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16th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 

September 22-25, 2024
Stanford, CA, USA

Human And Technology : Design-Centered Human Activity

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Recent years have seen the introduction of "driver assistance systems," or ADAS, in nearly every new model of car. These systems help drivers in a number of ways, as is evident from years of experience, which includes warning drivers in the event of an alert, reducing driver stress, and so on. Due to a lack of trust between driver-vehicle automation, research into technologies that ensure not only safety standards, but also caring for comfort and personalization parameters of a user, remains necessary. To get there, we need in-vehicle assistance systems equipped with cognitively-enabled technologies. Once widely adopted, these systems will improve people's confidence in their automobiles. This is why modern advancements may inspire a societal shift toward automating more tasks and placing greater trust in machines.

Goals and Topic

The primary goal of this workshop is to open up a discussion amongst scholars and specialists in the automobile industry about the following issues:

  • Solutions for the next generation of sophisticated driver assistance systems that focus on the user

  • The value of people in user-centered design

  • Research on "users" and "usability"

  • Studies of user-focused approaches

  • Barriers to ADAS uptake by end users

  • Ascertaining how open users are to adopting innovative ADAS systems

  • User-Technology Interaction (UTI)

  • User-friendly approach to ADAS function enhancement

  • Technologies for in-vehicle driver assistance

  • Cognitively enabled technology focuses on human needs

Want to participate in the workshop 

Please fill out the information form to participate in the workshop. Be remember that you have to adhere the rules and regulations regarding registration as per ACM AutomotiveUI.



Location (Room No.): TBD

Introduction (09:00 To 09:10)

The workshop schedule begins with an introduction to the topics. In addition, the workshop organizers and participants get to know each other, and share their expectations from the workshop. 

Keynote Address 1 ~ Online (09:10 To 09:45) 

Raja Chatila, ISIR-CNRS and Pierre and Marie Curie University, France

Title: "Ethical and societal issues related to self-driving cars"

Keynote Address 2  ~ Onsite (09:45 To 10:20)

Joanne Harbluk, Transport Canada, Canada 

Title: "Assisted and Automated Driving: Interfaces, Interactions, and Issues" 

Break (10:20 To 10:40)

Break for tea/coffee

Keynote Address 3  ~ Onsite (10:40 To 11:15)

Marieke Martens, Eindhoven University of Technology and TNO, The Netherlands

Title: "How to design safe and self-explaining L2 functionalities: Have we lost this battle?" 

Position Paper Presentation 1 (11:15 To 11:30)

Guest speakers from different backgrounds will be invited to present topics of interest. The number of presentations and distributions to the session will be decided considering the schedule. 

  • Experience of agency when driving with ADAS: Preliminary findings from a phenomenological research                                                      (Peng Lu, Politecnico Milano, Italy)

Keynote Address 4  ~ Online (11:30 To 12:05)

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, USA

Title: "The future of AV and automated driving interfaces"

Break (12:05 To 12:15)

Break for tea/coffee

Keynote Address 5  ~ Online (12:15 To 12:50)

Jack J. McCauley, Board Trustee at the University of California Berkeley, USA

Title: "AI as a control strategy to improve vehicle efficiency"

Group Discussion (12:50 To 01:00)

After the invited presentations, a group discussion will be conducted to discuss the research questions. 

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Keynote Speaker Biodata

Raja Chatila

Sorbonne University, Paris, France

"Ethical and societal issues related to self-driving cars"

Raja Chatila is Professor Emeritus of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IT Ethics at Sorbonne University in Paris. He is former director of the SMART Laboratory of Excellence on Human-Machine Interactions, of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) in Paris, and of Laboratory of System Analysis and Architecture (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse, France.

He is author of about 180 publications on autonomous robotics, perception, human-robot interaction, machine Learning, cognitive architectures, and AI ethics.

He is chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, co-chair of the Responsible AI working group of the Global Partnership on AI, and member of the French National Pilot Committee on Digital Ethics (CNPEN) who published an opinion on self-driving vehicles.

He is past president of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2014-2015), IEEE Fellow and recipient of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award.

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Joanne Harbluk

Transport Canada, Canada

"Assisted and Automated Driving: Interfaces, Interactions and Issues"

Joanne leads research in the Human Factors and Crash Avoidance Division, Multi-Modal and Road Safety Programs at Transport Canada. Current work is focused on human interaction with automated vehicles, both inside and outside the vehicle, with the goal of improving safety.


She is active in national and international research projects and has participated in EU projects, as the Canadian site lead and as a Human Factors advisor, in international collaborative research projects on Naturalistic Driving, multi-site research projects contributing to the development of guidelines, standards and regulations.


Joanne is head of the Canadian delegation and a Canadian Expert on the ISO Committee on Human-Vehicle Interaction (ISO/TC22 SC39 WG8) where several standards dealing with human interaction with automotive technologies are currently in development.


She participates on several Transportation Research Board committees related to automated driving and is a steering committee member for several scientific conferences including, AUTO-UI.


Joanne is an adjunct research professor in the Psychology Department at Carleton University in Canada. Prior to joining Transport Canada, she was a Fogarty International Research Fellow in the Cognitive Neurosciences Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States.

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Meet The Team

Partner Universities

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Stanford University, Stanford, USA

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If you need help or more details about this workshop, please contact:

Ankit R. Patel at

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