Call for participation

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
3rd Workshop on User Experience of Autonomous Driving at AutomotiveUI 2015

  • July 20: Extended submission deadline
  • July 27: Notification
  • August 3: Camera ready version
  • September 1: Workshop at AUI 2014 (1:30 pm – 5:30 pm)

SUMMARY AND THEME
User experience (UX) in autonomous vehicles has been a growing area of research in recent years. Car manufacturers have presented various automated vehicles recently, ranging from combined ADAS to self-driving vehicles with the ability to drive without any human intervention. This workshop is the third in the serious that started in 2013. The workshops brought together researchers and practitioners from various domains. This year the objective is to develop a ten-point plan of research goals the automotive UI community must solve in order to improve UX in Autonomous Driving (AD). This includes a discussion on how we can face upcoming challenges in designing UX for AD, as well as, how to shape the design space for UX in AD. The workshop will focus on the areas of methodological issues, human factors, entertainment, social driving, and novel user interface approaches.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Submissions are invited on the following topics:

  • Driver and passenger interaction with (semi-) autonomous vehicles (e.g., What will the role of driver and passenger be in this new paradigm?)
  • Driver situational awareness in autonomous vehicles (e.g., How much context information does the driver need to be aware of in order to be able to take over control?)
  • Handover situations between drivers and automated vehicles (e.g., How to effectively inform drivers about handovers? How to share control between car and driver? How to deal with passive fatigue?)
  • User experience factors relevant for autonomous driving (e.g., How will autonomous vehicles influence UX factors such as acceptance, trust, complacency, driving fun, etc.?)
  • Novel user interface approaches including natural and gaze interaction, subliminal information, and brain computer interfaces (e.g., How can utilize new UI approaches to foster seamless interaction between the driver and the autonomous vehicle?)
  • Multimodal driver information displays and how they differ from non-autonomous modes (e.g., What type of information is relevant / irrelevant to an autonomous car driver or passenger?)
  • Increase of workload due to additional monitoring tasks of autonomous vehicles (e.g., How to reduce mental workload for monitoring tasks?)
  • Accessibility for elderly and people with impairments (e.g., How can we ensure that elderly are able to use the advantages of AD?)
  • Experience studies in the lab and in the field with autonomous vehicles (e.g., What prerequisites do we need to conduct user studies in the lab and the field?)
  • Study and evaluation methods for autonomous driving (e.g., Do we need new methods for AD evaluation?)
  • Entertainment and learning for drivers and passengers in autonomous vehicles, as well as gamification approaches (e.g., How can we fight deskilling of drivers?)
  • Ethical issues of autonomous driving (e.g., Which ethical issues arise when conducting user tests with autonomous vehicles? Which ethical issues arise for UI designers and researchers?)
  • Security issues of autonomous vehicles (e.g., How do we address vehicle hacking dangers?)
  • Standardization among automakers (e.g., How can we safeguard standardized behavior in algorithms for self-driving vehicles?)
  • Interaction of autonomous vehicles with vulnerable road users (VRU’s) (e.g., Which communication/negotiation strategies between autonomous vehicles and non-technology equipped humans do we need to design?)

OUTCOMES
The outcome will be a community of people working in the area who have articulated a set of new research visions for the area of autonomous driving UX. Many of the authors already work together on projects and we expect the workshop to lead to further collaboration.

Building on the results of the previous workshops this workshop will develop a ten-point plan of research goals the automotive UI community must solve in order to improve UX in Autonomous Driving (AD). This includes a discussion on how we can face upcoming challenges in designing UX for AD, as well as, how to shape the design space for UX in AD. Areas of focus include: methodological issues, human factors, entertainment, social driving, and novel user interface approaches.

SUBMISSION FORMAT
Submit a position paper (1 to 4 pages ACM SIGCHI extended abstract (EA) format) to appear in the conference online proceedings. Submissions have to be made via email to alexander.meschtscherjakov(at)sbg.ac.at

REGISTRATION
Registration for the main conference is mandatory to participate in a workshop. The registration for the workshops will not involve additional costs.

ORGANIZERS
Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg & Austrian Institute of Technology
Dalila Szostak, Google
Rabindra Ratan, Michigan State Universtiy
Roderick McCall, University of Luxembourg
Ioannis Politis, University of Glasgow
Sven Krome, RMIT University
Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon, Michigan Technological University
Jacques Terken, Eindhoven University of Technology