2020 ACM ETRA Call for Paper Submissions
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*** https://etra.acm.org/2020

The 2020 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, June 2-5, 2020. ETRA will gather computer scientists, engineers, and behavioral scientists with the common goal of continuing to move eye tracking research forward.

Under the motto “Bridging Communities”, ACM ETRA 2020 aims to bring together eye tracking researchers from computer science, psychology, and cognitive science. Therefore, we encourage paper submissions from fields ranging from computer science to psychology and cognition.

The full CFP is available online: https://etra.acm.org/2020/cfp.html

Important dates for Full Papers (up to 8 pages and any number of additional pages for references):
* Dec 1, 2019: Abstract submission (mandatory)
* Dec 9, 2019: Full paper submission
* Feb 14, 2020: First round reviews and notification
* March 6, 2020: Revisions due
* March 23, 2020: Second round reviews and notification
* April 2, 2020: Camera ready deadline

Important dates for Short Papers (2-4 pages and any number of additional pages for references):
* Feb 3, 2020: Paper submission
* March 19, 2020: Reviews and notification (first and only round)
* April 2, 2020: Camera ready deadline

The accepted Full Papers will be published by ACM in the “ETRA Full Papers Proceedings” and the accepted Short Papers will be published by ACM in the “ETRA Short Papers Proceedings”.

Sincerely,

Eakta Jain (University of Florida), Ralph Radach (University of Wuppertal), Daniel Weiskopf (University of Stuttgart)

– Technical Program Chairs, ACM ETRA 2020 –

ECEM 2019: Deadline extended to Monday, April 22nd
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The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2019 European Conference on
Eye Movements (ECEM) has been extended to Monday, April 22nd.

Full details at:
http://www.ecem2019.com/index.php/abstracts/abstracts-guidelines.

Accepted abstracts will be published as a special issue in the Journal of
Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner, Bern).

ECEM 2017’s abstracts are available at:

https://bop.unibe.ch/JEMR/issue/view/779

Register for ECEM 2019 by the early registration deadline (June 17th) and
save on fees:
http://ecem2019.com/index.php/registration/registration

We are also delighted to announce that ECEM 2019 will include nine accepted
symposia:

What Eyes Tell Us About Child Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development
Chair: Nadia Alahyane (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada)

Eye Movements During the Reading of Narrative and Poetic Text
Chairs: Jana Lüdtke and Arthur M. Jacobs (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

Eyes Wide Shut: gaze dynamics without vision
Chair: Susana Martinez-Conde (State University of New York, Downstate
Medical Center, NY, USA)

Eye Movements in Developing Readers: from basic research to classroom
application
Chair: Alexandra Spichtig (Reading Plus, USA)

From Lab-Based Studies to Eye-Tracking in Virtual and Real Worlds:
conceptual and methodological problems and solutions
Chair: Roy Hessels (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

Recent Advances in Research on the “Looking at Nothing” Phenomenon
Chair: Agnes Rosner and Roger Johansson (University of Zurich, Switzerland,
and Lund University, Sweden)

3-D Binocular Motor Control and Health
Chair: Zoï Kapoula (CNRS FR3636, UFR Biomédicale, University Paris
Descartes, France)

Word Processing Across Space and Time During Reading: insights from eye
tracking, electrophysiology, and computational modeling
Chair: Elizabeth Schotter and Brennan Payne (University of South Florida and University of Utah, USA)

Progress in Neurophysiology and Oculomotor Psychophysics: contributions and influence of Jan van Gisbergen (1943-2019)
Chair: John van Opstal (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

ECEM 2019 will feature six world-renowned keynote speakers:
Jennifer Groh (Duke University)
Hamutal Slovin (Bar Ilan University)
Martin Rolfs (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Janet Rucker (New York University)
Enkelejda Kasneci (University of Tübingen)
Antje Nuthmann (University of Kiel)


http://ecem2019.com/index.php/programme/keynotes

ECEM 2019 will be in Alicante, Spain (August 18-22)

Alicante, with more than 320,000 inhabitants, is a traditional maritime city located on the Mediterranean Sea. The old part of the city encompasses
Postiguet Beach, two marinas and a large commercial port. The city embraces
an imposing 166-meter rocky hill right next to the sea, Monte Benacantil,
crowned by The Castillo de Santa Bárbara (Santa Barbara Castle). This is one of the largest castles on the Mediterranean, and the conference dinner will take place within its premises, with breathtaking views over the city and the Mediterranean. The slopes of Monte Benacantil surround the old city of Alicante (El Barrio) like a shield. El Barrio is well known for its vibrant nightlife.

