Important Dates


September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)

Call for Papers announcement

November 19, 2018 (Monday)

Draft papers due

December 10, 2018 (Monday)

Draft papers sent to reviewers

January 7, 2019 (Monday)

Paper ratings due

February 4, 2019 (Monday)

Acceptance notifications sent to contact author

February 18, 2019 (Monday)

Acceptance confirmation due from contact authors

April 1, 2019 (Monday)

Final papers due


Call for Papers

We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working on applications for human factors in driving assessment, training, and vehicle design from the perspectives of engineering, medicine, psychology, and public health. Here are suggested topics.

Please use the Call for Papers Instructions and Checklist and submit your draft paper by Monday, November 19, 2018 using this link: submit paper

Submitted paper(s) are required to be considered for a lecture, poster, or hybrid presentation (see below for presentation definitions) and for inclusion in the Driving Assessment 2019 Conference Proceedings. Papers cannot exceed seven (7) pages in length. Figures, tables and references are included in the seven page limit. Any papers more than seven pages will be returned to the contact author for revision to the seven page limit. Previously published papers should not be submitted. Final papers will be due Monday, April 1, 2019. The final paper guidelines will be sent to the contact author of accepted papers.

If you wish to present in an alternative format—such as a panel discussion, demonstration or workshop—please e-mail

Paper Format and Preparation

Please submit your paper as a Word “.doc” or “.docx” format; not a “.pdf.” All submissions to Driving Assessment 2019 will undergo double blind peer reviews by three Scientific Review Committee members—the authors and reviewers are not known to one another. The contact author may receive comments from reviewers, but not their identity. See a completed sample here (sample of a paper without authors’ names).


Submission Information (collected online form—does not count in seven page limit)


Contact Author Information

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email address
  • Country

Author One (required) and Two (not required)

  • Name
  • Email Address

Presentation Preference (see below for definition)

  • Lecture
  • Poster
  • Hybrid


The keyword topics help us to assign the appropriate paper reviewer who has expertise in that area. Select all keyword topics that apply to your paper. If your topic is not listed, please add your keywords to the Additional Keywords and Comment box. 


Presentation Types

Your presentation type will be assigned. Please state whether you wish to be considered for a lecture, poster or hybrid presentation. For example, if you will only accept a lecture, check the box “Lecture;” if you will accept a lecture or poster, select the Lecture and Poster boxes; or if you will accept all three format presentation types, just select all three formats. 

  • Lecture - Oral presentations are individual papers that describe recent research on significant driving topics. Typically, a maximum of 15-20 minutes is allotted for each lecture presentation including Q&A discussion.
  • Poster - Presentations are intended for researchers who prefer detailed and one-on-one interaction with the audience. Materials are displayed on a board for 90 minutes during a poster session.
  • Hybrid - Each hybrid presenter will be asked to give a short presentation (90 seconds) as an introduction to their research findings. Following these introductions, at least one of the authors must be at the poster to discuss and answer questions regarding their work.

Submission Paper Requirements

  • Title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the project.
  • Summary clearly indicates (a) the purpose of your work, (b) what you did (experiment), and (c) results from your work. Failure to provide an adequate summary could lead to the rejection of your proposal.
  • Objectives clearly state the purpose of the study, orient the reader to the specific problem or research strategy, and outline what the researcher expected to gain from the project. 
  • Methods describe how the study was conducted, including the participants, apparatus, and procedure. State exactly what independent and dependent variables were included in your research.
  • Results present in a logical sequence and summarize the data collected with results gained. 
  • Conclusions emphasize new and important aspects of the study and properly support practical applications and implications drawn from the results.

Acceptance Criteria

  • Written in standard English, in an objective, clear, scholarly and scientific manner
  • Content is new, original, and deals with timely issues
  • Has not been published previously
  • Free of commercialism, advertising, and product identification
  • Papers that deal with the development and application of scientific models must provide sufficient details for the reviewers to assess efficacy
  • All papers with empirical results must provide scientifically valid data, appropriate analyses, and meaningful conclusions

Acceptance Notification

Taking into consideration your presentation preference, the Scientific Committee will review all draft papers and determine whether an accepted paper is most suitable as a lecture, poster, or hybrid presentation.


If your paper is accepted, the contact author will receive an email message by Monday, February 4, 2019 and be invited to present at the symposium. Authors presenting at the conference, regardless of presentation style must submit their final papers by Monday, April 1, 2019


DA2019 requires that authors of proceedings papers release the copyright to the University of Iowa All coauthors’ signatures must appear on the Copyright Research Form. The contact author of accepted papers will be send information regarding this form. Be sure to have all funding sources and authors agree the paper is appropriate for publication. 


Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award

  • Students are encouraged to enter the Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award program. Up to three students awards are possible, depending on the quality of entries. The award provides a certificate and cash reward to the student who conducts outstanding research accepted for presentation at Driving Assessment 2019.
  • Each entry must represent research completed by the student who is listed as the primary author for the paper.
  • Winning papers are selected by the Scientific Review Committee.
  • Interested students must send a letter with their submission paper to apply for the Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award using the Call for Papers link, submit paper by Monday, November 19, 2018.
  • The Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award winners will be notified in May 2019. 


If you have any questions or problems with your paper submission, please contact Kathy Holeton at