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Work-in-progress and Interactive Demos

Important Facts

  • Submission deadline: June 29, 2015, 17:00 GMT - extended until July 6, 20:00 GMT
  • Notification: July 21, 2015
  • Camera-ready: July 24, 2015
  • Instructions for the camera-ready version

Quick Facts

  • Submission template (updated 2015-07-21!!): CHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX, Word)
  • Submission format: 2 to 6 pages WIP abstract prepared in CHI EA Format PLUS 1 page poster design
  • Submissions are not anonymous and should include all author names, affiliations, and contact information
  • Submission system: EasyChair
  • Chairs: Bastian Pfleging and Andrew Kun
  • Contact by e-mail: wip-demos ('at') auto-ui 'Dot' org
  • At the Conference: Accepted submissions will be presented as a poster during the conference. We will provide more information once the acceptance notifications are sent out.
  • After the Conference: Adjunct Proceedings (Website, USB proceedings), and potentially Digital Library

Message from the Work-in-Progress and Demo Chairs

We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit Works-in-Progress and Demos as they provide a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting useful feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. For Works-in-Progress and Interactive Demos accepted submissions will be presented as a physical poster at the conference and made available to the AutomotiveUI community through the Extended Abstracts proceedings as a 2-6 page paper also accompanied by a PDF of the poster. For Interactive Demos you also bring hands-on experience to conference attendees by bringing and presenting prototypes, services, devices, and systems.

Your Work-In-Progress and Interactive Demo Chairs

Bastian Pfleging, University of Stuttgart
Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire

What is a Work-In-Progress or Interactive Demo

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. The goal of an Interactive Demo is to highlight and foster discussion of current hands-on research in the area of automotive user interfaces and interactive vehicular applications.

The difference between Works-in-Progress/Interactive Demos and other contribution types (e.g. main track papers and notes) is that Work-in-Progress and Interactive Demo submissions represent work that has not reached a level of completion that would warrant the full refereed selection process. That said, appropriate submissions should make a contribution to the body of AutomotiveUI knowledge, whether realized or promised. A significant benefit of a Work-in-Progress or Interactive Demo derives from the discussion between the author and conference attendees that will be fostered by the face-to-face presentation of the work. To enrich the quality of the submission for both categories, we also encourage authors to submit a video of their work as supplementary material.

The Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo categories aim to attract participation from a broad range of disciplines covering a spectrum of topics and methodologies. We encourage submissions from all AutomotiveUI communities. Please note that summaries of completed work or reduced versions of main track AutomotiveUI submissions are inappropriate as a Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo submission and will be rejected.

Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo abstracts appear in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings. The authors retain copyright, and the material from them can be used as the basis for future publications as long as there are significant revisions from the original.

Prepare and Submit your Work-in-Progress or Interactive Demo

Your submissions consist of two (Work-in-Progress) or three (Interactive Demo) related documents. Failure to submit a valid version of either document will result in an automatic rejection. Due to the very rapid selection process we cannot offer any extensions to the deadline. When assessing your submission the reviewers will consider all documents. The two/three documents required are:

  1. A two- to six-page poster abstract prepared in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (LaTeX, Word) and submitted as a PDF file. Your poster abstract should be close to camera-ready and thoroughly copy-edited. Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo submissions are not anonymous and should therefore include all author names, affiliations and contact information. Please note: Any submission longer than 6 pages and/or not adhering to the Extended Abstracts Format will be automatically rejected. Submitted versions for review process must not include page numbers.
  2. An electronic version of the poster that you will present at the conference. Your poster should be close to camera-ready and thoroughly designed. For the review process, your poster should be reduced to one standard page in size and submitted as a PDF file. Please note that the physical posters presented at the conference may not be larger than A0 size. On acceptance of your submission, you are in charge of printing the poster and bringing it to the conference. Thus, you still have the chance to update and improve the contents even after the initial submission deadline. However, please note that the quality of the poster will be an assessment criterion for your submission since the poster shall support in-depth discussions during the poster session.
  3. The Interactive Demos submissions must further include a separate appendix describing in detail the elements of the demonstration and the technical requirements of the demonstration (required visual and acoustical settings, space requirements, the power supply needed, networking options and what else might be required at the conference site) and which of the default equipment/resources they will use.

Due to the short selection cycle, there should be very, very few changes between your submissions and the camera-ready final documents, except in rare circumstances.

Both the Extended Abstract and the poster should communicate:

  1. A concise description of the work
  2. Implications of the work for the AutomotiveUI community
  3. Recommendations for further investigation and/or incorporation into practice

Your extended abstract should be submitted by June 29, 2015, 17:00 GMT (extended until) July 6, 20:00 GMT to the Submission System and be prepared according to the requirements stated above.

Equipment and Resources (Interactive Demos)

Participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference site with them. By default, the conference will provide:

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 poster board with enough space left for one A0-sized poster in portrait orientation
  • power (230 V, UK plug)
  • Internet (Ethernet and Wi-Fi)
  • Additional resources may be available upon request.

