the ACM digital library. Submission details can be found at

Contact: Shan Bao and Alexander Mirnig



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 AutoUI, 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: Winnie Chen, Ian Reagan, and Jaka Sodnik


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