Call for Papers: PETMEI 2012

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PETMEI 2012 – 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking
and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction
September 8, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

in conjunction with the

14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2012)

Recent developments in mobile eye tracking equipment and automated eye movement
analysis point the way toward unobtrusive eye-based human-computer interfaces
that are pervasively usable in everyday life. 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 eye-based interaction in daily life settings.

PETMEI 2012 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, 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 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:

* Computer vision tools for face, eye detection and tracking
* Pattern recognition/machine learning for gaze and eye movement analysis
* Integration of pervasive eye tracking and context-aware computing
* Real-time multi-modality sensor fusion
* Techniques for eye tracking on portable devices
* Methods for long-term gaze and eye movement monitoring and analysis
* Gaze modeling for development of conversational agents
* Evaluation of context-aware systems and interfaces
* User studies on impact of and user experience with pervasive eye tracking
* Visual and non-visual feedback for eye-based interfaces
* Interaction techniques including multimodal approaches
* Analysis and interpretation of attention in HCI
* Dual and group eye tracking

* Pervasive eye-based interaction with public displays, tabletops, and
smart environments
* Eye-based activity and context recognition
* Pervasive healthcare, e.g. mental health monitoring or rehabilitation
* Autism research
* Daily life usability studies and market research
* Mobile attentive user interfaces
* Security and privacy for pervasive eye tracking systems
* Eye tracking in automotive research
* Eye tracking in multimedia research
* Assistive systems, e.g. mobile eye-based text entry
* Mobile eye tracking and interaction for augmented and virtual reality
* Eye-based human-robot and human-agent interaction
* Cognition-aware systems and user interfaces
* Human factors in mobile eye-based interaction
* Eye movement measures in affective computing

* New devices for portable, wearable and ambient eye tracking
* Extension of existing eye trackers for pervasive interaction

Prospective authors should submit notes with a maximum length of four pages or
full papers with a maximum length of six pages. In addition to research papers
we explicitly invite submissions of position papers and papers that describe
preliminary results or work-in-progress. All submissions should be prepared
according to the SIGCHI archival format (double column, PDF).

Submissions have to be anonymised to facilitate double blind review. Authors
should take care throughout their paper that their and their institution’s
identity is not revealed. However, relevant references to an author’s previous
research (which may be required for reviewers to understand and evaluate the
paper’s contribution) should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a
neutral way. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary
or confidential at the time of publication.

Submissions must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous
review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication with
an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2012 supplemental proceedings
only if one of the authors is registered for the conference and presents the
paper at the workshop. In addition, printed proceedings will be distributed to
the participants during the workshop. We plan to publish extended versions of
selected papers for an edited book or a special issue of a journal or magazine.


Paper Submission: June 15, 2012 (23:59 PDT)
Notification of Acceptance: June 29, 2012
Camera-ready due: July 6, 2012
Workshop: September 8, 2012

Andreas Bulling, University of Cambridge & Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Geert Brône, Lessius University College and University of Leuven, Belgium
Shiwei Cheng, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Päivi Majaranta, University of Tampere, Finland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed, more to join)
Florian Alt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Nikolaus Bee, BMW Group Research and Technology, Germany
Ralf Biedert, German Research Center for AI, Germany
Andrew Duchowski, Clemson University, USA
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Howell Istance, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Walterio Mayol, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University, Japan
Thies Pfeiffer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA


E-Mail: petmei2012 at

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