Work-In-Progress / Interactive Demo Selection Process

Work-in-Progress / Interactive Demo submissions are selected through a juried process. The process has been designed to acknowledge the early-stage nature of the work. All submissions are considered confidential during the review process.

Each submission will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Significance: How important is the problem or question that this submission 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 contribution? How clearly does the submission communicate the ways that it differs from and goes beyond the most relevant previous work in this area? (Note that for a Work-in-Progress submission, full literature searches are not expected, although the most relevant citations should be included.)
  • Validity: How appropriate are the chosen methods for the work being undertaken? How well are the submission's claims and conclusions supported by the results?
  • Written Presentation: How clear and understandable is the writing in the poster abstract? To what extent does the poster abstract conform to all Extended Abstract formatting requirements and the 6-page limit?
  • Visual Presentation (The Poster): How well does the design of the poster effectively communicate the most important facets of the work? To what degree is the design of the poster likely to draw in an audience?
  • Ability of the Work to Engender Discussion: To what degree will the presentation of this work stimulate interesting conversation among researchers or practitioners? To what extent will the presenters benefit from being able to discuss their work and receive feedback at this stage?

The extended abstract should contain no sensitive, private, or proprietary information that cannot be disclosed at publication time. Submissions should NOT be anonymous. However, 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.

Upon Acceptance of Your Work-in-Progress Submission

Have a look at the detailed camera-ready instructions!

Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on July 21, 2015. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version, and details on the poster presentation and scheduling at the conference.

You will receive a (digital) copyright form, which you are required to complete. Please note that you may not change the title of your paper once you submitted the copyright form! Once the copyright form is completed, we will provide you with the copyright information to be put into your paper. With this, you can submit the final version through the submission system. Please remember to remove any page numbers for this final submission. Submission of the camera-ready version includes, and is not complete without, giving us permission to distribute your final camera-ready version as described above.

Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the work-in-progress and/or interactive demonstration abstracts to be published.

At the Conference

Authors are expected to attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to present their poster to conference attendees. The authors will also have the chance to introduce their work to the audience in a WIP madness session before their poster presentation. Work-in-progress submissions whose authors are not at the conference to present their poster may be withdrawn from the Adjunct Proceedings and the Digital Library.

After the Conference

Accepted Work-in-Progress/Interactive Demo poster abstracts and poster PDFs will be made available in the AutomotiveUI Adjunct Proceedings, distributed by the conference (e.g., through USB sticks and on the conference website) and we plan to secure publication in the ACM Digital Library, where they will remain accessible to researchers and practitioners worldwide.

AutomotiveUI 2015 Work-in-progress and Interactive Demo Co-Chairs

For further information, please contact the work-in-progress & interactive demo co-chairs at wip-demos ('at') auto-ui 'Dot' org.

Work-in-Progress and Interactive Demo Program Committee

  • Ignacio Alvarez, Intel Corporation
  • Timo Baumann, Universität Hamburg
  • Axel Baumgartner, University of Salzburg
  • Patrick Bonhoure, valeo
  • Andreas Braun, Fraunhofer IGD
  • Nora Broy, BMW Research and Technology
  • Peter Burns, Transport Canada
  • Daniel Buschek, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Chun-Cheng Chang, University of Washington
  • Mario Chiesa, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
  • Stefan Diewald, Technische Universität München
  • Jonas Eckhardt, Technische Universität München
  • Abdallah El Ali, University of Oldenburg
  • Ayse Eren, University of Nottingham
  • Jim Foley, Toyota Technical Center
  • Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Thomas Gable, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Magdalena Gärtner, University of Salzburg
  • Jan Gugenheimer, Ulm University
  • Mariam Hassib, University of Stuttgart / Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Renate Haeuslschmid, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München / IAV automotive engineering
  • Sebastian Hergeth, BMW Research and Technology
  • Wilko Heuten, OFFIS
  • Philipp Hock, University of Ulm
  • Axel Hösl, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Mohamed Khamis, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Hyungil Kim, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Moritz Körber, Technische Universität München
  • Johannes Kraus, University of Ulm
  • Sven Krome, RMIT University / GEElab Europe
  • Patrick Lindemann, University of Passau
  • Lars Lischke, University of Stuttgart
  • Andreas Löcken, University of Oldenburg
  • Nikolas Martelaro, Stanford University
  • Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
  • David Miller, Stanford University
  • Erika Miller, University of Washington
  • Evangelos Niforatos, University of Lugano (USI)
  • Ioannis Politis, University of Glasgow
  • Andry Rakotonirainy, QUT
  • Benjamin Reaves, Oracle
  • Diana Reich, Research training group prometei (TU Berlin)
  • Bryan Reimer, MIT
  • Florian Schaub, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stefan Schneegass, University of Stuttgart
  • Ronald Schroeter, QUT - CARRS-Q
  • Fabius Steinberger, Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology
  • Phillip Taylor, The University of Warwick
  • Jacques Terken, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
  • Marcel Walch, University of Ulm
  • Nadine Walter, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Christian Wolff, Regensburg University
  • Yuqing Wu, University of Washington