The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at
special discounted rates for the conference. Specific hotel information will be made available on the website in March 2019. Lodging in the area is
reasonably priced, but accommodations can become limited in the high summer
season. We advise early hotel reservation.

On Behalf of the Local Organization Committee

Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward to
welcoming you to Alicante!

Luis Martinez-Otero (chair), Albert Compte, and Susana Martinez-Conde

Nottingham Trent University: 50 PhD studentships
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From Filipe Cristino
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50 PhD studentships available at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is offering over 50 fully-funded PhD studentships for UK, EU or international students in our core subject areas or key research themes. More details can be found here: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/c/phd-studentships. Research at NTU was awarded the 2015 Queens Anniversary Prize – the highest honour for a UK university – and 90% of our research was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

We would like to encourage applications to complete a PhD within the Perception, Attention and Memory Group. We are a vibrant research group investigating auditory, visual and temporal perception and attention, as well as conducting both theoretical and applied memory research. We have excellent facilities, including EEG, eye and motor tracking, TMS, driving simulators, sound booths and VR. Please visit our webpage for more information about our research and facilities. https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/groups-and-centres/groups/perception-and-attention

We would like to encourage applications on any topic that aligns with our research interests, including the specific projects listed below. Please contact the researcher directly if you’re interested in the topic and have a strong academic record.

Dr Filipe Cristino (filipe.cristino@ntu.ac.uk): Understanding human gaze behaviour; pupillometry; eye tracking in VR environment

Dr Duncan Guest (duncan.guest@ntu.ac.uk): Visual search, memory and eye tracking within VR.

Dr Christina Howard (christina.howard@ntu.ac.uk): Neural basis of attention, distraction and mind wandering.

Dr Lucy Justice (lucy.justice@ntu.ac.uk): How do jurors and legal professionals make judgements of memory-based evidence?

Dr Andrew Mackenzie (andrew.mackenzie@ntu.ac.uk): Visual Cognition and Neuroscience within everyday tasks: Understanding eye movement behaviour and cognitive ability in the real world

Dr Darren Rhodes (darren.rhodes@ntu.ac.uk): The perception of time inside and out: exteroceptive and interoceptive modelling of temporal processes

Dr Kate Roberts (kate.roberts@ntu.ac.uk): How does age-related hearing loss affect cognitive ability? (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00039/full).

Dr Paula Stacey (paula.stacey@ntu.ac.uk) & Dr Chris Sumner (christian.sumner@ntu.ac.uk): Audiovisual integration in users of cochlear implants.

Filipe Cristino, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Department of Psychology

Nottingham Trent University

COGAIN 2019
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Submission deadline

  • Abstracts due: Jan 25th, 2019 (extended)       
  • Papers due: Jan 25th, 2019 (extended)   
  • Feedback: Feb 18th, 2019   
  • Rebuttals: Feb 25th, 2019   
  • Decisions: Mar  4th, 2019   
  • Camera-ready due: Mar 29th, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS   

The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by the COGAIN Association (http://cogain.org) will be co-located with ETRA 2019, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications. ETRA 2019 will take place in Denver, Colorado, June 25-28.   

Following the successful concept used at the COGAIN symposium 2018, also COGAIN 2019 will be organized as a “special session” at ETRA. By combining our efforts with ETRA, we hope to encourage a broader exchange of knowledge and experiences amongst the communities of researchers, developers, manufacturers, and users of eye trackers.   

We invite authors to prepare and submit short papers following the ETRA’s ACM format (http://etra.acm.org/2019/authors.html). Long papers are up to 8 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references). Short papers are up to 4 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references). During the submission process to ETRA 2019, you will be asked if you would like your paper to be presented at the COGAIN Symposium. All the accepted papers for the COGAIN Symposium will be published as part of the ETRA 2019 ACM Proceedings.   

