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    Call for Contributions

    The future of intelligent cars has just begun – help shape it during this exciting summer school.
    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.

    Important dates

    • Abstract registration deadline: May 15, 2018
    • Submission deadline: May 15, 2018
    • Acceptance notification: May 22, 2018


    On the occasion of 150 years Technische Universität München and the 20th anniversary of founding of BFHZ, we are proud guests at TUM’s Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach. At Raitenhaslach, we will be holding the annual BMW Summer School on July 29-Aug 3, 2018 in pitoresque landscape, with world-renowned cities of Burghausen and Salzburg in close proximity. Full room and board are included in your registration fee.


    Participation in the BMW Summer School is subordinated to a review process, to assess qualification and relevance of your submission. Full applications require:
    • Title of your poster,
    • Full poster (formatted for DIN A1)
    • Three or more keywords to describe your work,
    • Description of your PhD topic (PDF format): max 1 page,
    • Letter of motivation - why do you want to participate to the summer school, how your topic fits into the topic of the school, and - if applicable - a short explanation of your needs in case you are applying for a grant (see below): max 1 page (PDF format),
    • Short CV, including list of publications and/or academic achievements
    The submission process is handled via easychair. Once you have prepared all the requested documents, you can apply via the link below. For your submission, you will need an easychair account: if you do not have one, you will automatically be invited to create it. When adding a new submission, please fill in the title, the abstract and the keywords in the designated fields in the submission form, and upload the remaining requested documents as PDF attachments.
    Submission for posters will close on May 15, 2018. The review process will be completed by May 22nd. In case of acceptance, you will be contacted with further instructions on how to upload the camera ready version of your poster, that will be included in the summer school proceedings.
    The submission will be via Easychair EVA-2018


    The BMW Summer School is a full week event hosted at abovementioned venue. Full room and board are included in your registration fee.
    Ph.D. Candidates: 720 €
    Regular participants including Post-Docs, Professors, and Industry: 997 €
    Special discount registration fees available for members of ACM German chapters and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society:
    Ph.D. Candidates: 670 €
    Regular participants: 947 €


    Partial travel grants and registration fee waivers are available and will be awarded by BMW Group.
    Grants are made to help eligible students to attend the BMW Summer School. Each grant covers the stay of one student in the official hotel, by a complimentary waiver of the registration fee covering full room and board. There is a limited number of grants and therefore will be offered on a competitive basis. The Scientific Committee will decide on grants based on the material submitted (see APPLICATION above). The order of poster submission will be accounted for, so that earlier submissions will have higher chances of winning a grant. Only authors of an accepted poster to the BMW Summer School 2018 are eligible for these grants.
    In case you intend to apply for a grant, please prepare a letter of your supervisor elaborating on your achievements and confirming the need for financial support. This letter may be submitted together with your poster submission, but at the latest after your poster's acceptance to the summer school.
    The grant is only intended to cover room costs and board.Applicants are expected to make their own travel arrangements and have other sources with which to fund their travel. Should this not be the case, students may also apply for partial travel grants.