Call for Papers – ECCV Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2016
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CFP – Apologies for multiple copies
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ECCV International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – One day among 8-9-16 October 2016
In conjunction with ECCV 2016

Web: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2016/
Contact: ACVR.workshop@gmail.com
CFP: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2016/ECCV2016-ACVR_CALL_for_PAPERS.pdf
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IMPORTANT DATES
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Full Paper Submission: June 20th 2016
Notification of Acceptance: July 20th 2016
Camera-Ready Paper Due: July 25th 2016

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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In the last decades there has been a tremendous increase in demand for assistive technologies useful to overcome functional limitations of individuals and to improve their quality of life. Novel tools have been successfully commercialised bringing the Computer Vision and Robotics research from theory to applications and then to market (e.g., OrCam, Jibo, etc).

Assistive technologies provide a set of advanced tools that can improve the quality of life not only for disabled, patients and elderly but also for healthy people struggling with everyday actions (e.g., for stress monitoring). After a period of slow but steady progress, this scientific area seems to be mature for new research and application breakthroughs.

The rapid progress in the development of integrated micro-mechatronic and computer vision tools has boosted this process. The interest in this applied field is increasing due to the possibility to exploit advanced technologies coming from the results for traditional problems in Computer Vision (such as face analysis, tracking, detection and recognition, human behaviors analysis). However, many problems remain still open especially as regards environment perception and interaction of these technological tools with people.

The main scope of ACVR 2016 is to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science, social and bio-medical science who investigate in the context of Computer Vision and Robotics to discuss the current and next generation of Assistive Technologies.

The researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel ideas in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be given to the precise problem definition, the available benchmark databases, the need of evaluation protocols and procedures in the context of Assistive Technologies.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following TOPICS:

* Augmented and Alternative Communication
* Human – Robot Interaction
* Mobility Aids
* Rehabilitation Aids
* Home Healthcare
* Technology for Cognition
* Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding
* Activity Monitoring Systems
* Manipulation Aids
* Scene Understanding
* Life-logging
* Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
* Smart Environments
* Safety and Security
* Ambient Assistive Living
* Quality of Life Technologies
* Navigation Systems
* Sensory Substitution
* Mobile and Wearable Systems
* Applications for the Visually Impaired
* Sign language recognition and applications for hearing impaired
* Applications for the Ageing Society
* Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
* Personalised Monitoring
* Video summarization
* Egocentric and First-Person Vision
* Applications to improve health and wellbeing of children and elderly
* Food Understanding

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INVITED SPEAKERS
http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2016/?page=invited-speakers
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Barbara Caputo, University of Rome La Sapienza, IT
Home Page: http://www.idiap.ch/~bcaputo/
Talk Title: Life long learning in computer and robot vision

Devi Parikh, Virginia Tech, US
Home Page: https://filebox.ece.vt.edu/~parikh/
Talk Title: Visual Question Answering

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SUBMISSION AND REVISION
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All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website (link will be provided soon).

The format for paper submission is the same as the ECCV main conference. The paper length should match that intended for final publication. Papers are limited to 14 pages, including figures and tables. One additional page containing only cited references is allowed.

See template at the following link:
http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2016/index.php?page=submission

ACVR reviewing will be double-blind. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers for originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical contents.

Papers that are not blind, or do not use the template, or have more than 14 pages (excluding references) will be rejected without review.

Submission Deadline: June 20th 2016

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JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
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The authors of the accepted papers could be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to a Journal Special Issue (with open call and peer review). More information will be soon available.

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WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT

Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, IT

Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US

Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US

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ENDORSERS
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GIRPR – Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition
http://girpr.tk/

ORCAM
http://www.orcam.com/

STMicroelectronics
http://www.st.com/

Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
http://www.toshiba.eu/eu/Toshiba-Research-Europe/

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CONTACTS
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Email: ACVR.workshop@gmail.com
Website: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2016

Call for papers for the workshop “Inferring user action with mobile gaze tracking”
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Call for papers for the workshop “Inferring user action with mobile gaze tracking”