The COGAIN Symposium focuses on all aspects of gaze interaction, with special emphasis on eye-controlled assistive technology. The symposium will present advances in these areas, leading to new capabilities in gaze interaction, gaze enhanced applications, gaze contingent devices etc. Topics of interest include all aspects of    gaze interaction and communication by gaze including, but not limited to

  • Eye-controlled assistive technology
  • Eye-typing
  • Gaze-contingent devices
  • Gaze-enhanced games
  • Gaze-controlled robots and vehicles
  • Gaze interaction with mobile devices
  • Gaze-controlled smart-home devices
  • Gaze interfaces for wearable computing
  • Gaze interaction in 3D (VR/AR/MR & real world)
  • Gaze interaction paradigms
  • Usability and UX evaluation of gaze-based interfaces
  • User context estimation from eye movements
  • Gaze-supported multimodal interaction (gaze with multitouch, mouse, gesture, etc.)   

The Program Committee will select the COGAIN 2019 best paper.

ORGANIZATION   

General co-chairs      

  • John  Paulin Hansen  [Technical University of Denmark, Denmark]
  • Päivi Majaranta      [Tampere University, Finland]     

Program co-chairs

  • Diako Mardanbegi     [Lancaster University, United Kingdom]
  • Ken Pfeuffer         [Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany]

============================================================== Please visit http://cogain2019.cogain.org for more information or contact us by
email to cogain2019@cogain.org ==============================================================

ETWEB – Eye Tracking for The Web @ ETRA 2019
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ETWEB – Eye Tracking for The Web, as a conference track at ETRA 2019, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, June 25-28, 2019 in Denver, Colorado, USA http://etra.acm.org/2019/etweb.html.

The Web offers rich information and services. Mostly, users access these on Web sites through interaction with graphical interfaces defined by Web page documents. The design and the interaction with Web pages thus have a considerable impact on our daily lives. Therefore, especially both the usability and the accessibility of Web pages are relevant areas of research to make the Web more useful.

The eye gaze is a strong indicator for attention, which provides insights into how a user perceives an interface and helps analysts to assess the user experience through. Researchers and companies are interested to assess the attention on certain portions of a Web page, e.g., which sections are read, glanced or skipped by the users, and the Web page usability in general. The analysis requires an accurate association between the coordinates of the recorded gaze data and a representation of the Web page as a stimulus. The content on a Web page might be a dynamic stimulus, which is difficult to synchronize between multiple users because of its interactive nature. Hence, the focus of ETWEB is to encourage research on accurate stimulus representations of dynamic Web, mapping of gaze data and visualization methods to analyze the usability of Web pages, and to understand Web browsing behavior of end users.

Furthermore, eye tracking research would also be beneficial to Web users with different abilities. For instance, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web and that they can contribute to the Web. However, the restricted capability to use conventional input (mouse/keyboard/touch etc.) limits their ability to interact with the Web and thus excludes them from the digital information spaces. The applications of eye tracking can break the interaction barrier, and improve the quality of life of those with limited ability to communicate. However, most graphical user interfaces for Web access are not designed for use with eye tracking devices, which often have limited accuracy or may require unconventional selection techniques that interfere with access to information. In that regard, we encourage submissions that explore the adaptation mechanism of Web interfaces for gaze interaction (i.e., using gaze signals obtained from eye tracking devices to control the Web application environment).

Topics

ETWEB will cover topics that are related to Web (interface semantics extraction, interaction adaptation, etc.) and eye tracking (attention visualization, crowdsourcing, etc.). We particularly welcome submissions that address the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and the Web:

