2nd Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces

We are pleased to announce the following workshop offered in
conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and
Interactive Vehicular Applications:

AutoNUI 2012: The Second WORKSHOP on Automotive Natural User Interfaces
Portsmouth, NH, USA – October 17, 2012
Co-located with AutomotiveUI 2012 (http://www.auto-ui.org/12)
Workshop website: http://blog.hcilab.org/autonui/?pk_campaign=call1&pk_kwd=top
Submission deadline (position papers): August 29, 2012

Submission deadline: August 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2012
Camera-ready paper due: October 2, 2012
Workshop registration deadline:  September 24, 2012
Early registration deadline (conference): September 17, 2012
Workshop: October 17, 2012

Natural user interfaces such as gestures and conversational speech
interaction are an increasingly important topic in research and are
already being applied in a multitude of consumer electronics, including
smartphones, tablets, TV sets, game consoles, and large-screen tabletop
Motivated by the latest results in those areas, our vision is to apply
natural user interfaces to the automotive domain as well. We envision
that this integration could both reduce driver distraction and allow the
creation of fresh new user experiences for car infotainment systems.
The goal of this workshop is to explore the design space of natural
and/or multi-modal automotive user interfaces and to continue the fruitful
discussions held at the 1st Workshop on Automotive Natural User
Interfaces during AutomotiveUI ¹11 in Salzburg, Austria. Our chief interest is
where and how NUI techniques can be integrated into the car.

Workshop Topics
Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to:
* Usage of natural user interfaces in the car, including but not
limited to gestural and conversational speech interactions
* Visions of future natural user interfaces in the car
* Design tools and methods for natural and multimodal interaction in the car
* NUIs for the driver, the co-driver, and the back seat passengers
* Using NUIs for interconnection to the outside world
* Understanding how NUIs impact the driving experience
* Approaches for transitioning to NUIs in the car
* Experience and discussion of potential difficulties of integrating  NUIs into the car
* Relevance of traditional UX factors for gesture and speech in the
automotive context
* Researching how UX can drive the adoption of new features and
functionality into car infotainment systems
* Automotive user interface frameworks and toolkits that support
multimodality and NUIs
* New concepts for in-car user interfaces which enhance UX
* NUIs for multimedia, in-car entertainment, and in-car gaming
* User Experience Assessment for in-vehicle NUI

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, students, and
practitioners who are interested specifically in Natural User
Interfaces in the automotive context. In particular, we hope for participants with
different backgrounds and perspectives, e.g., automotive user interface
(UI) designers, experience designers and engineers from both academic
and industrial institutions. The number of participants will be limited.
Participants will be selected based on their submission through a
review process conducted by the organizers as well as selected researchers
working in this domain. Registration for the main conference is
mandatory for all workshop participants, but there are no additional costs for
attending the workshop beyond the main conference registration fee.

Interested workshop participants are requested to submit either a
position paper (1 or 2 pages) or a paper reporting novel concepts, (first)
prototypes, studies, application, or interaction concepts (up to 4
The submission can be done using our submission system:
The paper should contain a description of the area of research,
specific work (empirical or theoretical) on the workshop topic, and the
innovative character of the research.
All submissions should be prepared according to the standard SIGCHI
Conference Publications Format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform). Each paper will receive at least two reviews. All accepted papers will be published online at
the beginning of the workshop.

Bastian Pfleging, VIS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Tanja Döring, Digital Media Group, University of Bremen, Germany
Ignacio Alvarez, Human-Centered Computing Lab, Clemson University, USA
Matthias Kranz, Department for Computer Science, Electrical and Space
Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Garrett Weinberg, Nuance Communications, USA
Jennifer Healey, Interaction and Experience Research, Intel Labs, USA

More details and the latest news can be found at the workshop website:

If you have any further questions, you may also contact the organizers
by email: autoNUI@auto-ui.org.

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