Scope of the workshop

Gaze tracking in psychological, cognitive, and user interaction studies has recently evolved toward mobile solutions, as they make it possible to directly assess users’ visual attention in natural environments. In addition to attention, gaze can provide information about users’ action and intention: what the user is doing and what will she do next. Gaze behavior in natural, unstructured task environments is quite complex and cannot be satisfactorily explained using “simple” behavioral models that are induced with typical stimulus-response testing in controlled laboratory environments. To evolve the inference of gaze-action behavior in natural environments, a more holistic approach bringing together a number of disciplines from cognitive sciences to machine learning is needed.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together a cross-domain group of individuals to (i) discuss and contribute to the problem of using mobile gaze tracking for inferring user action, (ii) advance the sharing of data and analysis algorithms as well as device solutions, and (iii) increase understanding of behavioral aspects of gaze-action sequences. The workshop proposes an interdisciplinary gathering for recognizing potential synergies, mapping solved and unsolved problems, and creating a research roadmap for the future applying the strengths of each contributing field.

Topic of interest

We seek papers related, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Cognitive aspects of mobile gaze tracking
  • Computational methods to infer user action from gaze data
  • Technical solutions for mobile gaze tracking
  • Applications and potential use of gaze data

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 27th 2016, 5pm PST
  • Notifications Sent: June 10th 2016
  • Camera-ready submissions: June 29th 2016
  • Workshop day: September 6th 2016

Other information

The workshop wil be held in conjunction with the MobileHCI 2016 conference (http://mobilehci.acm.org/), to be held in Florence (Tuscany), Italy, September 6th – 9th, 2016. The instructions for submitting the papers can be found at http://www.ttl.fi/gaze2016. The papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for the conference itself. Accepted workshop papers will be included in the MobileHCI 2016 Adjunct Proceedings.

Contact: miika.toivanen@ttl.fi​; kristian.lukander@ttl.fi

Abstract deadline for Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking approaching
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Raymond Bertram distributed the following message over the eyemovement mailing list:

The abstract submission deadline of SWAET 2016 (Scandinavian
Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking) to be kept in Turku from 19-21.6.2016
is approaching. Abstract submissions should be submitted by Friday 26.2.2016.
Abstracts can be submitted via the abstract submission page,
see http://swaet2016.utu.fi/abstract.html

SWAET is an interdisciplinary meeting place for graduate students, researchers,
industry, and other people using eye tracking as a measurement tool.
The program includes 2 keynote lectures, several sessions with 3-4 talks
of 20 minutes each, and 1 or 2 poster sessions. Several eye tracker
companies will present their latest products. The keynote speakers
are Professor Simon Liversedge from the University of Southampton, UK
(Reading Comprehension), and Dr. Halszka Jarodzka from the University
of Heerlen, The Netherlands (Learning & Instruction).

The welcome reception will be held on Sunday evening the 19th of June
and the conference dinner on Monday the 20th of June.

The participation fee will be in the range of 60 to 100 € for regular
participants and free of charge (0€) for graduate students.

For more information, see http://swaet2016.utu.fi/
Contact infomation: SWAET2016@utu.fi

Important dates:
Abstract submission open: January 18, 2016
Abstract deadline: February 26, 2016
Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2016
Registration deadline: May 1, 2016
Conference: June 19-21, 2016

On behalf of the organizing committee, welcome to Turku!

Raymond Bertram

Organizing committee:
Raymond Bertram (Chair); Fred Andersson; Johanna Kaakinen; Tuomo Häikiö; Henri Olkoniemi; Seppo Vainio; Jukka Hyönä; Marjaana Puurtinen; Aki Kyröläinen; Suvi Holm; Kenneth Holmqvist

Call for Papers: Eye Tracking South Africa 2016
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Tanya Beelders just posted the new call for the ETSA 2016:

Eye Tracking South Africa, an international conference aimed specifically at eye tracking research will be held in Stellenbosch (near Cape Town), South Africa. The conference will take place from 5-7 October 2016.

Call for papers

The conference will include poster sessions, presentations of short papers (3-4 pages) and full papers (8-10 pages). It will be organised around several tracks and sessions to accommodate delegates with various interests. Besides the academic presentations, we also welcome industry to present their products and services in non-academic workshops and demonstrations. In this context “industry” does not refer to manufacturers of eye trackers only but also to users thereof, for example market researchers, usability analysts, graphic designers, educators, radiographers, occupational and speech therapists, people with physical disabilities, cognitive psychologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, etc. We therefore invite the submission of case studies and proposals in these areas.