  • Novel methods for eye tracking in challenging Web scenarios
  • Website usability analysis techniques using eye movement data
  • Enable usability optimization with eye tracking on dynamic Web content
  • Enhance the user experience in the Web by enabling an easy and complete understanding of user behavior
  • Understanding eye-tracking data for re-engineering Web pages
  • Eye Tracking scanpath analysis techniques on Web Pages
  • Analyzing Web search and browsing behaviors through gaze pattern
  • Social media browsing behavior analysis
  • Correlating mouse clicks and gaze data with Web browsing behavior
  • Gaze-based Web usability studies via crowdsourcing approaches
  • Standardized metrics for evaluating interactions and usability
  • Corpus of eye tracking ground truth data on Web pages
  • Eye tracking interaction techniques to assist people with disabilities
  • Multimodal interaction with Web (gaze, mouse, voice, touch, EEG etc.)
  • Interactive annotation of gaze and Web stimulus data
  • Techniques to integrate eye gaze as an input element in Web development
  • Reports of eye tracking studies evaluating Web accessibility and usability

Submission

Authors are invited to submit their work complying with the ETRA short and long paper format. Long papers (8 pages) encourage more matured research with evaluation results. Short papers (4 pages) encourage work in progress, and also position papers identifying the challenges of gaze-based Web interaction and analysis. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to ETWEB over the ETRA submission system. Please select the ETWEB track. Accepted papers are considered regular ETRA publications and will be part of the ETRA proceedings (ACM digital library). A footnote on the first page will indicate that your paper was part of ETWEB. The submission process follows that of ETRA http://etra.acm.org/2019/authors.html <http://etra.acm.org/2019/authors.html>, but with a separate program committee. At least one author of each accepted ETWEB paper must register for the ETRA conference. Participants will be free to attend all ETRA tracks.

ETWEB Important Dates

  • February 22, 2019 – Full papers and short papers due
  • March 22, 2019 – Author notifications
  • March 29, 2019 – Camera-ready papers due

Organizers

  • Chandan Kumar, Institute WeST, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Raphael Menges, Institute WeST, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Sukru Eraslan, METU Northern Cyprus Campus Program Committee
  • Alexandra Papoutsaki, Pomona College, USA
  • Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas, USA
  • Scott MacKenzie, York University, Canada
  • Simon Harper, University of Manchester, UK
  • Caroline Jay, University of Manchester, UK
  • Victoria Yaneva, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Yeliz Yeşilada, METU Northern Cyprus Campus
  • Marco Porta, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Spiros Nikolopoulos, CERTH ITI, Greece
  • Korok Sengupta, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany

Contact

Chandan Kumar, Institute for Web Science and Technologies, University of Koblenz, kumar@uni-koblenz.de
http://chandankumar.net

ECEM 2019
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The 20th European Conference on Eye Movements, ECEM 2019, will take place
from Sunday, August 18th, to Thursday, August 22nd, in Alicante, Spain. 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, and their use in the study of a wide range of topics in neuroscience, cognitive science and various applied fields.

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.

The conference website will soon be active at www.ecem2019.com. In the meantime, please save the dates: August 18th through August 22nd, 2019.

Important Dates

  • January 10, 2019 : Symposia, poster/talk submission open
  • January 28, 2019 : Symposia submission deadline
  • February 28, 2019 : Notification of symposia acceptance
  • April 1, 2019: Registration opens
  • April 05, 2019: Poster/talk submission deadline
  • May 06, 2019: Notification of poster/talk acceptance
  • June 17, 2019: Deadline for early registration

Conference Venue and Accommodation

Alicante, with more than 320,000 inhabitants, is a traditional maritime city located on the Mediterranean Sea. The old part of the city encompasses Postiguet Beach, two marinas and a large commercial port. The city embraces an imposing 166-meter rocky hill right next to the sea, Monte Benacantil, crowned by The Castillo de Santa Bárbara (Santa Barbara Castle). This is one of the largest castles on the Mediterranean, and the conference dinner will take place within its premises, with breathtaking views over the city and the Mediterranean. The slopes of Monte Benacantil surround the old city of Alicante (El Barrio) like a shield. El Barrio is well known for its vibrant nightlife.

The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at special discounted rates for the conference. Specific hotel information will be made available on the website in March 2019. Lodging in the area is reasonably priced, but accommodation can become limited in the high summer season. We advise early hotel reservation.

