Welcome to DDI2018!

15 October 2018 09:00–17 October 2018 15:00
SAFER, Lindholmspiren 3, Gothenburg

The International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention is the premiere international event on this topic, attracting delegates from more than 20 countries. It is designed to bring participants – from government, industry and academia – up-to-date on current and recent developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving. The theme “Driver engagement during assisted driving” will permeate the event. 

The Scientific Committee welcomes extended abstracts for presentations, papers or posters 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 extended abstracts from a good mix of academics and practitioners.

News for DDI2018 is that abstracts have to be 2-3 pages (1000-1500 words) in length and that it is possible to choose to give an oral presentation only, develop the extended abstract into a paper for either the IET Journal or DDI proceedings, or contribute with a poster. All extended abstracts and papers for DDI proceedings are peer‐reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

IET Journal
We are pleased to announce that we also this for this conference have a collaboration with IET Journal. Authors can choose to contribute with a full paper for a Special Issue of the IET Intelligent Transport Systems journal.

DDI2018 is co-hosted by SAFER, IFSTTAR and ARRB. We are looking forward to receiving your abstract!

•Prof Michael Regan (Co-Chair), ARRB, Australia
•Prof Trent Victor (Co-Chair), SAFER/Volvo Cars, Sweden
•Dr Corinne Brusque (Co-Chair), IFSTTAR, France
•Dr Marie-Pierre Bruyas (Co-Chair), IFSTTAR, France

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:       January 10, 2018
Abstract acceptance notification:   March 1, 2018
Full paper submission:                   May 15, 2018
Full paper acceptance notification: July 15, 2018
Revised/Final paper submission:   September 15, 2018
Conference dates:                         October 15-17, 2018


The conference will be held October 15-17, 2018.

Monday, October 15, 2018, at 13:00-18:00
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 08:30-18:00
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 08:30-14:30

Plenary and Special sessions will address the following topics, and more:
•Driver engagement during assisted driving
•Distraction/Inattention and HMI
•Mobile phone distraction
•Distraction and automation
•Driver distraction and vulnerable road users
•Drivers’ internal state measurement

Malin Persson
malin.u.persson [at] chalmers.se

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 3A
SE-417 56 Göteborg

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at] chalmers.se