Mensch und Computer 2023 - Workshop on

Smart Urban Micromobility

What is it about ...


New submission (July 7), notification, and camera ready deadlines! The workshop is held in conjuction with the Mensch und Computer Conference 2023 and takes place at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Science.


Micromobility devices include bicycles, scooters, skateboards, segways and hover-boards, can be human-powered or electric and are either privately owned or shared. People who use micromobility means of transportation often find themselves in a dilemma: On the one hand, micromobility is one of the healthiest and most ecological means of urban transport; on the other hand, its drivers belong to the group of vulnerable road users, are involved in many traffic accidents and are often seriously injured. Moreover, drivers also feel subjectively unsafe. The aim of this workshop is to provide a platform for researchers from different fields working in the field of micromobility and technical support to overcome safety issues. Although the market share of micromobility in urban areas is increasing [3], compared to motorized vehicles, research on intelligent driver assistance technologies is only slowly catching up. In the area of micromobility, there is only little research, mostly on technological support for cyclists. Comparatively, car-2-x communication has been a major research topic in the scientific community for the last 20 years, and cars are equipped with more and more technology to improve driving comfort and safety. Therefore, new approaches are needed on how to support drivers to increase both the objective safety and the subjective feeling of safety by using smart technologies for micromobility.

During the workshop, researchers from diverse research areas will discuss research directions, find synergies, identify possible research collaborators, and define important future research questions.


We invite the submission of research and position papers that address (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • (Wearable) Technology supporting drivers of micromobility modes of transport
  • Risk and safety factors in micromobility for all types of drivers (e.g., children, elderly)
  • Applications that can enhance safety of micromobile drivers
  • Empirical studies on micromobility
  • Micromobile-2-x communication
  • New concepts for micromobility

Create a vivid and engaging presentation and be prepared to answer live question afterwards.
Please use the conference’s submission tool and comply with the format template for [short papers] ( Important: Select MCI-WS03 Workshop on Smart Urban Micromobility.

Important Dates

  May 10, 2023: Workshop announcement

  July 7, 2023 (was June 12, 2023): Submission Deadline

  July 18, 2023 (was July 3, 2023): Notification

  July 25, 2023 (was July 20, 2023): Camera Ready Deadline

  September 3, 2023: Workshop


The workshop takes place at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences Mensch und Computer Conference 2023

9:00-9:20 Welcome and Onboarding
9:20-10:15 Invited Talk 1
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Paper Presentation
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:55 Invited Talk 2
13:55-14:00 Break
14:00-15:30 Paper Presentation and Discussion
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Panel Discussions on Research Challenges, & Emerging Trends and Future Directions

Invited Talks

Slow yet Steady: Interaction for Intelligent Micromobility in Urban Environments

Andrii Matviienko is an assistant professor in computer science with a specialization in human-computer interaction at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His research focuses on assistive technology in urban environments. He designs, constructs, and evaluates multimodal and mixed reality interfaces for vulnerable road users. In particular, he investigates how to make evaluation environments for micromobility safe and realistic, and what future micromobility, such as self-driving bicycles, might look like. In addition, he focuses on how adult and child cyclists interact with assistance systems designed for collision prevention, navigation, and traffic behavior recommendations.

Organizers and Committee

The Program Committee reflects the interdisciplinary aspects that are addressed in the Workshop on Smart Urban Micromobility. Currently, there are 7 confirmed Program Committee members who will review submissions and support the organization of the workshop.

Programm Committee

Elisabeth André



Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany

Paul Lukowicz



German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserlautern, Germany

Linglong Meng



German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Berlin, Germany

Alain Pagani



German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Christian Rudolph



Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Wildau, Germany

Tamara von Sawitzky



Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany

Esther Zahn



German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Berlin, Germany


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