Publication of Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be published as a special issue in the Journal of
Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner, Bern). See ECEM 2017’s
abstracts at: https://bop.unibe.ch/JEMR/issue/view/77

IEEE Virtual Reality – Joint Workshops on Perception-driven Graphics and Displays for VR and AR & Eye Tracking and Vision Augmentation
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23-27 March 2019
Osaka, Japan

CALL FOR PAPERS

Important dates:
Workshop paper submission: January 25, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2019
All deadlines are due at 9:00 pm Pacific Time (PDT/PST)

Website

https://sites.google.com/view/pergravarworkshop/home

Description

This year, we will be holding a series of workshops with the common topics of perception, graphics, and augmentation. As such, the PerGraVAR and VisAug workshops will be held back-to-back, with several shared sessions and/or keynotes.
We solicit original research papers in the area of perception-driven graphics and perceptual displays.

The goal of the PerGravAR workshop is the creation of a better understanding of the various techniques and systems that exploit limitations or address the potentials of the human visual system to create a more intense or comprehensible visual experience in VR and AR. While display technology progresses, pixel densities and the dynamic range increase. At the same time, refresh rates are getting higher and higher, and display latencies are continually reduced. Currently, novel technologies such as displays with a growing number of displayed views per pixel (ranging from stereo, multi-view to holographic or lightfield displays) are advancing beyond the prototype stage. Likewise, multi-layered displays and adaptable lenses are integrated into head-mounted devices. Prototypes for retinal displays and bionic contact lenses have begun to emerge. All these advances in display technologies will tighten the requirements on image synthesis techniques. This workshop aims for bringing together a group of experts to discuss perceptual findings, identify challenges and present the latest research in the field of perception-driven rendering and computational displays.

The VisAug workshop is designed to cover both eye tracking and vision augmentation technologies as they pertain to Augmented and Virtual Reality. Eye tracking is closely tied to a number of AR applications such as diagnosis, interaction with content, and enhancement of human vision. The workshop will include a review of many of these technologies, along with a series of presentations on state-of-the-art research, ranging from visualization to optical modification to vision correction in the fields of MR/AR/VR. The workshop will also include a panel/discussion session in which participants can engage with leading experts in the field. 

For these workshops, we expect researchers to submit early work, such as initial analyses of user studies, perceptual findings, experimental rendering techniques, or sketches for novel devices. Although position papers that comprise several pages and summarize a range of previous approaches (literature review), perceptual findings or experiences also fall inside the scope of the workshop. Papers should be between 2 and 6 pages in length and may cover one or more of the following topics:

For PerGravAR

  • Novel display devices for VR and AR
  • Rendering and information visualization methods that exploit perceptual issues
  • Rendering and information visualization methods that target specific perceptual potentials
  • Gaze-contingent rendering and interaction techniques
  • Studies that provide insights into perception and cognition processes
  • Saliency and attention models and findings
  • Perception-driven image metrics
  • Perceptual issues of image synthesis techniques
  • Just noticeable differences, signal thresholds, and biases
  • Validation methodologies, benchmarks and measurement methods, including eye tracking
  • Novel measurement and processing techniques such as autorefractors or wavefront sensing
  • Experimental designs and techniques for conducting user studies
  • Systems, findings and general issues related to:
    • Depth-of-Field
    • Vergence-accommodation conflict
    • Stereo disparity manipulation
    • Wide Field-of-Views

For VisAug

  • Vision assistance, correction, training, and enhancement-
  • Head-mounted display technologies
  • Oculography, eye tracking, and pupillometry
  • Extended vision/ Superhuman vision
  • Optics hardware and software

All submitted papers will go through a two-stage review process to guarantee the publication of high-quality papers. All accepted IEEE VR Workshops paper will be published electronically through the IEEE Digital Library. 

Submissions

Papers are to be submitted online through the Easychair system
PerGravAR
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pergravar2019
VisAug
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=visaug2019

Best wishes,Martin Weier, Kaan Aksit, Jason Orlosky,  Yuta Itoh, Praneeth Chakravarthula and Chang Liu

The 2018 COGAIN Symposium @ ACM ETRA 2018 – 2nd Call for Papers
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THE 2018 COGAIN SYMPOSIUM

  • Website: http://cogain2018.cogain.org
  • Where : Warsaw, Poland
  • When : June 14-17th, 2018
    • as part of ETRA 2018
    • — http://etra.acm.org/2018/
  • Submission deadlines:
    Abstracts due on Jan 12th, 2018.
    Papers due on Jan 26th, 2018.
    Notification due : Feb 21st, 2018
    Rebuttals due : Mar 4th, 2018
    Final decision due : Mar 26th, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by
the COGAIN Association (http://cogain.org) will be co-located
with ETRA 2018, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research &
Applications. ETRA 2018 will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from
June 14th to the 17th.

