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15th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 

September 18-21, 2023
Ingolstadt, Germany

1st International Workshop on Human And Technology
(Theme: In the realm of ADAS)

September 18, 2023



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

Important Dates

Submission of papers by: August 21, 2023  (Hard Deadline) 

Notification of intimation by: August 27, 2023

Camera-ready submission by: August 31, 2023

Registration by: September 12, 2023

Date of workshop: September 18, 2023 

Date of conference: September 18-21, 2023

Paper Template and Submission Information

The submitted papers must be within the page range of minimum of 5 pages and maximum of 7 pages including references (single column, formatted using the provided template). 

Kindly follow the appropriate paper template at: Paper templates (LaTeX, Overleaf, and Microsoft Word)


AutomotiveUI workshop papers are peer-reviewed, archival publications of original research. Authors are invited to submit papers formatted in accordance with the new single-column ACM SIGCHI format. For accepted papers, at least one author is required to register for the workshop/conference and present the work in-person. 

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Publication Information


Extended versions of all approved papers—each containing at least 30% new content—will be published in the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces as a Special Issue on "User Centered Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" (IF: 2.9, Q2). More information at :

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Room No. G202

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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International Advisory Committee

All of us on the organizing committee are extremely appreciative to the international advisory committee.

  • Estela Bicho, University of Minho, Portugal

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

  • Joanne Harbluk, Transport Canada, Canada

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

  • Lionel Roberts, University of Michigan, USA

  • Myounghoon (Philart) Jeon, Virginia Tech, USA

  • Navdeep M. Singh, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, India

  • Faruk Kazi, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, India

  • Eric Jackson, University of Connecticut, USA

  • Joost de Winter, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Janki Dodiya, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Shivani Patel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

  • Shriniwas Arkatkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology, India

  • Tiziana Campisi, The Kore University of Enna, Italy

  • Sara Paiva, Instituto Politecnico de Viana de Castelo, Portugal

  • Fatemeh Fakhrmoosavi, University of Connecticut, USA

  • Marianne Vanderschuren, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Gunther Prokop, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

  • Nandita Mangal, Aptiv, USA

  • Sergio Monteiro, University of Minho, Portugal

  • Ankit Kathuria, Indian Institute of Technology Jammu, India

  • Alexandria Noble, CARIAD by Volkswagen, USA

  • Sougata Karmakar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

  • Nikhil Menon, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  • Dhruvin Patel, Valeo, Germany

  • Alireza Darvishy, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

  • Rafael Gomez, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • Lipika Deka, De Montfort University, UK

  • Michael Oehl, German Aerospace Center, Germany

  • Chinthaka Premachandra, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Alvika Gautam, Texas A&M University College Station Campus, USA

  • Aditya Dandekar, Jaguar Land Rover, UK

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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Marieke Martens

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Hague, Netherlands

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

Marieke studied Experimental and Cognitive Psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam. Since 1996 she has been working as research in the area of human factors and traffic behavior at TNO, covering a variety of topics such as self-explaining roads, traffic safety, driver state, distraction, visual attention, road user behavior, driver support, smart mobility and automated vehicles. From 2014 until 2019 she has been a professor ITS & Human Factors at the University of Twente, and since June 2019 she is appointed full professor Automated Vehicles and Human Interaction. She is also Director of Science Mobility at TNO. She is part of different ISO committee meetings focusing on human behavior and automated vehicles, and she is closely linked to UNECE WP1 and WP29, and a member of the independent Human Factors Advisory Group for UNECE HF-IRADS (Human Factors in International Regulations for Automated Driving Systems). Her current research topics cover driver’s understanding of level 2 functionalities, transition of control, automation surprise, uncertainty, trust, holistic e-HMI, motion sickness and ethics of AVS in relation to AI and Ethical Goal Functions and explainable AI.

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Lionel Robert

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

"The future of AV and automated driving interfaces"

He holds the position of Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan and boasts a number of distinguished memberships, including AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude and IEEE Senior Member. Dr. Robert obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Indiana University, where he was a BAT Fellow and KPMG Scholar. Prior to his academic career, he served as a Transportation Officer in the U.S. Army for over a decade on active and reserve duty. Currently, he is the director of the Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Research Intergroup Collaboration (MAVRIC) and affiliated with various institutions, including the University of Michigan Robotics Institute, the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication at Indiana University. Additionally, he is a member of the AAAS Community Advisory Board. Dr. Robert's research interests revolve around technology-mediated collaboration, which is reflected in his published works in leading information systems and information science journals as well as notable computer and robotics conferences. His research has garnered numerous accolades, including best paper awards/nominations from the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, SAE International, and the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human–Robot Interaction. Dr. Robert has received research funding from various sources, such as the AAA Foundation, Automotive Research Center/U.S. Army, Army Research Laboratory, Toyota Research Institute, MCity, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and the National Science Foundation. He has also been featured in print, radio, and television for major media outlets like ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Michigan Radio, Inc., New York Times, and the Associated Press.

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Jack J. McCauley

University of California, Berkeley, USA

"AI as a control strategy to improve vehicle efficiency"

Jack McCauley an Innovator in Residence at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Oculus, an American engineer, hardware designer, inventor, video game developer and philanthropist.

Jack is best known for designing the guitars and drums for the Guitar Hero video game series, and as a co-founder and former chief engineer at Oculus VR. At Oculus, Jack designed and built the Oculus DK1 and DK2 virtual reality headsets. Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion.  McCauley holds numerous U.S. patents for inventions in software, audio effects, virtual reality, motion control, computer peripherals, and video game hardware and controllers.

Jack was awarded a full scholarship to attend University of California, Berkeley where he earned as BSc., EECS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986.  Jack has authored numerous research papers in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and mathematical modeling of AI-based systems and is currently pursuing new projects at his private R&D facility and hardware incubator in Livermore, California.

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Meet The Team

Partner Universities

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Ingolstadt, Germany

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