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THE 1ST WORKSHOP ON USER INTERFACES FOR HEAVY VEHICLES: LET'S GET TO WORK!

A workshop at AutomotiveUI 2019 on September 22nd, 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

OVERVIEW

Heavy vehicles are often used to performing specific tasks, in parallel to driving. Heavy vehicles range from construction vehicles, such as excavators and articulated haulers, to agriculture vehicles, such as tractors and harvesters. Heavy vehicles nowadays are becoming sensor and software-driven, as well as connected and integrated with information systems. This development creates new interaction challenges and research areas. This workshop aims to gather practitioners, researchers, and professionals who wish to explore the potential opportunities, identify research challenges, and innovate in the heavy vehicle domain.

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The overall goal of this workshop is to discuss emerging challenges in the context of industrial vehicles. To facilitate efficient division into groups, prospective participants are encouraged to express their interest through a 1-4 pages reflection statement or position paper written in CHI Extended Abstract template which covers the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive load and the exchange of more complex information with the operator – Systems are getting more advanced, potentially resulting in higher cognitive loads for the operators. What are the risks and how can we approach this in interaction design?

  • Keeping or increasing the operator’s situation awareness – Advanced sensor capabilities could allow the heavy vehicle to be more aware of its surroundings, while the operator might pay attention elsewhere. How can we provide notifications and alerts to facilitate an effective information exchange between the operator and machine?

  • Safety – It is essential to emphasize safe operations for the operator as well as third parties. How can road safety knowledge be applied to heavy vehicles and how do these two types of vehicles differ?

Position papers should be sent to heavyvehicle.ui@gmail.com before the deadline. Accepted position papers will be made available on this workshop's website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission's deadline: September 6th, 2019

Notification of acceptance: September 9th, 2019

Deadline for camera-ready version: September 16th, 2019

Registration to the workshop is done through the AutomotiveUI website. The full conference fee already includes the entry to the workshop.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

09:00 - 9:15

OPENING

Introduction by organizers, followed by participants.

09:15 - 10:20

OPENING TALK

Introduction to heavy vehicles' domain and its thematic areas.

10:20 - 10:50

GROUP DISCUSSION 1

Group discussions on the difference between automobiles and heavy vehicles.

10:50 - 11:10

GROUP PRESENTATION 1

Each group reports their discussion on the difference between automobiles and heavy vehicles.

11:10 - 12:10

GROUP DISCUSSION 2

Group discussions on how could we make better interaction, awareness, productivity, and safety in heavy vehicles.

12:10 - 12:40

GROUP PRESENTATION 2

Each group presents the findings from their discussion.

12:40 - 13:00

CLOSING

Wrapping up the workshop and a short discussion on possible futures.

 

ORGANIZERS

MARKUS WALLMYR

Markus Wallmyr is an industrial Ph.D. student at Mälardalen University, Sweden and also works as User Experience Lead at CrossControl, aiming for better products, functionality and experiences for OEMs and end users. His research revolves around interaction design in heavy vehicles.

LEWIS CHUANG

Lewis Chuang is an Akademischer Rat at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München, Germany. He employs gaze tracking and psychophysiological methods (i.e., EEG) to understand how humans seek out and process information when interacting with closed-loop machine systems (e.g., vehicle handling).

TAUFIK AKBAR SITOMPUL

Taufik Akbar Sitompul is an industrial Ph.D. student at Mälardalen University, Sweden and also a researcher at CrossControl. He is working on visualization in heavy vehicles.

 

CONTACT

For any questions related to this workshop, please send an email to heavyvehicle.ui@gmail.com

 
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