Localization vs. Internationalization:

Research and Practice on Autonomous Vehicles across Different Cultures

The workshop will take place on Sunday September 22, 2019 (9am - 1pm) in the Drift 25, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands (Tentative time and place)


AutoUI conference is the premier forum for user interface research in the automotive domain, annually bringing together over 200 researchers and practitioners interested

in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications. However, over 80% of its published papers come from only five countries from

western Europe and North America. Considering the importance and valuable impact this conference has on the research and development of HMI (Human-Machine

Interface) and automated systems in recent years, it raises the need for greater diversity and inclusion of researchers and practitioners from other continents. The goal of this

workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, experts, and students from different research background, influenced by or influencing the automotive domain, and

discuss the cross-cultural differences in driving behaviors and infrastructure, which is an essential prerequisite for future vehicle systems and driving safety.


The primary objectives of the workshop are as follows:

1) To invite international researchers and practitioners who previously have not or very few times attended or submitted their work to AutoUI conferences and provide a venue for an open discussion.

2) To share research and practices with people who have diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds.

3) To explore diversity issues for the future vehicle systems including the autonomous vehicle.

Topic of Interests

Potential topics at the workshop will include, but not limited to:

  • In both Manual driving and Autonomous driving
    • Standardization – International, National, Regional standard
    • Localization
    • Legal / Legislation issues
    • Infrastructure – Road, Traffic lights
    • Social / Cultural issues and differences – Trust, Acceptance, Past experiences, Education, Driving grammar
    • Drivers’ behavior & characteristics
    • Traffic objects – Pedestrian, Automobile, Bicycle, etc.
    • Other issues