Abstract/Paper submission > Call for abstracts

 5th International Conference on
Driver Distraction and Inattention

Meeting the Challenges of New Technology and Automation

March 20-22, 2017

Paris, France



Deadline for abstracts submission

June 24, 2016


Call for Abstracts                

All papers submitted for this conference, and previous conferences in the series, are peer‐reviewed by experts in the field. We are pleased to announce that selected best papers presented at the DDI2017 conference will be invited to be expanded for consideration in a Special Issue of the IET Intelligent Transport Systems journal (http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-its).

IET Intelligent Transport Systems is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to research into the practical applications of intelligent transport systems and infrastructures.

The conference Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts for papers and presentations from all stakeholder groups (researchers, designers, engineers, policy makers, transport companies, etc.), from all modes of transport (land, air and sea) and from any relevant discipline including, but not limited to, psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, human factors, medicine, ergonomics, sociology, epidemiology, engineering and technology, law and politics, etc. We look forward to receiving abstracts from a good mix of academics and practitioners.


Abstract preparation

The abstract should describe (between 400-500 words):

1. The issue(s) addressed/to be addressed
2. Methods used/to be used
3. Key findings/expected findings
4. Key conclusions
5. Whether you wish to give a paper or non‐paper presentation (see below*)



Please, use the following template: DDI_2017_Abstract_Template.doc

 The title of the file should be “DDI_2017_Abstract_YOUR_FULL_NAME”


*For “non‐paper presentations”, it is not necessary for delegates to prepare a paper for peer‐review. However, it is necessary for everyone to prepare and submit an abstract by June 24, 2016.

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstracts submission: May 16th, 2016 June 24, 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notification: July 31, 2016
  • Deadline for full paper submission: October 15, 2016
  • Full paper acceptance notification: December 1, 2016
  • Expanded version of selected papers: June 30, 2017


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Specific topics of interest to the Scientific Committee are listed below, although this should not discourage submissions on other relevant topics:


  • Definition of distraction and inattention
  • Distraction and inattention due to new forms of mobility
  • Mechanisms of distraction and inattention
  • Assessment of distraction and inattention
  • Models of distraction and inattention
  • Various forms of distraction (advertising, wearable devices, etc.)
  • Distraction in the context of automation


  • Effects on driving performance
  • Effects on driver behaviour and information processing
  • Effects on crashes and near‐misses occurrences
  • Impact on crash risk
  • Factors mediating impact (eg age, experience, gender)
  • Measurement of distraction and inattention
  • Measurement of public perceptions about distraction and inattention


  • Legislation and enforcement
  • Company and transport policies
  • Road, vehicle and technology design
  • Real‐time distraction prevention and mitigation systems
  • Promotion/Advertising
  • Education and training and driver licensing


Paper review Process


  • All papers submitted for this conference are peer‐reviewed. A Scientific Committee has been convened, comprising more than 20 international experts in the field.
  • The Scientific Committee will review all papers received, and those selected will be published in the electronic conference proceedings and on the conference website.
  • Selected authors will be invited to have their paper (suitably modified and expanded) published in addition, as a peer‐reviewed paper in a special issue of IET Intelligent Transport Systems journal.
  • Papers that are not accepted by the reviewers as peer‐reviewed papers will not appear in the electronic proceedings, but the authors may be invited to deliver an oral presentation deriving from the paper (in which case the PowerPoint presentation will be published in the conference electronic proceedings).



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