Workshops

At a Glance

A workshop is a meeting to address a topic or method of common interest to a selective group of AutomotiveUI 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.

Authors are invited to submit papers formatted in accordance with the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format. Submissions will be accepted through the Precision Conference Submission system. All accepted workshop proposals/descriptions will be accessible in the Adjunct Proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library. The publication of workshop papers and presentations will be at the organizers’ discretion.

Workshops organizers will host/attend their sessions at the virtual conference. Prior to the conference, organizers of accepted workshops will be encouraged to submit a short (2 minutes) pitch video, which will be made available to virtual conference attendees in advance, to entice conference attendees to sign up for their session. Through a mix of recorded videos, live sessions (Q&A, breakout sessions), and other creative means such as Miro or Mural, the organizers will interact with the attendees virtually during the virtual conference. 

It is up to the organizer to choose an appropriate length of the workshop. Considering that the workshops will be virtual, it is recommended to keep the sessions to 90 minutes at most. However, you can plan with several sessions stretched over multiple days. They are free of charge to all those who have registered for the main conference, with preferences being indicated on the registration form. 

All workshops have maximum participation limits. Admission to workshops is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each conference attendee can sign up for two workshops. 

Chairs: Azra Habibovic, Andreas Löcken, Martin Baumann
wtav@auto-ui.org

AutomotiveUI 2021:
Call for workshop proposals 

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 1, 2021
Decision notification: June 29, 2021
Final formatted version: t.b.d. (most likely: mid-July)
Virtual workshop sessions: September 9, 10,  2021 (other days may be possible as well)

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

What is a Workshop?

A workshop is a meeting to address a topic or method of common interest to a selective group of AutomotiveUI 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.

Being again a virtual conference will provide opportunities for workshop organizers to think creatively on how to engage attendees virtually. When planning your time slots, keep in mind that your participants come from different time zones. We prepared a spreadsheet for an overview of UTC times, see here. Workshops may include pre-recorded video presentations, interactive live sessions (breakout sessions, panel discussions, Q&A, etc.), and individual sessions (preparation, practices, and other activities conference attendees may engage in on their own). Considering that the workshops will be virtual, it is recommended to keep the sessions to 90 minutes at most. However, you can plan with several sessions stretched over multiple days. We encourage proposals to consider other means of engaging attendees outside the workshop sessions. 

Prior to the conference, organizers of accepted workshops will be encouraged (i.e., not mandatory) to submit a short (2 minutes) pitch video, which will be made available to virtual conference attendees in advance, to entice attendees to sign up for their session. Each workshop will be capped at 30 attendees, and will be first come first serve. In case you have some preferences about the minimum/maximum number of attendees at your workshop please let us know. The intent remains 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.

In addition to individuals and groups proposing workshops on their own initiative, the Workshop co-chairs might be able to “match make” potential contributors with similar interests. Those with ideas for such topics should contact the Workshop co-chairs directly. 

Further details


Topics

The topic of submissions to the workshop category must fit into the general topics and goals of the conference. In particular, preference will be given to workshop proposals that address topics that are currently strongly debated or topics that have not been addressed in previous years. Also, we favor topics that bring together groups that are, until now, under-represented at the AutomotiveUI conference.

The following topics are examples of topics that are typically of interest to the AutomotiveUI community and submissions tackling these topics are especially welcome (in 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

Submissions consist of workshop description including short organizer/presenter biographies and should be uploaded to the Precision conference submission system:

A. Extended Abstract:

  • The length of each workshop description must not exceed 2,000 words, including all main body text. Figures and tables each count as 250 words. For example, an extended abstract with 2 figures (2 x 250 = 500) should not exceed 1,500 words (i.e., 2,000 minus 500). The abstract does not count towards the overall word limit, but should be 150 words or less. References do not count towards the word limit.
  • Please use the single-column ACM SIGCHI template.
    1. Word: Write your workshop description using the Submission Template (Review Submission Format). Follow the embedded instructions to apply the paragraph styles to your various text elements. The text is in the single-column format at this stage and no additional formatting is required at this point. A video demonstration of the new template can be found here: https://youtu.be/sUGEoPaXRKQ
    2. LaTeX: Please use the latest version of the Primary Article Template (1.75; published November 16, 2020) to create your article submission. It is also available as a template on Overleaf. With the “sample-sigconf.tex” template, use the “manuscript” call to create a single-column format, i.e., setting \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart}. Please review the LaTeX documentation and ACM’s LaTeX best practices guide should you have any questions. 

More details regarding the new ACM workflow for publications can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow

Proposals must contain the following:

  • Goal and topics of the workshop and compatibility to the conference
  • Outcome of the workshop
  • Tentative Schedule 
  • Reasoning behind your timezones (e.g., target group from a specific timezone)
  • How do you plan to engage with the participants virtually? [keep them engaged and do not exhaust them]
  • Biographies: Organizer(s) and presenter(s)

Selection Criteria

The following will be considered in selecting workshops:

  • Topic is compatible with the conference goals;
  • A workshop – allows attendees to advance a topic of interest to AutomotiveUI and makes a clear contribution to the AutomotiveUI community;
  • Engages attendees and allows for constructive interaction;
  • Activities are feasible and appropriate for a virtual conference;
  • Completes in the time frame assigned and effectively utilizes that time to cover a topic in depth;
  • Likely to yield outcomes such as special issues, new AutomotiveUI research track.

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by two Workshop co-chairs and selected based upon their content, the organizers’ qualifications, and logistical constraints. Workshop co-chairs will reach out to authors of these submissions to discuss details related to virtual conference format and support. It is our goal to support selected workshops to achieve their respective purpose and to ensure all attendees may actively contribute to/learn from these sessions.  

Accepted workshops will be advertised with the organizers' names. Thus, we expect all organizers of accepted proposals to be present at the workshop.  

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

  • Tips for Taking In-Person Training and Workshops Online: Link
  • Mural - Put imagination to work: Link
  • Mural - Three Keys For Running Successful Remote Workshops: Webinar Recap: Link
  • Mural - The Definitive Guide To Facilitating Remote Workshops: Link
  • Miro - Interactive workshop activities for virtual collaboration: Link
  • Miro - How to run a virtual design thinking workshop in Miro: Link