ISMB at Automotive'UI 2014 in Seattle

16 September 2014

The 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive'UI) will begin tomorrow in Seattle (Washington, USA). The event is the premier forum for User Interface (UI) research in the automotive domain. It brings researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. AutomotiveUI'14 will address novel in-vehicle services, models of and concepts for enhancing the driver experience, driver performance and behavior, development of (semi-) autonomous driving, and the needs of different user groups.

The Creativity and Design Innovation Research Unit will take part in the event, presenting a contribution realized within the AUTomotive hUman Mobile Network 2 (AUTUMN 2) project, funded by the Regione Piemonte under the ICT Innovation Cluster. The project’s main aim is to identify and develop instruments that allow us to combine cars, mobile technology and the Web. AUTUMN 2 stems from the results of the AUTomotive hUMan Net (AUTUMN) project, that created all the instruments necessary to set up interaction between the driver or the passenger with the car. On the basis of such tools, AUTUMN2 expands the concept, highlighting the relationship with the outside environment through the use of mobile technology.

Moreover, Mario Chiesa (head of the Creativity and Design Innovation Research Unit) was involved in the organization of the "Social, Natural, and Peripheral Interactions: Together and Separate" workshop, which will take place on 17th September at the Washington University. The aim of this meeting is to advance on a common understanding of the symbiosis between drivers, cars, and the infrastructure, provoking an active debate on the adequacy of the concept of social, natural, and peripheral interaction.