5th Berlin Symposium for Driver Modeling

Driver modeling in science and industry – June 11th, 2015, Berlin.

tagungenHere we go again: the Berlin Symposium for Driver Modeling goes for a 5th round. Starting in 2006 as a little workshop with 20 participants this event has evolved to one of the most important conferences for driver modeling in the last 9 years.

Driver modelling remains a hot topic given the current developments in driver assistance systems – a trend that’s already been recognized at our last event. Unfortunately this didn’t lead to a greater will to publicize current activities neither in science nor industry. Again it took us a lot of convincement of our partners – not always succeeding. That’s why we changed our program to a one-day event. With its resumption HFC wants to proof that the field of driver modeling has not declined in its relevance and wants to gain new momentum with our community. We are very happy about the submitted papers and the willingness of the remaining driver modelers to participate in a scientific discourse.

In form and content our symposium covers all fields of application where models of driving are needed: driver assistance systems, traffic simulation, traffic- and transportation research, system development or even … were common topics in past events. This year one emphasis will be a comparison between models for human behavior and models for autonomous driving.
We want to thank all contributors and look forward to an exciting conference!


Das fahrerlose Auto – Auf dem Weg von der Vision zur Realität
Keynote von Tobias Strauss (MRT, KIT)
Sind Algorithmen autonomen Fahrens gleichzeitig Fahrermodelle?
Thomas Jürgensohn (HFC)
Coffee break
Entwickeln eines autonomen Modellfahrzeuges für den Carolo Cup
Claudio Bandera (MRT, KIT)
Fahrermodelle im Rennsportbereich? Wie Fahrermodellierung und Fahrsimulator die Entwicklung eines Formula Student Rennwagens unterstützt
Katja Rösler (HRW)
An Approach to Model Take-Over Situations in Highly Automated Vehicles
Christian Gold, Klaus Bengler (TU München)
Bewertung von Prädiktoren zur Fahrerintentionserkennung
Jens Heine (Opel), Isabell Krämer, Ingmar Langer (IAD), Thomas Schramm (Opel), Bettina Abendroth (IAD)
Driver state detection in advanced driver assistance systems
Judith Müller, Ralph Rasshofer (BMW), Gerd Wanielik (TU Chemnitz), Yan Yang, (Nanyang Technological University)
Coffee break
Konzept zur Strukturierung eines generischen Fahrermodells anhand des realen Informationsflusses
Jens Klimke, Christoph Klas, Lutz Eckstein (RWTH Aachen)
Methoden zum Vergleich und zur Kombination von Fahrermodellen vor dem Hintergrund von Lastuntersuchungen im Fahrzeugantriebsstrang
Daniel Heinrich, A. Albers, F. Brezger (IPEK, KIT)
A Multiagent Approach on Exploring the Parameters Space of Human Subject Studies on the Example of Persuasive Eco-Drive Assistants
Christian Müller, Angela Mahr (DFKI)
Einsatz eines modularen Fahrermodells in einer Multi-Agenten-Simulation
Stefan Kupschick (HFC)
barbeque at HFC


  • March 8th, 2015 – Deadline for submitting draft papers
  • March 15th, 2015 – Notification of acceptance
  • April 1st, 2015 – Completion of the program
  • April 30th, 2015 – early bird registration deadline
  • June 5th, 2015 – final version of your paper
  • June 11th, 2015 – Conference in Berlin
  • October 2015 – Publication of the proceedings in “Fortschritt-Berichte des VDI Reihe 22“

Contact information

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Jürgensohn
Prof. Dr. Harald Kolrep-Rometsch
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Alms

HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH
Innovationspark Wuhlheide – Haus 40
Köpenicker Str. 325,
12555 Berlin

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