Monday: Workshops & Reception

Tentative program:
Workshops and Reception

Workshop Schedule

  • 8 workshops in the morning: 09:00 - 13:00
    • Coffee breaks: 10:30 - 11:00 
  • 10 workshops in the afternoon: 14:00 - 18:00
    • Coffee breaks: 15:30 - 16:00

Please ensure that you can participate in only one workshop per time. (You can not register for workshops that are in parallel.)

Everyone who registers for the full conference can attend the workshop and tutorial sessions for free.

Information on times, room number, and authors for the program can be found at the following link:

Workshop Schedule

Date & Location

Date: September 18th, 2023

Location: G-Building

Coffee break location: Reimanns (F-Building)

Map Buildings

Workshops Location:

For workshops use the elevator or the stairs on the ground floor in the G-Building to the second or third floor:

G201 - G215 is on the 2nd floor

G301 - G315 is on the 3rd floor

Coffee Break Location:

Reimanns - Ground floor in F-Building

Detailed Workshop Schedule

Information on times, room number, and authors for the program can be found at the following link:

9:00 - 13:00 Morning Workshops 

W1 - Emotion GaRage Vol. Ⅳ: Creating Empathic In-Vehicle Interfaces with Generative AIs for Automated Vehicle Contexts

This workshop aims to design advanced empathic user interfaces for in-vehicle displays, particularly for high-level automated vehicles (SAE level 3 or higher). By incorporating model-based approaches for understanding human emotion regulation, it seeks to enhance the user-vehicle interaction. A unique aspect of this workshop is the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the design process. The workshop will explore generative AI's potential in crafting contextual responses and its impact on user experience and interface design. The agenda includes brainstorming on various driving scenarios, developing emotion-oriented intervention methods, and rapid prototyping with AI tools. The anticipated outcome includes practical prototypes of affective user interfaces and insights on the role of AI in designing human-machine interactions. Through this workshop, we aim to contribute to making automated driving more accessible and enjoyable.

Organizers: Mungyeong Choe, Esther Bosch, Jiayuan Dong, Ignacio Alvarez, Michael Oehl, Christophe Jallais, Areen Alsaid, Chihab Nadri, Myounghoon Jeon

W2 - Human and Technology: In the Realm of ADAS

Over the past few years, there has been increased emphasis placed on the research and development of in-vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can be used in both traditional and self-driving (so-called, autonomous) vehicles. This is a huge step toward providing better comfort and improving the driver experience coupled with improvements to safety concerns. Despite this, we have found that drivers do not use the ADAS to its full potential in everyday use. This is something that has come to our attention. There could be a number of factors at play here. The primary purpose of this workshop is to shed light to the reasons why participants are not activating their ADAS and other comfort
functions. In addition, it will serve as a useful benchmark against which to measure the progress of future driver expectations and requirements for ADAS.

Organizers: Ankit R. Patel, Philipp Wintersberger, Nathan Tenhundfeld, Dustin Souders, Tiziana C. Callari, Tanja Stoll


W3 - Holistic HMI Design for Automated Vehicles: Bridging In-Vehicle and External Communication

As the field of automated vehicles (AVs) advances, it has become increasingly critical to develop human-machine interfaces (HMI) for both internal and external communication. Critical dialogue is emerging around the potential necessity for a holistic approach to HMI designs, which promotes the integration of both in-vehicle user and external road user perspectives. This approach aims to create a unified and coherent experience for different stakeholders interacting with AVs. This workshop seeks to bring together designers, engineers, researchers, and other stakeholders to delve into relevant use cases, exploring the potential advantages and challenges of this approach. The insights generated from this workshop aim to inform further design and research in the development of coherent HMIs for AVs, ultimately for more seamless integration of AVs into existing traffic.

