Interactive Demos

Quick Facts

Interactive demonstrations show early implementations of novel and compelling interaction concepts, techniques, devices, and systems. Demonstrations should be brief and robust enough to be shown repeatedly to conference attendees, as the demo sessions at AutoUI 2024 are planned as in-person events. We especially encourage highly interactive demos, from simulation systems or environments to prototypical devices and installations. Demos should foster conversations about technology, applications, and methodologies relevant to the AutoUI community.  We explicitly invite full paper authors to submit an additional demo submission, if applicable (see Fast Track option below).

For questions please email the Demo chairs:


Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 10, 2024
Decision notification: July 17, 2024
Camera-ready version: July 31, 2024

Submissions are accepted until 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth). These dates are fixed; there will be no extensions.

PLEASE NOTE: The Interactive Demo Track is intended primarily for academic or other non-commercial interactive demonstrations. If you are a company and would like to showcase your product, you can do so by becoming an exhibitor.

Submission page: Precision conference submission system

Submission format: Submissions should use the new single-column ACM SIGCHI template. See below for further information.

Selection process: All demo submissions go through a rigorous juried selection process. The Demo chairs will announce recommendations for presentation formats and logistics and provide early access for technical setup before the conference.

Fast Track option for accepted full papers: This year, authors of accepted full papers that have an interactive component they would like to demonstrate at the conference can take advantage of the Fast Track option. How to do it? See "Section Process" under Further Details.

Chairs: Mark Colley, Gaojian Huang, Stefan Heijboer

After the Conference: All accepted papers are accessible in the conference proceedings, available on the ACM Digital Library.

About Interactive Demos

Interactive Demos are presentations/demonstrations that highlight and encourage discussion of current research, techniques, and developments in automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicle applications. We see demos as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration and encourage submissions from both industry and academia. All accepted Extended Demo Abstracts will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.

An interactive demo is a demonstration of the operation or use of a device, machine, interface, process, or interactive prototype. Demos should foster conversations about technology, applications, and methods relevant to the AutoUI community.

Mark Colley, Gaojian Huang, Stefan Heijboer

Further details


General formats and template information can be found here!

Submissions consist of two documents (extended abstract and technical requirements) uploaded to the Precision conference submission system. An exception is made for Fast Track submissions of demos of accepted AutoUI 2024 Papers. 

  1. Demos of accepted AutoUI 2024 Papers
    • Authors of accepted full papers who also want to present a demo will need to submit an entry into the demos track. They have two options:
      1. Fast Track (recommended): Authors can indicate in their submission to PCS that the demo accompanies an already accepted full paper. They are only required to submit a title, a short abstract and the technical requirements (see 3). These will NOT be added to the ACM DL.
      2. Authors of accepted full papers may alternatively submit an extended abstract (see below). However, an extended abstract must be a novel contribution to the AutoUI community that goes beyond the contribution of the already accepted full paper (e.g. new simulators, VR environments, user interfaces that may have been used in the full paper but were not the main contribution). The additional contribution will be judged by the Demo Chairs.
  1. Extended Abstract:
    • The length of the extended abstract must not exceed 2,000 words, including all main body text. Figures and tables each count as 250 words. For example, a paper with 2 figures (2 x 250 = 500) should not exceed 1,500 words (i.e., 2,000 minus 500). The abstract should be 150 words or less. References do not count towards the word limit.
    • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information.
    • Details about use of the templates.
  2. Technical requirements:
    • The demo submission should include a PDF document in the Supplementary material describing the planned setup, technical requirements, and interaction modalities (including demo hardware components, floor plan, tables, chairs, lighting, and other equipment) so that the organizers have a good understanding of the setup. The inclusion of a visual sketch is highly encouraged.
    • The inclusion of a visual sketch is highly encouraged.
  3. The submission should explicitly communicate:
    • A description of the Interactive Demo being presented.
    • Images or video links of the demo.
    • Implications of the work for the AutoUI community.

The extended abstract should not contain sensitive, confidential, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference, with the exception of title and author information, which will be published on the website prior to the conference. Subsequently, all accepted submissions will be accessible in the ACM Digital Library as a part of the adjunct proceedings of the conference.

We encourage the practice of open science.

Selection Process

The submissions will be selected based on a juried review by the Demos Chairs. Accepted submissions will be made available in the AutoUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., on the conference website), and will appear in the ACM Digital Library. All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.

Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria, acknowledging the early-stage nature of the work:

  • Significance: How important is the problem or question that this Interactive Demo addresses? How important is the output of this work in contributing to the identified problem or question? How greatly can others benefit from this work?
  • Originality: How novel is the Interactive Demo?
  • Validity: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken?
  • Visual Presentation: How well does the description of the Interactive Demo effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the Interactive Demo likely to draw in an audience?
  • Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this Interactive Demo stimulate interesting conversation among researchers or practitioners?


Interactive Demo authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by TBD. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the Interactive Demo presentation and scheduling at the conference.

  1. Upon acceptance, you will receive a (digital) ACM eRights form, which you are required to complete. You cannot change the title of your paper after you submitted the ACM eRights form.
  2. After the ACM eRights form is submitted, ACM we will provide you with the rights information you must insert into your paper via email.
  3. Follow the instructions to transform the submitted (and revised) manuscript into the final, formatted version. Detailed instructions along with a video tutorial will be sent to authors regarding this stage. The final formatted version will then be uploaded through the production system.

A member of the committee and the publication chairs will check that the final version meets the requirements for publication and, if so, will finalize the acceptance. Authors are encouraged to submit their revision earlier than the deadline, in case it is judged that the paper does not meet the committee requirements. If the authors are unable to meet these requirements by the deadline, the Interactive Demo chairs will be notified and may be required to remove the paper from the program.

At least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the Interactive Demo extended abstracts to be published.


Please arrange with the Interactive Demo Chairs that your Demo will be properly received at the venue if you are not carrying it with you. Specific details about the logistics of the setup and equipment requirements will be communicated closer to the conference date. Authors will be assigned a time and location to present their interactive demo to conference attendees.


Accepted Interactive Demo extended abstracts will be made available in the AutoUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and will secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.