Thursday, January 30, 2014

Automotive UI 2014, Seattle, WA

AutomotiveUI‘14: The 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications

September 17-19, 2014, Seattle, Washington, USA

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AutomotiveUI, the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. AutomotiveUI brings researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. AutomotiveUI'14 will address novel in-vehicle services, models of and concepts for enhancing the driver experience, driver performance and behavior, development of (semi-) autonomous driving, and the needs of different user groups.


AutomotiveUI‚ 2014 invites you to submit original work in one or more of the following formats: full and short papers, workshops, posters, interactive demonstrations, tutorials and industrial showcases. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Devices & Interfaces
-Multi modal, speech, audio, gestural, natural I/O
-In-car gaming, entertainment and social experiences
-Interfaces for navigation
-Text input and output while driving
-Applications and user interfaces for inter-vehicle communication
-Sensors and context for interactive experiences in the car
-Biometrics and physiological sensors as a user interface component

Automation & Instrumentation
-Automated Driving and Interfaces for (semi-) autonomous driving
-Head-Up Displays (HUDs) and Augmented Reality (AR) concepts
-Co-operative Driving/Connected Vehicles
-Assistive technology in the vehicular context
-Information access (search, browsing, etc.)
-Vehicle-based apps, web/cloud enabled connectivity

Evaluation & Benchmarking
-Methods and tools for automotive user interface research, including simulation
-Automotive user interface frameworks and toolkits
-Naturalistic/field studies of automotive user interfaces
-Automotive user interface standards
-Modeling techniques for cognitive workload and visual demand estimation

Driver Performance & Behavior
-Different user groups and user group characteristics
-Subliminal cues and feedback to augment driving behavior
-Emotional state recognition while driving
-Detecting/measuring driver distraction
-Detecting and estimating user intentions

AutomotiveUI’14 invites submissions in the following categories.  Details for submission requirements can be found at

1) Full and short papers (submission deadline: Fri, April 25 2014)
2) Workshops (submission deadline: Fri, June 6th, 2014)
3) Work-in-progress & Interactive Demos (submission deadline: Fri, August 8th, 2014)
4) Industrial Showcase (submission deadline: Fri, August 8th, 2014)


General chair (
-Linda Ng Boyle, University of Washington, US

Paper co-chairs (
-Gary Burnett, University of Nottingham, UK
-Peter Froehlich, FTW-Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
-Shamsi Iqbal, Microsoft Research, US

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nominations: Stephanie Binder Young Professional Award (Sponsored by HFES-STTG)

Stephanie Binder
Young Professional Award
Sponsored by: HFES-STTG (Surface Transportation Technical Group)

Stephanie Binder was 35 years old when she tragically passed away.  She was a human factors engineer at NHTSA and played a vital role in the Department’s efforts to combat distracted driving. She was the primary author of NHTSA’s overall driver distraction plan, and played a leading role in both of the US DOT’s Distracted Driving Summits.

In honor of this amazing person, the HFES, Surface Transportation Technical Group (STTG) is providing an annual Young Professional Award to a young human factors professional who demonstrates outstanding contribution to transportation human factors.  Applications will be due July 1 each year.

Qualification for award:
  • Employed full time (in academia, industry, or government) in a surface transportation related field for at least two years.
  • Be 35 years old or younger.
Consideration criteria:
  • Research: Advancing transportation human factors as demonstrated by journal articles, conference proceedings, books, technical reports, digests of papers, and product releases
  • Outreach/Education: Demonstration of service to the human factors community. Examples include outreach to K-12, college students, or human factors professionals; workshops/seminars to the human factors community at large.
  • Other significant contributions to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society or other professional/technical societies.
Nominees can directly apply or be nominated by a friend/colleague. To submit a nomination, please include:
  • A one page summary of the nominee’s qualifications
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae (CV), resume, or comprehensive biography of the nominee.
Please direct questions to:
Linda Ng Boyle ( and Chris Monk (

Dissertation Funding Opportunity - Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation & Training

The Link Foundation Fellowship in Advanced Simulation and Training is a $27,000 fellowship opportunity for students at the dissertation phase of their doctoral studies who are conducting research in the area of advanced simulation and training.  Applications are due on January 15, 2014.  A complete description of the fellowship and application process can be found at the following URL: .  Qualified students are encouraged to apply.