Marcel Walch, M.Sc.

Marcel Walch studied Media Informatics at Ulm University and received his master’s degree in 2015. Since April 2015 he has been working as a research associate and PhD candidate in the Institute of Media Informatics at Ulm University. As part of an interdisciplinary scholarly project on future autonomous vehicles, his research focuses on human-vehicle interaction and cooperation in the domain of highly automated driving. In particular, the main topic of his work investigates cooperation and interaction between highly automated vehicles and drivers. As such, he investigates cooperative driver-vehicle interaction as part of the joint project KoFFI (Cooperative Driver-Vehicle Interaction).

Research interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Driver-Vehicle Interaction & Cooperation in Automated Driving
  • Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing

Teaching

  • Lectures, Projects and Seminars

    • Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications [SS17, SS18]
    • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing [SS15]
    • Applied Subject / Project Human-Computer Interaction [WS15SS16WS16, WS17]
    • Applied Subject / Project Ubiquitous Computing [SS15SS16WS16, SS17]
    • Seminar Research Trends in Media Informatics [WS15WS16, WS17]
  • Supervised Theses

    • A Unity Framework for Repurposing Traditional Input Devices in Highly Automated Cooperative Driving
    • Entwicklung und Evaluation von Anzeigekonzepten im Platooning
    • Autonomous Driving: Adaptive Information Sharing
    • Entwurf und Evaluierung eines Mensch-Maschine-Kooperationsmodells für Autonomes Fahren
    • Erhöhung des Situationsbewusstseins von Fahrern teilautonomer Fahrzeuge bei Übernahmen in Dilemmasituationen
    • Kontrollübergabe beim autonomen Fahren: Korrektur und Vermeidung von Fahrfehlern
    • Multimodale Strategien um Fahrer bei der Kontrollübernahme von Autonomen Fahrsystemen zu unterstützen
    • Question-Answer Interaction With an Autonomously Driven Car to Avoid Handover Situations
    • Taktiles Feedback in autonomen Fahrzeugen

Scientific Activities

  • Reviewer for AutomotiveUI '15, '16, '17, '18, '19; CHI '16, '17, '18, '19; MobileHCI '18; ISCT '15; Mensch und Computer '15; Behaviour & Information Technology; i-com - Journal of Interactive Media

Publications

2020

33.
M. Colley, M. Walch, J. Gugenheimer, A. Askari and E. Rukzio, "Towards Inclusive External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles for Pedestrians with Vision Impairments" , Conditionally accepted to Proc. of CHI 2020 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Apr. 2020.
DOI:10.1145/3313831.3376472
ISBN:978-1-4503-6708-0/20/04
32.
M. Colley, M. Walch and E. Rukzio, "Unveiling the Lack of Scalability in Research on External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles" in Conditionally accepted to CHI '20 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, Apr.2020.
DOI:10.1145/3334480.3382865
ISBN:978-1-4503-6819-3/20/04
31.
M. Walch, M. Colley, P. Hock, E. Rukzio and M. Weber, "Turn Drivers Into Users and Keep Them Out-Of-The-Loop to Save Energy" in CHI 2020 Workshop - Should I Stay or Should I Go? Automated Vehicles in the Age of Climate Change, 2020.
30.
M. Colley, M. Walch and E. Rukzio, "Towards Reducing Energy Waste through Usage of External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles"" in CHI 2020 Workshop - Should I Stay or Should I Go? Automated Vehicles in the Age of Climate Change, 2020.

2019

29.
M. Walch, M. Colley and M. Weber, "Driving-Task-Related Human-Machine Interaction in Automated Driving: Towards a Bigger Picture" , Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’19), Sep. 2019. ACM.
DOI:10.1145/3349263.3351527
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019BiggerPicture.pdf
28.
M. Colley, M. Walch and E. Rukzio, "For a Better (Simulated) World: Considerations for VR in External Communication Research", New York, NY, USA: ACM, 092019. pp. 442-449.
DOI:10.1145/3349263.3351523
ISBN:978-1-4503-6920-6
File:fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/AutoUI2019LBW_VR_Simulator_Colley.pdf
27.
M. Colley, M. Walch, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "Including People with Impairments from the Start: External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles", New York, NY, USA: ACM, 092019. pp. 307-314.
DOI:10.1145/3349263.3351521
ISBN:978-1-4503-6920-6
File:fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/AutoUI2019LBW_Accessibility_eHMI_Colley.pdf
26.
M. Walch, D. Lehr, M. Colley and M. Weber, "Don't You See Them? Towards Gaze-Based Interaction Adaptation for Driver-Vehicle Cooperation" , Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’19), Sep. 2019. ACM.
DOI:10.1145/3349263.3351338
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019Dontyousee.pdf
25.
M. Walch, M. Woide, K. Mühl, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Cooperative Overtaking: Overcoming Automated Vehicles' Obstructed Sensor Range via Driver Help" , Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’19), Sep. 2019. ACM, https://youtu.be/vsVgXldKb9Q.
DOI:10.1145/3342197.3344531
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019CooperativeOvertaking.pdf
24.
M. Walch, M. Colley and M. Weber, "CooperationCaptcha: On-The-Fly Object Labeling for Highly Automated Vehicles" in CHI '19 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, May2019.
DOI:10.1145/3290607.3313022
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019CooperationCaptcha.pdf

