Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI2022), which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, October 19-20, 2022. The conference is the primary international event on this topic, designed to bring participants – from academia, industry and government – up-to-date on the developments and trends in the field of inattention and distraction in driving. The conference features keynote speakers, plenary and parallel sessions, poster exhibition and a panel dialogue with various experts, representing various disciplines in this line of research. Networking is also an important part of the conference and we are looking forward to host the most recent and relevant research dialogue together with experts from all around the world to move forward with our common challenge to save lives in traffic.

DDI2022 follows the highly successful DDI conferences held previously in Gothenburg, Sweden (2009, 2011, 2013, 2018), Sydney, Australia (2015), France (2017). The conference in 2021 was held online. 

Conference theme
The overall theme for DDI2022 is “Safety assessment of human interactions with vehicles and automotive technologies in the context of driver distraction and inattention”. This theme targets research on how to assess the safety impact of driver distraction and inattention. For example, how can human-machine interface designs be quantitatively assessed with respect to safety? What are the differences and requirements of such assessment in development, compliance assessment and consumer rating? How can the safety of disconnected drivers be assessed? How can driver monitoring be used as a facilitator of safety assessment of driver distraction and inattention? How can experiments, simulations, and models of behaviors be used to assess the safety of driver distraction and inattention – individually or in combination? How can the combination of behaviors and automation technologies be assessed in combination? Which are the most appropriate safety assessment metrics? We encourage theme-related research both on methods for safety assessment and results of such assessment. There will be key-note speakers related to the theme. Although we specifically promote these topics for this year’s conference, any high-quality contribution within the conference general scope is most welcome.

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
We co-operate with the high impact factor scientific journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour and the authors of the best abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper to a special issue of the journal. Accepted papers (after TRF’s review process) will be published in a standard TRF issue, then compiled in an online special issue. All conference papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two international experts on driver distraction and inattention, all of whom are members of the conference’s Scientific Committee. There will be an award to the best combined abstract and presentation.

Important dates

  • March 27, 2022: Abstract submission deadline                
  • May, 15, 2022: Registration opens                                 
  • June 14, 2022: Abstract acceptance notification            
  • July 31, 2022: Early bird registration deadline             
  • September 30, 2022: Regular registration deadline               
  • October 19-20, 2022: Conference dates                                   
  • April 30, 2023: Final submission deadline to TRF         

The conference is hosted and co-organised by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, the Université Gustave Eiffel, France and the University of New South Wales, Australia. 
Read more about the conference here: DDI2022 – Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention

We are very pleased to welcome you to this important international road safety event!

Best regards,

The Co-chairs of the conference:
Dr Alexandra Fort, Université Gustave Eiffel, France
Dr Christophe Jallais, Université Gustave Eiffel, France
Dr Jonas Bärgman, SAFER Vehicle and traffic safety centre at Chalmers university of technology, Sweden
Prof Michael Regan, University of New South Wales, Australia

DDI2022 OC

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research 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


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