ETSA 2016 has been approved for in-cooperation with SIGCHI. The proceedings will be published in the ACM digital library and will have an ISBN number.

Authors are invited to submit original research papers related to eye movement and the application thereof. Conference tracks will include but are not limited to the following topics:

· Usability

· Visualisation

· Gaze interaction

· Reading research

· Eye Control for people with disabilities

· Visual attention

· Systems, tools and methods

· Eye movements

· Technical aspects of eye tracking e.g. pupil detection, calibration, mapping, event detection, data quality, etc.

Full and short papers

Full papers should be 8-10 A4 pages while short papers should be 3-4 A4 pages in length. All papers should follow the ACM Proceedings format (templates will shortly be available on the ETSA website). Submissions should be in pdf format with all fonts embedded in the document. All tables and figures should be included in the paper.

Poster presentations

Poster presentations will be evaluated on a 300-400 word abstract. Upon acceptance, long papers will be allowed 30 minutes for presentation and discussion while short papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Posters should be in A0 format for presentation and A4 format for inclusion in the proceedings.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND REVIEW PROCESS

The submitted paper must be anonymous, i.e. papers should not include any information that can identify the authors. Authors’ names should be removed from the submission, with “Author” and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors’ name, paper title, etc. In addition, all identifying information in file properties should be removed.

Submission instructions will be available shortly.

Each paper will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution, relevance to the conference, technical/scientific merit, and presentation and clarity.

SUBMISSIONS: SPECIAL INTEREST / CASE STUDY SESSIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS AND INDUSTRY

ETSA 2016 invites practitioners from any related discipline (Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Therapy, Ophthalmology etc.) to present case study based sessions on their use of eye tracking with patients/clients. These need not represent formal research, and should be submitted in the format of a short paper under the Special Interest category. Submissions should describe the case study and the findings which will be presented.

Additionally, industry is invited to submit in this category for consideration of non-academic workshops or demonstrations. These submissions should be in the form of a proposal for the envisaged workshop, detailing the contents of the workshop or demonstration and how it will be presented.

Deadline for full papers: 3 July 2016.

Deadline for short papers and posters (abstracts): 3 July 2016

Deadline for case studies: 3 July 2016

Please visit http://www.eyetrackingsa.com<http://www.eyetrackingsa.com/> for more information.

ETSA Organising Committee

Tanya Beelders

Pieter Blignaut

University of the Free State

Department of Computer Science and Informatics?

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First Call for Papers: 5th International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction (PETMEI 2015)
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Where: September 7, 2015 in Osaka, Japan

in conjunction with the
2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)

Eye tracking technology is becoming increasingly available for mobile and pervasive settings. The availability of eye tracking beyond the desktop calls for new interaction concepts, novel applications, and an understanding of the broader implications of pervasive eye tracking on humans. PETMEI 2015 focuses on pervasive eye tracking as a trailblazer for mobile eye-based interaction. The goal of the workshop is to bring together members in the ubiquitous computing, context-aware computing, computer vision, machine learning and eye tracking community to exchange ideas and to discuss different techniques and applications for pervasive eye tracking.

PETMEI 2015 will be a one-day workshop featuring presentations, interactive demos, and group discussions. We solicit papers describing original research related to, or visionary of, pervasive eye tracking research addressing computational methods, new applications and use cases, as well as technology for pervasive eye tracking and mobile eye-based interaction.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Methods
– Tools for face, eye, and pupil detection as well as tracking
– Devices for wearable and ambient eye tracking
– Eye tracking technologies on mobile devices
– Head-mounted or remote gaze estimation
– Gaze and eye movement analysis methods
– Fusion of gaze with other modalities
– Integration of pervasive eye tracking and context-aware computing
– User studies on pervasive eye tracking

Applications
– Pervasive eye-based interaction
– Mobile attentive user interfaces
– Eye-based activity and context recognition
– Security and privacy for pervasive eye-tracking systems
– Eye tracking for specialized application areas
– Cognition-aware systems and user interfaces
– Human factors in mobile eye-based interaction
– Eye tracking for pervasive displays
– Gaze-based interaction with outdoor spaces

Submission Guidelines

We accept submissions with a length of between 6 and 10 pages in the SIGCHI Extended Abstract format. Refer to the workshop website for Word and Latex templates (http://2015.petmei.org/submissions/). In addition to research papers we explicitly invite submissions of position papers and papers that describe work-in-progress. Submissions will be peer-viewed by at least two members of the technical program committee with respect to novelty, significance, technical quality, and their potential to spark interesting discussions. Please note that all submissions must be anonymized for double-blind review.

Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2015 supplemental proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author for each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper.

Submit your paper via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=petmei2015
Important Dates
– June 5, 2015 Paper submission
– July 3, 2015 Notification of acceptance
– July 10, 2015 Camera-ready due
– September 7, 2015 Workshop

Organizers
– Peter Kiefer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
– Yanxia Zhang, Lancaster University, U.K.
– Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Contact petmei2015@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Eye Tracking South Africa (ETSA) 2015
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T.R. Beelders posted this call for papers:

Eye Tracking South Africa (ETSA) 2015 Call for papers

The second International Eye Tracking South Africa Conference (ETSA) will be held in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, in South Africa from 7-9 October 2015. The conference will include poster sessions, presentations of short papers (3-4 pages) and full papers (8-10 pages). It will be organised around several tracks and sessions to accommodate delegates with various interests. Besides the academic presentations, we also welcome industry to present their products and services in non-academic workshops and demonstrations. In this context “industry” does not refer to manufacturers of eye trackers only but also to users thereof, for example market researchers, usability analysts, graphic designers, educators, radiographers, occupational and speech therapists, people with physical disabilities, cognitive psychologists, neurologists,
ophthalmologists, etc. We therefore invite the submission of case studies and proposals in these areas.

ETSA 2015 has been approved for in-cooperation with SIGCHI.

Key note speakers
Three distinguished keynote speakers will share their expertise and knowledge with us. Prof Juan Bornman, Prof Kenneth Holmqvist and Mr Michael Schießl will each be delivering a keynote address. Please see our website (www.eyetrackingsa.com/Keynotes.aspx) for more details.

Submissions: Academic
Authors are invited to submit original research papers related to eye movement and the application thereof. Conference tracks will include but are not limited to the following topics:
· Usability
· Visualisation
· Gaze interaction
· Reading research
· Eye Control for people with disabilities
· Visual attention
· Systems, tools and methods
· Eye movements
· Technical aspects of eye tracking e.g. pupil detection, calibration, mapping, event detection, data quality, etc.

Each paper will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution, relevance to the conference, technical/scientific merit, and presentation and clarity.
Submissions: Special Interest/ Case Study Sessions for Practitioners and Industry
ETSA 2015 invites practitioners from any related discipline (Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Therapy, Ophthalmology etc.) to present case study based sessions on their use of eye tracking with patients/clients. These need not represent formal research, and should be submitted in the format of a short paper under the Special Interest category. Submissions should describe the case study and the findings
which will be presented.
Additionally, industry is invited to submit in this category for consideration of non-academic workshops or demonstrations. These submissions should be in the form of a proposal for the envisaged workshop, detailing the contents of the workshop or demonstration and how it will be presented.
Please download the complete call for papers from http://eyetrackingsa.com/Downloads/CFP2015.pdf
Regards
ETSA 2015 Organising Committee
www.eyetrackingsa.com

 

Call for Papers: Workshop on Methodological Issues in Mobile Eye Tracking
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Jacob Lund Orquin posted this call:

Call for Papers

Workshop on Methodological Issues in Mobile Eye Tracking

  • 18th of March 2015
  • Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark

The use of mobile eye tracking is of great potential to behavioral research, but application is often hampered by methodological issues. This workshop addresses methodological challenges and recent developments in mobile eye tracking across disciplines to advance the use of mobile technology. Participation in the workshop is free.

Invited speakers:

  • Thies Pfeiffer (Bielefeld University)
  • Annika Wallin (Lund University)
  • Kerstin Gidlöf (Lund University)

Submission Procedure and Deadlines:

If you wish to present your research, please submit an abstract (max 500 words) to mana@cas.au.dk<mailto:mana@cas.au.dk> by February 20, 2015. We invite contributions on methodological issues in mobile eye tracking from any discipline. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by the end of February 2015.

Conference Fee: Free.

