Last update: 2012/10/02

The Social Car


  • 2012-07-20: Workshop proposal accepted for AutomotiveUI 2012.
  • 2012-07-25: Initial version of the website online
  • 2012-07-31: OpenConf submission system is online and active (Submit!)
  • 2012-08-14: Workshop schedule published online
  • 2012-08-27: Due to several requests the submission deadline has been extended to September 3rd, 2012 (firm!). For details see Submission, dates & templates
  • 2012-09-17: Acceptance notififications sent out. Accepted positions papers can be found here!
  • 2012-10-02: Schedule updated. Authors of accepted papers - please remind to prepare very short, precise presentation of about 8min. in length! (not longer)

Aim of the workshop

This workshop aims at discussing the potential of cars' socializing one with the other (similar to how humans are exchanging information), and not just translating the Internet of things (IoT) paradigm into the car domain. With the introduction of the concept of "social cars" we attempt to make a blueprint of next generation in-vehicle technologies.

This is di fferent from what the Internet of things (IoT) community is talking about in the sense that IoT is sufficient if it has its own ID that could be passively identifiable, whereas social cars have more autonomous capability, so they could serve as a more active and even interactive social being.

The central objective is to provoke an active debate on the adequacy of the concept of socializing cars, addressing questions such as who can communicate what, when, how, and why? To tackle these questions, we would like to invite researchers to take part in an in-depth discussion of this timely, relevant, and important field of investigation."

Workshop organizers

Please feel free to contact one of the organizers in case you have any workshop related questions.

Andreas Riener Institute for Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria Auto-UI 2011
Myounghoon Jeon Mind, Music, Machine Lab, Michigan Technological University, US
Andrea Gaggioli University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Anind Dey Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, US

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