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

  • 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
  • Open Topics for Theses

    If you are looking for a thesis topic in the area of driver-vehicle interaction and cooperation please contact me via email.

    Research Area: HCI in Automated Driving

    Current self-driving vehicles are able to drive autonomously as long as certain necessary conditions are met. How can highly automated vehicles and drivers overcome these limitations in a cooperative way? Theses in this area are supposed to investigate how car-driver interaction and the according user interfaces should be designed.

    Open Topics (only available within the university network)

Scientific Activities

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

Publications

2019

29.
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, May 2019.
DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3313022
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019CooperationCaptcha.pdf
28.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019CooperativeOvertaking.pdf
27.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019Dontyousee.pdf
26.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2019/Walch2019BiggerPicture.pdf
25.
M. Colley, M. Walch and E. Rukzio, "For a Better (Simulated) World: Considerations for VR in External Communication Research", New York, NY, USA: ACM, 09 2019. pp. 442-449.
DOI: 10.1145/3349263.3351523
fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/AutoUI2019LBW_VR_Simulator_Colley.pdf
24.
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, 09 2019. pp. 307-314.
DOI: 10.1145/3349263.3351521
fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/AutoUI2019LBW_Accessibility_eHMI_Colley.pdf

2018

23.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2018/Walch2018ClickOrHold.pdf
22.
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.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2018/walch2018workshop.pdf
21.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2018/AutoUI2018_TowardsAutomatedDriving.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, 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
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, May 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3053202
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/Walch2017Evaluating.pdf
17.
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
16.
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
15.
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
14.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/kraus2017ontheuseofemojis.pdf
13.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2017/Walch2017TouchScreenManeuver.pdf

2016

12.
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.
11.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/hock/Publications/carvatar_zihsler_109.pdf
10.
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
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/hock/Publications/ElaboratingFeedback.pdf
9.
L. Kraus, R. Schmidt, M. Walch, F. Schaub, C. Krügelstein and S. Möller, "Implications of the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication" in SOUPS 2016 Workshop - Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication, Denver, CO: USENIX Association, 2016.
https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/soups2016/way_2016_paper_kraus.pdf
8.
D. Dobbelstein, M. Walch, A. Köll, Şahin, T. Hartmann and E. Rukzio, "Reducing In-Vehicle Interaction Complexity: Gaze-Based Mapping of a Rotary Knob to Multiple Interfaces " in In Adj. Proc. (Poster) of MUM 2016 (International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia), International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, 2016.
DOI: 10.1145/3012709.3016064
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2016/Reducing_In-Vehicle_Interaction_Complexity_-_Gaze-Based_Mapping_of_a_Rotary_Knob_to_Multiple_Interfaces.pdf
7.
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
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/Walch2016AutoUI.pdf

2015

6.
M. Walch, K. Lange, M. Baumann and M. Weber, "Autonomous <prt>Driving</prt>: <prt>Investigating</prt> the <prt>Feasibility</prt> of <prt>Car</prt>-driver <prt>Handover</prt> <prt>Assistance</prt>" in Proceedings of the 7th <prt>International</prt> <prt>Conference</prt> on <prt>Automotive</prt> <prt>User</prt> <prt>Interfaces</prt> and <prt>Interactive</prt> <prt>Vehicular</prt> <prt>Applications</prt>, New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2015, pp. 11--18.
DOI: 10.1145/2799250.2799268
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/Walch2015AutoUI.pdf
5.
M. Walch and M. Weber, "User Individual Car-Driver Handovers: Challenges for Future Implementations and Evaluations " in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Companion Technology (ISCT 2015), Sep. 2015.