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    Intelligent Cars on Digital Roads – Frontiers in Machine Intelligence

    Mobility is currently dominated by a number of powerful trends. Urbanization and de-carbonization are calling for new concepts. Autonomous driving, electromobility, car sharing, and digital information and communication technologies have begun to fundamentally change the landscape. Beyond sustainability, competition is increasingly focusing on all-encompassing service, maximized use of drive time, digital real-time economy and deep integration within the internet of things.
    Here, artificial intelligence is finding some exciting and challenging application areas - under the hood and quite visibly at the surface, alike. Beyond industrialization of state-of-the-art sensor technologies, advances in machine learning and computer vision are behind all but most breakthroughs in autonomous driving. Means to organize personal mobility and intelligently deliver a wealth of digital services along the way are skills to be developed by emerging Intelligent Personal Assistants. And cognitive capabilities are promising to let the robots in our cars interact with humans in a natural, intuitive way.


    The BMW Summer School format comprises keynote presentations from executive-level speakers, ideation workshops, technical expert presentations from industry and academia, moderated panel discussions and PhD poster presentations. During moderated PhD challenge group discussions and idea creation workshops, innovative visions and applications, conceptual, sociological and business changes shall be discussed that are to be expected with the rise of fully-connected vehicles in the Internet of Things. The BMW Summer School is complemented by social events in the beautiful area around the venue or a trip to downtown Munich with a visit of BMW Welt & BMW Museum. Awards for the best PhD posters and outstanding proposals from idea creation workshops or challenge group discussions will be presented during the closing ceremony.

    Selected Topics

    This year, the summer school will particularly focus on emerging trends in affective computing and the challenges and opportunities in designing EVA – Emotion-aware Vehicle Assistants. We are soliciting original poster contributions on human centric interaction design, emotion awareness, emotion sensing and respective sensor technologies, in-vehicle sensate environments, interactive furniture, cognitive models, interactive learning, reinforcement learning for personalization and recommender systems, data analytics for emotion-aware systems, psychology of passengers in autonomous vehicles, privacy, and consciousness, human mind and ethics of emotion-aware systems, conversational commerce, semantic models for service architectures, semantic IoT, and new business models driven by advances in artificial intelligence.
    BMW Group, EURECOM and TUM solicit original, high quality and highly innovative posters (not full papers) from PhD candidates in the following categories:
    Affective computing: sensing and reacting to emotion and body
    Conversational commerce and new business models driven by advances in artificial intelligence
    User centric design / user experience
    Emotion sensing, sensor technologies, sensor data fusion
    Interaction concepts and interaction design
    Cognitive models
    Cognitive IoT
    Machine Learning, interactive and reinforcement learning, recommender systems
    Data analytics
    Psychology in autonomous vehicles
    Ethics of emotion-aware intelligent systems
    We are seeking multi-disciplinary interaction, hence are encouraging contributions from a broad number of fields such as software developers, engineers, psychologists, IoT evangelists, urban sociology and culture, urban development, business management / service management, multi-modal mobility, digital transformation experts, AI experts, and futurologists.
    Contributions will be as single poster to be presented during the summer school. Submission are required to be full poster submissions. The poster, a 1-page description of your research activities, a letter of motivation, together with a short CV (including list of publications and/or academic achievements) is to be submitted to: Easychair DRIVEME2018.