Organizers: Haoyu Dong, Tram Thi Minh Tran, Pavlo Bazilinskyy, Marius Hoggenmüller, Debargha Dey, Silvia Cazacu, Mervyn Franssen, Ruolin Gao

W4 - What Do You Expect for Your AV? The 2nd Workshop on Behaviors of Autonomous Vehicles in Ambiguous Driving Scenarios

Human drivers are being gradually replaced by highly automated driving systems, and this trend is expected to continue. Alternatives should be available if driving algorithms are incapable of resolving ambiguous driving scenarios. What occurs if an autonomous vehicle follows a vehicle traveling below the posted speed limit? Should the autonomous vehicle cross the leading vehicle or maintain a safe distance? We must have solutions to address such situations. The way an autonomous vehicle responds to a variety of ambiguous driving scenarios is crucial for legal and safety reasons. To improve future road safety and convenience, this workshop aims the enhancement a framework to develop various ambiguous driving scenarios and plausible actions of AV in each of them. The results of this workshop will be an aid to scientists in their strategic policymaking and algorithm design for AVs responses to ambiguous driving scenarios.

Organizers: Tiju Baby ,Hatice Sahin, Jieun Lee, Yiqi Zhang, Solhee Yoon, Seul Chan Lee

W5 - Prototyping Mobile Lifestyle

Vanlife refers to a lifestyle that may include part or full-time habitation of a modified van. The challenges that Vanlifers face in customizing their vans is similar to that of customizing automotive interiors. Designing a van requires people to think about the balance of their personal priorities and the physical constraints. We are proposing a workshop that asks participants to bring the prototyping methods they are most familiar with to design their own Vanlife. In this workshop, we aim to observe how people create and interact with their vans using the prototypes they chose or developed. We intend to understand how design tools shape how people navigate designing for the unique constraints of a van.

Organizers: Saki Suzuki, Mark Colley, Stacey Li, Ilan Mandel, Annika Stampf, Wendy Ju


W6 - Stakeholder-Centred Taxonomy Design for Automated Vehicles

As the adoption of automated vehicles becomes more prevalent, there is a need for systematic approaches to understanding, communicating, and analyzing the design aspects of the technology. Designing a taxonomy — a hierarchical framework that classifies and organizes design elements and features — is a critical tool in this pursuit. A well-defined taxonomy provides an effective communication tool and enables stakeholders to understand, discuss, and compare system designs. However, current taxonomies often fail to consider technological advancements and the needs of stakeholders. This gap limits the understanding of vehicle automation and hinders addressing critical aspects such as safety and social impact. This workshop aims to propose a stakeholder-centred taxonomy for automated vehicles, taking into consideration the perspectives and requirements of different stakeholder groups, such as technology professionals, policymakers, and end-users. The workshop aims to identify relevant considerations for taxonomy design that cater to different stakeholders, incorporate diverse perspectives, and highlight opportunities and challenges for effective communication and decision-making in vehicle automation.

Organizers: Soyeon Kim, Elisabeth Shi, Fjollë Novakazi, Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios


W7 - Reality and How to Forget about It: Increasing the Sense of Presence in Simulated Traffic Environments

The sense of presence is commonly defined as the recipient’s subjective sense of being there in a virtual environment. In the context of HCI research in traffic, virtual reality methods as well as simulators of all kinds, including driving simulators, bicycle simulators or pedestrian simulators, are part of the standard research repertoire today. In these simulated traffic environments, it is usually the aim to produce a realistic impression of the corresponding real-world situation, creating a high sense of presence as well as realistic driving behavior. Throughout the course of the presented workshop, we intend to collect measures and exchange views about methods which can be applied to increase the sense of presence in driving simulation, avoiding so called ""breaks in presence"". Different measures to increase presence shall be generated and evaluated by the workshop participants. We further seek to discuss different components of presence, and how these relate to various types of simulation, as well as simulation validity. Summarizing, the present workshop aims to establish current knowledge regarding the concept of presence, while identifying promising future measures to increase the sense of presence in simulated traffic environments.

