About DDI

The International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention is the primary international event on this topic, attracting delegates from more than 20 countries. It is designed to bring participants – from academia, industry and government – up-to-date on the developments and trends in the field of road user inattention and distraction. 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 facilitating research dialogue between experts from all around the world, with the aim of addressing the challenges driver distraction and inattention pose, and to save lives in traffic.

This scientific conference’s research topics include theory, measurement, effects, crash risks, and prevention/mitigation related to distraction and inattention in the traffic system. Driver distraction is our main focus, but we also welcome research about other road users, such as pedestrians, bicyclists and users of new modes of transports like electric scooters. More practical aspects of distraction and inattention and ways to prevent and mitigate injuries or fatalities, including education, road design, legislation and stakeholder coordination, are also in the scope of the conference.

For a description of the general scope of the DDI conference and the focus topics for DDI2024, please see here;

All conference abstracts 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. 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 and conference presentations 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 regular TRF issue, then compiled in an online special issue.

DDI2024 follows successful conferences in the DDI series held previously in Gothenburg, Sweden (2009, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2022), Sydney, Australia (2015), Paris, France (2017) and online (2021).

Today, the conference plays an important role within this field of research. DDI is held biannually, in even years.

DDI conferences are co-organised by the SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers in Sweden, the Université Gustave Eiffel, France and the University of New South Wales Sydney, in Australia. The University of Michigan Transportation Institute (UMTRI) will join the organisation committee for the ninth edition of the conference.
We are very pleased to welcome you to this important international road safety event!

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