2018

23.
P. Hock, J. Kraus, F. Babel, M. Walch, E. Rukzio and M. Baumann, "How to Design Valid Simulator Studies for Investigating User Experience in Automated Driving – Review and Hands-On Considerations" , In Proc. of AutomotiveUI 18 (10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications), Sep. 2018.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239066
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2018/AutoUI2018_TowardsAutomatedDriving.pdf
22.
M. Walch, K. Mühl, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Click or Hold: Usability Evaluation of Maneuver Approval Techniques in Highly Automated Driving" in CHI '18 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, Apr.2018.
DOI:10.1145/3170427.3188614
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2018/Walch2018ClickOrHold.pdf
21.
M. Walch and M. Weber, "Cooperate Rather Than Hand Over: Overcoming System Boundaries in Highly Automated Driving" in CHI 2018 Workshop - Interacting with Autonomous Vehicles: Learning from other Domains, 2018.
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2018/walch2018workshop.pdf
20.
K. Rogers, M. Colley, D. Lehr, J. Frommel, M. Walch, L. E. Nacke and M. Weber, "KickAR: Exploring Game Balancing Through Boosts and Handicaps in Augmented Reality Table Football" in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2018.
DOI:10.1145/3173574.3173740

2017

19.
M. Walch, L. Jaksche, P. Hock, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Touch Screen Maneuver Approval Mechanisms for Highly Automated Vehicles: A First Evaluation" , Adjunct Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’17 Adjunct), Sep. 2017.
DOI:10.1145/3131726.3131756
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/Walch2017TouchScreenManeuver.pdf
18.
M. Walch, J. Frommel, K. Rogers, F. Schüssel, P. Hock, D. Dobbelstein and M. Weber, "Evaluating VR Driving Simulation from a Player Experience Perspective" in CHI '17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA: ACM, May2017.
DOI:10.1145/3027063.3053202
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/Walch2017Evaluating.pdf
17.
M. Walch, K. Mühl, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Autonomous Driving: Investigating the Feasibility of Bimodal Take-Over Requests" , International Journal of Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (Special Issue Part 1), vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 58-74, Apr. 2017. ACM.
DOI:10.4018/IJMHCI.2017040104
16.
L. Kraus, R. Schmidt, M. Walch, F. Schaub and S. Möller, "On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication" in ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection. SEC 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Fabio Martinelli, Eds. Cham: Springer, 2017. pp. 265--280.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-58469-0_18
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/kraus2017ontheuseofemojis.pdf
15.
J. Brich, M. Walch, M. Rietzler, M. Weber and F. Schaub, "Exploring End User Programming Needs In Home Automation" , Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Special Issue on End User Development for the Internet of Things, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 11:1--11:35, 2017.
DOI:10.1145/3057858
14.
F. Schüssel, M. Walch, K. Rogers, F. Honold and M. Weber, "Lend a Hand to Service Robots: Overcoming System Limitations by Asking Humans" in Dialogues with Social Robots: Enablements, Analyses, and Evaluation, Kristiina Jokinen, Graham Wilcock, Eds. Springer, 2017. pp. 321--329.
DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2585-3_26
ISBN:978-981-10-2585-3
13.
M. Walch, K. Mühl, J. Kraus, T. Stoll, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "From Car-Driver-Handovers to Cooperative Interfaces: Visions for Driver-Vehicle Interaction in Automated Driving" in Automotive User Interfaces: Creating Interactive Experiences in the Car,Meixner, Gerrit; Müller, Christian, Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 273--294.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-49448-7_10
ISBN:978-3-319-49448-7

2016

12.
J. Zihsler, P. Hock, M. Walch, K. Dzuba, D. Schwager, P. Szauer and E. Rukzio, "Carvatar: Increasing Trust in Highly-Automated Driving Through Social Cues" , Adjunct Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI '16 Adjunct), Oct. 2016.
DOI:10.1145/3004323.3004354%20
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/hock/Publications/carvatar_zihsler_109.pdf
11.
P. Hock, J. Kraus, M. Walch, N. Lang and M. Baumann, "Elaborating Feedback Strategies for Maintaining Automation in Highly Automated Driving" , Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive'UI 16), Oct. 2016.
DOI:10.1145/3004323.3004354%20
File:https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/hock/Publications/ElaboratingFeedback.pdf
10.
M. Walch, T. Sieber, P. Hock, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Towards Cooperative Driving: Involving the Driver in an Autonomous Vehicle’s Decision Making " , Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive'UI 16) , Oct. 2016.
DOI:10.1145/3003715.3005458
File:http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/Walch2016AutoUI.pdf
9.
M. Walch, F. Schüssel, K. Rogers, F. Honold and M. Weber, "A Low-Cost Service Robot Platform for Wizard of Oz Studies in the Wild" in International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems (IWSDS) 2016 (Demo Paper), 2016.