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Theme

Advances in technology have transformed cars into complex interactive systems. Drivers interact with a variety of controls and applications to operate a vehicle. Besides mastering the primary driving task drivers make use of entertainment, information and communication systems in the car. The technical basis in modern cars includes means for communication, sensing and media provision. With these novel technologies many opportunities arise for creating attractive in-car user interfaces. Nevertheless the challenge of creating such interfaces in a compelling and safe to use manner has even become bigger. Especially in the automotive context users expect interfaces that are intuitive and straightforward to use, without the need to read a manual. The overall experience in driving a car is more and more influenced by the man-machine interface, and hence creating attractive user interface is of great importance for a successful product.

Traditional means for user interface development as known from desktop computing are often not suitable, as many other conditions have an influence on the design space for automotive user interfaces. In comparison to many other domains, trial and error while the product is already in the market is not acceptable as the cost of

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Topics

The conference invites original submissions on work that is concerned with automotive user interfaces and with interactive applications used in vehicles. There are many challenges and topics that related to the conference and original contributions from the following areas and beyond are welcome:

  • new concepts for driving interfaces
  • multi-modal car user interface
  • methods and tools for automotive user interface research
  • approaches for the evaluation of novel car user interfaces
  • user interface issues for assistive functionality
  • novel multimedia interfaces and in-car entertainment
  • text input and output while driving
  • speech interfaces for in-car use
  • user interfaces for information access while driving
  • user interfaces for navigation systems
  • user interface frameworks and toolkits for vehicles
  • development tools and methods for car user interfaces
  • biometrics and physiological sensors as a user interface component
  • detection and estimation of user intentions
  • detecting user distraction and driver state
  • new display, visualization and interaction techniques for car UIs
  • novel interactive car applications
  • using sensors and context for interactive experiences in the car
  • applications and user interfaces for inter-vehicle communication
  • in-car gaming
  • interactive applications for drivers and passengers

Dates

Submission of papers and notes: 02 June 2009

Notification: 07 July 2009

Camera Ready: 30 July 2009

Poster Submission till 1 September 2009 (continuous submission and notification)

Conference: Mon/Tue 21 - 22 September 2009