Participate

This workshop invites people from different cultures, backgrounds, and affiliations to explore the interplay of automated vehicles and other road users. The workshop emphasizes cultural differences, diversity, and inclusive design solutions for the interaction of AVs and VRUs. We welcome researchers and practitioners with interest in accessible technology, interactive technologies for children, seniors, or people with impairments, or automotive user interfaces. Specifically, we want to reach those developing mobile interfaces for traffic participants (e.g., pedestrians, or cyclists), inclusive interfaces (addressing, e.g., visually impaired people), or external human-machine interfaces for AVs.

Paper / Video Submission

Participants are invited to submit 3-minute videos or position papers. Submissions need not be anonymous. However, reviews will be done anonymously. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two organizers of this workshop with regard to its contribution to the workshop. All accepted submissions will be published online before the beginning of the workshop. The generated PDF should be submitted via EasyChair (easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wecare2020).

Paper Format

A paper must be between two and four pages long, not including references, in the ACM Conference Proceedings “Master” Template. In LaTeX, the single-column version of the template is defined by using the following line as document class:

\documentclass[manuscript,screen,nonacm]{acmart}

The CCS-concepts can be removed. The paper needs to be submitted as a PDF file and should resemble this example file: Example_Paper.pdf.

Video Format

To submit a video, authors must create a PDF file containing their names, the title of the video, and the URL to the video file. The video must remain online until the decision deadline. Video formats should have a resolution of at least 1080p or 1080x1920 px. The audio bitrate should be at least 128 kbps for Mono, or 384 kbps for Stereo sound. Video contents are expected to contain captions for increased accessibility. Authors are free to structure their videos as they see fit, as long as they stay within three minutes. For example, a simple way to create a video could be to record a Pecha-Kucha style presentation [3]. Videos should not contain advertisements or be heavily promotional. The prepared PDF should be submitted via Easychair and resemble this example file: Example_Video.pdf.

Goals of the Workshop

We intend to achieve the following goals with this workshop:

  1. Provide an overview of the current state of the research for interaction between AVs and VRUs.
  2. Identify the research gap and raise awareness for lowering the barriers to traffic participation.
  3. Hands-on experience and live feedback in designing inclusive interfaces.
  4. Establish communication with workshop attendees for future (international) collaborations.

Workshop Themes

Potential topics to be discussed at the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Overview of the current state and research gaps in research on interactions between AVs and VRUs
  • Communication concepts for underrepresented user groups, such as
    • Children
    • People with impaired vision
    • Older adults
  • Guidelines for inclusive design from related domains, such as
    • Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
    • Human-Robot Interaction

Tools Used at the Workshop

This workshop will be held remotely. It is important that participants test their tools and devices for a smooth event. Below, we list the currently planned tools that will be used during the workshop. If you see problems with these tools, feel free to contact us (see Organizers for contact details).

Video Conferencing

We plan to use Zoom as video-conferencing. It will be used throughout the workshop to connect the participants. We will also use the break-out feature when we need to split our participants into smaller groups for discussions.

Whiteboard

We plan to use Miro as online whiteboard. It will be used to collect and cluster ideas from participants in the interactive parts of the workshop.

(Asynchronous) Communication

We did not decide for a communication platform for discussion between the sessions or after the workshop. We would like to use the software that MobileHCI is also using. This is probably going to be Slack or Microsoft Teams.