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Special Session
Special Session on
Research Trends to Enhance the Acceptance of Automated Vehicles
 - SUaaVE 2021

28 - 29 October, 2021

Within the 5th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - CHIRA 2021


Nicolas Palomares
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia

Brief Bio
MSc Nicolás Palomares is a researcher at the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia. Industrial Engineer specialized in Mechanics works in the Human Factors Area at IBV leading and participating in different projects about transport and occupational health. He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Seventh Framework Programme, acting as the technical coordinator of the EU project RUNSAFER. At present he is the project coordinator of the project SUaaVE (Supporting acceptance of automated VEhicle) funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme.
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois
Research and Development, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência
Brief Bio
Dr. Juan Manuel Belda Lois is a senior researcher of Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia. He has been working in the development of assistive products since 1997. He has participated in several European Projects from 5th Framework Program to Horizon2020. Coordinating the project ABC (Advanced BNCI Communication) and participating in other projects related with the application of Physiological Computing Systems as asssistive products. He has been the lead researcher on Interface Design at IBV between 2014 and 2016, and nowadays is the leader of application of physiological signals of the center.


The acceptance of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) is a key importance since it will determine whether they will actually be used. The goal of this special session is to share, discuss and disseminate the most recent advancements focused on enhancing acceptance in CAVs. The session will cover the current research trends in Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, HMIs and Human Factors with the aim of enhancing the experience of drivers and passengers in the framework of automated vehicles. This special session is organized by the coordinators of the Horizon2020 project SUaaVE:


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Affective Computing
  • Cognitive Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • User Behaviour Analysis
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • Human-vehicle Interaction
  • User Experience Design
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning Applications


Paper Submission: August 6, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (expired)


Sebastien Glaser, CARRS-Q, Queensland University Of Technology, Australia

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CHIRA Special Sessions - SUaaVE 2021