Organizers: Chantal Himmels, Gary Burnett, Tamara von Sawitzky, Natasha Merat, Andreas Riener

W8 - What do we mean by cognitive load? Towards more accurate definition of the term for better identification by driver monitoring systems

The 2023 European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) [9] protocol states that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) should include Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) and appropriate technical assessment dossiers for evaluation by driving authorities. This includes demonstrating how the system can identify elements of driver state; driver distractions, fatigue, and unresponsiveness. Whilst visual distractions have been detailed extensively, cognitive distraction has received less attention within these protocols. Part of the reason for this could be the lack of understanding or general consensus on cognitive distraction within the context of driver state. For example, how do we assess driver state, how do we develop ground truths, how much distraction should be considered too much, and what is and is not considered cognitive? To answer these questions, workshop participants will focus on the methods and metrics used to assess cognitive load and the impact this has on driver state and performance; whether during manual driving, monitoring an automated vehicle, or during takeovers after periods of automation.

Organizers: Courtney Michael, Rafael Cirino Gonçalves, İbrahim Öztürk


14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Workshops 

W9 - 2nd Workshop on Automotive Mixed Reality Applications: Transitional Interfaces, Immersive Driving Experiences, and Helmet-Mounted AR for Future Mobility

As the development of mixed reality (MR) technology continues to progress, the range of applications and purposes within vehicles and for road users is expanding. MR holds the potential to enhance road safety, enable drivers to engage in non-driving related tasks (NDRTs), and improve passenger experiences. Moreover, the utilization of head/helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) with MR technology for cyclists can augment their vision and contribute to the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians. Furthermore, MR can play a crucial role in facilitating the transition towards automated driving. Nevertheless, there remain several challenges associated with the application of MR in vehicles, as well as human factors issues that require resolution. Additionally, virtual reality (VR) has the capability to immerse passengers in virtual worlds, offering opportunities for enjoyable passenger experiences. Presently, most MR research primarily focuses on individual users at a particular point along the reality-virtuality continuum. In this workshop, we will examine the potential, limitations, impact, role, and suitability of MR in driving applications and simulations. This will encompass topics such as holistic MR experiments, transitional interfaces, and HMDs specifically designed for cyclists. The primary objective of this workshop is to establish a research agenda for the application of MR utilized by road users over the next 3 to 5 years and beyond.

Organizers: Andreas Riegler, Tamara von Sawitzky, Ye Eun Song, Gerald Ostermayer


W10 - How to Ensure Diversity and Inclusion at Conferences? A Workshop for General Chairs, Program Committee Members, Reviewers and Authors

Being the premier forum for automotive user interface research and other vehicular technologies, AutomotiveUI concerns professionals, academics, researchers, and industry representatives from all around the world interested in innovation, research, and application of automotive user interface topics, embodying diversity at its core. This diversity is however not always reflected in the conference's main program. In order expand the topic foci of the conference in the future, this workshop aims to identify the key factors that influence the main program creation, and create strategies that can help increase its diversity and accessibility, culturally and geographically. We aim to exchange ideas, experiences and start conversations that raise awareness about this topic, in order to inspire longer-term follow-up activities which will eventually result in increased diversity and accessibility not only at AutomotiveUI, but at international conferences in general.

Organizers: Kristina Stojmenova Pečečnik, Seul Chan Lee, Sara Hong, Martina Schuß, Hatice Şahin İppoliti, Ankit R. Patel, Andreas Löcken, Debargha Dey, Andreas Riener, Alexander G. Mirnig and Myounghoon Jeon


CANCELLED: W11 - Workshop on Evaluating Augmented Reality in Transportation (EvalAR) : A Dialogue between Researchers and Practitioners

