When you arrive for the workshop, please go to registration first, at the Sheraton (see map below). From the Sheraton student volunteers will guide you to the nearby Portsmouth Harbor Events conference center (<5 minutes walk), which is the location of the workshop.
The final program is now available. It includes invited presentations from three experts in the field of cognitive load from academia. It also includes a government/industry panel, in which three experts will discuss the impact that the concept of cognitive load has had on vehicular design. We will close with a fast-paced poster session in which eight research groups from around the world will present their work on cognitive load.
Due to multiple requests the CLW 2012 submission deadline has been extended to Monday, September 3.
We are excited to announce the 2nd Cognitive Load and In-Vehicle Human-Machine Interaction workshop to be held at AutomotiveUI 2012 in Portsmouth, NH.
We invite you to view our call for papers, and we hope that you will consider joining us in Portsmouth on October 17, 2012.
Andrew, Bryan, Peter F., Peter H., Tim, Tom, Paul, Ivan, Shamsi and Dagmar
Twenty-five people from industry, government and academia were in attendance at CLW 2011. They heard eight presentations on topics related to in-vehicle cognitive load, and spent about two hours discussing the issues raised in the presentations.
Our discussions culminated in the work of four participant teams, each tasked with identifying the top issues we face as a community. The issues they identified are shown below:
From the image above we can see that two issues dominated the meeting:
- Definition of cognitive load. The majority of participants felt that the concept of cognitive load has to be defined more rigorously.
- Cognitive load management. How should we use cognitive load estimates? This question generated a number of ideas for possible research, from identifying thresholds for taking action in managing cognitive load, to accounting for context (including individual differences), to signal processing.
At the end of the workshop we asked participants to indicate their level of agreement with these four statements:
- I found the workshop to be useful.
- I enjoyed the workshop.
- I would attend a similar workshop at a future AutomotiveUI conference.
- This workshop is the reason I am attending AutomotiveUI 2011.
The responses of 18 of the 25 participants are shown below (the four workshop organizers in attendance did not complete the questionnaire). They indicate that the workshop was a success.
What is next?
Encouraged by CLW 2011, we are working on a proposal for CLW 2012 at AutomotiveUI 2012. Also, this fall Peter Froehlich and Andrew Kun will organize a special interest session on this topic at the 2012 ITS World Congress.
Thank you presenters and participants!
The workshop organizers are keenly aware of the fact that putting together a website, and making lunch reservations at a restaurant, are the fun part of organizing a workshop. The hard part is preparing papers, and participating in discussions. Of course, this is the work that was taken on by the workshop presenters and participants. The organizers are grateful for their efforts.
See more photos from CLW 2011 on Flickr.
Workshop participants should register at the ICT&S Center, located at Sigmund Haffner Gasse 18 (see below on Bing or as pdf). The registration desk will be open at 8 AM on Wednesday, November 30. The workshop will start at 9 AM (see program).
The workshop will be held in a building across the street from the ICT&S Center. The building houses the Law School (Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät – Universität Salzburg). Student volunteers will serve as guides from the ICT&S Center to the seminar room – a 3 minute walk. Our hosts at the ICT&S will also place signs leading participants to the seminar room.