Driver Distraction and Inattention

28 September 2009 10:00–29 September 2009 20:00
The conference will take place at Lindholmen Conference Centre in Lindholmen Science Park.

Address: Lindholmspiren 5, 4th floor, Lindholmen Science Park, Göteborg, Sweden.

First International Conference on
Driver Distraction and Inattention

September 28-29, 2009
Göteborg, Sweden

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It has been estimated that up to 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near‐crashes involve inattention as a contributing factor, and that distraction is a factor in about a quarter of these. Distraction and inattention are therefore significant road safety problems, around the world.

The contribution of distraction as a factor in road trauma is likely to increase as more distractions, inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Simultaneously as the role of distraction and inattention in traffic safety is becoming clearer, there is an intensified development of countermeasures, and an intensified focus on the fundamental science of attention in modern neuroscience research.

This conference aims to bring together stakeholders from these different fields.

The conference will run over two days:

  • Day 1 – Keynote, presentations and conference dinner (AM/PM/evening)
  • Day 2 ‐ Keynote and presentations (AM/PM)
  • Day 2 ‐ Special Session – “Priorities for countermeasure development” (PM)

Critical dates:

Abstracts due – 15 April 2009.
Authors will be notified by 15 May 2009 if their abstracts have been selected for further development into a paper for presentation at the conference, or for presentation as a non‐paper.

Papers will be limited to 7,500 words and are due by 17 August, 2009.

Authors will be notified by 30 August 2009 if their papers have been selected for publication in a peerreviewed chapter for a peer‐reviewed book.

Registration fee:

Full registration

On or before August 21, 2009: SEK 3000 (curr. approx. EUR 280 or USD 400)
After August 21, 2009:                SEK 3500

Including 2 day conference, lunches, coffee, documentation and conference dinner on the 28th of September. Rates excluding VAT.

One Day Only

One Day Ticket:        SEK 2000 (currently approx. EUR 190 or USD 260)

Including 1 day conference, lunch, coffee and documentation. No conference dinner. Rates excluding VAT.

Lisa Knutsson, SAFER +46 (0) 31 772 21 11

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open innovation arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

Contact information


Lindholmspiren 3
SE-417 56 Göteborg

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at]