The Workshop on Evaluating Augmented Reality in Transportation (EvalAR) brings together researchers and practitioners to address the challenges of evaluating augmented reality head-up displays (AR HUDs) with safety as a priority. With a collaborative approach, this workshop endeavors to shine a spotlight on the unique features of AR, critically examine existing evaluation practices, and collectively identify future hurdles and actionable solutions. Our overarching goal is to collaboratively establish a strategic roadmap that addresses these challenges over the next 3-5 years and beyond. A key highlight of EvalAR is the introduction of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Working Party on General Safety Provisions to the AutoUI community. This introduction fosters invaluable collaboration and knowledge exchange, enabling researchers and practitioners to leverage each other's expertise. By facilitating discussions on knowledge and evidence provision, our workshop aims to bolster the academic community's contributions to regulatory improvements in transportation safety. Furthermore, EvalAR actively explores avenues for alignment with global regulations and industry standards, creating a fertile ground for potential collaborations, funding opportunities, and transformative advancements in augmented reality research for enhanced transportation safety.

Organizers: Nayara de Oliveira Faria, Joseph Gabbard, Gary Burnett, Valerian Meijering 


W12 - 2nd Workshop on Multimodal Motion Sickness Detection and Mitigation Methods for Car Journeys - Finding Consensus in the Field

The adoption of automated vehicles will be a positive step towards road safety and environmental benefits. However, one major challenge that still exist is motion sickness. The move from drivers to passengers who will engage in non-driving related tasks as well as the potential change in the layout of the car interior that will come with automated vehicles are expected to result in a worsened experience of motion sickness.
The previous workshop highlighted the need for consensus on guidelines regarding study design for motion sickness research. Hence, this workshop will develop a guide for motion sickness research through reflection and discussions on the current methodologies used by experts in the field. Further it will build on the knowledge collected from the previous workshop and will thereby facilitate not only new research ideas and fruitful collaborations but also find a consensus in the field in regard to study design and methodologies.

Organizers: Katharina Pohlmann, Gang Li, Abrhaneil Dam, Yu-Kai Wang, Chun-Shu Wei, Georgios Papaioannou


W13 - The 3rd Workshop on User Experience in Urban Air Mobility: What Could We Learn From AutomotiveUI?

The rapid advancement of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology presents new opportunities and challenges in the realm of urban air mobility. As eVTOLs transition from conceptual designs to practical implementations, ensuring a seamless and delightful user experience becomes crucial. This workshop aims to explore how cabin design including user interfaces (UI) and indoor environment can enhance the user experience at two different stages of eVTOL development: the initial phase, where increasing perceived safety is paramount, and the mature phase, where factors like comfort and hedonic quality play a significant role. During the workshop, experts and researchers will delve into the multifaceted aspects of UI design for eVTOLs. Participants will engage in discussions, share insights, and examine case studies to understand the potential impact of eVTOL UI design on user experience.

Organizers: Young Woo Kim, Yong Gu Ji, Sol Hee Yoon, Mark Colley, Luca-Maxim Meinhardt


W14 - Workshop on HMI Design in the Context of DMS and Automation: How Should the System Respond?

Camera-based driver monitoring systems (DMS) are a mature technology capable of reliably detecting a wide range of driver behaviours and states. However, fully realising the safety potential of DMS requires accurate monitoring be paired with effective human-machine interfaces (HMI) to facilitate behavioural change when risky behaviours or unsafe driver states are detected. Further, increasing levels of driving automation pose challenges for researchers and manufacturers in determining how automated components of the vehicle system should react when such states are detected. This workshop will address the issue of DMS-HMI integration by providing a space for collaborators to discuss key emerging issues for driver monitoring and HMI response. The organisers will present an introduction to DMS concepts and industry standards, and outline the challenge of implementing DMS in both manual and assisted driving environments, followed by small-group discussions. The organisers will combine industry and academic perspectives to facilitate problem solving with participants.

