Workshops & Tutorials

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.

A tutorial is a session in which specific material is taught, either by one person or several people. For example, previous tutorials have addressed automotive user design standards, ambient notification prototyping, eye-tracking and EEG methods.

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 conference. 

Workshops/Tutorials will have a length of 3.5 to 4 hours (morning/afternoon). 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/tutorials have maximum participation limits. Admission to them is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each conference attendee can sign up for two events (workshop or tutorial). 

Chairs: Yiqi Zhang, Steven Landry, Birsen Donmez, Hyungil Kim
wtav@auto-ui.org

AutomotiveUI 2022:
Call for workshop proposals 

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 15, 2022
Decision notification: July 13, 2022
Final formatted version: TBA

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

What is a Workshop and Tutorial?

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.

Workshops are 3.5 to 4 hours and held either in the morning or afternoon. Workshops may include keynotes, hands-on activities, practice sessions, group discussions, and panel discussions.  The intent is 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.

A Tutorial is a session in which specific material is taught, either by one person or several people. For example, previous tutorials have addressed automotive user design standards, ambient notification prototyping, eye-tracking and EEG methods. It is a half day class (i.e. 3.5 to 4 hours). You can find more detailed examples on the pages of previous years.

In addition to individuals and groups proposing workshops and tutorials on their own initiative, the workshop/tutorials chairs might be able to “matchmake” potential contributors with similar interests. Those with ideas for such topics should contact the workshops & tutorial chairs directly. Preference will be given to workshop & tutorial proposals that identify new topics that have not been addressed in previous years.

Further details


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

What is the selection process?
Each proposal will be reviewed by two of the workshop/tutorial chairs. Proposals will be accepted based on their topics, anticipated engaging interactions, realistic time frames, and expected outcomes. We may get in touch with you if similar proposals need to be refined or merged or if changes are necessary to get your proposal accepted.


What do I need to do if the proposal gets accepted?
Submit a two-minute pitch video to advertise your workshop/tutorial. Set up a website for your workshop. Also, do not forget to register for the conference.


What are the biggest changes since last year?
This year, workshops/tutorials will be in person!

How many workshops/tutorials can I be on as an organizer?
You can help organize up to two proposals (e.g., if accepted, one scheduled for morning, one for afternoon session) as organizers are expected to attend their own workshops/tutorials.

Topics

The topic of submissions to the workshop/tutorial category must fit into the general topics and goals of the conference. In particular, preference will be given to 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/tutorial description including short organizer/presenter biographies and should be uploaded to the Precision conference submission system:

A. Extended Abstract:

  • The length of each workshop/tutorial 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/tutorial 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 (1.82; published February 8, 2022) to create your 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

Submissions must contain the following:

  • Type of submission: workshop or tutorial
  • Goal and topics of the workshop/tutorial and compatibility to the conference
  • Outcome of the workshop/tutorial
  • Tentative schedule 
  • Biographies: organizer(s) and presenter(s)
  • Attendance: please estimate 5 attendees or more per organizer
  • Support: furniture, power, hardware and software, etc.

Selection Criteria

The following will be considered in selecting workshops/tutorials:

  • 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;
  • A tutorial –  educates attendees on a relevant topic (e.g., research methods, techniques, or tools).
  • Engages attendees and allows for constructive interaction;
  • Completes in the time frame assigned and effectively utilizes that time to cover a topic in depth;
  • Only requires facilities and equipment that are available;
  • Attracts enough attendees to fill the available space;
  • Likely to yield outcomes such as special issues, new AutomotiveUI research track.

Selection Process

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

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

In addition, we expect workshops/tutorials to accept attendees commensurate with the number of organizers (approx. 5 attendees per organizer). If otherwise, please inform the workshop/tutorial chairs prior to submission.

EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES

Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. By default, the conference will provide:

  • Tables/chairs
  • Projector
  • Power
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request