The COGAIN Symposium will be organized as a “special session” at
ETRA. By combining our efforts with ETRA, we hope to encourage a
broader exchange of knowledge and experiences amongst the
communities of researchers, developers, manufacturers, and users
of eye trackers.

We invite authors to prepare and submit papers and notes following
the same ETRA’s ACM format
(http://etra.acm.org/2018/authors.html).

Papers are up to 8 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references) and
Notes are up to 4 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references).
During the submission process to ETRA 2018, you will be asked if
you would like your paper to be presented at the COGAIN Symposium.
COGAIN and ETRA will share the same rigorous two-phase review
process, and accepted papers for the COGAIN Symposium will be
published as part of the ETRA 2018 ACM Proceedings.

The COGAIN Symposium focuses on all aspects of gaze interaction,
from general computer applications and gaze estimation systems to
basic eye movement research that are related or might have impact
on understanding and improving human communication with other
humans and human interaction with machines. The symposium will
present advances in these areas, leading to new capabilities in
gaze interaction, gaze enhanced applications, gaze contingent
devices etc. Topics of interest include all aspects of gaze interaction
and communication by gaze including, but not limited to

  • Eye-controlled assistive technology
  • Eye-typing
  • Gaze interfaces for wearable computing
  • Gaze-contingent devices
  • Gaze-aware applications
  • Gaze-enhanced games
  • Gaze interaction with mobile devices
  • Gaze interaction in virtual and augmented environments
  • Gaze interaction paradigms
  • Usability and UX evaluation of gaze-based interfaces
  • User context estimation from eye movements
  • 3D gaze interaction

The three best papers nominated by the Program Committee and
selected for presentation at the COGAIN Symposium will be
announced at http://cogain2018.cogain.org as soon as the full
program becomes available. The COGAIN 2018 best paper award will
be announced at the conference dinner.

ORGANIZATION

General co-chairs
– Carlos H. Morimoto [University of São Paulo, Brazil]
– Thies Pfeiffer [Universität Bielefeld, Germany]

Program co-chairs
– Marco Porta [Università di Pavia, Italy]
– Päivi Majaranta [University of Tampere, Finland]

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Please visit http://cogain2018.cogain.org for more information
or contact us by email to cogain2018@gmail.com
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ACM ETRA 2018 – 2nd Call for Papers
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ACM EYE TRACKING RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS SYMPOSIUM 2018 
2nd CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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We are happy to announce that the submission system for ACM ETRA 2018 is open!

The tenth ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2018) will be held in Warsaw, Poland June 14-17 2018. This will be the first time ETRA will be held in Europe and will introduce several innovations, such as co-located workshops, invited sessions, and a special journal issue based on selected invited papers. Join us in Warsaw to celebrate twenty years in eye tracking research at ETRA!

The ETRA conference series focuses on eye movement research and applications across a wide range of disciplines including computer science, human-computer interaction, visualization, biomedical research, and psychology. The symposium presents research that advances the state-of-the-art across multiple fields, leading to new capabilities in gaze tracking systems, gaze aware applications, gaze based interaction, and eye movement data analysis. We invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications, and welcome submissions from all domains including those not represented in previous ETRA conferences.

ACM ETRA 2018 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).

