Driver Distraction and Inattention

2009-09-28 08:00

First International Conference on
Driver Distraction and Inattention

September 28-29, 2009
Göteborg, Sweden

Conference website >>

It has been estimated that up to 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near‐crashes involve inattention as a contributing factor, and that distraction is a factor in about a quarter of these. Distraction and inattention are therefore significant road safety problems, around the world.

The contribution of distraction as a factor in road trauma is likely to increase as more distractions, inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Simultaneously as the role of distraction and inattention in traffic safety is becoming clearer, there is an intensified development of countermeasures, and an intensified focus on the fundamental science of attention in modern neuroscience research.

This conference aims to bring together stakeholders from these different fields.

The conference will run over two days:

  • Day 1 – Keynote, presentations and conference dinner (AM/PM/evening)
  • Day 2 ‐ Keynote and presentations (AM/PM)
  • Day 2 ‐ Special Session – “Priorities for countermeasure development” (PM)

Critical dates:

Abstracts due – 15 April 2009.
Authors will be notified by 15 May 2009 if their abstracts have been selected for further development into a paper for presentation at the conference, or for presentation as a non‐paper.

Papers will be limited to 7,500 words and are due by 17 August, 2009.

Authors will be notified by 30 August 2009 if their papers have been selected for publication in a peerreviewed chapter for a peer‐reviewed book.

Registration fee:

Full registration

On or before August 21, 2009: SEK 3000 (curr. approx. EUR 280 or USD 400)
After August 21, 2009:                SEK 3500

Including 2 day conference, lunches, coffee, documentation and conference dinner on the 28th of September. Rates excluding VAT.

One Day Only

One Day Ticket:        SEK 2000 (currently approx. EUR 190 or USD 260)

Including 1 day conference, lunch, coffee and documentation. No conference dinner. Rates excluding VAT.

Category Conference
Event organizer SAFER and INRETS
Start 2009-09-28 08:00
End 2009-09-29 18:00
Event location The conference will take place at Lindholmen Conference Centre in Lindholmen Science Park. Address: Lindholmspiren 5, 4th floor, Lindholmen Science Park, Göteborg, Sweden.
Registration procedure

Please find registration form and further information on the conference website.

Contact information
Lisa Knutsson, SAFER
+46 (0) 31 772 21 11
Last modified: August 13, 2009
Responsible for this page: Lisa Knutsson


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