Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications Conference

Date(s) - September 23, 2018 - September 25, 2018
12:00 am UTC


University of Toronto – St. George Campus
27 King's College Circle, toronto, ontario Canada

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Toronto, Canada, SEPTEMBER, 23-25 2018

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The conference will be preceded by the doctoral colloquium on September 22nd.



Important Dates:


Submissions are accepted until 11:59 p.m AoE (Anywhere on Earth)



Submission deadline: Extended to May 7, 2018!

Decision notification: June 29, 2018


Workshop proposals:

Submission deadline: June 4, 2018

Decision notification: June 22, 2018


Works in Progress, Interactive Demos, Videos and Doctoral Colloquium:

Submission deadline: July 11, 2018

Decision notification: August 3, 2018



AutomotiveUI, the International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. AutomotiveUI brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. Consistent with prior conferences, AutomotiveUI’18 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’18 invites you to submit original work in one or more of the following formats: papers, workshops, works in progress and Interactive Demos, Video Sessions, and Doctoral Colloquium.



Submission Types


Papers: AutomotiveUI Papers are archival publications of original research. Authors are invited to submit papers (6-10 pages) formatted in accordance with the two-column ACM SIGCHI format, with a 150-word abstract (references do not count towards the page limit). Submissions will be accepted through the Precision Conference submission system  ( Authors are encouraged to submit an accompanying video. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. We are also planning a journal special issue; details  forthcoming. Further instructions about this submission category can be found at


Work In Progress: A Work In Progress is a concise report of late-breaking findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work relevant for the AutomotiveUI community. All accepted Work in Progress submissions will be available in the ACM Digital Library.  Details about this submission category can be found at:


Workshops and Tutorials: Workshops address some topic of common interest to a subset of those attending the AutomotiveUI conference. Tutorials teach specific materials either by one person or several people. Submission details will be published at


Interactive Demos: Interactive Demos are presentations or demonstrations that highlight and foster discussion of current research and development in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications. We encourage submissions from both the industry and the academia. For Interactive Demos, bring and/or present prototypes, services, devices, and systems for hands-on interaction. All accepted Demo submissions will be available in the ACM digital library. Submission details will be published at


Videos: AutomotiveUI also invites video submissions. The video submissions can focus on the presentation of research systems, visions of the future, humorous parodies or thoughtful critiques of AutomotiveUI, and reports on ethnographic work or user studies. Submission details will be published at


The Doctoral Colloquium: The Doctoral Colloquium brings together Ph.D. students working on topics related to the field of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications, providing them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research with their peers and senior faculty. Submission details will be published at



Conference Topics include, but are not limited to:



Devices & Interfaces


Multi-modal, speech, audio, gestural, natural input/output

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

Electric vehicle interfaces

Affective intelligent interfaces


Automation & Instrumentation


Automated driving and interfaces for (semi) autonomous driving

Head-Up Displays (HUDs) and Augmented Reality (AR) concepts

Cooperative Driving/Connected Vehicles

Assistive technology in the vehicular context

Information access (search, browsing, etc.)

Vehicle-based apps, web/cloud enabled connectivity

Entertainment and play (semi) autonomous driving



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, warnings and feedback to augment driving behavior

Emotional state recognition while driving

Detecting/ measuring driver distraction

Detecting and estimating user intentions

Driver modeling



We are looking forward to seeing you in Toronto in September!


Birsen Donmez, University of Toronto (General Chair)

Bruce Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology (Program Co-Chair)

Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology (Program Co-Chair)