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IMPORTANT DATES (Time Zone: AoE)

Papers & Notes

Jan 12, 2018    Authors: Paper Abstracts due

Jan 26, 2018    Authors: Papers & Notes due

Feb 21, 2018    Feedback: Reviews to authors

Mar  4, 2018    Authors: Rebuttals due

Mar 26, 2018    Feedback: Preliminary decisions to authors

Apr 13, 2018    Authors: Camera ready papers due

Apr 23, 2018    Feedback: Final notifications to authors

Demo/Video & Doctoral Symposium (Technical Abstracts)

Apr  2, 2018    Authors: Extended abstracts due

Apr 10, 2018    Feedback to authors

Apr 16, 2018    Authors: Camera ready abstracts due

Apr 23, 2018    Final notifications to authors

Journal Special Issue

Aug 1, 2018    Invitation to special issue to selected papers

Dec 1, 2018    Deadline for submission

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SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Papers and Notes:

Authors are invited to submit original work in the formats of Papers (Up to 8 pages + 2 additional pages for references) and Notes (Up to 4 pages + 2 pages references). A Paper should provide substantial contribution to the field and a Note should provide focused and concise, yet significant contribution while not delving into broad discussion.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process assessing the originality and quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications. Papers presented at ETRA 2018 will be available in the ACM digital library. Papers and Notes will be presented as oral and/or poster presentations at the conference. At least one author needs to attend the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a journal special issue.

ACM ETRA employs a two-phase review process with a rebuttal phase and conditional acceptance. Before the final decision, authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviews. Given the outcome of the review process, authors may be invited to resubmit a revised paper along with a rebuttal. In some cases, papers may be asked to be resubmitted in shortened form.

All papers and notes submissions must be appropriately anonymized to conceal the authors’ identifies and institutions. This means that authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s meta-data (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save As’ dialog box). Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors’ discretion. We do expect that authors leave in citations to their previous work, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. Nonetheless, please avoid phrases such as “In this paper we build on top of our previous work presented in [reference]…” and, instead, use constructions such as “We extend the work presented in [reference]… “. Observe that you are allowed to extend anyone’s work, and only the first phrase reveals that you are the author of the previous work.

Companion Video: Both papers and notes can be submitted with a companion video. A video submission is not required, but encouraged to help clarify interaction with a gaze-based system, or give a better sense of particular gaze patterns which is not as easy to communicate with static images or textual descriptions. The aim of the video is to supplement the paper; acceptance to the conference will be based on the paper and not on the companion video. A submitted companion video cannot be larger than 100 MB. We recommend using MP4 format with H.264 codec. Most video production systems can encode in this format and most video applications are able to play it. If you use a different codec, you risk that reviewers might not be able to view the video clip and you will need to re-encode the video clip for the conference proceeding disc. As for the paper submission, the companion video needs to be blinded for peer review.

Doctoral Symposium:

ETRA 2018 will offer an ETRA Doctoral Symposium, where doctoral students will get an opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers for feedback. We invite abstracts from doctoral students who have a defined topic in the area of eye tracking research and applications, and whose work is still in a phase where it can be influenced by the feedback received in the symposium. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status. Travel assistance through SIGCHI Student Travel Grants is available and/or volunteering work may be offered. Please refer to the long call for submissions for detailed information on the ETRA doctoral symposium.

Demo/video track:

Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Or want to show off how your new eye tracking method works? At ETRA 2018, we will have a demo/video session where researchers give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work. We encourage new and exciting ideas that may not yet be fully tested. To take part in this session, we request a 2-page extended abstract to be submitted. If authors have a full or short paper accepted, no extended abstract is needed. If submitting a video presentation, the video is required. For demos, space will be provided for a poster display. Please refer to the long call for submissions for detailed information on the ETRA demo/video track.

Tutorials ETRA 2018:

Tutorials were introduced at ETRA 2016. ETRA 2018 will include a number of half-day or full-day tutorials, where experts in the field cover a topic related to eye movement or eye tracking research within the general theme of the conference. To align the topics with the interests of ETRA participants, we now welcome suggestions of both topics and teachers.

Please enter your suggestions through our online form at http://bit.ly/2rplwAU, before October 1, 2017.

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SUBMISSION PROCESS

(For Papers & Notes and Demo/Video Tracks)

Please upload a 150-maximum word abstract reflecting your expected contribution by the Paper Abstract due date.

Your abstract submission will allow us to prepare for the review process. An abstract is required before the actual paper is submitted.

To submit, login to https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=etra and create an account if you do not already have one.

Ensure that you are making a submission to Society=ETRA, Conference=ETRA 2018, Track={ETRA 2018 Papers or ETRA 2018 Demos & Videos}.

Ensure that you have uploaded your actual paper/technical abstract submission by the Paper due date.

