The rise of autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles requires a closer examination of how people will interact with them. In this one-day workshop, to be held on September 4, 2017, we especially address two areas:
- What can we learn from mobile HCI for the interaction design between human drivers and the autonomous vehicle?
- What opportunities for mobile HCI arise due to new freedoms for drivers, when they also take on the role of passengers in autonomous vehicles?
The workshop seeks to further develop the challenges involved and/or to suggest early solutions through the use of a highly participative format.
Google’s driverless car and the announcement of Uber using self-driving cars to transport people along with other approaches and vendors will have a significant impact on people’s mobility behavior, on how people interact with autonomous vehicles, and what users will do while riding in such autonomous cars. This will lead to a number of challenges and questions, which need to be addressed and explored. This workshop will focus on the following goals:
- Discuss best practices and patterns for mobile design and how they can be applied to the design of autonomous vehicles;
- Envisioning new interaction opportunities for the driver to communicate with the automated vehicle (and vice versa);
- Explore new designs for hand-over, interruptions and (shared) control situations in mobile HCI and autonomous driving and discuss their practicability in the respective domains;
- Explore engineering issues related to safety, reliability and security properties, as well as certification aspects;
- Exploration of UX factors such as fun, acceptance and (over)trust;
- The evolution from car a tool to car as a companion and what can be learnt from HRI;
- Examination of situational awareness issues from the perspective of the car and the human;
- Discuss ethics-related questions.
The workshop is intended for mobile HCI, AutomotiveUI, and HRI researchers and practitioners, designers and developers. Workshop candidates have to submit a position paper (up to 4 pages in the CHI extended abstract format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Paper Deadline: 19 May 2017
Submission date extended to 26 May 2017
Position Paper Notification: 9 June 2017
Workshop Day: 4 September 2017
Contributions will be selected based on their contribution to the workshop topics. The organizers will review the submissions und decide upon acceptance.
Accepted contributions are:
- Reading the Mind of a Bus
- Defining HMI and UX Test Environments for Automated Logistics
- Enhancing Pedestrian Safety with Directional On-Smartphone Warnings
- Cooperation and (Semi-) Autonomous Driving – A Retrospective and View Ahead
- Driverless Cars and the Semantics of Mobility
- Activity and mood-based routing for autonomous vehicles
At the workshop participants will be introduced to the workshop goals, which will then be followed by two sessions containing paper presentations. Each paper will be limited to 15 minutes including Q&A.
The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to one-on-one conversations and group work. There will be a “speed dating” phase in which workshop participants will have the time to talk to each other. This phase will last for 90 minutes. Each couple will have 15 minutes to discuss workshop related questions.
After that, couples will be changed. A “Deep Dive” workshop phase will take place where the workshop group as a whole will propose at most two topics to be discussed. These will then be developed further in smaller groups with the objective of proposing solutions or identifying further challenges.
Reports from groups will be presented in a plenary session. Particular emphasis will be placed on using group discussion formats which encourage collaboration and problem solving, e.g. such as those used by IDEO in their Deep Dive methodology.
Alexander Meschtscherjakov will be the main contact person. He is an Assistant Professor at the Center for HCI at the Computer Sciences Department of the University of Salzburg. In his research he deals with automotive user interface design as well as user experience with autonomous vehicles . He was co-organizing conferences such as AutomotiveUI’11, Persuasive’15) and organizer of different workshops (AutomotiveUI’13-16, CHI’15-16).
Manfred is professor for HCI & Usability at the University of Salzburg and is heading the Center for Technology Experience at AIT (Vienna). He is involved in driving experience activities and has been active already in the discussion on autonomous driving and HRI . He has been involved in several conferences (e.g., co-chairing CHI’04 and AutomotiveUI’11) and co-organizing workshops and SIGs (e.g., CHI’16, AutomotiveUI’15, and Interact’15). He is also conference co-chair of HRI 2017 and MobileHCI 2017.
Rod McCall is a Lead Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. His research focuses on human-factors within the fields of (semi)-autonomous vehicles and mixed realities. He is an associate editor of Interacting with Computers (Oxford University Press), is the vice-chair of the IFIP Working Group on Social and Ethical Issues in Entertainment Computing. He has co- organized workshops at CHI, MobileHCI and AutoUI.
Andreas Riener is a professor for HMI and VR at THI with co-appointment at CARISSMA (Center of Automotive Research on Integrated Safety Systems and Measurement Area). His research interests include driving ergonomics, driver state estimation from physiological measures, human factors in driver-vehicle interfaces, as well as topics related to (over)trust, acceptance, and ethical issues in automated driving.
Philippe Palanque is Professor in Computer Science at the University Toulouse 3. He is working on formal methods for engineering interactive systems and the application of such techniques to Higher Automation Levels in the field of Air Traffic Management, Interactive Cockpits of Large Civil Aircrafts and Satellite Ground Segments. He was chair of (Application and Theories of Automation in Command and Control Systems) ATACCS 2015 conference.
Peter Froehlich, Senior Scientist at AIT, has 10 years experience in the research and development of user interfaces for connected and autonomous cars. In co-operation with companies like OMV, TomTom, SIEMENS and ERICSSON, he conducted studies on the road and in the driving simulator to investigate the requirements and success criteria for driving safety systems, multimodal traffic information and context-sensitive advertising. He is a regular author, co-organizer, editor and reviewer for renowned conferences and journals, such as Mobile HCI, Automotive UI, and CHI.
Questions, comments, position papers or links to video submissions should be sent to email@example.com.