Organizers:

Marc Andersen (mana@cas.au.dk<mailto:mana@cas.au.dk>) and Jacob L. Orquin (jalo@badm.au.dk<mailto:jalo@badm.au.dk>)

Important Dates:

  • February 20, 2015: Deadline for abstract submission
  • End of February 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • March 4, 2015: Deadline for registration

Logistic Information:

The workshop will take place at the Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark. Further logistical details can be found here at:

http://interactingminds.au.dk/events/single-events/artikel/workshop-methodological-issues-in-mobile-eye-tracking/

Registration:

https://auws.au.dk/forms/frm1Arrangement.aspx?value=635572554531343512&id=23208

For any further information please contact us at mana@cas.au.dk<mailto:mana@cas.au.dk>.

Call for Papers: European Conference on Eye Movements 2015
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Florian Goller posted this call for papers:

European Conference on Eye Movements 2015

Call for Abstracts

We are very pleased to announce this call for abstracts for the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM). As in previous years, we look forward to an exciting conference. As the largest conference on eye movements worldwide, ECEM aims to promote cooperation and communication between researchers and research fields, as well as to exchange information on the state-of-the-art of research, equipment, and software in the field of eye movements. Therefore, ECEM brings together basic as well as more applied researchers from different fields including neurophysiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, linguists, computational and applied scientists, engineers and manufacturers that are interested in eye movements.

ECEM 2015 will be held from August 16 to 21, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. The conference chairs are Ulrich Ansorge, Thomas Ditye, Arnd Florack, and Helmut Leder from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna.

This year’s guest lectures will be given by Laurent Itti (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Jukka Hyönä (University of Turku, Finland), Peter König (University of Osnabrück, Germany), Tirin Moore (Stanford University, CA), John K. Tsotsos (York University, Canada) and Robin Walker (Royal Holloway, UK).

ECEM 2015 offers the possibility to submit *symposia*, as well as individual *talks* and *posters*. Please read all instructions to ensure that your contribution can be considered for ECEM 2015.

The call for abstracts can also be downloaded here: http://goo.gl/njN1Nq

For further information and for the submission of your abstracts please visit the conference website: http://ecem2015.univie.ac.at

Please feel free to distribute and forward this call to your colleagues and/or members of your institution/mailing-list.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna!

Contact

Please send any queries, open questions or organisational concerns to: ecem2015@univie.ac.at

Call for Papers: 7th International KES Conference on INTELLIGENT DECISION TECHNOLOGIE
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Call for Papers

7th International KES Conference on INTELLIGENT DECISION TECHNOLOGIES

Special Session
*Intelligent Methods for Eye Movement Data Processing and Analysis*
http://www.kasprowski.pl/emdpa

Sorrento, Bay of Naples, Italy 17-19 June 2015


The aim of the session is to summarize the current state of the art in the eye movement data analysis and enable prospective researchers to present their new ideas concerning this subject.

The scope of the session includes, but is not limited to:

– Collecting eye movement data
– Data precision and accuracy
– Calibration of eye movement data signal
– Events detection (fixations and saccades)
– Gaze-based user interfaces
– Eye movement modelling
– Data mining of eye movement signal
– Eye movement based identification
– Improving man machine interactions for people with disabilities
– Eye movement applications in testing interface usability
– Eye movement in security systems
– Eye movement in solving problems
– Usage of eye movement signal in cognitive processes
– Methods improving quality of eye movement signal
– Recognition of people’s intentions based on their eye movement

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Important Dates:
Submission of papers: 12 January 2015
Notification of acceptance: 16 February 2015
Final versions: 2 March 2015
Conference: 17-19 June 2015

Email & Contact Details:
Paweł Kasprowski (pawel.kasprowski@polsl.pl)
Katarzyna Harężlak (katarzyna.harezlak@polsl.pl)
Institute of Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to your colleagues who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned event.

2nd Call for Papers: 4th International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction (PETMEI 2014)
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Call for Papers
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4th International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction (PETMEI 2014)
– in conjunction with UbiComp 2014

You are cordially invited to submit original work at the PETMEI 2014 Workshop. The workshop will be held in Seattle on September 13th, 2014.