Organizers: Megan Mulhall, Angus McKerral, Shiyan Yang, Natasha Merat, Ilse Harms, Rafael Gonçalves, Kyle Wilson

W15 - Workshop on Participatory Exploration and Design of Human-Vehicle Interaction

An incremental but increasingly fast-paced revolution is taking place in our complex world: Automation capabilities of vehicles and development speed are growing, amplified with an even stronger push towards sustainability.
As in these progressively more cooperative systems, humans, technical co-systems, organizations, society and environment all play their role to solve complex scenarios, a structured and integrated design is one of the keys to successful cooperation between automated vehicles and humans (as drivers, passengers and road users).
This development not only carries risks, but also opens the opportunity to design systems, which are capable of dynamic cooperation instead of merely completing predefined tasks.
In this workshop, we provide an introduction to the human systems integration approach to structured interaction design for cooperative vehicles by providing tools and methods needed for a successful design process that integrates and balances the needs of experts, users and other stakeholders.

Organizers:Marcel Usai, Joscha Wasser, Nicolas Herzberger, Frank Flemisch


W16 - Unleashing Positive User Experiences (PUX) in the Car: Systematic Ideation of Relevant Use Cases for Novel Technologies through the Inspiration Matrix

There are several methods to design for positive user experiences (PUX). However, when it comes to technology-push innovations, identifying relevant user activities where the application of novel technologies can truly enable PUX is challenging. The workshop-format is based on an innovative method – the "Inspiration Matrix" [2]. The method aims to systematically identify user activities in which the technology has the potential to deliver exceptional PUX. It does so by combining technology functions with specific user activity, allowing applicants to foster their creativity systematically. We invite researchers and practitioners to join us in this interactive workshop, where we apply the Inspiration Matrix to develop PUX potentials of novel interaction technologies for next-generation vehicles, using the ProTable projection technology [3] as an example. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the workshop's goals, schedule, and activities, with a focus on the anticipated outcomes that will drive future advancements in the field.

Organizers:Valeria Bopp-Bertenbreiter, Julia Graefe, Anne Elisabeth Krüger, Verena Kaschub, Doreen Engelhardt


W17 - Breaking Barriers: Workshop on Open Data Practices in AutoUI Research

While the benefits of open science and open data practices are well understood, experimental data sharing is still uncommon in the AutoUI community. The goal of this workshop is to address the current lack of data sharing practices and to promote a culture of openness. By discussing barriers to data sharing, defining best practices, and exploring open data formats, we aim to foster collaboration, improve data quality, and promote transparency. Special interest groups will be formed to identify parameter sets for recurring research topics, so that data collected in different individual studies can be used to generate insights beyond the results of the individual studies. Join us at this workshop to help democratize knowledge and advance research in the AutoUI community.

Organizers: Patrick Ebel, Pavlo Bazilinskyy, Angel Hsing-Chi Hwang, Wendy Ju, Hauke Sandhaus, Aravinda Ramakrishnan Srinivasan, Qian Yang, Philipp Wintersberger


Industry Workshop - Identify customer-facing engineering use cases for Metaride, NXRT's mixed reality test drive solution

The subject of the workshop is the identification and sharpening of use cases in vehicle development in an ideation process for "Metaride" (mixed reality simulation in the vehicle from NXRT). The goal is to use the sharpened use cases to further develop the Metaride system closer to the customer. So far, the technology has been successfully used in training and sales. On the other hand, Metaride has great potential in vehicle development, especially in UX/UI questions. All applications that require studies of occupant interactions in dynamic driving can be mapped by the system in static interiors. The surrounding hardware of the interior can be represented by an interior mockup, prototypes or a vehicle. The view on the dynamic environment in front and side windows and display contents is represented by virtual renderings for the driver / occupant according to the application.

Thus, investigations on user interface handling, use of assistance systems, takeover/handover scenarios for driving tasks or ergonomics investigations during virtual driving can be presented in an early phase of development with little effort. In a guided ideation process, the WS participants are to identify and sharpen complementary use cases in two phases after they have become familiar with the system.

Organizers: NXRT

*This workshop is organized by industry representatives from NXRT but is open for anyone to attend.