Call for Papers: European Conference on Eye Movements 2017
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Markus Hofmann has posted the following call for papers:

Conference information.
The 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, ECEM 2017, will take place from Sunday, August 20th (afternoon), to Thursday, August 24th, in Wuppertal, Germany.
Over its more than three decade long history, ECEM has grown to become the largest scientific meeting on eye movement research worldwide. The conference brings together a vibrant community of researchers working towards a better understanding of eye movements, while also using them as a tool to study a wide range of topics in neuroscience, cognitive science and various fields of application.
Our goal is to promote communication and cooperation between participants from diverse areas such as neurophysiology, psychology, medical sciences, linguistics, computer science, human factors and many others. An important feature of ECEM is the presentation of state of the art equipment and software by manufacturers of eye movement recording systems.

Submission of contributions.
The conference website is now operational at http://ecem2017.uni-wuppertal.de <http://ecem2017.uni-wuppertal.de/>.
Submissions can be made in three formats: talks in regular sessions, posters or contributions to symposia. All contributions to ECEM 2017 will be submitted through the ConfTool system. Please refer to the detailed information on the conference website.
Talks in regular conference sessions should present high quality, original, empirical research. Any work related to the study of eye movements and eye tracking from a neurobiological, psychological, clinical, computational or applied perspective can be submitted as an oral presentation. Each talk will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion).
Posters are interactive presentations reporting empirical research on the same level of quality as oral presentations. The advantage of a poster presentation is the opportunity to engage in detailed individual discussions while presenting a project. We specifically encourage young researchers and students to submit their ongoing work in this format.
Symposia are thematic session on a topic that is likely to reflect significant progress and spark significant scientific debate. Preference will be given to symposia providing diverse theoretical and empirical approaches to issues that appear relevant to more than one field of eye movement research. Symposia can include up to six talks of 20 min each (15 min + 5 min discussion), all presenting original data, or five talks plus one concluding discussion.
Note that symposium participants should come from at least three different institutions. In addition to individual abstracts for each talk, a symposium chair will need to submit a 200 to 500 word proposal stating how the individual talks are related and explaining the benefit of a joint presentation. A limited number of symposia may be published as specials issues in the Journal of Eye Movement Research.
Decisions on the acceptance of contributions will be made on the basis of peer reviewing by a program committee led by Heiner Deubel. Members of this committee are Susana Martinez-Conde, Ulrich Ettinger, Stefan Everling and Antje Nuthmann.

Invited talks
We are especially pleased that an excellent group of researchers has agreed to give invited lectures at ECEM 2017:
Ben Tatler (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) https://activevisionlab.org <https://activevisionlab.org/>
Marisa Carrasco, (New York University, New York USA) https://sites.google.com/site/carrascolabnyu <https://sites.google.com/site/carrascolabnyu>
Debra Titone (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) www.psych.mcgill.ca/perpg/fac/titone/index.html <http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/perpg/fac/titone/index.html>
Karl Gegenfurtner (Giessen University, Germany) http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/karl <http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/karl>
James Bisley, (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) http://www.bri.ucla.edu/people/james-w-bisley-phd <http://www.bri.ucla.edu/people/james-w-bisley-phd>
Laure Pisella (CRNL, Lyon and INSERM, Paris, France) http://u864.lyon.inserm.fr/Members/LaurePisella <http://u864.lyon.inserm.fr/Members/LaurePisella>

Important dates
Submission for symposia and papers opened
Deadline for submission of symposia January 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance for symposia February 28, 2017
Deadline for submission of papers March 12, 2017
Notification of acceptance for papers April 30, 2017
Registration opens April 1, 2017
Deadline for early registration June 1, 2017

Pre-conference workshops
The conference organizers are working with Kenneth Holmqvist (Lund University) to prepare a number of pre-conference workshops focusing on innovative methodological approaches to eye movement research. Details will be communicated shortly in a separate mailing.

Conference venue and accommodation
The city of Wuppertal is located in western Germany, very close to Cologne and Düsseldorf. There is ample opportunity for touristic traveling, with local attractions ranging from beer gardens in the old town, world famous music and dance theaters, all the way to medieval castles and long hiking trails in unspoiled nature. The romantic Rhine valley is just a short drive away.
The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at special rates for the conference. Specific information will be made available on the website in March 2017. In general, lodging in the area is moderately priced, but accommodation can become limited in the high summer season. We advise early hotel reservation.

Publication of abstracts
All abstract of accepted conference presentations will be published as special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner, Bern). See here for the abstracts of ECEM 2015: https://bop.unibe.ch/index.php/JEMR/article/view/2408 <https://bop.unibe.ch/index.php/JEMR/article/view/2408>.

Contact
Please feel free to distribute and forward this information to your colleagues. Send any queries, concerns, suggestions and other communication to: ecem2017@uni-wuppertal.de <mailto:ecem2017@uni-wuppertal.de>.
We look forward to welcoming you in Wuppertal. On behalf of all involved in ECEM 2017: Ralph Radach (conference chair), Heiner Deubel (co-chair and head of the program committee), Christian Vorstius and Markus Hofmann (heads of the local organizing committee).

Dr. Markus J. Hofmann, Akademischer Rat
Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 20, 42119 Wuppertal
Raum: Z.01.06
Tel: +49 (0)202 439 2340
Fax: +49 (0)202 4392926
Email: mhofmann@uni-wuppertal.de

http://www.allgemeinepsychologie.uni-wuppertal.de

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