Location: Seattle, United States
Date: September 13th, 2014

IMPORTANT DATES
– Abstract Submission: June 3, 2014
– Paper Submission: June 10, 2014
– Notification of Acceptance: June 24, 2014
– Camera-ready due: July 1, 2014
– Workshop: September 13, 2014

VISION AND GOALS
Despite considerable advances over the last decades, previous work on eye tracking and eye-based human-computer interfaces mainly developed use of the eyes in traditional desktop settings. Latest developments in remote and headmounted eye tracking equipment and automated eye movement analysis point the way toward unobtrusive eye-based human-computer interfaces that will become pervasively usable in everyday life. With the growth of interest in smart glass devices and low-cost eye trackers, gaze-based techniques for mobile computing is becoming increasingly important in recent years. We call this new paradigm pervasive eye tracking – continuous eye monitoring and analysis 24/7.

The potential applications for the ability to track and analyse eye movements anywhere and any time call for new research to further develop and understand visual behaviour and eyebased interaction in daily life settings. PETMEI 2014 will focus on pervasive eye tracking as a trailblazer for mobile eye-based interaction and eye-based context-awareness. We provide a forum for researchers from human-computer interaction, context-aware computing, egocentric computer vision and eye tracking to discuss techniques and applications that go beyond classical eye tracking and stationary eye-based interaction. We want to stimulate and explore the creativity of these communities with respect to the implications, key research challenges, and new applications for pervasive eye tracking in ubiquitous computing. The long-term goal is to create a strong interdisciplinary research community linking these fields together and to establish the workshop as the premier forum for research on pervasive eye tracking.

TOPICS
Topics of interest cover computational methods, new applications and use cases, as well as eye tracking technology for pervasive eye tracking and mobile eye-based interaction. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Methods
We invite participants to reflect on the specific characteristics of pervasive eye tracking systems and to contrast them with classical methods for eye tracking, eye movement analysis, eye-based interaction, and evaluation. We welcome contributions reporting on methodological advances on all components of mobile eye tracking systems, and the workshop will also cover latest technological advances in mobile eye tracking equipment.
– Eye tracking technologies for mobile devices
– Tools for face, eye detection and tracking
– Gaze and eye movement analysis methods
– Integration of pervasive eye tracking and context-aware computing
– Multi-modal sensor fusion
– User studies on pervasive eye tracking
– Devices for portable, wearable and ambient eye tracking

Applications
In addition to contributions reporting on methodological advances we also want to attract submissions that explore innovative applications of pervasive eye tracking and mobile eye-based interaction. We also want to particularly invite presentations on research on egocentric vision systems and gazerelated computer vision applications that can potentially extend the possibility of current mobile gaze interaction.
– Pervasive eye-based interaction
– Mobile attentive user interfaces
– Eye-based activity and context recognition
– Security and privacy for pervasive eye-tracking systems
– Eye tracking for specialized application areas
– Eye-based human-robot and human-agent interaction
– Cognition-aware systems and user interfaces
– Human factors in mobile eye-based interaction
– Egocentric computer-vision systems and applications

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Prospective authors should submit papers with a length of 6-12 pages in the SIGCHI non-archival (Extended Abstracts) format. In addition to research papers we explicitly invite submissions of position papers and papers that describe preliminary results or work-in-progress. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2014 adjunct proceedings.

Templates
The format for submissions has changed, please use the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts template:
– Latex http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-latex-template/view
– Word http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform/sigchi-extended-abstracts-word-template/view

Submission Website
Please visit our website http://2014.petmei.org/submissions/ for regular updates.

ORGANIZERS
– Thies Pfeiffer, Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany
– Sophie Stellmach, Microsoft Corporation, USA
– Yusuke Sugano, The University of Tokyo, JP

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
PETMEI 2014 is supported by the following program committee members:
– Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, DE
– Andrew T. Duchowski, Clemson University, USA
– Alireza Fathi, Stanford University, USA
– Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen, DK
– Kris M. Kitani, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
– Päivi Majaranta, University of Tampere, FI
– Lucas Paletta, Joanneum, AT
– Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, US
– Lech Swirski, University of Cambridge, UK
– Takumi Toyama, DFKI, DE

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information, please visit our website or sent us an email:
– Official PETMEI 2014 E-Mail: petmei2014@gmail.com
– PETMEI 2014 Website: http://2014.petmei.org/

Best regards
Thies, Sophie and Yusuke