Panel: Women in AutoUI

Panel Discussion

This panel is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI Development Fund.

  • Goal of panel discussion

Women in AutoUI aims to obtain a better understanding of what are the main barriers women experience in different stages in their automotive-related carrier, and what are the biggest motivational factors that attract and keep them in the field.

  • Panelists 

The panel is be a mix of prominent female PhD students, junior and senior researchers, and professionals from industry, who are currently active in the automotive domain. 

Date & Location

When: Monday, September 19th 2022

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm 

Location: Grand Ballroom at "Baekyangnuri", Yonsei University, Yonsei-ro 50, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Motivation

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.

  • Keep going with Women in AutoUI

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"! 


Carina Manger
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany

Ejiro Matilda Ikoko
University of Leeds, UK

Linda Boyle 
University of Washington, USA

Ji Hyun Yang
Kookmin University, South Korea

Soyeon Kim
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Azra Habibovic
Scania, Sweden


Kristina Stojmenova
Univesity of Ljubljana, Slovenia