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


  • Website:
  • Where : Warsaw, Poland
  • When : June 14-17th, 2018
    • as part of ETRA 2018
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  • 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


The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by
the COGAIN Association ( 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

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 as soon as the full
program becomes available. The COGAIN 2018 best paper award will
be announced at the conference dinner.


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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ACM ETRA 2018 – 2nd Call for Papers





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).



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



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, before October 1, 2017.



(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 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

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

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


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:

with best regards, 

Krzysztof Krejtz & Bonita Sharif

(ACM ETRA 2018 General Chairs)