Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts formatted in accordance with the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format. Submissions will be accepted through the Precision Conference Submission system. Accepted Work-in-Progress extended abstracts will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., on the conference website) and will secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.
A significant benefit of a Work in Progress derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees fostered by the “face-to-face” presentation of the work. In this spirit, authors of accepted WiP submissions will: (a) create and submit posters of their work; and, (b) virtually “present” these posters in an interactive virtual forum during the virtual conference.
For each submission, one of the authors (usually the contact author) must be nominated to act as a reviewer for other WIP submissions. Each nominated reviewer will be expected to review two proposals. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about cutting-edge research. In addition, for PhD students, it may be an excellent first exposure to the review process.
Yee Mun Lee, Shan Bao, and Debargha Dey
Work In Progress Co-Chairs
Submissions to AutomotiveUI in the Work in Progress track must cater to one of the topics outlined below.
Proposals for sustainable mobility that are relevant for AutomotiveUI. Sustainable development can be interpreted as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This category includes both environmental and social aspects such as:
ACCESSIBILITY & VARIETY OF USERS
ETHICS, HUMAN AND HUMANE EXPERIENCES
AutomotiveUI technologies and interventions, and automated technology can change experience in various ways. This broad category captures aspects such as the relationship between AutomotiveUI and:
NOVEL INTERFACES AND ARTIFACTS
MODELING, SIMULATION, PREDICTION AND COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
RADICAL, ALTERNATIVE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING PERSPECTIVES*
We encourage submissions that take a radically different (“out of the box”) perspective compared to previous AutomotiveUI publications, provided that this perspective is relevant for the AutomotiveUI community and shows scientific rigour and clarity. For example, papers that apply different methods, or that test an idea that goes against popular opinion. This category is not meant to cover what CHI calls “Alt-CHI” (as in: work that is hard to get into CHI). Rather, it encourages different perspectives that are scientifically valid and grounded, but that are in a substantial way different from the “typical” AutomotiveUI paper.
DEVICES & INTERFACES
AUTOMATION & INSTRUMENTATION
EVALUATION & BENCHMARKING
DRIVER PERFORMANCE, BEHAVIOR & EXPERIENCE
Submissions require one document, as outlined below:
More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow
The Extended Abstract should explicitly communicate:
Also, please consider the following policies and guidelines:
Please submit your work using the Precision Submission System and prepare it according to the requirements stated above.
Due to the short selection cycle, there will not be an opportunity to make major changes in the extended abstracts between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, so please ensure that your submission is as close to camera-ready as possible.
The submissions will be selected using a double-blind review process. Neither the reviewers will know the names of the authors, nor will the authors know the names of the reviewers. After the initial reviewers make their recommendation, the final decision will be made by the Work in Progress Chairs. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (on the conference website) and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.
Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria, acknowledging the early-stage nature of the work:
During the WIP review, the first two critera listed here (‘ability to engender discussion’ and ‘originality’) will be considered to be twice as important as the other criteria, and therefore will be weighted accordingly.
The extended abstract shall not contain sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information which will be published on the website prior to the conference. Summaries of completed work or reduced versions of main track AutomotiveUI submissions are inappropriate as a Work-in-Progress submission and will be rejected.
WiP submission authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by July 30, 2021. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the final formatted version and details on the virtual poster, online poster presentation, and scheduling at the conference.
A member of the program committee and the publication chairs will check that your final output meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their final revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If 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 work in progress abstracts to be published.
Authors are required to prepare a poster and present this poster in an online forum where audience members can virtually interact with presenters and ask questions. Full details and guidelines will be provided following the submission decisions. Organizers will attempt to accommodate authors in time slots that are most ideal given their time zone or the time zone of their intended audience. However, given the global diversity of attendees, poster sessions for Work in Progress may be scheduled for a time that is not ideal for a presenter. We hope that presenters will take this in stride and make all attempts to participate despite time differences.
Authors who do not participate in the live session may have their submission removed from the proceedings and the digital library.