The motivation for organizing this panel discussion is to inspire more women to take upon an active role in the decision-making bodies at AutoUI and other important entities in the Automotive field. In the past five years, the percentage of women being involved in the Organizing committee has improved significantly: 2017–35%, 2018–43%, 2019–46%, 2020–37%, 2021–50%. This is mainly thanks to the General Chairs, who put great efforts into the recruitment of women for this role. However, the number of Program committee members does not follow this trend: 2017–18%, 2018–29%, 2019–24%, 2020–23%, 2022–22%. Past program committee (PM) members and other members of AutoUI are invited to participate in the PM of the concurrent year. However, despite the high number of females in these lists, the number of women that accept the invitation remains very low. With a series of activities such as the “Women in AutoUI” plan, we aim to improve this ratio. PM plays an important role in every conference as it decides which papers/research results will be presented at the conference, and consequently get highest attention and potential implementation, in the academia and the industry.
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The panel will followed by a networking session, where panelists and interested audience will be offered the space to further discuss and exchange experiences on how to overcome potential obstacles in their carrier, how to expand the group of women in AutoUI, and explore possibilities for future joint projects on this topic.
Plus, a photo wall, featuring portraits, accompanied with a quote on “Why AutoUI”, of prominent women in the AutoUI community will be displayed through Sept 19 – Sept 20 at IBK Hall at "Beakyangnuri"!