ECEM 2019

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 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:

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