Call for Papers: 1st Workshop on Eye Tracking Techniques, Applications and Challenges (ETTAC 2020)

Milan, Italy, January 10, 2021

in conjunction with ICPR 2020, the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (


Eye tracking technology is becoming more and more widespread nowadays, also thanks to the recent availability of cheap commercial devices. At the same time, novel techniques are constantly pursued to improve the precision of gaze detection, and new ways to fully exploit the potential of eye data are continuously explored. Whatever the considered use context, be it Human-Computer Interaction, user behavior understanding, biometrics, or others, pattern recognition often plays a relevant role.

The purpose of the workshop is to present recent eye tracking research that, directly or indirectly, exploits any form of pattern recognition.The event’s scope includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Gaze detection techniques and devices
  • Gaze-based human-computer interaction (assistive technologies, hybrid interfaces, etc.)
  • Eye tracking for usability inspection
  • Eye tracking in VR/AR applications
  • User behavior understanding from eye data
  • Eye movement analysis for biometrics, security and privacy
  • Eye tracking in medicine and health care
  • Visualization of gaze data


Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the Springer’s Computer Science Proceedings guidelines ( Two types of contributions are possible:

  • Full papers (12-15 pages, including references)
  • Short papers (6-8 pages, including references)

Accepted manuscripts will be included in the ICPR 2020 Workshop Proceedings Springer volume. The submission platform will be available soon.


  • Submission deadline: October 10, 2020
  • Notification to authors: November 10, 2020
  • Camera-ready article: November 15, 2020
  • Finalized workshop program: December 1, 2020
  • Workshop day: January 10, 2021


Marco Porta (University of Pavia, Italy)
Paweł Kasprowski (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
Luca Lombardi (University of Pavia, Italy)
Piercarlo Dondi (University of Pavia, Italy)


For any inquiry regarding the workshop please contact Marco Porta at

Call for Papers: ACM ETRA 2021

The 2021 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from May 25 to 29, 2021. The aim of ETRA is to bring together researchers and practitioners from across fields with the common goal of continuing to move eye tracking research forward. Join us in Stuttgart for ETRA, attend co-located workshops, and participate in exciting discussions.

The symposium presents advances and innovations in oculomotor research, gaze tracking systems, eye tracking applications, gaze-based interaction, and eye movement data analysis. We invite full and short papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications, and welcome submissions from all domains, including visuomotor neuroscience, perception, and cognition.

Papers must be original and not accepted previously for publication elsewhere. All papers will be published and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author must register and present accepted work at the conference.

ACM ETRA 2021 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).

Important Dates:

Full paper
Abstract submission: Nov 25, 2020
Paper submission: Dec 2, 2020
First round reviews and notifications: Feb 9, 2021
Revisions due: Mar 1, 2021
Second round reviews and notifications: Mar 18, 2021
Camera ready deadline: Mar 30, 2021

Short paper
Paper submission: Jan 27, 2021
Reviews and notifications: Mar 15, 2021
Camera ready deadline: Mar 30, 2021

Conference date: May 25-29, 2021

Topic Areas:

The ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) solicits original full and short research papers on a diverse set of topics related to eye tracking. Research contributions are welcomed across a range of topics including, but not limited to:

●      Data analysis
○      Novel methods such as deep learning and other machine learning-based methods
○      Pattern recognition for scanpaths
○      Clustering of gaze data
○      Event detection
○      Large-scale data processing

●      Prediction methods
○      Gaze prediction
○      Action, intent, or attribute prediction

●      Visualization
○      Visual representation of gaze patterns and other eye tracking data
○      Visual analytics and combination with machine learning

●      Eye tracking devices
○      Head-mounted eye tracking
○      Remote eye tracking
○      Novel sensors

●      Perception and cognition; empirical studies
○      Perception, attention and oculomotor control
○      Visual search and scene perception
○      Eye movements in reading and communication
○      Eye-hand coordination
○      Eye tracking in naturalistic tasks
○      In-the-wild studies

●      Gaze-based interaction
○      Novel interaction methods
○      Virtual and augmented reality
○      Multi-modal interaction

●      Security and privacy

●      Applications
○      Education
○      Driving
○      Medical/health
○      Virtual and augmented reality
○      Graphics and virtual avatars

***  Full papers are up to 8 pages plus any number of additional pages for references. Authors are also invited to submit papers in a shorter format (2 to 4 pages plus any number of pages for references). All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process assessing the originality and technical quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications. Accepted papers will be archived in the conference proceedings and will be available in the ACM Digital Library.


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