Your submissions should be prepared following the instructions found at http://www.siggraph.org/learn/instructions-authors.

To prepare the content of the PDF file, SIGGRAPH encourages authors to use LaTeX, but a Word template is also available at the link above. When generating the PDF file, please make sure that the fonts are embedded in the PDF file. This will ensure that reviewers can view the paper without problems. The submitted papers and notes must be anonymized for peer review. The demos/videos do not need to be anonymized.

(for Doctoral Symposium)

Abstracts and accompanying documents (see longer call on ETRA website) for the 2018 ETRA Doctoral Symposium should be submitted by email to ETRAdoctoralsymposium@gmail.com

Please use the subject line "ETRA 2018 Doctoral Symposium Submission."

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Best Paper Awards

Awards will be made for the best papers in several categories including papers, notes, and video/tool demo.

Program Chairs

Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Frederick Shic, Seattle Children’s Research Institute/University of Washington, USA

Video/Demo Chairs

Tanja Blascheck, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Rakshit Kothari, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Reynold Bailey, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Hana Vrzakova, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


For more details visit: http://etra.acm.org



with best regards, 

Krzysztof Krejtz & Bonita Sharif

(ACM ETRA 2018 General Chairs)

Call for Papers: 2018 COGAIN SYMPOSIUM @ ETRA 2018
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       ***     THE 2018 COGAIN SYMPOSIUM      ***

          Website: http://cogain2018.cogain.org
          Where  : Warsaw, Poland
          When   : June 14-17th, 2018
                   as part of ETRA 2018 -- http://etra.acm.org/2018/
          Submission deadline:
                  Abstracts due on Jan 12th, 2018.
                  Papers due on Jan 26th, 2018.
          Notification due   : Feb  21st, 2018
          Rebuttals due      : Mar   4th, 2018
          Final decision due : Mar  26th, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by the
COGAIN Association (http://cogain.org) will be co-located with ETRA
2018, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications.
ETRA 2018 will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from June 14th to the
17th.

The COGAIN Symposium will be organized as a "special session" at 
ETRA. By combining our efforts with ETRA, we hope to encourage a 
broader exchange of knowledge and experiences amongst the 
communities of researchers, developers, manufacturers, and users 
of eye trackers.
   
We invite authors to prepare and submit papers and notes following
the same ETRA's ACM format (http://etra.acm.org/2018/authors.html).
Papers are up to 8 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references) and
Notes are up to 4 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references).
During the submission process to ETRA 2018, you will be asked if
you would like your paper to be presented at the COGAIN Symposium.
COGAIN and ETRA will share the same rigorous two-phase review
process, and accepted papers for the COGAIN Symposium will be
published as part of the ETRA 2018 ACM Proceedings.
   
The COGAIN Symposium focuses on all aspects of gaze interaction, 
from general computer applications and gaze estimation systems to 
basic eye movement research that are related or might have impact 
on understanding and improving human communication with other 
humans and human interaction with machines. The symposium will 
present advances in these areas, leading to new capabilities in gaze
interaction, gaze enhanced applications, gaze contingent devices
etc. Topics of interest include all aspects of gaze interaction and
communication by gaze including, but not limited to

    * Eye-controlled assistive technology
    * Eye-typing
    * Gaze interfaces for wearable computing
    * Gaze-contingent devices
    * Gaze-aware applications
    * Gaze-enhanced games
    * Gaze interaction with mobile devices
    * Gaze interaction in virtual and augmented environments
    * Gaze interaction paradigms
    * Usability and UX evaluation of gaze-based interfaces
    * User context estimation from eye movements
    * 3D gaze interaction

The three best papers nominated by the Program Committee and selected
for presentation at the COGAIN Symposium  will be announced at
http://cogain2018.cogain.org as soon as the full program becomes
available. The COGAIN 2018 best paper award will be announced
at the conference dinner.

ORGANIZATION

General co-chairs
   - Carlos H. Morimoto  [University of São Paulo, Brazil]
   - Thies Pfeiffer      [Universität Bielefeld, Germany]

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Please visit http://cogain2018.cogain.org for more information
or contact us by email to cogain2018@gmail.com
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